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Phylogeography - Why are we here and how did we get here?

Kitt Vollmer

Now that you have explored a basic introduction to phylogeography you should be able to identify living things around you and have a rough idea of how they came to be there. Learning the scientific name and taking a quick glance around the physical habitat and the geological history of the location should be all you need to start you off on another adventure in biodiversity. Remember, phylogeography is a multidisciplinary field of study, so draw from all areas of knowledge if you wish to explain and understand any part of its application.

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Pseudoceratina crassa, Gulf of Mexico, McGrail Bank. Image courtesy NOAA

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Created as partial course credit for Origins 2FF3: Origins and Evolution of Organisms at McMaster University under Prof. Jon Stone, Associate Director Origins Institute.


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