Ecozones….

Ecozones….

ECOZONES. ECOZONE Definition Ecozone: Region based on its ecological characteristics. Landforms, climate, soils and natural vegetation Ecology: The science of the relationship between organisms and their environment An ecozone is a large geographical area in which human activities interact with the

natural world. It is a much bigger bioregion. Ecozones more information First developed in 1986 15 land-based (terrestrial) ecozones 5 water based (marine) ecozones Ecozones help geographers identify environmental issues and develop solutions Ecozonesa few more points

Ecozone boundaries A boundary is a line that divides one area from another. Boundaries between ecozones are not exact because physical and human characteristics can be shared by neighbouring ecozones For example: the landform The Canadian Shield is large and is covered by four ecozones.

The Canadian Shield Fort Frances Transition Zones Transition Zone: An areas in which the characteristics of one ecozone gradually blend into the next Parts of both neighbouring ecozones are found in the transition zone and eventually fade out

The Boreal Shield Ecozone located) (where Fort Frances is pg.77 Physical Characteristics Human Characteristics Landforms: Population: Climate: Population Density:

Soils: Portion of Canadas population: Natural Vegetation: Major Communities: Wildlife: Economic Activities Waters: Major Parks: The Hudson Plain Ecozone

located) (where Churchill, MB is pg.72 Physical Characteristics Human Characteristics Landforms: Population: Climate: Population Density:

Soils: Portion of Canadas population: Natural Vegetation: Major Communities: Wildlife: Economic Activities Waters: Major Parks: The Canadian Saucer

Mostly in Ontario, but includes parts of Manitoba and Quebec Soggy region: There is a flat region near sea level Permafrost below the surface prevents water from filtering through the soil, causing it to pool

Low population Ocean Harbour ships wheat from farms overseas Railways to the south bring goods and 1) Landform Features of the earth: Defn: a specific geomorphic feature on the surface of the earth, ranging from large-scale features such as plains, plateaus, and mountains to minor features such as hills, valleys, and alluvial fans. 1) Landforms

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