A population is defined as: "A group of individuals of one species that live in a particular geographic area." A community is defined as: "All the organisms that inhabit a particular area; an assemblage of populations of different species living close enough together for potential interaction." The difference being that the population consists of just a signal species, and the community consists of a group of species and their interactions.
a group of organisms of the same species that interbreed among themselves and live in a determined area are called a population and different populations that live in a determined area form a community. Example: species-> House cat population-> House cats of San Fernando Valley community-> all the house pets of San Fernando Valley
A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same species and live in the same geographical area. A species is defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. There can be multiple populations of one species but a population only consist of one species.
Why does competition between individuals of the same species tend to be greater than competition between individuals of different species?
A population is the term used for all members of a particular species that live in one area. However, the term population can only refer to ONE species in ONE specific area, but there can be many different populations in one area. Any living thing can make a population, so for example, you could have a population of bacteria in the leaf litter of a forest. Examples: The population of elk increased dramatically in Yellowstone…
Unless specified, population refers to all lifeforms within the given area; if a species is given with the population, then yes, it does contain only one species. For example, the bird population in a country would consist of many species, but the emperor penguin population of Antractica would be only one.