Ideally, space tends to be occupied at the same density everywhere (See L.F. RICHARDSON – 1961, p.139).
However, many deforming factors must be considered.
Environmental conditions tend to vary in space as well as in time.
For example, when a new area is colonized by a population, the initial density is quite higher at the "bridgehead" than in the rest of the territory. With time, a progressive equalization should take place. However, this would happen only if the environmental conditions are more or less equivalent everywhere.
Differential densities of occupation can still be observed in many places in ecosystems or in countries like United States or Brazil, because of environmental differences both in space and time.
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