What is an ecoregion? Please explain the difference between a biome and an ecoregion.An ecoregion is smaller than a biome, but does it consist of many different communities, like a biome does?

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Both biome and ecoregion are ecological terms. Biome refers to a major regional group of plant and animal communities adapted to the natural environment. Biome can be of two types: terrestrial(land) and aquatic(water). Ecoregion, which is an abbreviated form of ''ecological region', refers to a smaller class. Each biome consists of several ecoregions, an ecoregion(also called bioregion) covering a realm of land/water having geographically distinctive communities, sharing the same envoronmental conditions and ecological dynamics.

Yes, an ecoregion does consist of different ecologically distinctive communities and species.

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