Navigation Links
Population


For the use of the word population in statistics, see statistical population.

In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area.

Population is studied in a wide variety of ways and disciplines. In population dynamics, size, age and sex structure, mortality, reproductive behaviour, and growth of a population are studied. Demography is the study of human population dynamics. Other aspects are studied in sociology, economics, and geography. Plant and animal populations are studied in biology, in particular in that branch of ecology known as population biology , and in population genetics. In biology, a population denotes a breeding group whose members breed mostly or solely among themselves, usually as a result of physical isolation, although biologically they could breed with any members of the species.

Population density is a measure of the number of people or organisms per unit of area. Variants may express the population per unit of habitable, inhabited, productive (or potentially productive), or cultivated area. A particular geographic area of land is said to have a carrying capacity, representing the maximum population which it can support. Some observers of human societies believe that the concept of carrying capacity also applies to human population, and that unchecked population growth can result in a "Malthusian catastrophe". Others dispute this view.


Population may also mean the process of populating a geographic area, as by procreation or immigration.

See also

External links


'"/>


(Date:4/14/2015)... April 14, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... the 2015 New York Design Awards under the category  ... York City Design Awards are part of a global ... 2,500 ratings from the marketplace, industry and judging panel. ...
(Date:4/8/2015)... 8, 2015  Infinisource, a leading provider of SaaS-based ... Morpho, a leading supplier of biometric identification and ... market,s most advanced biometrically-enabled time clock, the companies ... clock is setting a bold, new standard for ... the small and mid-size employer. When connected to ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Fingerprint Cards (FPC) ... FPC1025 from the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), ... 2015 although the major part of the shipments will ... used by smartphone manufacturers in China ... in the communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 3Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2
... how an enzyme repairs DNA. Enzymes called helicases ... Maria Spies, a University of Illinois biochemistry professor. ... machineries orchestrating DNA repair in the cell. she said. ... malfunctions in these enzymes. Spies laboratory undertook a ...
... Povich of the yellow jacket world. In his laboratory, ... family dynamics within a colony. Even though only one ... mates with several males, creating a complex family tree. ... described as one of the greatest achievements of evolution ...
... is available in French . , Imagine a ... of CO 2 the equivalent of 2.2 days ... measuring up to 100 metres in radius and several kilometres ... below the oceans surface. At first blush, this might ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers probe a DNA repair enzyme 2Research uncovers the social dynamics of yellow jackets 2Research uncovers the social dynamics of yellow jackets 3Research uncovers the social dynamics of yellow jackets 4Into the abyss: Deep-sixing carbon 2
Other biology definitionOther Tags