ecosystem.This week you are exploring the characteristics of our species and the role we play in our ecosystem. Two terms commonly used to describe an organism’s place in the environment is their “habitat” and their “niche.” A habitat is defined as an area inhabited by particular species. A niche is defined as the role (job), activities and resources used by an organism. For example, a polar bear’s habitat is the arctic whereas its niche is to swim, eat fish, walruses and seals, and to take care of polar bear cubs. Have you ever considered the characteristics of your habitat and niche or thought about what might happen if you were forced to move and occupy another habitat, and switch to another niche? This Assignment will give you the opportunity to compare and contrast your current habitat and niche with an assigned niche (described below).
Your essay should include:
Letter of last name: Assigned Niche
An Ecologist Studying Polar Bear Behavior in the Arctic
An Ecologist Studying Sloth Behavior in the Tropical Rainforest
An Ecologist Studying Cheetah Behavior in the Saharan Desert
An Ecologist Studying Saimaa Ringed Seal Behavior in the Boreal Forest of Finland