Glossary of Ecology (6th ed.) by Krebs (2009)
- a particular environment in which a species lives, or broadly speaking the biotic environment occupied by an individual or population.
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- The particular environment in which an organism lives. A habitat patch is an area of a particular habitat surrounded by other habitat types that may be less suitable for that organism.
Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- Where an individual, population, or species exists or can exist. For example, the habitat of the Joshua tree is the Mojave Desert of North America.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
- Krebs, C. J. 2009. Ecology, 6th ed. -xvi + 655 pp. Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.