ERIC Number: EJ785676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Carrion--It's What's for Dinner: Wolves Reduce the Impact of Climate Change
Consitble, Juanita M.; Sandro, Luke H.; Lee, Richard E., Jr.
American Biology Teacher, v70 n2 p95-102 Feb 2008
The restoration of wolves to Yellowstone National park after a 7-year absence created a natural experiment on the ecological effects of top predators. In this activity, students use mathematical models to explore how carrion from wolf kills can reduce negative effects of climate change on scavengers in the park.
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Parks, Climate, Natural Resources, Science Instruction, Biology, Animals, Science Experiments, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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