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Terrestrial ecoregions of North America

Terrestrial ecoregions of North America

a conservation assessment

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Published by Island Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biodiversity conservation -- North America

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-463) and index.

    StatementTaylor H. Ricketts ... [et al.].
    ContributionsRicketts, Taylor H.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH77.N56 T47 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 485 p. :
    Number of Pages485
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15475417M
    ISBN 101559637226
    LC Control Number99018912
    OCLC/WorldCa40856986

    Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment (World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion Assessments) Eric Dinerstein $ Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment (World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion Assessments) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.4/5.

    This list of ecoregions in the United States provides an overview of United States ecoregions designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The CEC was established in by the member states of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to address regional environmental concerns under the North American Agreement on. Freshwater Ecoregions of North America presents that assessment and outlines measures that must be taken to conserve, and in many cases restore, native biodiversity. The book: identifies freshwater ecoregions that support globally outstanding biological diversity assesses the types and immediacy of threats to North American ecoregions.

    Culture Areas of over tribes in North America with clickable dots for more information Best Picture For American History presidents For Your Taste You are looking for something, and it is going to Age of America Paula Giese regional influence Map of North America.I confess, the term 'pre-contact area' is a . Book-binder y G. Ledec. A conservation assessment of the terrestrial ecoregions of Latin America and the Caribbean. World Bank, WWF. Washington D.C., USA. Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press. Washington D.C.


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Terrestrial ecoregions of North America Download PDF EPUB FB2

With a significant number of previously unpublished data sets and new analytic approaches, Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America is both a guidebook for describing the biological wealth of the continent and a handbook for restoring and conserving it.

It will be an essential reference for anyone concerned with biodiversity conservation in North by: With a significant number of previously unpublished data sets and new analytic approaches, Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America is both a guidebook for describing the biological wealth of the continent and a handbook for restoring and conserving it.

It will be an essential reference for anyone concerned with biodiversity conservation in North America. This volume is the first in a series. This series also includes Freshwater Ecoregions of North America,and Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific,and The Ecoregions Series which includes all 3 volumes at the discounted price of $ Taylor H.

Ricketts is affiliated with the Conservation Science Program of World Wildlife Fund.4/5(1). Terrestrial ecoregions of North America: a conservation assessment. [Taylor H Ricketts;] -- "Using a rigorous ecoregion-based approach, rather than the more common state-by-state analysis, a team of scientists from World Wildlife Fund has produced a unique and comprehensive assessment of.

With a significant number of previously unpublished data sets and new analytic approaches, Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America is both a guidebook for describing the biological wealth of 4/5(2).

With a significant number of previously unpublished data sets and new analytic approaches, Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America is both a guidebook for describing the biological wealth of the continent and a handbook for restoring and conserving it.

"This book presents the rationale for the ecoregion approach, describes the biological distinctiveness of each North American ecoregion in detail, assesses the level of threats facing each, presents a conservation agenda for the next decade, and sets the recommendations for preserving and.

Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America begins with six chapters that present the rationale for the ecoregion approach, describe the biological distinctiveness of North American ecoregions, assess the level of threats facing each, present a conservation agenda for the next decade, and set forth recommendations for preserving and restoring /5(2).

The concepts used to define and describe Level III ecoregions follow the original methodology outlined in the CEC publication, Ecological Regions of North America: Toward a Common Perspective, which provided a descriptive framework in its presentation and discussion of the Level I terrestrial ecoregions.

Level I Ecoregions of North America (select map for larger PDF version) North America has been divided into 15 broad, level I ecological regions. These highlight major ecological areas and provide the broad backdrop to the ecological mosaic of the continent, putting it.

Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment: Ricketts, Taylor H., Dinerstein, Eric, Olson, David M., Loucks, Colby J., Eichbaum, William /5(2).

Book January Marine Ecoregions of North America is a. (EBMAs) are developed using both terrestrial and aquatic variables. We present a range of existing EBMA schemes and, for a. This data set shows Level I, II, and III ecological regions (ecoregions) of North America, and is an update and revision of files developed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America in the late ’s in a cooperative project for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).These revised ecological regions were developed in a meeting between representatives of the three.

This book presents the rationale for the ecoregion approach, describes the biological distinctiveness of each North American ecoregion in detail, assesses the level of threats facing each, presents a conservation agenda for the next decade, and sets the recommendations for preserving and.

Ecoregions are defined as relatively large areas ofland orwater that contain geographically distinct assemblages ofnatural communities. As part ofthis assessment, ecoregion maps were compared with the ranges ofo North American species of native vascular plants, birds, butterflies, mam­ mals, reptiles, amphibians, and terrestrial.

Ecological Regions of North America--Toward a Common Perspective; Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Montréal, Québec, Canada; In Aprilrepresentatives of Canada, Mexico, and the United.

States of America met in Newport, Oregon, USA to work out changes and. adjustments to the ecoregions boundaries and to revise the original. With a significant number of previously unpublished data sets and new analytic approaches, "Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America" is both a guidebook for describing the biological wealth of the continent and a handbook for restoring and conserving it.

Terrestrial Ecoregions: Level III. Terrestrial Ecosystems. Ecological regions are areas of general similarity in ecosystems and in the type, quality, and quantity of environmental resources.

Level I is the coarsest level, dividing North America into 15 broad ecological regions. The map of terrestrial ecoregions of the world recognizes distinct units, ro ughly a fourfold increase in biogeographic discr imination over that of the units of Ud va rd y ().

Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America provides a comprehensive assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation within the United States and Canada. Part of a global program conducted by the World Wildlife Fund, it is essentially a reference work offering baseline data for conservation planning and restoration.

The book emphasises the precarious condition of many natural areas in Cited by: 3. This book applies the principles described in Bailey's Ecosystem Geography to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth.

Bailey's system for classifying these ecoregions has been adopted by major organizations such as the US Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy, and this book is a significant.Eric Wikramanayake, Eric Dinerstein, and Colby J.

Loucks; Foreword by Stuart Pimm. "This book, along with its companions in this series, takes an ecoregional approach, dividing large regions into small, distinct units, each with its characteristic species, ecosystems, natural history, and threats.Terrestrial ecoregions are land ecoregions, as distinct from freshwater and marine ecoregions.

In this context, terrestrial is used to mean "of land" (soil and rock), rather than the more general sense "of Earth" (which includes land and oceans).

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) ecologists currently divide the land surface of the Earth into 8 major ecozones containing smaller terrestrial.