The Ecological Niche

  • Klaus Stern
  • Laurence Roche
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 6)


The environmental conditions that permit a population to survive permanently, and with which this population interacts, today are usually designated as its “ecological niche.” Originally, the term “niche” did not have the same meaning for all ecologists but this need not be considered here. We above define and use it in the sense of Hutchinson (1958).


Ecological Niche Forest Tree Species Spring Frost Fundamental Niche Narrow Niche 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Stern
    • 1
  • Laurence Roche
    • 2
  1. 1.Büsgenweg 2Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of ForestryUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

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