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Physical Geography

This guide highlights the library and internet resources for Physical Geography.

Keeping up with the journal literature

The science of biological distribution patterns, and a discipline examining the characteristic spatial and temporal occurrence of the Earth's organisms. As the name suggests, there are two components to this form of natural science. The biological component entails that its objects of study are biological entities, from species up through higher orders of taxonomic classification. The geographical component embodies the identification of distributional patterns and the search for an explanation as to the factors that underlie them. Depending on the level of taxonomy in question and the spatial scale of interest, there may be a strong degree of overlap between biogeography and ecology, since ecologists are also interested in organism distributions.  ...

Thomas, David S.G. (2016). "Biogeography." The Dictionary of Physical Geography, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated accessed on 2022 Mar. 03

In the Library's Collections

Most of the works on Biogeography are located in several library collections. Verify the location of specific, print resources.

Call number ranges: QH 84 through QH 198. Suggested subject headings are listed below.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Journal articles & titles

Articles and other writings about Biogeography can be found in many publications. Our collection includes several journals which look at Biogeography exclusively. Below are a couple of the journal titles we have in our Library's collection. You can search journals individually, use an article index such as Web of Science or the search box at the top of the page.