Habitat Vs. Niche. HABITAT: THE ORGANISM’S HOME Alpine meadows, conifer forests, marshes, lakes, deserts, and zones along stream banks are all different habitats that you may be able to visualize from your own experience. NICHE: THE ORGANISM’S ROLE
Populations do not live in isolation, but interact with each other. They also compete for resources.
a. The strong kill off the weak
b. Animals migrate or starve
Fungi and Algae form lichens through a mutualistic relationship. The Fungi provides a habitat for the Algae. The Algae provides
food for the Fungi.
Staphylococcus epidermidis, a consistent inhabitant of the skin of humans. The bacterium produces lactic acid that protects the skin from colonization by harmful microbes. But it has been suggested that other by-products are produced by the bacteria are a cause of body odors (good or bad, depending on your personal point of view).
Tree and lichens: The lichen gets better exposure to the sunlight. The tree doesn’t benefit from the relationship but it isn’t harmed either.
Match the symbiotic relationships with the pair of symbols on the left
Give an example of each
If you need FOOD = hands over your stomach
If you need WATER = hands over your mouth
If you need SHELTER = hands over your head
If you are FOOD hands over your stomach
If you are WATER = hands over your mouth
If you are SHELTER = hands over your head
Pick a sign and DO NOT CHANGE
If you do NOT find a match, you DIE and become a resource
If you find a match, you reproduce (the resource that you matched with now becomes a deer)
If you do NOT find a match you continue to be a resource for the next round.
If you find a match, you now become a deer.