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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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In November of 2004, Mourning Doves surveys began along eight routes, two in each of the four major biogeographic units in the state; two additional routes were added in February 2008 (Table 1).
For any given individual, the posterior probabilities for assignment to one of the seven biogeographic groups always add to 1.0.
Woody flora and trees, providing habitat structure and therefore being biotic drivers of animal distribution, also have a strong influence on the biogeographic structure of many animal groups (Rueda et al., 2010; Heikinheimo et al, 2012).
(2004), for example, divided the archipelago into five main regions, based on biogeographic patterns of marine fish and macroinvertebrates.
As defined by recent work, including the powerful tool of phylogenetic research, 63 species of the land mammals are considered to be endemic to the Borneo biogeographic area (including the Natuna langur of Bunguran Is), with the possibility that other cryptic endemic species may be revealed in due course.
We focus on 1) general inferences about biogeography and biogeographic history, 2) patterns of gene flow and isolation upon secondary contact and hybridization, and 3) quantifying levels of genomic divergence between closely related taxa.
While general biogeographic patterns have been discerned for this ecosystem (Murray and Littler 1981, Pondella et al.
Using a proxy for the geographic diffusion barriers of Neolithic technology and an index of biogeographic endowments to isolate the exogenous component of the timing of agricultural transition, the findings indicate that countries that experienced earlier transitions to agriculture were subsequently more capable of adopting new technologies in 1000 BC, 1 AD, and 1500 AD.
The garaban, or hell's fire sea anemone (Actinodendron plumosum), is endemic to the seas of the Indo-Pacific, sometimes known as the Indo-West Pacific, a biogeographic region comprising the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and those connecting them in Indonesia.
The Argentinean marine biogeographic province (Briggs and Bowen, 2012) is characterized by the encounter between the warm, southward-flowing Brazilian Current, and the cold, northward flow, of the Malvinas Current (Figueroa et al., 1998) and water discharge of continental output (Lucas et al., 2005).