Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Awesome video - wolves and ecology in Yellowstone

How wolves change the state of rivers.

OK, wolves are awesome all by themselves.  But this short video illustrates what happens when you remove a key piece from an ecosystem.

It really is all connected.

Thanks to Kris Winkler for this item.


Laurence Clark Crossen said...

Tremendously informative and entertaining for anyone disinclined to reintroduce wolves. Their re-introduction increased the diversity of life in Yellowstone fare beyond keeping the deer in check and letting the grass grow.

Matt Bille said...

Agreed. It's a cliché we all spout - "all of nature is connected" - but we still forget what happens in a tightly connected system if you remove a key piece.