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Predators Are More Important than Plants on Ecosystem Function


February 14, 2008

spider Ecosystem ecologists have long held that plants and their interaction with the soil determine the type and abundance of herbivores and carnivores in an ecosystem. But a new study, which promises to yield a revolutionary shift in thinking on the subject, indicates that predators have considerably more influence than plants over how an ecosystem functions. Full Story

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Yale University

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