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Title: Ecological niche

Abstract

The ecological niche of an organism is the set of environmental conditions under which the particular functions of the organism could be expected to assure its survival. It comprises both the set of conditions where the organism lives (often termed the habitat of the organism) and the functional role of the organism in the ecosystem. Recent works in niche theory have enabled ecologists to develop predictions and actual applications. The history of the niche concept, applications of niche theory, and ecological differences between similar species are discussed.

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5860130
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OSTI ID: 5860130
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United States
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English
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54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ECOSYSTEMS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; SPECIES DIVERSITY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; HABITAT; PARAMECIUM; POPULATION DYNAMICS; TABLES; ANIMALS; CILIATA; DATA; INFORMATION; INVERTEBRATES; MICROORGANISMS; NUMERICAL DATA; PROTOZOA 510100* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Basic Studies-- (-1989); 520100 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Basic Studies-- (-1989); 550100 -- Behavioral Biology

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Shugart, H.H.. Ecological niche. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Shugart, H.H.. Ecological niche. United States.
Shugart, H.H.. Tue . "Ecological niche". United States. doi:.
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