Trophic Cascade
Trophic Cascade

Trophic cascades occur when the top of the food chain within an ecosystem changes their behavior, thus influencing all the other elements within the environment. With the reintegration of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park, the entire ecosystem was revitalized. The elk population was normalized, resulting the the growth of trees. This growth brought back songbirds. Erosion changed the flow of the rivers, bringing back fish, beavers, amphibians, and animals that hunt these creatures

Trophic Cascade Detail
Trophic Cascade Detail

Wolf sculpted from joint compound

Trophic Cascade Detail
Trophic Cascade Detail
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31 wolves were reintegrated into Yellowstone National Park, resulting in the trophic cascade process that revitalized the ecosystem. These 31 are represented by the 31 tufts of fur surrounding the wolf. The wolf contains illustrations of the other animals and environments that were changed during this process Mixed media sculpture

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31 Detail