A niche can be: A small compartment box with glass sides that contains an urn with cremated remains and often a photograph of the deceased. An enclosed compartment for an urn holding cremated remains. This type of niche is like a very small, sealed drawer that may be located on a wall (known as columbaria) within a mausoleum or be part of an outdoor structure specifically for cremated remains, known as a columbarium.
(niche). A recess, usually set in a wall, for display, ornamental, and storage purposes. In ancient synagogues, both Christian and Jewish, a niche provided a place to store important documents such as the Torah.
A shell-like space in a wall made for the placing of urns containing cremated remains, or inside a building for this purpose which is called a columbarium. Urns are placed in these niches as a final resting place for cremated remains.
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 "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.
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 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.
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.
Term referring to a specialized target market characterized by a particular interest, topic or subject. Niches are usually potentially profitable, but depend an inordinate amount on the loyalty of the audience to whom it is catering.
The niche in classical architecture is an exedra or an apse that has been reduced in size, retaining the half-dome heading usual for an apse. Nero's Domus Aurea (AD 64-69) was the first semi-private dwelling that possessed rooms that were given richly varied floor plans, shaped with niches and exedras; sheathed in dazzling polished white marble, such curved surfaces concentrated or dispersed the daylight.
A subdivision within a motivational category of chain letters. For example, of exchange letters, postcards or recipes may be exchanged. Also a subdivision of the population of recipients (e.g. by gender, age, ethnic identity, language) that manifests in the propagation of varying chain letters with content specialized for this subdivision.
a field of interest that has been narrowed down to a specific area. For instance, dogs is a field of interest to many people. To further narrow down this field of interest to a specific niche, you might focus on one breed of dogs or perhaps focus on training them for a specific purpose.