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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Predicting the distribution of phlebotomus papatasi (diptera: psychodidae), the primary vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis, in golestan province of Iran Using ecological niche modeling: comparison of MaxEnt and GARP models.
Different techniques in ecological niche modeling estimate the suitable areas for species occurrence on the basis of datasets of occurrence records and environmental variables (Guisan and Zimmermann, 2000; Guisan and Thuiller, 2005; Phillips et al., 2006; Giovanelle et al., 2010).
Based on the combination of all factors, the following conceptual model is presented that different plant communities are arranged in different ecological niches according to different needs.
These were combined to one variable ('distance to roads') as they were highly correlated in the ecological niche space, and as the results did not differ qualitatively compared to the results of including private and public roads as two separate variables.
Harnessing the world's biodiversity data: Promise and peril in ecological niche modeling of species distributions.
Climate change and risk of leishmaniasis in North America: Predictions from ecological niche models of vector and reservoirs species.
Ecological niche conservatism: A time-structured review of evidence.
tided "An Evolutionarily Conserved Prion-like Element Converts Wild Fungi from Metabolic Specialists to Generalists." In the article, the authors described a novel means of controlling yeast use of glucose through secretion of a prion that switches the yeast from exclusively metabolizing glucose as their food source to becoming a generalist in use of available carbon sources for metabolic activity (see "Switching Rate Timed to Ecological Niche").
Ecological niche modeling was carried out using the evolutionary algorithms implemented in maximum entropy (MaxEnt) to predict the suitable larval habitats of two malaria vectors, Anopheles gambiae s.l.
Guest editors' introduction to the special issue: integrating phylogeography and ecological niche modelling In this special issue of the Folia Zoologica, we did not focus on a specific problem or a taxon, but on two key disciplines that have been widely used together in recent biogeographic studies: "Phylogeography and Ecological Niche Modelling".
Ecological Niche is a highly contested concept in media ecology studies.
Editors Schnitzer, Bongers, Burnham, and Putz present students, academics, and researchers with a collection of academic articles and essays that together examine the ecology of lianas, or woody vines, and their ecological niche in tropical forests.

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