Ecological NichesHabitat: The naturalhome of an organism. Itprovides refuge andfood.
Ecological Niches An ecological niche is the role (functions) of a species in an ecosystem and its habitat.
Ecological NichesThe ecological niche of a species includes:1) What it feeds on2) What feeds on it
Ecological Niches3) How the species behaves in its environment4) All the factors that the species needs to survive,remain healthy and reproduce
Ex. What is the ecological niche of black bears? – Live in forests. – Feed on nuts, berries, insects, and small animals. – Fed on by blood-feeding insects and parasites. – Help carry seeds of berries for long distances (in their digestive systems) and expel them allowing the seeds to grow.