Journal of Biogeography

Cover image for Vol. 44 Issue 3

Edited By: Peter Linder

Impact Factor: 3.997

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 5/49 (Geography Physical); 26/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2699

Associated Title(s): Diversity and Distributions, Global Ecology and Biogeography

Virtual Issues


Journal of Biogeography Virtual Issue: 100 years after Alfred Russel Wallace100 years after Alfred Russel Wallace
This selection of papers highlights the enduring legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace to biogeography 100 years after his death in November 1913. Wallace is perhaps best known for his co-discovery, alongside Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution, but he is also recognized as a key founding father of zoogeography. Wallace regarded the delimitation and acceptance of the major zoogeographical regions of the world as being a crucial step in the study of the laws of distribution. In this virtual issue of the Journal of Biogeography we have therefore assembled a set of papers spanning 1983 to 2013 that focus, for the most part, on the problem of regionalization, providing illustration of the abiding relevance of Wallace’s work today both for pure and applied biogeography. Read more


Journal of Biogeography coverThe species-area relationship: an exploration of that 'most general, yet protean pattern
The generality of the increase in the number of species with the physical space sampled, the species–area relationship, is a fundamentally important biological pattern, of considerable significance for conservation biogeography. This virtual issue of the Journal of Biogeography serves to illustrate the development of ideas concerning the various forms of the species–area relationship from 1974 (the first volume of the journal) to the present day. It features an editorial introduction alongside a set of 24 papers previously published in the journal. The selection includes a number of influential contributions to understanding species–area relationships and their application and we hope may be of value to researchers and educators. Read more

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