Linking Keystone Species and Functional Groups: A New Operational Definition of the Keystone Species Concept

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Robert D. Davic;
(2003)

The concept of the "keystone species" is redefined to allow for the a priori prediction of these species within ecosystems. A keystone species is held to be a strongly interacting species whose top-down effect on species diversity and competition is large relative to it... View more
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