How Wolves Change Rivers

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October 17, 2014

How Wolves Change Rivers

You’ve heard of wolves in sheep’s clothing. But what about a wolf dressed as a terraformer?

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? Well, they didn’t have to go to the top undergraduate engineering schools to get it done: George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

 

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By | 2018-01-16T16:14:30+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Featured, Junior High, Real World|1 Comment

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  1. julia March 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    This was so surprising to me. I for one know a ton about wolves never knew that when wolves come in it helps every animal there in it’s own way. ^w^

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