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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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Phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of deiphonine trilobites.
The delineation of the northern and southern Amazon, as well as the Napo and Inambari areas of endemism, is complicated, however, by the biogeographic complexity of the upper Ucayali River and nearby regions in the northern and central Peruvian Amazon.
Clearly, this study has improved our knowledge of the complexity and biogeographic history of this eastern montane part of Mexico.
In connection with the significant time-gap between individual faunal lists and the inevitable nomenclatorial changes, such species lists do not support biogeographic research (Soberon & Peterson 2004), nor do they offer easy access to species-richness estimates.
Range size was quantified by incidence in nine biogeographic regions in the Western Atlantic following REEF classification: 1.
ABSTRACT Since the mid-1990s, the yellow clam Mesodesma maetroides (Deshayes, 1854) has experienced mass mortalities throughout its biogeographic range (23 [degrees]S to 41[degrees]S) along Atlantic exposed sandy beaches of South America.
Biogeographic range expansion into South America by Coccidioides immitis mirrors New World patterns of human migration.
These data have broad implications for restoration activities where local seed sources are not available and for the biogeographic history of the taxon.
This is a modification of a system proposed by Wolfe and Roughley [12] that has proven useful for comparisons between closely related taxa [9] and evaluations of biogeographic variation [10].
This life-history pattern, in which fish begin their first year in the Carolinian biogeographic province, are dispersed to the Virginian province, and return to the Carolinian province before their first winter, has been demonstrated for only one other western North Atlantic finfish species: bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
It is a climatic transition zone, where two major biogeographic coastal provinces intersect, and species from both northern and southern waters overlap.
amp; WASHINGTON -- BTS USA, a leading global strategy implementation consultancy, has partnered with rainforest conservation specialist World Land Trust-US to purchase and protect 100 acres of threatened tropical rainforest in South America's Choco biogeographic region.