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