Friday, June 10, 2016

Free Class Monday At Center For Urban Horticulture Called "Ecological Communities: Plants, Predators, and Food Webs"

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture  (3501 NE 41st Street) is having a free class called "Ecological Communities: Plants, Predators, and Food Webs"  on Monday from 6:30-7:30pm.      

The information says:
What are food webs made of? Plants produce food for a web of interacting animals, forming the basis for food chains and shaping an ecological community. Herbivores consume plants and have special adaptations for digesting them.  
Herbivores influence plants directly, through consumption, but plants can also experience 'indirect effects' through predators who control the herbivores. For example, wolf re-introduction in Yellowstone has increased willow tree growth by controlling herbivorous elk.  
Plants benefit indirectly. Plant pollinators can also be affected by predators, benefiting plant reproduction and survival. Ecological relationships between plants and animals can be complex. We will explore how plants can be affected by predators of herbivores in the food chain and explore trophic cascades.

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