#6 - The Niche - 1 Do you know what this is? It is YOU if...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Do you know what this is? It is YOU if you are not really, really ready for the first exam! You are what you eat... right? The niche Habitat, the way of making a living, interactions with other organisms... etc. The niche idea Hutchinson, 1959 an n-dimensional hyper-volume dimensions are features important to an organism could be the abundance of another organism (e.g., a predator) fundamental niche vs. realized niche 2 Big scale dimensions C u r re n t s p e e d : S lo w M e d F a s t D e p th : S h M e d D e e p Bottom: Mud Sand Rock How many microhabitat cells exist within this 3-D Hutchinsonian niche cube? C u r re n t s p e e d : S lo w M e d F a s t D e p th : S h M e d D e e p Bottom: Mud Sand Rock A deep, fast-current, rock-bottomed microhabitat within a stream... X Are all combinations available in the environment? 3 Habitat features that might be important to an aquatic insect Freshwater invertebrate consumers The importance of scale 4...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course BIOL 216 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '08 term at Clark University.

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#6 - The Niche - 1 Do you know what this is? It is YOU if...

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