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The future of biogeography, now

The Journal of Biogeography publishes research at the intersection of biology and geography that is scientifically important and of broad general interest. We seek papers describing patterns and revealing mechanisms that shape biodiversity, through time, throughout the planet, from the deep past into the future, and from local to global scales.

Featured researchers

Meet researchers publishing in the journal, emphasizing early career researchers breaking new ground

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Highlighted papers

Read about recent biogeography research published in the journal from a different perspective

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Journal news

Updates from the senior editorial team on changes and initiatives at the Journal of Biogeography

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Synthesis, Perspective, Commentary: A call to all authors!

Biogeography is a rapidly moving research area that intersects with many other scientific disciplines and contemporary environmental issues. Moreover, the biogeographic literature is diverse, scattered across disciplinary journals and continually expanding. Making sense of this ever-changing landscape of scientific discourse is challenging, but can be greatly facilitated by accessible and readable synthesis and discussion articles.Continue reading “Synthesis, Perspective, Commentary: A call to all authors!”

Different paths of success in the sea – what we can learn from seaweeds

Closely related clades of brown marine seaweeds display different patterns of geographical distributions and diversifications. Above: Meadow of the brown seaweed Lobophora in the Canary Islands. Photograph by Jan Ranson In studying the factors and processes structuring marine biodiversity and distribution patterns, an unconscious (perhaps inevitable) bias towards animals vs. seaweeds is often reflected inContinue reading “Different paths of success in the sea – what we can learn from seaweeds”

Speciation research in Bombina: a 40 years story

Hybrid zones can be abrupt and leaky Above: From the cover: Fire‐bellied toad (Bombina bombina) from southern Poland, where they form a famous hybrid zone with their sister species the yellow‐bellied toad (Bombina variegata). Photo credit: Christophe Dufresnes. I was not even born when Jacek Szymura and Nick Barton initiated their pioneering research on theContinue reading “Speciation research in Bombina: a 40 years story”

Mariana M. Vasconcellos on diversification and phylogenetic relationships of pajama frogs

Mariana Vasconcellos is a postdoc at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is interested in the environmental correlates of diversification and climatic adaptation, with a large focus on amphibians and reptiles. Mariana shares her recent work on unravelling the drivers of diversification in South America’s pajama frog group, revealing some surprising phylogenetic relationshipsContinue reading “Mariana M. Vasconcellos on diversification and phylogenetic relationships of pajama frogs”

ECR feature: Axel Arango on diversity of the Seasonally Dry Forests in the Neotropics

Axel Arango is a PhD student at the Instituto de Ecología A.C. (INECOL) – Mexico. He is a macroecologist interested in untangling the patterns and processes shaping biodiversity worldwide. Here, Axel shares his work on the biodiversity patterns of the Neotropical Seasonally Dry Forests. Axel Arango presenting his poster during the International Biogeography Society’s HumboldtContinue reading “ECR feature: Axel Arango on diversity of the Seasonally Dry Forests in the Neotropics”

ECR Feature: Audrey M. Prasetya on environmental correlates of carotenoid plumage colouration in birds

Audrey Miranda Prasetya is a PhD student at the Australian National University. She is a biogeographer interested in studying the evolutionary history of birds. Audrey shares her recent work on environmental factors that potentially drive the distribution of carotenoid-based plumage colouration in Australian passerine birds. Presenting my honours research at the International Conference for UndergraduateContinue reading “ECR Feature: Audrey M. Prasetya on environmental correlates of carotenoid plumage colouration in birds”


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“The branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals. Also: the characteristics of an area or organism in this respect.”

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