Ecology TERMSBiotic: all living organisms.
Ex. Trees, flowers, moss, birds, monkeys, people, mold, fish, plankton, pumpkins, grass, giant squid
Abiotic: all non-living factors
Ex. Wind, temperature, rocks, water, altitude, sunlight TERMSHabitat: home or environment of a living organism
Ex. The habitat of the chimpanzee is the rainforest
The habitat of the saguaro cactus is? TERMSNiche: the role and position a species has in its environment
how it meets its needs for food and shelter
A species' niche includes all of its interactions with the biotic and abiotic factors of its environment Red Squirrel’s NicheThe red squirrel lives in coniferous forests. It makes its nests in a variety of places including hollows in the ground, in tree hollows, logs or crotches in trees. The red squirrel is very vocal and chatters, growls and screeches. It eats insects, seeds, bark, nuts, fruits, mushrooms and pine seeds or cones. It also stores nuts and seeds in piles under logs, at the base of trees and underground. It doesn't always find or eat all of the seeds and nuts it has stored. Because of this, the red squirrel fills an important niche in spreading seeds in the forest. Its predators are hawks, owls, and foxes.