November 16 - Resources that a species uses is called...

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Resources that a species uses is called fundamental niche. A species does not use all the resources available because other species are outcompeting it for the same resources. Realized niche is the resource that an organism actually uses. Each species has a unique niche, whether fundamental or realized. No two organisms, even if in the same area, use the same resources. Species are using the environment in different ways. Niche utilization in competition: 2 species, 2-niche axis. If the niches don’t overlap a lot there is not much competition. All resources are limited (finite). If two species are going after the same resource, each one gets less . The larger the niche, the larger the competition, species can behaviorally divide the environment, behavioral niche partitioning, warblers partition resources, don’t all gang up, different places, designated area, reducing competition, “avoiding each other” (tree example where they are using different parts of the tree)
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