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ecosystem engineers

Any organism that create, modify or maintain habitats by causing physical changes in biotic and abiotic materials that, directly or indirectly, modulate the diversity of species and the functioning of ecosystems.
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  • physical ecosystem engineers
  • habitat engineers
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