Nonheritable Adaptive Behavior
Populations change through the process of evolution. Each individual in a population has a unique role in their particular environment. This role is commonly known as an ecological niche, and is simply how an organism lives in an environment in relation to others. Over successive generations, the organism must adapt to their surrounding conditions in order to develop their niche. An organism’s niche will evolve as changes in the external environment occur. The most successful species in nature are those that are able to use adaptive behaviors to build on prior knowledge, thereby increasing their overall knowledge bank. In turn, this will increase their overall survival and reproductive success.
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