One invasive species spells disaster for Yellowstone’s lake

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Living Things

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems and Interdependence; Form and Function

Years: 6, 7, 9

Word Count: 616

An interloping trout has wreaked havoc for plankton, fish, bird, otter and bear species, research finds in the Yellowstone Lake in USA. This comprehensive article touches on many facets of human interaction with ecosystems and the ripple effects this can have, including the why and has nice touches on classifications of native wildlife as well as looking at Food Chains and Webs (with excellent illustrations in the research paper referenced). Suitable for use alongside Biological Sciences curriculum for Years 6, 7, and 9.

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