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Unformatted text preview: -Determining factors Diet, Size, Geographic location, Physiology-Convergences different evolutionary lines yield similar animals that hold similar niches -Nectar feeding animals filling the same niche in multiple ways -When members of the same species fill different niches (eg sexual dimorphism) they reduce intergenerational/intersexual competition -Predators processing chain commerm predators living in the same place but eating different things, so no direct competition exists-Eg, organisms in pitcher plants, moths who eat either roots or leaves of the plants-Psychrophiles live in really cold temperatures -Niches multidimensional hyperspace how an organism occupies space and exploits resources. One organism can create opportunities for many others...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course BIO 1222 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at UWO.
- Spring '08