Geography- Ecosystems

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What is a niche?
An organisms niche is its role in an ecosystem
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What does a niche include?
An organisms habitat, what it lives off and what its eaten by
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What happens as a city gets bigger?
An ecosystem develops, meaning it can hold more niches for organisms to occupy
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Give 2 examples of niches
birds (herring gulls) living near waste dumps feed on human waste, woodlice living under paving stones and in rubble feed on dead plant material and provide a food source for mammals and birds and laslty
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Gove an example of a niche related to plants
plants growing in cracks in pavements, on wasteland and in gardens. They provide food for small mammals, insects and birds
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What are urban areas home to?
Lots of small scale ecosystems or distinctive colonies
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What does a niche include?

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What happens as a city gets bigger?

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