Model studies of ecosystem engineering in plant communities Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The dynamics and spatial organization of ecological communities are strongly affected by various feedbacks between the biotic and abiotic environments. The realization that organisms can modify the abiotic environment, rather than merely being affected by it, has received much attention since the introduction of the ecosystem engineering concept by Jones et al. in 1994. Numerous case studies of ecosystem engineering have appeared since then, providing data on the engineering process and how it affects organismal …

publication date

  • September 21, 2011