Wolves alter wetland creation and recolonization by killing ecosystem engineers

Beavers, one of nature’s most prolific ecosystem engineers, can be a substantial summer food source for wolves in many boreal ecosystems. By killing beavers, wolves alter wetland creation and recolonization patterns in boreal ecosystems, and in turn, all of the important ecological processes associated with beaver-created wetlands. Credit: Voyageurs Wolf Project. Beavers are some of […]

Echo from the past makes rice paddies a good home for wetland plants

IMAGE: Rice paddies which were originally wetland are able to provide a new home for the original wetland plant species that were present. Conversely, paddies which were not originally wetland are… view more  Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University studied the biodiversity of wetland plants over time in rice paddies […]