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Field Ecology Topics: Microhabitat Ecology


  • Examples of micro-habitat investigation topics
  • Microhabitat basics (the "niche" concept)
  • Microhabitats: Primary sources
  • Mima mounds: Primary sources
  • Isolated trees: Primary sources
  • Stumps: Primary sources
  • Bryophytes (mosses & lichens) as invertebrate microhabitats: Primary sources


Microhabitat: a small, localized habitat within a larger ecosystem, as a decomposing log in a forest, having conditions that sustain a limited range of animals and plants

Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


The twigs of Oregon white (Garry) oaks are microhabitats: Small-scale habitats on which are found communitiesthat include lichens, mosses, oak galls, and other populations.

Microhabitat Basics

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