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Biogeography

Biogeography is a science that attempts to describe the changing distributions and geographic patterns of living and fossil species of plants and animals. It is also concerned with the factors responsible for the variations in distributions. It therefore wants to answer questions as to where do species occur, how the species got to be where they are, and where are the greatest concentrations. It also tries to explain in part the causes of biodiversity.


Biogeography Articles

Climate Change Not The Only Factor Controlling Distribution of Plant Species
Spatial analysis reveals hierarchy of factors controlling species distribution

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Overlapping genetic and archaeological evidence suggests neoloithic migration, say Stanford researchers
Stanford researchers have compared genetic patterns with archeological findings to discover that genetics can help predict with a high degree of accuracy the presence of certain artifacts.

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

UCI scientists reconstruct migration of avian flu virus
Study results may give health officials road map for interventions

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

K-State researchers using GIS to locate sites for carcass disposal
Researchers, using Geographic Information Systems technology, find appropriate sites for disposing of a large number of livestock carcasses in the event of a disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack.

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Domesticated pig's wild origin mapped
Scientists have been participating in an international collaborative project to map the wild origins of the domesticated pig.

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

Researchers push back the clock on native farming history
Earliest evidence of agricultual activity in southwestern Ontario dates back 1,400 years

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Herbivores, Pull Up A Chair To The Table: Salt Marsh Plants At Higher Latitudes More Palatable, According To New Study
Salt marshes are among the most biologically interesting places on earth.

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: 2.00

Study Illustrates Diversification, Speciation In Biological "Islands"
Lizard species on large Caribbean islands are more numerous than those on smaller islands because there is more evolution going on.

Date: 17 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.67