Lab 2 Analysis

Lab 2 Analysis - John Malloy BMZ115 Lab 2 Coming into this...

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John Malloy BMZ115 – Lab 2 Coming into this experiment, we held the hypothesis that plant species are not uniformly distributed within the study area. After completing this experiment and thoroughly analyzing the data, we can claim that our hypothesis stands correct since none of the data suggests otherwise. By looking at Table 2-1, you can see that the different plant species were very randomly dispersed throughout the study area, with Festuca sp. (grass) making up a large majority of the plant life, as seen in Graph 2-1. Table 2-1 goes a long way to show just how important our sample size for this experiment was. Although grass was very dominant in most quadrats, there were several quadrats in which the grass was less prominent and there was a greater diversity of plants. If we were to sample only a few quadrats, there is a chance that we would hit only the ones that have more diversity. This would skew the data and give us inaccurate results that show a greater diversity in Hughes Lawn than there actually is.
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course BMZ 115 taught by Professor Cheng during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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Lab 2 Analysis - John Malloy BMZ115 Lab 2 Coming into this...

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