Do frightened grasshoppers increase carbon storage in grasslands?

image_preview

This is a super fascinating peek into the mysterious world of ecology and the interactions, cause and effect that make up our world.

The first assumption might be that when carnivores such as spiders eat herbivores such as grasshoppers, more grass grows because there are fewer insects to eat it.  However, that is not the dynamic the Yale research uncovered.  Rather, researchers found two ways that predator pressure affects prey and causes changes that radiate through ecosystems.

Do frightened grasshoppers increase carbon storage in grasslands?.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s