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what is a community?

assemblage of species populations that occur together in space and time (Begon, Townsend & Harper 2006, pg. 467)


what is community ecology?

seeking to understand the manner in which groupings of species are distributed in nature, and the ways these groupings can be influenced by their abiotic environment & interactions among species pops. (Begon, Townsend & Harper 2006, pg. 467)


what is community structure?

the list of species and their relative abundances


what are communities influenced by? (3)

environmental factors, species interactions and chance events