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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.
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biogeography

The study of the distribution of different species of organisms in differing geographic regions (ecosystems) and the factors that influenced that distribution.
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The discovery of "B." mauritanicus at the Gulf of Cadiz mud volcanoes not only constitutes the northernmost record for this species in the NE Atlantic, but also gives new insights into the biogeographic distribution of "B." childressi group of mussels.
Similarly, larvae may encounter high er temperatures (17-20[degrees]C) at the southern limits of their biogeographic distribution, or in surface waters during the early summer months (Cannon, 1978; Strathmann, 1987).
Accurate records of biogeographic distributions (latitude and elevation) are becoming increasingly important as species shift their distribution in response to global climate change (Walther et al.
A set of endemic taxa with different life forms and known biogeographic distributions (and thus different sensitivities to climate change) were selected.
To predict the ecological consequences of global warming, the thermal tolerances of organisms and their relations to biogeographic distributions must be better understood.