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Unformatted text preview: were instructed to record the Species ID, DBH, as well as the species richness and abundance. U One of the first errors that I had come across was when we began testing for the water content in the soil. When I put the dried soil on the scale, it was reading much heavier that its original weight. I knew that this was not possible and began to check for errors. Sure enough, the soil samples in the groups had been switched and they did not originally weigh the same. Once we weight the correct sample, we notice that the soil was 0.6 grams lighter. Another possible error was when we measured for Potassium in the soil. The color of the water did not match that of any on the test kit. We were later informed that from the waters color, the Potassium level was much higher than the kit could interpret....
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- Spring '08
- 0.6 grams, Blane Smith, Species ID, quadrat investigation