Answer to Question #258429 in Biology for Josh

Question #258429

Geographical distribution of organisms describes the way organisms are dispersed over the face of the earth. The biodiversity and distribution of organisms within an ecosystem is due to both abiotic and biotic factors. Elaborate on these two terms giving three examples of each.

Expert's answer

Geographical distribution is the natural arrangement and apportionment of the various forms of animals and plants in the different regions and localities of the earth.

For example. wild potatoes are found in significant numbers along the west coast of South America and Central America.

Biodiversity is the biological variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity is a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level.

The different varieties and types of animals and plants that live in the ocean is an example of biodiversity.

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