Category Biogeography

The Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct: Part 2

In Part 1, we touched on some of the plants that first brought scientists’ attention to the Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct. When we look at what vertebrate animals also show this pattern – living in East Asia and Eastern North America, but no where else – we find that most of them […]

The Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct: Part 1

A little background for you: I grew up in the eastern United States. Raised in Florida, frequently vacationing in or near Shenandoah National Park, and earning my Master’s degree in east Tennessee, I’m used to a certain way things are ‘supposed to’ look. I’ve never been a botanist, but what I associate with ‘normal’ is […]