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    • WWF Ecoregions of Texas and Malaysia
      Dr. Mark McGinley
      Fulbright Visiting Scholar
      Institute of Biological Sciences
      University of Malaya
    • Ecoregions
      According to WWF
      “an ecoregion is a relatively large unit of land that contains geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities with boundaries that approximate the original extent of natural communities prior to major land use change.”
    • Ecoregions
      Ecoregions
      share a large majority of their species and ecological dynamics;
      share similar environmental conditions, and;
      interact ecologically in ways that are critical for their long-term persistence.
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Ecoregions_of_the_world_(WWF)
    • WWF Ecoregions
      Divided the earth into eight “biogeographic realms”
      Australasia
      Neotropic
      Antarctic
      Aftrotropic
      Oceania
      Indo-Malayan
      Nearctic
      Palearctic
    • WWF Ecoregions
      WWF has identified 867 terrestrial ecoregions across the earth!!
      Within a biogeographic realm these ecoregions are organized in “community types.”
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTropical & Subtropical Coniferous Forests
      Sierra Madre Occidental pine-oak forests
      Dominant plants
      Pines (Pinus) and Oaks (Quercus)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTemperate Broadleaf & Mixed Forests
      East Central Texas forests
      Dominant plants
      Oaks (Quercus) and Hickories (Careya)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTemperate Coniferous forests
      Arizona Mountain forests
      Dominant plants
      Pines (Pinus) and other gymnosperms
      Piney Woods forest
      Dominant plants
      Pines (Pinus)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTropical & Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, & Shrublands
      Western Gulf coastal grasslands
      Dominant plants
      Grasses (Family Poaceae)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTemperate Grasslands, Savannas, & Shrublands
      Central forest grassland transition
      Dominant plants
      Trees and Grasses
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTemperate Grasslands, Savannas, & Shrublands
      Edwards Plateau savanna
      Dominant plants
      Junipers (Juniperus), Oaks (Quercus) and Mesquite (Prosopis)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTemperate Grasslands, Savannas, & Shrublands
      Texas blackland prairies
      Dominant plants
      Grasses (Family Poaceae)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasTemperate Grasslands, Savannas, & Shrublands
      Western short grasslands
      Dominant plants
      Grasses (Family Poaceae)
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasDeserts & Xeric Shrublands
      Chihuahuan Desert
      Dominant plants
      Crosote (Larreatridentata), other desert shrubs, and cacti
    • WWF Ecoregions of TexasDeserts & Xeric Shrublands
      Tamaulipanmezquital
      Dominant plants
      Mesquite (Prosopis) and Grasses
    • WWF Ecoregions of Texas
      (references)
      • Sierra Madre Occidental pine-oak forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Sierra_Madre_Occidental_pine-oak_forests
      • East central Texas forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/East_Central_Texas_forests
      • Arizona Mountains forest
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Arizona_Mountains_forests
      • Piney Woods forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Piney_Woods_forests
      • West Gulf coast grasslands
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Piney_Woods_forests
      • Central and Southern mixed grasslands
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Central_and_Southern_mixed_grasslands
    • WWF Ecoregions of Texas(references)
      Central forest-grassland transition
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Central_forest-grasslands_transition
      Edwards Plateau savanna
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Edwards_Plateau_savanna
      Texas Blackland Prairies
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Texas_blackland_prairies
      Western short grasslands
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Western_short_grasslands
      Chihuahuandeseret
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Chihuahuan_desert
      Tamaulipanmezquital
      http://www.eoearth.org/article/Tamaulipan_mezquital
    • WWF Ecoregions of Texas
      Summary of Dominant Plants
      Oaks
      Pines
      Grasses
      Desert Shrubs
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarps and other tropical trees
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Borneo montane rainforests
      Dominant plants
      Araucariaceae, Clethraceae, Ericaceae, Fagaceae, Lauraceae, Myrtaceae, Podocarpaceae, Symplocaceae, and Theaceae
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Borneo peat swamp forests
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarps and other tropical tress
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Peninsular Malaysian montane rainforest
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarps and other tropical trees
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Peninsular Malaysian peat swamp forests
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarps
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Peninsular Malaysian rainforest
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarps
    • WWF Ecoregions of MalaysiaTropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
      Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarps
    • Ecoregions of MalaysiaMontane Grasslands and Savannas
      Kinabalumontane alpine forests
      Dominant plants
      Dipterocarpaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Leuminosae, Myristicaceae, and Sapotaceae, Ericaceae, Myrtaceae, Fagaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, gymnosperms
    • Ecoregions of MalaysiaMontane Grasslands and Savannas
      South China Sea Islands
      Dominant plants
      Tropical forest, scrub forest, and coastal scrub and grasses
    • Ecoregions of MalaysiaMangroves
      Myanmar Coast mangroves
      Dominant plants
      mangroves
    • Ecoregions of MalaysiaMangroves
      • Sunda Shelf mangroves
      • Dominant plants
      • mangroves
    • WWF Ecoregions of Malaysia)
      (references
      • Borneo Lowland Rain Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Borneo_lowland_rain_forests
      • Borneo Montane Rain Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Borneo_montane_rain_forests
      • Borneo Peat Swamp Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Borneo_peat_swamp_forests
      • KinabaluMontane Alpine Meadows
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Kinabalu_montane_alpine_meadows
      • Myanmar Coast Mangroves
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Myanmar_Coast_mangroves
      • Peninsular Malaysian Montane Rain Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Peninsular_Malaysian_rain_forests
      • Peninsular Malaysian Peat Swamp Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Peninsular_Malaysian_peat_swamp_forests
      • Peninsular Malaysian Rain Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Peninsular_Malaysian_rain_forests
      • South China Sea Islands
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/South_China_Sea_Islands
      • Sunda Shelf Mangroves
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Sunda_Shelf_mangroves
      • Tenasserim-South Thailand Semi-evergreen Rain Forests
      • http://www.eoearth.org/article/Tenasserim-South_Thailand_semi-evergreen_rain_forests
    • Ecoregions of Malaysia
      Dominant plant types
      Dipterocarps
      Other broad leaf tropical trees
      Mangroves