What are the two types of ecosystem engineers?
Ecosystem engineers can be split into two categories: allogenic and autogenic. Allogenic engineers are defined as species that modify the environment by mechanically changing living or nonliving materials to form another.
Why are they called ecosystem engineers?
In other words, they are identified as engineers because of their ability to modify resources, not because of their trophic effect. While the impact of ecosystem engineers can be as great as keystone species, they differ in their types of impact.
Are humans ecosystem engineers?
Humans are the most evident ecological engineers on the Earth, since they modify their environment also with the help of technology (Vitousek et al., 1997).
- What are the two types of ecosystem engineers?
- Why are they called ecosystem engineers?
- Are humans ecosystem engineers?
- Why are elephants ecosystem engineers?
- Are honey bees ecosystem engineers?
- Are birds ecosystem engineers?
- Are wolves an ecosystem engineer?
- Are sea urchins ecosystem engineers?
- Are ecosystem engineers keystone species?
- What is the difference between a keystone species and an ecosystem engineer?
- Why are earthworms called ecosystem engineers?
- Are whales ecosystem engineers?
- Is the blue whale an apex predator?
- What happens if whales go extinct?
- Do they still hunt whales?
- How much is a whale worth?
- Do whales feel pain?
- What country kills the most whales?
- What does whale meat taste like?
- Does NASA still use whale oil?