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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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Islands are particularly valuable to biogeographers because their sharp boundaries provide clarity.
Biogeographers in particular have developed general "propositions about animal ecology in island settings, and have extrapolated these to the human use of islands (Keegan & Diamond 1987).
Here we have a rare and successful interpretation of a city's development as seen through the eyes of a group of geographers--climatologists, geomorphologists, biogeographers, economic geographers, urban and historical geographers among others--whose insights are skillfully melded into a highly readable and instructive collection of essays.
Explaining why and how organisms are moved around the world, how and why some become established and invade, and how best to manage invasive species in the face of global change are all crucial issues that interest biogeographers, ecologists and environmental managers in all parts of the world.
There are also in the Mediterranean things that the sea surrounds that are not islands - not, that is, in the strongest sense, the sense of the island biogeographers (see, of course, MacArthur & Wilson 1967), or their archaeological disciples.