Evolutionary Biogeography - Evolutionary Biogeography \u2022 What is Biogeography \u2013 Geographic distribution of organisms \u2013 Describe and understand

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Evolutionary Biogeography
What is Biogeography?Geographic distribution of organisms.Describe and understand patterns.Interprets aspects of both ecology and evolutionary biology.
Why is it important?Need to understand a species’ ecological requirements.BioticAbiotic
Questions explored in this chapter:How did a species come to occupy its present range?How have geological events shape distribution?Why are some closely related species confined and others widely separated?
Ecological Factors Affecting Distributions of Marine Mammals Water temperature Patterns of food distribution Other factors discussed in later chapters: Buoyancy Resistance Osmotic challenges Heat loss

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