Biogeography: Definitions & Examples


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Who studied changes in finches on the Galapagos Islands?

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1. Is climate a factor in biogeography?

2. Can scientists use biogeography to determine how the Earth has changed hundreds of thousands of years ago?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever wondered about the different types of plants and animals that exist on different parts of the planet, you've been engaged in the field of biogeography. This worksheet and quiz combination will test you on several aspects of biogeography, including the different biogeographical regions of the earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The famous study of finches on the Galapagos Islands
  • Climate and biogeography
  • How scientists study the ways the earth as changed over time
  • The biogeographical regions of Europe
  • New World monkeys

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on biogeography characteristics
  • Information recall - recall important information on biogeography and the different biogeographical regions of the earth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how scientists use biogeography and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Study the corresponding lesson called Biogeography: Definitions & Examples to learn more about the plants and animals on different parts of the earth. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of biogeography
  • Phytogeography and zoogeography
  • Distributions of plants and animals
  • Factors in biogeography
  • Biogeography and humans