ecological niche

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Noun1.ecological niche - (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
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The fundamental niche consists of the total potential area that meets all the physical and biological requirements of a species; the actual distribution of a species is determined by a variety of factors such as dispersal, history, and physical barriers--an area described as the realized niche.
Realized niche limitations depend upon the precise commodities of the ecosystem and the nature of the other species involved in the resource partitioning.
fundamental niche, realized niche, and niche partitioning).