Biogeography

Biogeography is the study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals.

GAP ecological gap analysis map. Map: USGS.

Gap Analysis

Elizabeth Borneman

Gap analysis in ecology identifies areas where species lack protection, comparing actual habitats to areas conserved in order to guide conservation efforts.

How Geography Influences Animal Evolution: The Story of a Caribbean Lizard

Joe Akintola

Why are some animal bigger than other? Is evolution only influenced by genes? Does colder and hotter environment have an ...

Caused by Monarch butterflies in flight?

Mass Movements So Large You Can See Them on Radar

Caitlin Dempsey

The U.S. National Weather Service in Saint Louse, Missouri recently reported that a butterfly shaped pattern on its radar was the result of... butterflies.

Unique Features of the Australasian Geographic Zone

Elizabeth Borneman

Australasia is a unique geographical and ecological zone compromised of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and other small islands nearby.

Bristlecone pine forest in Great Basin National Park. Photo: USGS, public domain.

Island Biogeography of the Great Basin

Rachel Quist

The theory of island biogeography is one of the explanations as to why speciation occurs.