Ecological Niche: Definition & Importance


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An ecological niche includes ______.

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1. Ecological niches include ______.

2. A species can be more successful if it has ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An organism's ecological niche is an important concept in the study of ecosystems, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you get a better grasp on this principle. Some of the things you'll be tested on are the features of an organism's niche and the factors that helped it develop its niche.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Aspects of an organism's ecological niche
  • Biological factors that shape an organism's niche
  • Types of organisms that fill an ecological niche

Skills Practiced

This quiz and the accompanying worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ecological niches
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the various parts of an organism's niche
  • Knowledge application - use your existing knowledge on ecosystems to answer questions about the impact of an ecological niche on a species' success

Additional Learning

To learn more about these niches, review the accompanying lesson called Ecological Niches: Definition, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ecological niche
  • Detail how an organism's interactions with the living and nonliving parts of the environment inform its niche
  • Identify the features of a niche
  • Understand the purpose of a unique niche in a diverse ecosystem