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Ecological niche

Definition

noun, plural: ecological niches

The ecological role and space that an organism fills in an ecosystem.


Supplement

The ecological niche involves both the place where an organism lives and the roles that an organism does in its habitat. For example, the ecological niche of a sunflower growing in the backyard includes absorbing light, water and nutrients (for photosynthesis), providing shelter and food for other organisms (e.g. bees, ants, etc.), and giving off oxygen into the atmosphere.


Word origin: ecological + niche.

See also: realized niche, fundamental niche.


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Re: Ecological Niche

... Ecological Niche - The way a species 'makes its living;' where it lives, what it consumes, and how it ...

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by Gannet
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:44 am
 
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Re: Ecological Niche

Niche is usually defined as a way organism lives its life.

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by sakshitah
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:08 am
 
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Ecological Niche

An ecological niche is the role an organism plays in a community in terms of the habitat it occupies, e.g., both a wolf and the ...

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by SteveYst
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:00 pm
 
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Niche is where species or population is in its ecosystem. In lesser term, how they make a living. There are diffrent dimensions of a niche that has a wide variety of aspects of the environment which must be considered. • 3 ...

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by oaktree
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:14 am
 
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Ecological Niche

Could someone please explain to me what this is, I have found multiple definitions, some conflicting. I would also love to know how to use it in a sentence. Thanks in advance. :)

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by BiologicalParadox
Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:35 am
 
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