When a new kind of species is created because of a separation in habitat, they start to develop unique characteristics. What is the phenomenon called, and are there actual examples of this happening in our world today? The Abert and Kaibab Squirrels live on opposites sides of the Colorado River. They used to be in […]
Elephants are a keystone species. They carve pathways through impenetrable under brush shaping entire ecosystems as they create pools in dried river beds and spread seeds as they travel.
keystone species A keystone species is an organism that helps define an entire ecosystem. Without its keystone species, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist altogether. Keystone species have low functional redundancy. This means that if the species were to disappear from the ecosystem, no other species would be able to fill