The environment of an organism and its adaptive response to that environment.
the place occupied by a species in its ecosystem and its role: where it lives, what it feeds on and when it performs all its activities.
that particular part of the total environment utilized by an organism.
A unique function and place of a species in its ecosystem.
The role of an organism in the life of a community and its position in the ecosystem.
The specific role that an organism plays in its ecosystem.
Total way of life or role of species in an ecosystem
The place or position, in both a physical and functional sense, of a population in an ecosystem as determined by the full complex of interacting and limiting environmental factors.
includes all of the functional roles of an organism in a biological community; what an organism does in and for a living community.
The limits, for all important environmental features, within which individuals of a species can survive, grow and reproduce.
the role of an organism in the environment, including its activities and relationships in the community.
Also called an ecological niche. An organism¡¦s place in the ecosystem: where it lives, what it consumes, what consumes it, and how it interacts with all biotic and biotic factors.
The total of all the relationships that bear on how an organism copes with both biotic and abiotic factors it faces.
The unique role of an organism in an ecosystem.
An organisms "occupation," or how it lives.
the unique position occupied by a particular species, conceived both in terms of the actual physical area that it inhabits and the function that it performs within the community (Morris 1992).
The role a particular species play...
Activity range of a species, determined by its needs and its size. In 1959, G. Evelyn Hutchinson ( Homage to Santa Rosalia or why are there so many kinds of animals?) identified that species diversity is a function of (among other things) niche diversification, which lets communities stabilize in parts.
The fundamental niche is the full range of abiotic and biotic factors under which a species can live and reproduce. The realized niche is the set of actual conditions under which a species or a population of a species exists, and is largely determined by interactions with other species.
The unique role a population plays in a community. A niche includes all characteristics that define the way a population exists in a community, from where the members live to what they eat, when they sleep, and how they reproduce.
The suitable position and function of a particular species or population in an ecological community.
the physical and functional "address" of an organism within an ecosystem; or, where a living thing is found and what it does there.
The set of functional relationships of an organism to the immediate environment it occupies.
Appropriate combination of environmental conditions for a species (plant or animal) to thrive.
The functional position of an organism in its environment.
The unique set of resources used by a species within an ecosystem.
Function of a particular species in an ecological community; all aspects of an organisms existence that enable it to survive and reproduce - see also Fundamental Niche vs. Realized Niche
a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; "he found his niche in the academic world"
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
a clear subset of a larger category
a concept that at minimum is the tendency of a species to prefer a particular set or range of values
a habitat, or portion of it, that has been altered as a result of an organism, microorganism or organisms living in it
an animal's role in its community
a position within an environment that calls for certain attributes to exploit that environment
a set of ecological conditions under which a species can exploit a source of energy effectively enough to be able to reproduce and colonize further such sets of conditions
a set of environmental conditions in which the members of a species can survive
a specific region of a habitat where an animal (plant, insect, or fungus) lives
a subset of the environment
The way of life of an organism; how it get its food, its behaviour and impact on other organisms and habitat. The location and function of a living organism in its environment.
The "outward projection of the needs of an organism" such as food resources, migration routes, camouflage from predators, suitable housing and sites for effective reproduction. An empty niche is a proven niche space that is temporarily unoccupied by a tenant species.
The place and role occupied by an organism in a community, determined by its nutritional requirements, habit, etc. Different species may occupy a similar niche in different areas, for example, the grass species of the Australian grasslands, though different from those of the Albertan grasslands, occupy the same niche. The same species may also occupy a different niche in different areas. The more adaptable the species the wider the niche it may occupy.
the total characteristics that determine the position of an organism within its ecosystem.
The location and role or job for which a species is well suited within its community, including its habitat, what it eats, its activities, and its interaction with other living things
The function or position of an organism within the community structure.
A peak in the ecological fitness landscape occupied by one variety of creature, often unopposed. Niches, in coevolutionary thought, are created by the organism interactions, do not exist in isolation and are a way of maximising group fitness by minimising competition (see synergy).
the sum total of how a particular species copes with both the living and non-living components of its environment; The place and function of a species within its ecosystem.
The position or role of an organism within its community and ecosystem.
to 'occupy a niche' in research is to do research work in a particular area where previously little or none had been done
The position held by a species of organism within its community and defined by its food sources, its physical/chemical environment, and relationship to other organisms in the community. Competition results when two or more species vie for the same niche in a community of organisms.
An organism's place and function in the environment, defined by its utilization of resources.
A species' particular habitat, the ecological opportunities they exploit. Includes diet, where they live, when they are active. Two species are not expected to share the same exact niche for long.
The role a particular species plays within its ecosystem; this includes its selection of food, water and shelter sources as well as other facets of its behavior.
the functional role of a species in an ecosystem. The sum of physical and biological factors necessary for an organismâ€™s or speciesâ€™ existence. The environmental factors that influence growth, survival and reproduction of a species.
The particular set of environmental conditions that a specific species has evolved to inhabit most successfully.
the role an organism fills in an ecosystem
the physical space where a species lives as well as what a species does in the ecosystem (The earthworm's niche is moist soil where its burrowing aerates and mixes the organic soil material.)
the role an organism plays to ensure the overall functioning of an ecosytem
The role a bird plays in the ecosystem, including what it eats and where it lives (habitat).
the physical location and functional role of an organism within an ecosystem and how it interacts with other species.
See ecological niche.
A general term referring to the range of environmental space occupied by a species and in which it lives and reproduces. The realized niche is largely determined by interactions with other species.
a habitat or an ecological role occupied by an organism
The biological role played by a species.
All of the activities and relationships in which individuals of a species engage in to survive.
Each organism has a specific role (or job) referred to as its niche
The functional status or role an organism plays in its community.
The role or function played by an organism in a biological community.
The function or position of an organism or population within an ecological community. The particular area within a habitat occupied by an organism.
The life style of an organism, its "job" also - the place in which it lives, what it eats, how it gets nutrients, and the interplay it may have with the environment and other organisms.
the role of a species within a community.
Role and function of an organism specific in its habitat.
The range of environmental variables such as temperature, humidity, etc. in which a species can survive and reproduce.
The ecological role of a species in a community.
the place of an organism in the environment, the sum total of an organism's utilization of the abiotic and biotic resources of its environment.
refers to the best habitat conditions in which a species will thrive; conditions under which a certain species will outcompete all other species
the ecological role of an organism in a community.
The position and activities of an organism in its habitat. Each species has its own niche, and competition occurs when the niches overlap.
role and association of a particular species in the community.
The way that an organism fits into an ecosystem, defined by what it eats, what eats it and other factors. Species cannot coexist without competition if they try to occupy the same niche.
A way for an animal to make a living in an ecosystem.
n. The portion of the environment which a species occupies, defined in terms of the conditions under which an organism can survive, and may be affected by the presence of other competing organisms.
A niche is a place or position that an organism occupies in an environment.
the role of an organism in the environment, its activities and relationship to the biotic environment.
The role of an organism in a community; the specific space occupied by an organism within its habitat