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Term Species interactions

 A social action that a species carries out with one or more other species which allows a network of social relationships between species within a community in an ecosystem. The relationships are developed through the activities of species in response to their needs, such as food, space, sunlight, etc. The interaction of species increases the ability of each species to survive. There are seven types of species interaction that normally maintain the ecological balance in nature: amensalism, commensalism, competition, cooperation, predation, mutualism and parasitism. Table S-1 describes the different types of biological interactions that occur between species.


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Topic  Protected areas