Chapter 26 Community Ecology (Metapopulations in Patchy Environments …
Cross-Link Description: Assisted Dispersal is one of the ways that humans can help aid species affected by habitat fragmentation. If we are to change our environment to better ourselves, we need to be able to assist animals in these changing environments.
Cross-link Description: Keystone species will help with plant diversity because they will limit the amount of herbivores in the area. If the keystone species were absent then plants would be consumed more and be trampled on more occasionally.
Cross-link Description: The relationship between sea otters and kelp forests could be considered a mutualistic relationship given that both species benefit. The sea otters will be getting prey to consume while the kelp forests will be getting rid of a species that hurt it's development.