ecological niche

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ecological niche

  1. the physical space occupied by an organism.
  2. the organism's functional role in the community (e.g. TROPHIC LEVEL).
  3. other conditions of the organism's existence, such as preferred temperature, moisture and pH, combining spatial habitat with functional interaction with other species.
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These models reflect the potential niche; however, the absence of data relating to dispersal limitation, species interactions (i.e., interspecific competition) or historical factors (Araujo and Guisan, 2006) can generate overestimated geographical distributions.
"However D1 does have a potential niche in community-scale projects and it did have pounds 12m cash in the bank at August 31 - more than its current market capitalisation."
The areas where only 2 circles overlap are the potential niche. For instance, the area labeled "D" in this example is currently uninhabitable by a species due to abiotic factors (such as temperature or precipitation).
Techner said he saw a potential niche in offering wedges that were custom-fitted to each golfer.
The key factor in successful use of this type of strategy is careful evaluation of potential niche suppliers relative to required capabilities, internal processes and their ability to support the regulatory requirements associated with medical device manufacturing.
Antimicrobial coatings, which inhibit the growth of bacteria, are already in use on particular Motorola cell phone handsets which are widely used in South Korea--indicating a potential niche market for local producers.
The fan clubs continue to explore potential niche products that over time can emerge as mainstream successes.
Once you've come up with potential niche businesses to investigate, you'll want to do your homework to confirm there is a large enough market to support your venture.
Tourism services and tourism-related activities, agribusiness, aquaculture, furniture manufacturing and international financial services are among the economic sectors that are focusing the interest of potential niche investors around the globe.
Motorcycle enthusiasts, for example, represent a potential niche market.
Lusted after by young men from Offaly to Osaka, the Impreza has been Subaru's successful front-line rally car for years and as a result the company has turned a potential niche car into a major seller.
This may be just the beginning as supplier sources say that up to three study groups (reportedly one is American, one Japanese, and the last either European or Korean) have been formed in the weeks following the Detroit show to counter GM's potential niche vehicle onslaught.

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