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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 8 years ago

is there difference between the population dynamics and the population distribution?

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  • 8 years ago
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    population dynamics

    (Science: epidemiology) The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.

    http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Populatio...

    population distribution

    the arrangement or spread of people living in a given area; also, how the population of an area is arranged according to variables such as age, race, or sex.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/population+...

  • 8 years ago

    Yes, they are different. TIME is the main factor in the difference between these two terms.

    Since a population changes over time, it is said to be "dynamic" so that's where the term population dynamics comes from.

    Population dynamics are factors that explain how and why a population changes over time.

    Population distribution is a description of the population at a certain point in time. It can be a snapshot of where they people live or maybe a certain characteristic like age or sex of the population. So it's like a freeze-frame description.

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