Biosphere
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The BIOSPHERE includes all the parts of the Earth’s surface in which biotic (living) processes occur, e.g., land, water, air.  For the purposes of the African Marine Atlas the biosphere includes the following sub-themes: biological oceanography, marine botany, terrestrial botany, fisheries, zoology, and notable areas such as protected areas, ecoregions and ecosystems, and notable species.  For detailed sub-theme descriptions, please refer to individual pages.

 

 

Except where otherwise indicated, all definitions are derived from Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia (visited: 01/2007).  [i] Editorial definition.