The Wolf's Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity

Cristina Eisenberg

Animals reminiscent of wolves, sea otters, and sharks exert a disproportionate impact on their setting; dramatic ecological results may end up after they are got rid of from—or back to—an ecosystem.
In The Wolf's Tooth, scientist and writer Cristina Eisenberg explores the concept that of "trophic cascades" and the function of best predators in regulating ecosystems. Her attention-grabbing and wide-ranging paintings offers transparent causes of the technology surrounding keystone predators and considers how this inspiration will help supply sensible ideas for restoring surroundings wellbeing and fitness and functioning.
Eisenberg examines either common techniques and particular concerns, sharing debts from her personal fieldwork to demonstrate and produce to existence the information she provides. She considers how source managers can use wisdom approximately trophic cascades to steer restoration efforts, together with how this technological know-how should be utilized to maneuver ahead the daring imaginative and prescient of rewilding the North American continent. in spite of everything, the writer offers her personal suggestions for neighborhood and landscape-scale functions of what has been realized approximately interactive nutrition webs.
At their so much primary point, trophic cascades are strong tales approximately environment processes—of predators and their prey, of what it takes to outlive in a panorama, of the circulation of meals. The Wolf's enamel is the 1st e-book to target the very important connection among trophic cascades and restoring biodiversity and habitats, and to take action in a manner that's obtainable to a various readership.

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