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Vincent Likewise Bio 213 5-25-08 Oak Creek Ecosystem Goal: To gain an understanding of the trophic levels of a local riparian ecosystem and of some of the abiotic environmental factors that influence this ecosystem. Objectives: 1. To estimate the density, frequency, dominance, and species diversity of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, macroinvertebrates, microinvertebrates, and microorganisms found in a riparian ecosystem. 2. To describe the tropic levels of the riparian ecosystem and the relative importance of particular species, using examples from the field data. 3. To describe the abiotic environmental conditions that influence the biotic components of the riparian ecosystem. Methods: The methods are described in Lab Topic 25 of the laboratory manual by Morgan, J.G. and Carter, M.E.B. 2005 Investigating Biology, 5 th Edition, The Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co. Results: The results are summarized in the attached tables (Table 25.8 – 25.15) Discussion: 1. See attached Figure 25.7
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