Posts Tagged ‘apex predators’

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
— John Muir
This video from Sustainable Human is a fascinating look at the impact of an apex predator species on not just an area’s wildlife, but its ecology and even geography. As this article at Nature.com discusses, such trophic cascades can have far-reaching impacts:
When the impact of a predator on its prey’s ecology trickles down one more feeding level to affect the density and/or behavior of the prey’s prey, ecologists term this interaction a feeding, or trophic cascade…
Interesting information, both for denizens of Planet Earth and creators of other worlds as well.

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