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Biogeographic Regionalization

  • Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
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Part of the Plant and Vegetation book series (PAVE, volume 5)

Abstract

Biogeographic regionalization has been a main task from the beginnings of biogeography with the early works of Gottfried Treviranus, August P. de Candolle, or Frederick Schouw. Regionalization results in a hierarchy encompassing several categories like the realm, the region, the provinces, and so on. Comparison of available regionalization proposals for the Chilean territory is important but challenging, since each author puts the emphasis on a different level in this hierarchy. An independent exercise of regionalization is undertaken by the analysis of the endemic genera with the program NDM/VNDM. This yielded 3 areas of endemism located in Central Chile.

Keywords

Biogeographic Regionalization Floristic Region Endemic Genus Cape Floristic Region Floristic Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileInstituto de GeografiaSantiagoChile

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