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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Predatory wasps may exert selective pressures on their prey, and studies of the hunting mechanisms and ecosystem impacts of predation by solitary wasps may provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms, defining the econiches of generalist and specialist predators (Evans, 1963).
Animals, plants, species, econiches and ecosystems all make claims.
On the other hand, the microorganisms responsible seem, late in the period, to have retreated, with surprising and still unexplained suddenness, from their accustomed econiches.