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Plant Diversity Mini Report Samantha Eisenberg U43619554 November 1, 2007 Hypotheses - Based on the intermediate disturbance hypothesis, the plot that is burned every 5 years would be the most diverse. - The burn plot that will be most similar in species composition to the control plot will be the one burned every seven years. - Wiregrass and the canopy will be more abundant in areas burned more frequently. Results Burn Frequency (Years) 1 2 5 7 C Simpson's 0.745113 0.711368 0.774494 0.892219 0.895777 Shannon-Weaver 2.032273 1.983442 1.696001 1.450644 1.409874 Table-1 Simpson’s diversity and Shannon-Weaver indices for each plot Similarity 1,2 1,5 1,7 1,C 2,5 2,7 2,C 5,7 5,C 7,C A 17 19 13 14 21 15 14 13 13 12 B 5 3 9 8 5 10 11 21 21 4 C 9 15 3 4 13 1 4 3 5 6 Table-2 The number of species that two plots of in common where a =number of species common to both plots, b =number of species found in first plot not the second, and c =species found in second plot but not first.
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PCB 3043 taught by Professor Mccoy during the Fall '07 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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