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Keystone Species and Their Role in Ecosystems

Keystone Species and Their Role in Ecosystems

Keystone species are those that play a unique and crucial role in ecosystem function. They have a disproportionately large effect on their environment relative to their abundance. Because of their key role in maintaining biodiversity efforts to manage and protect keystone species can help stabilize the entire biological community. The term keystone species was first …