In the space below, reflect on and extend your learning from our field study this week. Remember - this was the portion of the day where we each sampled a certain portion of forest - we examined the tree and insect diversity and abundance.
What did you learn about different tree species and insect species in general? What did you learn about actual sampling techniques?
Next, what did you notice about the forest in general....certain sections of it were different, so HOW were they different? Here is a hint - some of the forest was considered to be mature forest, and some of it was considered to be young forest - it had grown where an old field used to be. What differences did you notice?
Finally, explain what your area of study was (number and overall description) as well as its level of biodiversity.