• What does distribution mean?

    Distribution refers to the spatial arrangement or pattern of a species within an area where they are found. Chimpanzees for example have the most widespread distribution and live in a wide variety of habitats, from humid evergreen forests, through mosaic woodlands and deciduous forest, to dry savanna woodlands. Distribution should not be confused with dispersal, which can be defined as the movement of individuals away from an existing population or parent.

  • How does distribution change?

  • How do you determine distribution?

  • Why is it important to understand distribution?

  • Where can I find the distribution of species in the interactive map?

Compiled and edited 2011 by Kay H. Farmer
Reviewed by Hjalmar Kuehl, Josephine Head and Neba Funwi-Gabga

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