Plate Tectonics in Biogeography

@inproceedings{Trewick2017PlateTI,
  title={Plate Tectonics in Biogeography},
  author={Steven A. Trewick},
  year={2017}
}
  • S. Trewick
  • Published 6 March 2017
  • Environmental Science, Geography
The position and movement of tectonic plates, some of which emerge through the oceans as land, influences the distribution of life on Earth. Separation and connection of land and ocean have long been viewed as central to biogeography because they can influence the distribution of species through biological exchange. More precisely, changes in the continuity of habitats can influence rates of gene flow among populations (a process studied as vicariance) and thus affect patterns of speciation and… 
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