Sharing good practices for teaching biogeography

Roy Erkens*

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Can you imagine not thinking about distributions of organisms around the world? I have not always done this in the past (Erkens 2013), but it seems logical today. We are not only faced with human migrations but also with, for instance, migrations of human infectious diseases (Murray et al. 2015). In the context of climate change, plants and animals are shifting their ranges, leading to (local) extinctions (Wiens 2016). If humans want to anticipate these shifts in the distribution of biodiversity over earth, we need to understand what drives and has driven this distribution in the past. However, most people are not biogeographers and have not taken college-level biogeography classes (Erkens 2013)
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere37652
JournalFrontiers of Biogeography
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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