Biogeography vocab ch.1

Analytical biogeography
the development of general rules that explain how geography affects the evolution and distribution of plants and animals and how past distributions and evolutionary history are reflected in modern distributions
Biogeography
the study of the past and present geographic distributions of plants and animals and other organisms and environmental and evolutionary forces that produce those distributions
Conservation biogeography
a synthetic discipline that applies principles from biology and other sciences to the maintenance of biodiversity
Ecological biogeography
the biogeographic study of the modern relationships between organisms and the environment
Historical biogeography
the biogeographic study of the past distributions and evolution of life
Phytogeography
the study of the biogeography of plants
Zoogeography
the study of the biogeography of animals