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biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification (bec) noun

The BEC system groups ecosystems in BC by combining four different types of classifications which includes vegetation, climatic (zonal), site, and seral. Vegetation, soils and topography are used to identify geographic areas with uniform climates, which are then termed biogeoclimatic units. Zones reflect differences in regional climate and are classified based on leading overstory tree species on zonal sites at climax.






Forestry Service British Columbia (2011). Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification Program. Retrieved from

  1. Yang, Jiuchun (Spring 2009). "景观生态分类概念释义及研究进展". 生态学杂志 Chinese journal of Ecology: 2387–2392.