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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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It has long attracted the attention of biogeographers who have sought to delineate the Australian-Oriental divide (Simpson 1977).
There, in reflection of his broad interests, he mentored biogeographers (A.
This distinct distribution pattern of the endemic species from the southern part of the study region may reflect that the San Juan areas lie close to the limit of the Patagonian phytogeographic unit sensu Cabrera (1976), hence close to a general change in vegetation types that is widely recognized among biogeographers (e.
Biogeographers have devoted considerable attention to the PNW (see Soltis and others 1997; Brunsfeld and others 2001; Hewitt 2004), and phylogeographic studies of terrestrial salamanders have contributed greatly to identifying population genetic structure of regional vertebrates.
The nearshore marine environment of coastal California (USA) has long been a playground for biogeographers owing to its dynamic composition of marine organisms that has undergone dramatic shifts during the past five decades or so, particularly among marine fishes (Horn, et al.
Additionally, biogeographers do not recognize the Big Thicket as a crossroads or an independent or special ecological region (MacRoberts and MacRoberts, 2003; McLaughlin, 2007) but rather subsume it within a larger region or province.
This is absolutely true, although many ecologists, biogeographers, behaviorists, conservationists, and physiologists do not like to think about it.
Most biogeographers probably agree that the paleogeographic changes in the distribution of land and sea, as well as the uplift of the Andes, tepui mountains and other ranges, influenced the early evolution of the faunas during the Tertiary (of ca.
For the first time, biogeographers, archaeologists and conservation workers have a resource which sets out the past and present distribution of birds from the Bismarck Archipelago to Easter Island.
Widespread Indo-Pacific shore-fish species: a challenger for taxonomists, biogeographers, ecologists, and fishery and conservation managers.
Widespread Indo-Pacific shore-fish species: a challenge for taxonomists, biogeographers, ecologists and fishery and conservation managers.