Maurer, Brian A. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Last reviewed:October 2019
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A synthetic discipline that describes the distributions of living and fossil species of plants and animals across the Earth's surface as consequences of ecological and evolutionary processes. Biogeography overlaps and complements many biological disciplines, especially community ecology, systematics, paleontology, and evolutionary biology. See also: Ecological communities; Ecological modeling; Ecology; Ecosystem; Plant geography; Zoogeography
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