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bioregion

[′bī·ō‚rē·jən]
(ecology)
A region with borders that are naturally defined by topographic systems (such as mountains, rivers, and oceans) and ecological systems (such as deserts, rainforests, and tundras).
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Syllophopsis sechellensis is now known from 6 of the 7 terrestrial bioregions where ants occur: Afrotropics, Indomalaya, Australasia, Oceania, Palearctic, and Neotropics.
Awarded the 1993 Australian Natural History Medallion, I proposed in my address to the FNCV the formation of a group to look at developing up-to-date seasonal calendars for bioregions across Australia, an idea that was enthusiastically adopted by several groups around Australia.
Coal markets have slid from all time highs, making many of the projects originally proposed for the Desert uploads and Brigalow belt bioregion unviable.
The co-evolutionary history between Neotropical nectar feeders and cacti supports their existence in relatively wide latitudinal gradients across divergent bioregions enclosing arid enclaves.
Its habitat includes parts of the Shale Renosterveld and the Granite & Sandstone Fynbos bioregions.
Eight of the state's 10 bioregions contain forests or rangelands, as defined by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDFFP, now known as Cal Fire) for natural resources assessment purposes.
These units represent key California bioregions, ranging from the mountains to coasts to deserts.
Additionally, three European bioregions were analysed in the first round to obtain indicative data which might be useful in designing the concept of a 'bioregion', a term being rather vaguely used in the cluster discussion so far.
A resilient city, on the other hand, would be more adaptable to change, and more in balance with its bioregions and the biosphere as a whole.
It has 69 corporate and seven associated members, four BioRegions and 26 national biotechnology associations representing some 1,800 small and medium sized enterprises.
Furthermore, a regional approach could best address multi-community and multi-state priority areas or bioregions, and develop comprehensive land use and economic development plans.
This separation of ourselves from where we live, from the seasons and from the hands and faces of those who grew or gathered the food we eat, causes a serious disconnect from our human center, from our history, from our bioregions, from God.