Environmental Management

, Volume 34, Supplement 1, pp S14–S26

Identifying Ecoregion Boundaries

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00267-003-0163-6

Cite this article as:
Bailey, R.G. Environmental Management (2004) 34(Suppl 1): S14. doi:10.1007/s00267-003-0163-6

Abstract

This article summarizes the rationale I used in identifying ecoregion boundaries on maps of the United States, North America, and the world’s continents, published from 1976 to 1998. The geographic reasoning used in drawing boundaries involves 20 principles, which are presented to stimulate discussion and further understanding. Brief background and references are provided for the principles.

Keywords

Ecosystem geography Ecoregions Mapping Boundaries United States North America World 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.USDA Forest ServiceInventory and Monitoring InstituteFort CollinsUSA