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biogeography

(bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of organisms.

bi′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

biogeography

The study of the distribution of different species of organisms in differing geographic regions (ecosystems) and the factors that influenced that distribution.

biogeography

scientific study of the geographic distribution of living organisms.
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The wild type distribution, particularly in northern Australia, may represent ancient biogeographic distributions, dispersal by birds, or human dispersal without cultivation (Matthews 1991).
The smaller-scale patchiness, especially in the horizontal, creates a fundamentally difficult sampling challenge for studies of the larger biogeographic distributions of the species that make up the plankton.