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Here and elsewhere, cascading relationships involving wolves, wapiti, hemlocks, dwarf mistletoe, butterflies and other species have been documented. It is impossible to gauge the size of the root from an examination of the crown except to say that if the crown is mobile it is very unlikely that there is a large intact root. It is probable that all four of these mechanisms are possible in different cases.

The Wolf's Tooth is the first book to focus on the vital connection between trophic cascades and restoring biodiversity and habitats, and to do so in a way that is accessible to a diverse readership. Top predators eat herbivores, herbivores eat plants, and top predators keep so-called meso-predators in check too.

Sea otter decline in Alaskan waters resulted, predictably enough, in a surge in urchins and a deforestation of kelp. In a world where habitats and communities are changing fast due to human action, such concepts as sequential faunal collapse and ecosystem degradation are going to become all too familiar. But the top-down effects of keystone predators aren't the whole story. Eisenberg also discusses examples from freshwater habitats, and from rockpools and various other marine environments. Trophic Cascades and Ecosystem Management.

The Wolf's Tooth calls for a conservation vision that involves rewilding the earth and honoring all our relations. Chinese tigers have been taught to live a wild life in Africa before being released in China. They are vestigial first premolars and the first cheek tooth is referred to as the second premolar even when wolf teeth are not present.

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This is the next level of conservation, as complex as it is crucial. Movement Any wolf tooth which moves is likely to be small, a fragment or be a fractured crown. Eisenberg shows that this crucial piece of research marked a turning point in our attitude to and understanding of ecosystem structure. Intensive herbivory can lead to deer literally eating themselves out of house and home, and consequently to loss of biodiversity and destabilization of ecosystems.

They may also be knocked out by the bit if particularly loose and can certainly be extracted accidentally, either partially or whole, when routine equine dentistry is performed. There are four mechanisms which have been postulated by which wolf teeth may cause discomfort. Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades and Biodiversity. The pink layer is the gum. To do so, I take a wide view, one in which I look at trophic cascades within the context of the web of life.

Eisenberg examines both general concepts and specific issues, sharing accounts from her own fieldwork to illustrate and bring to life the ideas she presents. Damage Any damaged wolf tooth is more likely to be inherently painful or have periodontal disease associated with it.