chapter  3
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Organisation at Population Level

The study of the living elements of an ecosystem could theoretically mean the examination of the actions of all organisms, which are extremely numerous. Therefore, for practical reasons, organisms should be grouped, and individuals of the same species that live in the same space should be examined as a whole. Thus the concept of population results, which constitutes a basic ecological unit. A significant part of the phenomena observed at a population or ecosystem level can be explained through the interactions of populations.