Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 59 - Conservation Biology - Review Questions - Synthesize: 4

Answer

Species' extinction would always have some effects on other species, but the greatest effects would come from extinction of keystone species, which can be identified and studied.

Work Step by Step

These are species which act as a kind of glue to hold entire ecosystems together, and their loss tends to have catastrophic effects throughout the ecosystem. Review Ch. 56 and 57 to help understand this.
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