what is population distribution?

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Mark Moon asked 6 months ago

Define population distribution in an simple, understandable manner

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Gen. Sulhazan Staff answered 6 months ago

population distribution deals with how the individuals in a population are located relative to one another across the environment.

  • some populations have clumped distributions, with multiple, similar sized groupings of individuals spread fairly evenly across the landscape.
  • Other populations have a random distribution, with some clumping and some more even spreading of individuals
  • still other populations have an even distribution, with no clumping whatsoever.
  • populations with different distributions respond differently to both density-dependent and density-independent factors.
  • at any rate, it is obvious that a population with a clumped distribution is likely to have different characteristics than a population with an even or random distribution.