ES271_Terrestrial_Ecosystems_2010_Part_I

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Biogeographical Realms
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Global Rainfall Patterns
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Major Biomes
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What is an Ecoregion? A large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities that: Share a majority of species and ecological dynamics; Share similar environmental conditions; Interact ecologically and persist long- term.
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Ecoregions Biome subdivisions originally developed for resource managers. Major ecosystems that result from predictable patterns of climate as influenced by latitude, global position, and altitude. Conservation implications NSF Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. WWF uses to identify conservation priorities.
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Deciduous Forests
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Forest Ecoregions Allegheny Highlands Appalachian mixed mesophytic Appalachian-Blue Ridge Central U.S. hardwood East Central Texas Eastern forest-boreal transition Eastern Great Lakes lowland Gulf of St. Lawrence lowland Mississippi lowland New England-Acadian Northeastern coastal
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course ES ES271 taught by Professor Machaut during the Spring '10 term at Colby.

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