Dominance (ecology)


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.

See also


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

External links

  • Dominant Species in a Diverse Ecosystem