(Living things in their environment) particular place or role occupied by an organism within an ecological community
The place or position, in both a physical and functional sense, of a population in an ecosystem as determined by the full complex of interacting and limiting environmental factors.
multidimensional utilization distribution, giving a population's use of resources ordered along resource axes (Schoener 1989:79).Found on http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/literatr/avian/glossary.htm
n. The portion of the environment which a species occupies, defined in terms of the conditions under which an organism can survive, and may be affected by the presence of other competing organisms.Found on http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5ecol.html
the total requirements and tolerances of a species; its way of life, including how it traps energy and otherwise uses its habitat or microhabitat.
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A recess in the thickness of a wall. Found on http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuglossary/INDEX.HTM
A way for an animal to make a living in an ecosystem. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20090
A general term referring to the range of environmental space occupied by a species Found on http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/glossary.lmn.html
A job or position which is very suitable for someone.
Example: When Nigel became a teacher he found his niche in life.
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an opportunity which can be exploited in order to make a living or survive in an ecosystem.
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- a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it 2. [n] - (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=niche
vertical recess in a wall, often to take a statue
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a tall recess in a wall or buttress, often containing, or intended for, a statue
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describes the role played by a particular species within the ecosystem.
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National Innovation Centre for High Added-Value Chemicals - NWCI initiative re Innovation
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A hollow or recess in a wall, often of a church or monastery, or cliff, (see grotto). This may be for statues, acts as seats for clergy (called sedilia), or be where the priestly vessels may be washed (called a piscine) and have ornate edges and decoration.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20766
Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders
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A recess in a wall usually to contain a statue.
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A recess in the face of a wall, or a recessed opening in, for instance, a gable-head, intended to house a figure sculpture. In some Gothic Revival buildings empty niches are used as decorative features. Related Words: Gothic (revival)
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A small opening or recess in a wall, usually built to accommodate a statue, but sometimes included just to add greater relief to a building, introducing shadow to a façade.
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Any recess within the thickness of a wall. O
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The limits, for all important environmental features, within which individuals of a species can survive, grow and reproduce. Found on http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/Townsend/Glossary/GlossaryN.html
[ French, from Italian nicchia
, prop., a shell-like recess in a wall, from nicchio
a shellfish, mussel, from Latin mytilus
.] A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. hence, any similar position, l...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/N/20
A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative. 'Images defended from the injuries of the weather by niches of stone wherein they are placed.' (Evelun) ... Origin: F, fr. It. Nicchia, prop, a shell-like recess in a wall, fr. Nicch...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; `he found his niche in the academic world`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=niche
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