Ecoregiones de Agua Fresca, (Freshwater Ecoregions Of the World, The Nature Conservancy TNC)

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Metadata file identifier
  • 6f49cea6-2cdd-11e4-917e-bc5ff4764ffa

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    Language
  • UNKNOWN

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    Contact
    Individual name
  • Dave Smetana

  • Organisation name
  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Contact information
    Phone
    Voice
  • none

  • Address
    Administrative area
  • REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.

  • Postal code
  • REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

  • Electronic mail address
  • dsmetana@tnc.org

  • Contact instructions
  • See http://maps.tnc.org

  • Role
  • publisher

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    Metadata date stamp
  • 2008-12-03

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    Metadata standard name
  • ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata

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    Metadata standard version
  • http://metadata.dgiwg.org/ISO19115/ISO19115_v0_7.htm

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    Identification Information
    Citation
    Title
  • Ecoregiones de Agua Fresca, (Freshwater Ecoregions Of the World, The Nature Conservancy TNC)

  • Date
    Date
  • 2008-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Cited responsible party
    Organisation name
  • The Nature Conservancy (slightly altering the original version by TNC and WWF, Inc., to include Major Habitat Types in the tabular data.)

  • Contact information
    Online resource
    Linkage
  • http://maps.tnc.org

  • Role
  • originator

  • Other citation details
  • TNC is the originator of this version of the FEOW. Ecoregion names, codes, and boundaries are identical to those in the published version by TNC and WWF, Inc. This version differs as it also includes Major Habitat Types and a 5-digit ecoregion ID. Citation for the Ecoregions: Robin Abell, Michele L. Thieme, Carmen Revenga, Mark Bryer, Maurice Kottelat, Nina Bogutskaya, Brian Coad, Nick Mandrak, Salvador Contreras Balderas, William Bussing, Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Paul Skelton, Gerald R. Allen, Peter Unmack, Alexander Naseka, Rebecca Ng, Nikolai Sindorf, James Robertson, Eric Armijo, Jonathan V. Higgins, Thomas J. Heibel, Eric Wikramanayake, David Olson, Hugo L. López, Roberto E. Reis, John G. Lundberg, Mark H. Sabaj Pérez, and Paulo Petry. 2008. Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation. BioScience. Vol. 58 No. 5: 403-414. Citation for the Major Habitat Types: TNC and WWF, Inc. 2008. Freshwater Major Habitat Types. Unpublished digital media modified from: Abell et al. 2008. Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation. BioScience. Vol. 58 No. 5: 403-414.

  • Abstract
  • Freshwater Ecoregions of the World, (FEOW) provides a new global biogeographic regionalization of the Earth's freshwater biodiversity. Covering virtually all freshwater habitats on Earth, this first-ever ecoregion map, together with associated species data, is a useful tool for underpinning global and regional conservation planning efforts, particularly to identify outstanding and imperiled freshwater systems; for serving as a logical framework for large-scale conservation strategies; and for providing a global-scale knowledge base for increasing freshwater biogeographic literacy. This version of the FEOW, modified by The Nature Conservancy, includes additional tabular data describing Major Habitat Types (MHTs, similar to terrestrial biomes). These MHTs were developed by TNC and WWF, Inc., but have not undergone rigorous review and are as of yet unpublished. All ecoregions are nested within the eleven MHTs' boundaries.

  • Purpose
  • The freshwater ecoregion map serves as a complement to the global terrestrial and marine ecoregion maps and differs from them in that freshwater species (primarily fish) and freshwater processes drove the map delineation. Freshwater Major Habitat Types (MHTs) are included in the TNC version of the FEOWin addition to the ecoregion names and IDs already in the published FEOW version. These MHTs have value in comparing ecoregions of similar broad habitats across the globe.

  • Credit
  • The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, Inc. The Major Habitat Types are an unpublished addition for this version of the FEOW provided for the purpose of global reporting by The Nature Conservancy.

  • Point of contact
    Individual name
  • Dave Smetana

  • Organisation name
  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Contact information
    Phone
    Voice
  • none

  • Address
    Delivery point
  • 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100

  • Administrative area
  • VA

  • Postal code
  • 22203

  • Electronic mail address
  • dsmetana@tnc.org

  • Contact instructions
  • See http://maps.tnc.org

  • Role
  • Point of contact

  • Resource maintenance
    Maintenance and update frequency
  • asNeeded

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • freshwater fish biogeography biodiversity

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Agua fresca

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • pesca

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • biogeografia

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • biodiversidad

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • global

  • Type
  • place

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Language
  • eng

  • Environment description
  • Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

  • Extent
    Geographic element
    West bound longitude
  • -180.000000

  • East bound longitude
  • 180.000000

  • South bound latitude
  • -90.000000

  • North bound latitude
  • 83.623596

  • Supplemental information
  • The freshwater ecoregion map encompasses 426 units, whose boundaries generally - though not always - correspond with those of watersheds (also known as drainage basins or catchments). Within individual ecoregions there will be turnover of species, such as when moving up or down a river system, but taken as a whole an ecoregion will typically have a distinct evolutionary history and/or ecological processes. Ecoregions are delineated based on the best available information, but data describing freshwater species and ecological processes are characterized by marked gaps and variation in quality, and improved information in the future may warrant map revisions. Citation for the Ecoregions: Robin Abell, Michele L. Thieme, Carmen Revenga, Mark Bryer, Maurice Kottelat, Nina Bogutskaya, Brian Coad, Nick Mandrak, Salvador Contreras Balderas, William Bussing, Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Paul Skelton, Gerald R. Allen, Peter Unmack, Alexander Naseka, Rebecca Ng, Nikolai Sindorf, James Robertson, Eric Armijo, Jonathan V. Higgins, Thomas J. Heibel, Eric Wikramanayake, David Olson, Hugo L. López, Roberto E. Reis, John G. Lundberg, Mark H. Sabaj Pérez, and Paulo Petry. 2008. Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation. BioScience. Vol. 58 No. 5: 403-414. Citation for the Major Habitat Types: TNC and WWF, Inc. 2008. Freshwater Major Habitat Types. Unpublished digital media modified from: Abell et al. 2008. Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation. BioScience. Vol. 58 No. 5: 403-414.

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