biogeography
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 a science that deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants • biogeographer nounbiogeographic or biogeographical adjective

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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 — 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 …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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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