Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals.
- ‘The main subdisciplines represented in conservation biology are population genetics, population biology, landscape ecology and biogeography.’
- ‘This result is inconsistent with the assumption of the equilibrium theory of island biogeography that animal density is independent of island area.’
- ‘We would like to thank Michael L. May for many helpful discussions of damselfly biology and biogeography.’
- ‘Nothofagus, the southern beech, is a classic example of plant biogeography.’
- ‘Historical biogeography deals with phylogenetic patterns among species and higher lineages attributable to relatively ancient events in earth history.’
- ‘In addition to this one method, we have DNA testing, comparative anatomy, biogeography, embryology, and comparisons between molecular structures.’
- ‘Uncertainties in history, archeology, biogeography, anthropology and biosystematics obscure the dates and places of the first domestication of cultivated crops.’
- ‘So long as its shortcomings are recognized, this book has a wealth of information on the distribution and ecological biogeography of birds.’
- ‘No observations from the fossil record or genomics or biogeography or comparative anatomy that undermine standard evolutionary thinking.’
- ‘Nicotiana is one of the most comprehensively studied flowering plant genera with numerous studies having accumulated a large body of information concerning evolution, cytology, taxonomy and biogeography.’
- ‘The foregoing is not to say that Newton does not appreciate the fact that a phylogenetic hypothesis can be important in biogeography.’
- ‘She then moved to the American Museum of Natural History in New York for postdoctoral work on the systematics, biogeography, and conservation of Caribbean birds.’
- ‘Darwin's third line of evidence came from biogeography, the study of the geographic distribution of plants and animals.’
- ‘By using trilobite examples they push cladistic biogeography beyond the typical scope because the focus is a marine taxon whose evolutionary history predates the fragmentation of Pangea.’
- ‘Despite its very promising beginnings, we agree with the assessment of Nelson and Ladiges that cladistic biogeography has yielded few genuinely new insights over the last twenty years.’
- ‘The lasting contribution of the book is in its summary of avian distributions and natural history, not in the phylogenetic interpretation of speciation and biogeography.’
- ‘Platnick and Nelson, who introduced the concepts of cladistic biogeography, required that all taxa used must occur in three or more similar areas.’
- ‘Alexander von Humboldt of course made lasting contributions to the fields of physical geography and biogeography, adding to our knowledge of plants, animals, and the earth.’
- ‘One of his previous books on natural history, The Song of the Dodo, dealt with island biogeography and endangered species.’
- ‘Chapter 3 focuses on evolution, systematics, and biogeography.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.