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Communities, ecosystem engineers, and functional domains
  • Jean-Francois Ponge
Jean-Francois Ponge
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

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Communities are shaped by the activity of ecosystem engineers, which modify their environment to their benefit and that of subordinate species within their functional domain. Communities are defined as embedded assemblages of interactions, from cells to landscapes. They are threatened by present-day global changes which trigger the invasive nature of ecological engineers, with cascading effects.
Sep 2021Published in Ecological Research volume 36 issue 5 on pages 766-777. 10.1111/1440-1703.12247