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.
The term "animal" is preferred to "organism" because, while it is possible to describe the habitat of a single turtle, it is also possible that one may not find any particular or individual bear but the grouping of bears that constitute a breeding population and occupy a certain biogeographical area. Further, this habitat could be somewhat different from the habitat of another group or population of black bears living elsewhere. Thus it is neither the species nor the individual for which the term habitat is typically used.
The term microhabitat is often used to describe small-scale physical requirements of a particular organism or population.
Monotypic habitat 
The monotypic habitat occurs in botanical and zoological contexts, and is a component of conservation biology. In restoration ecology of native plant communities or habitats, some invasive species create monotypic stands that replace and/or prevent other species, especially indigenous ones, from growing there. A dominant colonization can occur from retardant chemicals exuded, nutrient monopolization, or from lack of natural controls such as herbivores or climate, that keep them in balance with their native habitats. The yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis, is a botanical monotypic-habitat example of this, currently dominating over 15,000,000 acres (61,000 km2) in California alone. The non-native freshwater zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, that colonizes areas of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, without its home-range predator control, is a zoological monotypic-habitat example.
Even though its name may seem to imply simplicity as compared with polytypic habitats, the monotypic habitat can be complex.
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"I GOT A HABITAT" BY THE BUMBLEMEN
ANIMATED CARTOON CHARACTERS SING ABOUT DIFFERENT KINDS OF HABITATS. ORGANIC CHILDREN'S MUSIC VIDEOS GARFIELD/LEWIS.
Austyn Gillette Habitat Origin
Austyn Gillette Habitat Origin Music: Four Provinces by The Walkmen, Suffering Season by The Woods.
Grade 3, Theme 4, Animal Habitats.wmv
A movie for Grade 3, Theme 4: Animal Habitats in the Houghton Mifflin English Language Arts adoption. Created using Movie Maker and Kitzu.com "Animal Habitat...
space habitat by uzi berko.
Danny Garcia for Habitat Footwear
Habitat Footwear announces not so new pro rider. Original Habitat team member Danny Garcia is now skating in Habitat Footwear. Dgar has been a central part o...
habitat Instructional video.wmv
Instructional video on animal habitats.
What is a Habitat
imformational video created for class.
Habitat in Guadalajara
Danny, Austyn, Marius, Guru and Mark took a trip to Guadalajara to shoot the Habitat Footwear catalog. Check out the new site to page through the catalog and...
Orbital Habitat -------------------- This design is based on the famous Stanford Torus.This one is quite a bit larger but still rotates at about 1RPM to prov...
Double Rock: Habitat
The team's stacked and Janoski footage is always a treat, but Austyn Gillette steals the show with one of the sweetest moves ever executed inside the 'Rock.
Wed, 22 May 2013 16:52:48 -0700
The newly released images and videos from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) show the famously endangered bears, as well as some of their neighbors — red pandas, leopard cats and macaques among them — exploring their natural habitat. The footage ...
PGH City Paper (blog)
Thu, 23 May 2013 11:26:45 -0700
Models will strut down the runway in outfits designed by students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, getups assembled entirely from home-renovation items found at the Greater Pittsburgh Habitat ReStore. Above is a photo from last year's show, courtesy ...
Jacksonville Daily News
Thu, 23 May 2013 09:12:08 -0700
We are indeed fortunate to live in a community where the businesses are so supportive of charitable causes. I was reminded of this recently when the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream stores in Emerald Isle and the Jacksonville Mall partnered with Habitat for ...
Wicked Local Plymouth
Thu, 23 May 2013 15:28:44 -0700
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth held a founding gathering of its Community Advisory Council at the new Sysco/Boston headquarters in Plympton. From left, Habitat President Steve Dubuque, Jim Duff from Bridgewater Savings Bank, Ken Blasser with ...
Dixie Press Online
Dixie Press Online
Thu, 23 May 2013 11:03:43 -0700
ST. GEORGE - In the wake of recent tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma and Texas, destroying homes, killing at least 24 and injuring more than 100 people and leaving behind destruction, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah is calling on the local ...
Aurora Beacon News
Wed, 22 May 2013 15:55:01 -0700
Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity will develop five vacant lots at Solfisburg Avenue and Beckwith Street into five single-family homes for Habitat families, said Jeffrey Barrett, executive director of the organization. The Montgomery-based non-profit ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 12:48:55 -0700
Klabunde, of Lyle, and her four children will be the recipients of a brand-new home before the holidays, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization whose mission is to build affordable housing ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 21:58:10 -0700
Hudson studied in an underwater habitat for his senior project. Chris Hudson, a junior at South Rowan High School, spent about 50 hours at the Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Fla., located 22.5 feet underwater, for his senior project. Photo ...
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