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Description of both the range of organisms over a landscape and their relative locations within that range.

Distribution refers to where organisms are located, both generally (i.e., approximately where such as on coarser-grained a map) and specifically (i.e., where within that approximation they actually are).

See thus geographical range and patterns of dispersion. Organisms thus live within specific areas (their distribution) but also within specific locations within specific areas (also their distribution).

See also macroclimatemicroclimate and dispersal.