Image above: Yellowstone National Park, the place of a trophic cascade involving wolves.
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How wolves change the physical geography of an area by causing a trophic cascade
This amazing short YouTube on the re-introduction of wolves to the Yellowstone National Park is a fascinating example of the importance of the Interconnection concept in the Australian Curriculum: Geography.
In particular the Australian Curriculum: Geography involves holistic thinking that involves studying the interconnections between phenomena and processes within and between places. The clip outlines how the re-introduction of wolves into the park has not only made massive positive changes to habitats and animal life but also changed the nature of the rivers in the park though a process called trophic cascading. A great positive biogeography story based on interconnection and interdependency.
Thanks to Jonathon Noble, DECD Education Manager at the Adelaide Zoo for forwarding this example of interconnection.