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Contact: Jennifer Donovan
Michigan Technological University

Wolves, Moose and Soil Hotspots on Isle Royale

Caption: The coastline of Isle Royale National Park is represented in two maps. Moose carcasses, like the ones on which wolves are feeding in lower map, produce pulses of nutrients that affect soil fertility, decomposition and the nutrition of nearby plants. Clustered hotspots of biogeochemical activity are seen in the yellow to white zones in upper map.

Credit: Michigan Technological University

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