exclusive species

exclusive species

[ik′sklü·siv ′spē·shēz]
(ecology)
A species which is completely or nearly limited to one community.
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In his famous early study, Professor Levin demonstrated the unexpected fact that high biodiversity in a marine reef ecosystem could be maintained by moderate disturbance, and that expanding space permits the coexistence of mutually exclusive species in the same ecosystem.
Human beings separating into exclusive species is an unlikely occurrence unless whole populations are isolated from each other, say on different planets, or centers of consciousness are transferred to nonbiological systems that bypass the interrelatedness characteristic of genetics.
a) Number of individuals captured; (b) Number of species observed; (c) Number of species observed as a percentage of the estimated total richness (averaged from 3 estimators, Chao 1, Jack 1 and ACE, Colwell 2005); (d) Percentage of exclusive species sampled (i.