Tag: habitat

Ecological Niche: Hypervolume model

Niche is the idea of a profession for organisms in its ecosystem. It is a concept that describes the function that an organism carries out in the ecosystem. But this function is defined by many parameters prevent within the ecosystem. Depending on these parameters, the niche of an […]

Habitat encroachment, fragmentation and loss

The phenomena of habitat encroachment, fragmentation and loss/destruction have a massive impact on the natural world and is a hallmark of the human species. Increased intelligence, increasing population and the development of economics based on maximum resource utilization has driven us into uncharted territories for much of the […]

World Habitat Day

October 3rd of every year is celebrated as World Habitat Day. This is to recognize that the Earth is home not just for us, but for all the billions of organisms that live here. Every organism needs it’s habitat (home) for it to survive. Unfortunately, humans have managed to enter […]

Habitat and Niche

The health of an ecosystem directly depends on the species richness and species diversity. Ecosystems have evolved to accommodate more number of individuals and species in it, so as to remain stable despite environmental disturbances. How does an ecosystem achieve this accommodation? There are two major processes that […]