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ecology investigation

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  • Submitted: 29/07/2009
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Hi,

My task is to plan an investigation to find out the distribution and abundance of two named species of plant in a specific habitat and to determine if this is affected by the water content of the soil. I've chosen 2 species of buttercup in a water meadow.

Please could you read over it and suggest any areas for improvement. There is a word limit of ~1000 words, but mine is currently 1900! So if there are any areas you feel that I don't need please point them out!

Many thanks,

AN INVESTIGATION INTO HOW THE DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF RANUNCULUS REPENS AND RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS IN A CAMBRIDGE WATER MEADOW ARE AFFECTED BY SOIL WATER CONTENT

Numerous factors exist that influence the distribution and abundance of plant populations in an ecosystem. Factors may be either abiotic, (physical characteristics of a habitat), or biotic, (caused by living organisms). This investigation will explore the effects of one abiotic factor, soil water content, on the distribution of two buttercup species, (R.repens and R.bulbosus), in a Cambridge water meadow.

Differences in the environment allow species to survive over others in a habitat. The species

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