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James asks…

if the species occupy the same niche in the zone of overlap, what will probably happen in the zone of overlap?

If an overlap develops between the ranges of two closely related species, and if the species occupy the same niche in the zone of overlap, what will probably happen in the zone of overlap?

New Niche Finder answers:

1. Interspecific competition
2. In the zone of overlap, both species will have a realized niche that is a subset of their fundamental niche, reducing competition. Evolution may make this permanent, i.e. Both species end up with a reduced fundamental niche.
3. Hybridization (you did say they were closely related!)
4. One species will be outcompeted by the other and essentially the winner will occupy what had once been the overlap zone, and the loser won’t. (Gause’s Exclusion Principle).
Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_exclusion_principle

Betty asks…

Does niche have a negative meaning also?

If they can adaptto those niches ,then those that can survive,and those…A situation or activity specially suited to a person’s interests, abilities, or natureIf niche means that then the other sentence doesnt make sence. I’m confused.Does niche have a negative meaning also?

New Niche Finder answers:

Niche has several meanings, all stemming from the idea of a nest. Your first example uses meaning four in the definitions below:

niche (n¹ch, n¶sh) n. 1. A recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or an urn. 2. A cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock. 3.a. A situation or an activity specially suited to a person’s interests, abilities, or nature: found her niche in life. B. A special area of demand for a product or service: “One niche that is approaching mass-market proportions is held by regional magazines” (Brad Edmondson). 4. Ecology. A. The function or position of an organism or a population within an ecological community. B. The particular area within a habitat occupied by an organism. –niche tr.v. Niched, nich·ing, nich·es. To place in a niche. [French, from Old French, from nichier, to nest (from Vulgar Latin *nºdic³re, from Latin nºdus, nest) or from Old Italian nicchio, seashell (perhaps from Latin mºtulus, mussel).]

Mary asks…

Searching for my own niche home business?

Making money is great, don’t get me wrong, but if I could find my own niche where I would be helping people, too, that would be even better. Does anyone have a suggestion?

New Niche Finder answers:

I’d recommend a network marketing business…
Some are an uphill battle to build.
Some have systems in place to help you and some don’t.
Many of them are profitable.
Many of them are legit.
Many of them are scams.
Many of them require 2000-3000 people to earn $10,000 per month.
I know one that requires less than 400 people to earn that same $10,000 per month.
Please get educated anyways…let me know what you decide in the end…You can PM me.

Jenny asks…

When Im using Googles traffic estimator to find niche keywords for a domain name should I use quotes?

I am wanting to start a micro niche site and I am using traffic estimator, I put my keyword phrase in quotes as such: “keyword phrase”. Then I do a google search to check for competing pages using quotes (“keyword phrase” is what I type in) Is this what I should go off of if my website is going to be “www.keyword-phrase.com”?

New Niche Finder answers:

Hi Zanzibar,
yes, you’re on the right track.
Furthermore, use SEO Quake (free) to check out the competition.
SEO Quake works hand-in-hand with Google. Following you have typed in a certain keyword phrase and Google returns the results, you’ll want to investigate the top ranking sites. This is completed to figure out whether or not it’s feasible to either bypass them or take their spot in the rankings. Figuring out how many incoming links a high ranking, possible competitor has, is one way to accomplish this. SEO Quake is a piece of software proper for this purpose.
The first five web sites on the 1st page of Google really should have an average PR much less than 2, and preferably no more than 100 backlinks total.

Mark asks…

Can two organisms occupy the same niche?

well… can they? i know they can occupy the same habitat. but what about niche?

New Niche Finder answers:

There are two possible situations:

-Resource Partitioning: If one species’ niche is modified through natural selection, then it will be able to coexist with the other species (that it competed with before). Modified use of resources and niche differentiation are also a part of this.

-Competitive Exclusion Theory: If none of the aforementioned happens, the species’ will compete with each other until one forces out the other.

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