Ecosystem engineering in space and time.

  title={Ecosystem engineering in space and time.},
  author={Alan Hastings and James E. Byers and Jeffrey Crooks and Kim Cuddington and Clive G. Jones and John G. Lambrinos and Theresa Sinicrope Talley and William G. Wilson},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={10 2},
The ecosystem engineering concept focuses on how organisms physically change the abiotic environment and how this feeds back to the biota. While the concept was formally introduced a little more than 10 years ago, the underpinning of the concept can be traced back to more than a century to the early work of Darwin. The formal application of the idea is yielding new insights into the role of species in ecosystems and many other areas of basic and applied ecology. Here we focus on how temporal… 

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