Ecosystem function

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Definition of Ecosystem function:
Although a distinction is not always made, ecosystem function can be destinguished from ecosystem process. Ecosystem process referrs to mechanistic processes such as bioturbation intensity, decomposition or resource use that are carried out by fauna and which regulate the observed level of ecosystem function such as nutrient cyling or primary productivity.
This is the common definition for Ecosystem function, other definitions can be discussed in the article