the study of the geographical distribution of living things.
- bi·o·ge·og·ra·pher, noun
- bi·o·ge·o·graph·ic [bahy-oh-jee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌbaɪ oʊˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk/, bi·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
- bi·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use biogeography in a sentence
The molecular tree has these colors grouped together better than the morphological tree, indicating closer agreement of the molecules to biogeography.Evolutionary Tree of Life: DNA Analysis Is Showing How We Got So Much Wrong | Matthew Wills | July 10, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Hamdan studies deep sea biogeography—particularly, how shipwrecks change the biodiversity of the ocean floor.There’s a lot we don’t know about the International Space Station’s ocean grave | Tatyana Woodall | February 23, 2022 | Popular-Science
One of Ed’s most productive collaborations was with Robert MacArthur, an ecologist with mathematical training, leading to their landmark 1967 book The Theory of Island biogeography.E.O. Wilson Saw the World in a Wholly New Way - Issue 112: Inspiration | David Sloan Wilson | January 5, 2022 | Nautilus
Much more important to Vavilov than the accolades was his small empire of institutes and field stations devoted to the study of the biogeography, genetics, and evolution of domesticated crops.The Botanist Who Defied Stalin - Issue 99: Universality | Lee Alan Dugatkin | April 21, 2021 | Nautilus
Bird watching triggered his lifelong pursuits of evolution and biogeography, as well as conservation.Jared Diamond Talks About His New Book for Young Readers | William O’Connor | April 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They illustrate the phenomenon known as island biogeography.Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated? | Melissa Holbrook Pierson | May 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for biogeography
the branch of biology concerned with the geographical distribution of plants and animals
- biogeographical (ˌbaɪəʊˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪkəl), adjective
- biogeographically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for biogeography
The scientific study of the geographic distribution of plant and animal life. Factors affecting distribution include the geologic history of a region, its climate and soil composition, and the presence or absence of natural barriers like deserts, oceans, and mountains. Biotic factors such as interactions among competing species, coevolutionary influences, and the reproductive and nutritional requirements of populations and species are also studied.♦ A biogeographic region is a large, generally continuous division of the Earth's surface having a distinctive biotic community. Biogeographic regions are usually defined separately for floral and faunal communities and are largely restricted to the terrestrial areas of the Earth.
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