Definition of bioregion in US English:



  • A region defined by characteristics of the natural environment rather than by man-made divisions.

    • ‘By addressing the deeper needs of their employees and community, business owners can grow their companies in new ways, providing more fulfilling jobs, healthier communities, and greater economic security for their bioregions.’
    • ‘Without a thorough understanding of the biological diversity and ecological processes of the Great Barrier Reef, it would have been impossible to define bioregions in the marine park.’
    • ‘The levels in this ecogeographic hierarchy include individuals, populations, communities, bioregions, bioprovinces, and the biosphere.’
    • ‘But there are myriads of other discrete territories, such as deserts, mountain ranges, peninsulas, and islands, that function as bioregions.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, there are significant differences in species richness and taxonomic composition between the major Australian marine bioregions on the NE, NW, SE and S coasts and shelf faunas, the Coral Sea and subantarctic territories.’
    • ‘Our challenge is to activate and re-activate an attunement and awareness for the bioregions in which we dwell.’
    • ‘Bioregionalists aim to find a balance between the resident community's needs for livelihoods and the potential for natural resources in their bioregions, as defined by ecological, economic, and social criteria.’
    • ‘The Great Lakes make for a problematic bioregion because each lake has a very different ecology and history.’
    • ‘There are many lands in many bioregions, from the Keys to Arizona, Maine to Oregon, because we each fall in love with a particular and different type of beauty and abundance.’
    • ‘The energy consumed by residents and the embodied energy associated with new building materials might also be compensated for in ways that creatively restore and renew bioregions.’
    • ‘In Queensland, we have five of Australia's world heritage-listed sites; 17 of Australia's marine bioregions; and 19 of Australia's terrestrial bioregions.’
    • ‘Obviously the institutions and processes within bioregions would vary as the lands and human experiences on them vary.’
    • ‘Scholars were asked to see in terms of bioregions rather than national or tribal boundaries, complicating greatly their task.’
    • ‘The author argues for further study of bioregions in forest history, using East Africa's Eastern Arc Mountains as an example of an area that could benefit from this type of examination.’
    • ‘The vision council at the end of this year's gathering agreed by consensus that next year's gathering will take place somewhere in the ‘greater mid-Atlantic bioregions.’’
    • ‘While this investment deficit is a potential problem for Indigenous landowners, it is also a concern for contiguous bioregions that abut Aboriginal land, especially national parks and pastoral properties.’
    • ‘We continually ask, ‘What kinds of experience, pedagogy, ambience, and teachers inspire students to explore and learn the specifics of living in symbiotic relationships within our bioregions?’’
    • ‘Housing development that is environmentally sustainable should have no net negative environmental impact in terms of global and local bioregions or ecosystems.’
    • ‘I suppose it is not news to say that there are, as yet, no actual self-empowered bioregions in the United States, nor are there likely to be in the near future.’
    • ‘Because the pressures on the environment are more limited, some bioregions are remarkably intact.’