Which one of the following terms describes not only the physical space occupied by an organism, but also its functional role in the community of organisms?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013 Prelims]

(a) Ecotone

(b) Ecological niche

(c) Habitat

(d) Home range


Answer: (b)        

Explanation:

  • In the context of ecology, a species’ ecological niche refers to its distinctive role and position within its ecosystem or habitat.
  • The term “niche” describes the specific characteristics and behaviors of a species that enable it to thrive in a particular environment.
  • Even though multiple species may coexist in the same habitat, they each have their own niche, or unique ecological function.

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Consider the following statements:                                               

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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