Aleksandr M. Kryshen', DSc, Forest Research Institute KarRC RAS
Aleksandr V. Artemiev , DSc, Institute of Biology KarRC RAS;
Olga O. Predtechenskaya, PhD, KarRC RAS
Ivan N. Bolotov, DSc, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov;
Andrey N. Gromtsev, DSc, Forest Research Institute, KarRC RAS;
Svetlana V. Dyogteva, DSc, Institute of Biology, Komi Science Centre, RAS Ural Branch
Evgeny P. Ieshko, DSc, Prof., Institute of Biology, KarRC RAS;
Sergey F. Komulainen, DSc, Institute of Biology, KarRC RAS;
Aleksey V. Kravchenko, PhD, Forest Research Institute, KarRC RAS;
Oleg L. Kuznetsov, DSc, Institute of Biology, KarRC RAS;
Tapio Lindkholm, PhD, Finnish Environment Institute;
Valentina Yu. Neshataeva, DSc, Komarov Botanical Institute, RAS;
Alexander I. Slabunov, DSc, Senior Researcher, Institute of Geology, KarRC RAS;
Subetto D.A., DSc, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.
Biogeography is one of geographic (physical geography) and biological sciences. It investigates patterns in the occurrence and distribution of plant and animal cenoses, as well as of animals, plants and microorganisms (species, genera, other taxa) around the globe. In this sense, it is, in fact, a science about biological diversity, thus closely related to ecology, biogeocenology, landscape science.
The historical dimension of biogeography consists in the study of the effect of the Earth's geological past on the modern distribution of biological communities and organisms.
The regional dimension of biogeography is investigation of patterns in the distribution of communities and organisms within a certain area, with view to floral, faunal and biogeographic zoning.
In its ecological dimension, biogeography addresses the biological productivity of communities and the role of various groups of organisms in ecosystem structure and function. An important component is research into the geographic patterns in interactions among organisms.
A topical aspect of the science of biogeography is studies of the human impact on the nature, and the science itself is the theoretical basis for sustainable use of plant and animal resources, conservation of species and communities, building the network of protected areas.
Olga Predtechenskaya, PhD, Editorial Board Executive Secretary
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