14.1 Habitat and Niche KEY CONCEPT Every organism has a habitat and a niche. What role(s) do the lions play? 1. • Competitive exclusion keeps two species from occupying the same niche. Habitat and Niches "worksheet" This website and its content is subject to our Terms and Conditions. What role(s) does the grass play? Ecology Review Worksheet #2 Key Concept: Every organism has a habitat and niche. A frog also has an ecological niche within its habitat. Redtail Hawk and Cooper’s Hawk. MAIN IDEAS • A habitat differs from a niche. 1. Squirrels Avoiding niche overlap! Read: Niche v. Habitat Every organism has a place to live in nature, a functional role in that place, and a complex set of adaptations for reproducing its kind. producer, decomposer, predator, prey species, etc. Avoiding niche overlap! • Resource availability gives structure to a community. Avoiding direct competition! Ecological Niche Worksheet (H) Name:_____ Date:_____ Part 1: Select two species that have different niches from the ecosystem cards. Habitat: (Home) Organism's habitat (where a species live) can be described as all of the biotic and abiotic factors in the area where an organism lives. Bart Owl and Screech Owl Avoiding competition! What is the difference between an organism’s habitat and its niche? • Competition occurs when two species use resources in the same way. On the surface, this observation might seem to be obvious. At a minimum you should include: habitat; location within the habitat; food it eats; role in food web (i.e. 14.1 Habitat And Niche Resource availability gives structure to a community. For example, the habitat of a frog includes the water, soil, rocks, sunlight, plants, fish, and other frogs that live in the pond. HABITAT AND NICHE Reinforcement KEY CONCEPT Every organism has a habitat and a niche. 14.1 Habitat And Niche • Competitive exclusion has different outcomes. Write a short description of each niche based on the information on the card. • Species can share habitats and resources. Niche and Habitat Watch: The Lion King What role(s) do the antelope play? Beaver Habitat and Niche Describe the habitat and niche: Brown creeper and Nuthatch Avoiding Overlap! A habitat is all of the living and nonliving factors in the area where an organism lives. Generalists and Specialists .