Fundamental Niche: Definition & Example


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A niche is ______.

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1. Which of the following is NOT part of a hummingbird's fundamental niche?

2. Which two species are in competition for the same niche?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Achieve a better understanding of fundamental niches and the ways in which species establish and compete for niches. Make sure to check out our helpful quiz that will evaluate your knowledge of this topic, including the factors that determine species' niches. (Say that three times fast!)

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials have been designed to improve your ability to differentiate between these three types of niches:

  • Ecological
  • Fundamental
  • Realized

Skills Practiced

Utilize the following skills when working with these assets:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding competition for niches and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the definitions of each type of niche
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a species' niche and what that says about the species' function in its ecosystem

Additional Learning

These assets were designed to help you out with our attached lesson on fundamental niches. That lesson will teach you to:

  • List examples of interspecific competition
  • Describe what differentiates realized and fundamental niches
  • Identify factors that determine a species' ecological niche