A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveal the facts on the Carbon Cycle. Researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, convey in their study that Predators- Prey relationship affect Carbon Cycle. It looks strange to everyone that the relationship between snakes and rats — herbivores and predators in the study’s food chain — and how does it affect the grassland ecosystem. Dr. Oswald Schmitz, professor of ecology discovered that predators may have important effects on determining the make-up of ecosystems. The researchers controlled the food chains of grassland ecosystem by making manipulations to see how the levels of carbon would change over time.
The study showed fantasized results that the presence of spiders shot up the rate of carbon uptake by the plants by about 1.4 times more than when just grasshoppers were present and by 1.2 more times than when no animals were present.