The Framing of Biogeographic Hypotheses

  • Ian R. Ball
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)

Abstract

Current discussions of the philosophical and logical bases of biogeography are summarised. The relationships between systematics and biogeography are discussed and the importance of proper assessment of the ontological status of the units of biogeography is addressed. Criteria for the framing of biogeographical hypotheses, invoking clarity, comparability and rigour, are suggested.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian R. Ball
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyMemorial University of NewfoundlandCanada

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