This lesson will explore the phenomenon of the moose-wolf population dynamics on Isle Royale, as students learn about how one of our lesser-known national parks provides a firsthand opportunity to witness biology, ecology, and history in action. They will explore the dynamics of predator-prey relationships, conduct field observations about populations in their own area, and mathematically model the moose-wolf population biology over time.
- Know how predator-prey interactions affect the populations of each over time
- Understand how the moose and wolf populations on Isle Royale have changed in recent decades
- Be able to mathematically model the populations of a predator and prey system