One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals.
- ‘We would like to thank Michael L. May for many helpful discussions of damselfly biology and biogeography.’
- ‘Uncertainties in history, archeology, biogeography, anthropology and biosystematics obscure the dates and places of the first domestication of cultivated crops.’
- ‘The main subdisciplines represented in conservation biology are population genetics, population biology, landscape ecology and biogeography.’
- ‘Historical biogeography deals with phylogenetic patterns among species and higher lineages attributable to relatively ancient events in earth history.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In addition to this one method, we have DNA testing, comparative anatomy, biogeography, embryology, and comparisons between molecular structures.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This result is inconsistent with the assumption of the equilibrium theory of island biogeography that animal density is independent of island area.’
- ‘The foregoing is not to say that Newton does not appreciate the fact that a phylogenetic hypothesis can be important in biogeography.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘One of his previous books on natural history, The Song of the Dodo, dealt with island biogeography and endangered species.’
- ‘Nothofagus, the southern beech, is a classic example of plant biogeography.’
- ‘So long as its shortcomings are recognized, this book has a wealth of information on the distribution and ecological biogeography of birds.’
- ‘Chapter 3 focuses on evolution, systematics, and biogeography.’
- ‘No observations from the fossil record or genomics or biogeography or comparative anatomy that undermine standard evolutionary thinking.’
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