Populations in Ecosystems

Giraffe and rhino

Session Outline

During this talk we will discuss what an ecosystem comprises of and the importance of a species niche in its habitat.

This will also include how conservation efforts can support ecosystems and their populations.


  • To be able to understand what an ecosystem is.
  • To be able to explain the term ‘niche’.
  • To be able to identify factors that can effect a population.
  • To be able to discuss the importance of conservation.

Curriculum Links

Biology (KS5)

  • Populations in ecosystems

Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC (KS5)

  • Ecology