36: Laptop-less weeks, Keystone species

Environmental essentials: Keystone species

Keystone species are the glue for their ecosystems and hold everything together. Without them, entire ecosystems collapse. What are keystone species? What do they do? Why do we care?

Main topic: Surviving without a laptop

I had to survive three weeks without my laptop, so I figured out what tasks are possible with my iPad and my husband's laptop while slowly going insane.

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Keystone Species
Every ecosystem has certain species that are critical to the survival of the other species in the system. The keystone species could be a huge predator or an unassuming plant, but without them the ecosystem may not survive.
Kate Hildenbrand

Kate Hildenbrand

Kate Hildenbrand is the writer behind the essays here, author of fiction novels, the creator of the Kate Hildenbrand podcast, and a student of marine ecology. At least, that's her on the surface.