lab report 6 - Running head PLANT ECOLOGY FACTORS REGULATING PLANT DIVERSITY Plant Ecology Factors Regulating Plant Diversity Kat Papalas Stockton

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Running head: PLANT ECOLOGY – FACTORS REGULATING PLANT DIVERSITY Plant Ecology – Factors Regulating Plant Diversity Kat Papalas Stockton University Biodiversity and Evolution 4 April 2016 1
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PLANT ECOLOGY – FACTORS REGULATING PLANT DIVERSITY Abstract Using Simpson's Diversity Index, it was concluded that two dominate plants are present in the Pinelands which are the Atlantic White Cedar and the Red Maple. It is found that no oak trees are located near aquatic habitats, there a few to none pine near water and, cedar is very water tolerant so it is the dominant plant. Wild blueberries grow in the highlands and the low lands including various mosses and shrubs. 2
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PLANT ECOLOGY – FACTORS REGULATING PLANT DIVERSITY Introduction This experiment was performed to determine the various types of species and populations that make up and live in The New Jersey Pinelands. The Pinelands cover nearly 1.1 million acres of farms, forests and wetlands and is labeled as a National Reserve, our own university is apart of the Pinelands. The Pinelands stretch from Cape May in southern New Jersey all the way to Toms River in central New Jersey. The reserve is home to dozens of rare plant and animal species and the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, which contains an estimated 17 trillion gallons of water (Pinelands Commission).
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  • Biodiversity, Pine Barrens, New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

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