biogeography
1) the distribution of species defined by abiotic factors such as salinity, temperature, currents, etc
2) the distribution of organisms defined by historical events such as migration, extinction, speciation, etc

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  • Biogeography — is the study of the distribution of biodiversity over space and time. It aims to reveal where organisms live, at what abundance. [Martiny JBH et al [http://alrlab.pdx.edu/media/HughesBiogeoNature.pdf Microbial biogeography: putting microorganisms …   Wikipedia

  • Biogeography — Bi o*ge*og ra*phy, n. [Gr. bi os life + E. geography.] The branch of biology which deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants. It includes both zo[ o]geography and phytogeography. {Bi o*ge o*graph ic}, a. {Bi o*ge o*graph… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biogeography — also bio geography, 1892, from BIO (Cf. bio ) + GEOGRAPHY (Cf. geography). Related: Biogeographical …   Etymology dictionary

  • biogeography — [bī΄ō jē ä′grə fē] n. the branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals biogeographic [bī΄ō jē΄ə graf′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • biogeography — biogeographer, n. biogeographic /buy oh jee euh graf ik/, biogeographical, adj. biogeographically, adv. /buy oh jee og reuh fee/, n. Ecol. the study of the geographical distribution of living things. [1890 95; BIO + GEOGRAPHY] * * *       study… …   Universalium

  • biogeography — biogeografija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis įvairių sistematinių grupių organizmų (ir biocenozių) paplitimą ir pasiskirstymą Žemėje. atitikmenys: angl. biogeography vok. Biogeographie, f rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • biogeography — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 a science that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants • biogeographer noun • biogeographic or biogeographical adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biogeography — n. [Gr. bios, life; ge, earth; graphein, to write] That biological science dealing with the geographical distribution of plants and animals; see zoogeography …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • biogeography — noun a) The study of the geographical distribution of living things b) The geographical distribution of a particular living thing …   Wiktionary

  • biogeography — bio·ge·og·ra·phy jē äg rə fē n, pl phies a branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants bio·geo·graph·ic .jē ə graf ik or bio·geo·graph·i·cal i kəl adj * * * bio·ge·og·ra·phy (bi″o je ogґrə fe)… …   Medical dictionary

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