What is habitat?

  • (noun): The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs.
    Example: "A marine habitat"
    Synonyms: home ground

Habitat

A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.

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Some articles on habitat:

Valvata Piscinalis - Ecology - Habitat
... presence has been associated with oligotrophic nearshore zones, clear-water habitats more than turbid water, sparsely vegetated lakes or sites ... littoral habitats with high siltation rates, lentic and stagnant waters or slow streams, fine substrates (mud, silt and sand) – especially during hibernation, and aquatic ...
Ornithoptera Richmondia - Abundance and Conservation Status
... Scott (1997) regarded it to satisfy the "Vulnerable" category because of habitat loss across its former range ...
Many-lined Skink - Range and Habitat
... multivirgatus prefers sandy soil and occurs in habitat below 1675 m (5500 ft) ... It lives in rocky habitat up to elevations of 2600 m (8500 ft) ...
Indian Courser - Threat
... that the population of the Indian Courser is declining at an alarming rate in its natural habitat ... Abdasa Taluka of Kachchh district in Gujarat, main foraging habitat of the Indian Courser consists of short and sparse grasslands and fallow lands ... This natural habitat is destroyed in some areas and disturbed due to the movement of heavy vehicles and the development of industrial establishments ...

Famous quotes containing the word habitat:

    Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)

    Neither moral relations nor the moral law can swing in vacuo. Their only habitat can be a mind which feels them; and no world composed of merely physical facts can possibly be a world to which ethical propositions apply.
    William James (1842–1910)