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WOLVES KEEP FORESTS NUTRIENT RICH

The downed prey of wolves found to create hotspots of forest fertility.
by JEREMY HANCE, Mongabay.com

Researchers from Michigan Technological University found that when wolves take down their prey—in this case moose—they do more than simply keep a check on herbivore populations. The corpses of wolf-hunted moose create hotspots of forest fertility by enriching the soil with biochemicals. Due to this sudden up-tick in nutrients, microbial and fungal growth explodes, in turn providing extra nutrients for plants near the kill.

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