Perspectives on the Nature and Definition of Ecological Regions

  title={Perspectives on the Nature and Definition of Ecological Regions},
  author={James M. Omernik},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  • J. Omernik
  • Published 8 July 2004
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Environmental Management
Among environmental managers, recognition of the importance of integrating management activities across agencies and programs that have different responsibilities for the same geographic areas has created an awareness of the need for a common hierarchical framework of ecological regions (ecoregions) to implement the strategy. Responding to this need in the United States, nine federal agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding on the subject of developing a common framework of ecoregions… 

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