What is a community? A community is commonly defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Community is also a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, aspirations, and goals. This is how we would characterize a community. In ecology, however, a community is an assemblage or association of populations of two or more different species occupying the same contiguous geographical area and in a particular period of time. The term community, in natural and environmental sciences, has a variety of applications. In its simplest form, it refers to groups of organisms in a temporal period and spatial area.
A community is the biological component of the ecosystem. The different animal and plant species represent the important elements that comprise a community and have specific roles. These either play the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers. There really is a very dynamic relationship between these elements that allows co-existence… the demise of one trips the delicate balance of life in the ecosystem.
Individual organisms do not survive alone without relating and depending on other organisms. In a community, several species of flora and fauna co-habit and develop a high degree of dependence with each other. These organisms, also called populations, aggregate to constitute a community and, if more, communities.
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