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Aims: 1. To record changes in species composition from a grassland to a woodland.2. To record changes in height of the ground at metre intervals

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Introduction

Ecological Survey Of Succession

Aims:

  1. To record changes in species composition from a grassland to a woodland.
  2. To record changes in height of the ground at metre intervals.

Variables:

Dependent Variable – The number of different plant species, I will measure this by          placing a 0.5 x 0.5m quadrat on the ground.

Independent Variable – Holy Cross field to Duxbury woods.

Fixed – Quadrat area

             Distance between quadrats

Prediction:

I predict that in the field there will be less variation and more dominant species due to interference by man.

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Middle

1m ruleSpirit levelTape measureLight stringToilet roll tubesIdentification keys

Method:

I will find a area of the field which leads into the wood then I will place my tape measure from the field into the wood, then at every 1m interval for 20m I will drop the quadrat frame by the tape measure. In each quadrat, I will identify the species of plant in it with an identification key, then estimate the percentage of which it covers and record it. After I have

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Conclusion

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Safety:

The safety procedures for this survey are as follows:

  1. To stay on footpaths at all times
  2. To wear suitable footwear

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