Even Small Changes within An Ecosystem Can Have Detrimental Effects (video) Binghamton University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption A mutualistic relationship between species in an ecosystem allows for the ecosystem to thrive, but the lack of this relationship could lead to the collapse of the entire system. New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that interactions between relatively small organisms are crucial to mutualistic relationships in an ecosystem dominated by much larger organisms, including trees and elephants. Credit Binghamton University, State University of New York Usage Restrictions The video may only be used with appropriate caption or credit, and cannot be monetized in any way. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.