Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 56 - Communities - 56.2 - Community Membership Depends on Species Supply, Environmental Conditions, and Species Interactions - 56.2 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1212: 2


Some keystone species keep prey populations in check and protect many other species from overgrazing or competition. Other keystone species may supply sustenance to a wide variety of animals, such as the tropical fig, which feeds many species of birds, rodents and fish.

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