Dominance (ecology)

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Rhizophoraceae (mangroves) dominate tropical tidal swamps

Ecological dominance is the degree to which one or several species have a major influence controlling the other species in their ecological community (because of their large size, population, productivity, or related factors)[1] or make up more of the biomass.

Most ecological communities are defined by their dominant species.

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  1. ^ "OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms - Ecological dominance Definition".

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