Biogeography and Macroecology

A section of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

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Biogeography attempts to document and understand patterns of biodiversity changes through space and time. Macroecology focuses on the relationships between organisms and their environment, which involves characterizing and explaining statistical patterns of abundance, distribution, and diversity. Patterns and processes in biogeography and macroecology must be considered in reference to the three scales of space, time, and environmental change, which are closely interrelated. The scope of this Section is thus wide, ranging from the evolution of higher taxa to population and community ecology, through speciation and the development of faunas and floras. The Section Biogeography and Macroecology is resolutely multidisciplinary, using insights from omics disciplines to big data analyses, and covers all living or extinct organisms. As Diversity is a generalist journal, specialized or local studies will be evaluated only if discussion illustrates general questions in relation to biogeography and macroecology. Experimental and field studies are preferred, but theoretical studies are welcome if dealing with an original approach to biogeography and macroecology. Some topical keywords are listed below but are by no means exclusive:

  • Adaptive radiation
  • Biodiversity
  • Colonization
  • Climate change
  • Dispersal
  • Distribution
  • Environmental factors
  • Extinction
  • Global change
  • Island biogeography
  • Landscape ecology
  • Life history
  • Metacommunity
  • Metaecosystem
  • Metapopulation
  • Migration
  • Phylogeny
  • Spatial ecology
  • Speciation

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