- If you want to move people out from a place, make changes to the 'environment' of that place so as to make its properties beyond the tolerable conditions of the 'ecological' niche of those people.
- Ecological niche dimensions for agriculture.
- I would love to play with the computer modeling of ecological niches.
- Niche dimensions for plants.
- Ecological niche vs. habitat:
- A habitat of an organism is the sort of place in which it lives.
- An ecological niche of an organism is "a summary of the organism’s tolerances and requirements."
- "Each habitat provides many different niches and with quite different lifestyles."
- Charles Sutherland Elton, in 1933, was the first to write about ecological niche in its current scientific meaning.
- Hutchinson, in 1957, proposed the modern concept of niche to address the ways in which tolerances and requirements interact to define conditions and resources needed by a species.
- Niche dimensions: "The ecological niche of a species [is] the boundaries that limit where it can live, grow and reproduce."
- One-dimensional: temperature (plants)
- Two-dimensional: temperature, salinity (sand shrimp)
- Three-dimensional: temperature, pH, availability of a particular food (aquatic organism)
- N-dimensional: the real niche of a species must be multidimensional
- fundamental and the realized niche.
- the overall potentialities of a species
- Fundamental vs. realized niches:
- Fundamental niches: "describes the overall potentialities of a species"
- Realized niches: "describes the more limited spectrum of conditions and resources that allow it to persist, even in the presence of competitors and predators.
- The concept of ecological niche seems to be cool!
- It would be cool to explore what computer modeling has to do with the various dimensions of ecological niches.