Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches


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Which of the following is a density-independent factor that regulates population growth?

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1. Why can cheetahs and lions coexist together on the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve?

2. What is a niche?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Serengeti-Mara has a rich, diverse and complex ecosystem. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge about the vocabulary and animal habits of the make up this complex system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Niche
  • Abiotic factors
  • Habitat

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the predatory habits of lions and cheetahs in the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Defining key concepts - test how well you can define the terminology used to describe ecosystems
  • Making connections - use your knowledge to make connection between the different parts of the Masai Mara National Reserve and how they function

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ecosystem
  • Understand abiotic factors
  • Explain habitat
  • Describe predators of the Serengeti-Mara
  • Define niche
  • Differentiate between density-dependent and density-independent factors