Mer Bleue - Alnus Incana - nitrogen and phosphorus. Unlike...

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Hypothesis : plant Alnus Incana grows in transition zones drier than the bog such as the forest and sandy dune ecotone. This has been supported by the observations of 5 different groups at 5 different location refer to table 1.Although there was a sampling error at station number one by group number 5, the ove all result shown in the graph supports that station 4 and 5 the best envoronemnt for Alnus incana. Therefore the well drained soil allows the growth of small trees 2-4 m tall.The acidic environment increases the growth rate of the Alnus Incana.This are the limiting factor that limits the distribution of plant Alnus Incana. Predition: a)Prediction if there is a partial water drainage of the Mer blueue marsh: If there was a change in water level at Mer Bleue, this will not have a huge impact on the Alnus Incana. b) prediction regarding the condesquence of the drainage on alnus Incana: In fact the Alnus Incana needs well-drained soil and mineral-rich soil to live. It obtains nutrients from the soil such as
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Unformatted text preview: nitrogen and phosphorus. Unlike other plants found in Mer Bleue; which only need water to live, this factor does not have a great affect on the Alnus incana. It prefers a drier place to live in than the Marsh. Although there are times, where precipitations occur, which provide the perfect environment for this plant's habitat. As mentioned, the Alnus incana prefers to live in an environment that is drier than the Marsh, such as the econtone. The Ecotone, it's a transition zone, where the soil has remaining acid and allows a better growth for the Alnus incana. It's the perfect environment for this species, because it was most present in this section (Ecotone) at Mer Bleue. The forest is drier than the ecotone, and is located on the sandy dun and consists of well-drained soil, with many trees that form a closed canopy...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course SCIENCE BIO1130 taught by Professor Fenwick during the Spring '11 term at University of Ottawa.

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