Definitions for "Fundamental Niche"
Describes the total range of environmental conditions that are suitable for a species existence without the effects of interspecific competition and predation from other species.
The range of condition under which an organism could survive if it were the only one in the environment. (Contrast with realized niche.)
The multidimensional space that an animal would occupy under optimal conditions in the absence of competitors; also called preferred niche. Contrast with realized niche.