Definition of Ecological niche
1. Noun. (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species).
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecological Niche
Literary usage of Ecological niche
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"... optimizing their genomes for a new ecological niche and may permit the production of several different diploid hybrid species from the same two parents, ..."
2. Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of by Joe Cain (2004)
"If individuals which due to non-genetic causes happen to occupy a different ecological niche from that of the rest of the population should tend to mate ..."
3. Planet Geographyby Stephen Codrington by Stephen Codrington (2005)
"Finally, there is the maximum level above which productivity ceases once again, F.ach species within an ecosystem fills an ecological niche. ..."
4. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"... must adapt ecological niche a location within an ecological structure in which a particular mode of adaptation to the environment dominates ecology, ..."
5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The net effect of all the activities is to enhance the competitive ability of the fungus to such a degree that, in the narrow ecological niche encompassed ..."
6. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"In the mountain lakes in which the skipjack is not found, the half-grown whitefish (Coregonus williamsoni) occupies the same ecological niche. ..."