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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Citing studies, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARD) said the bamboo requires little attention during its growing/production cycle and can occupy the same ecological niche as that of trees.
This was echoed by Inspector General of Forests Syed Nasir Mahmood from the Ministry of Climate Change, who said that the snow leopard has acquired top ecological niche for itself owing to global conservation efforts.
Spatial distribution of sand fly species (Psychodidae: Phlebtominae), ecological niche, and climatic regionalization in zoonotic foci of cutaneous leishmaniasis, southwest of Iran.
Why do animals behave in completely individual ways when choosing their own, distinctive place in the ecosystem, their ecological niche? How do they adapt to this niche?
The demise of India's vultures (due to ingesting lethal doses of antiinflammatory drugs previously fed to cattle) whose ecological niche was previously to quickly peck clean the carcasses of dead animals, is believed to have particularly helped fuel the growth in feral dog numbers given that there is far more meat around to scavenge than ever before.
Thus, the mammals could exist in the same geographical area as the dinosaurs, yet in an entirely different ecological niche -- the night environment.
Literally, ecological niche is "a special place", but in ecology, a niche is defined as role of the species or population in ecosystem.
A species' habitat association has often been related to the concept of the ecological niche (sensu Hutchinson 1957, Hirzel et al.
macrotis elsewhere in Central America, we also analyzed the two capture sites' data using ecological niche modeling.
This book proposes that humans integrate themselves and their activity into a natural ecological niche, striving to control their impact on the natural environment by understanding and engineering their place in it.
Current and future ecological niche of Leishmaniasis (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in the Neotropical region.

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