Chorology (from Greek χῶρος, khōros, "place, space"; and -λογία, -logia) can mean

  • the study of the causal relations between geographical phenomena occurring within a particular region
  • the study of the spatial distribution of organisms (biogeography).
Distribution map of two Cedrus species.

The goal of the chorological point of view is to know the character of regions and places through comprehension of the existence together and interrelations among different realms of reality and their varied manifestations, and to comprehend the earth surface as a whole in its actual arrangement in continents, larger and smaller regions, and places.

— Alfred Hettner[not specific enough to verify]

In geography, the term was first used by Strabo. In the twentieth century, Richard Hartshorne worked on that notion again.[1] The term was popularized by Ferdinand von Richthofen.[2]

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  1. ^ Cresswell, Tim (2004). Place, A Short Introduction. Wiley.
  2. ^ "GEO 466/566: The Profession of Geography". Valparaiso University. 2 October 1996. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012.