Environ centrality reveals the tendency of indirect effects to homogenize the functional importance of species in ecosystems.

@article{Fann2012EnvironCR,
  title={Environ centrality reveals the tendency of indirect effects to homogenize the functional importance of species in ecosystems.},
  author={Sarah L Fann and Stuart R. Borrett},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={294},
  pages={74-86}
}
Ecologists and conservation biologists need to identify the relative importance of species to make sound management decisions and effectively allocate scarce resources. We introduce a new method, termed environ centrality, to determine the relative importance of a species in an ecosystem network with respect to ecosystem energy-matter exchange. We demonstrate the uniqueness of environ centrality by comparing it to other common centrality metrics and then show its ecological significance… CONTINUE READING

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