What is an ecological niche? Write down its significance.

The ecological niche describes how a species interacts within an ecosystem. The niche of a species depends on both abiotic (non-living) factors and biotic (living) factors, which affect the ability of a species to survive and endure.

SIgnificance of Ecological Niche – 

Ecological niches are important for a given place because –

  1. They allow different species to live together.
  2. Usually without competition
  3. Each species knows its position in the ecosystem as well as the food chain.
  4. The number of niches in an ecosystem determines the number of species in it, that is, they define the diversity of the place.

Further Readings-

  1. Importance of Biodiversity
  2. Destruction of Ecosystem

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