Plant diversity was based on the number of species

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for plant diversity. Plant diversity was based on the number of species that were observed in the one meter squared PVC pipe quadrant. We also use a measuring tape to mark every 20 feet. 0 to 80 feet is considered near the main path, and 100 to 180 feet was away from the main path. We also took pictures of every quadrant and species found in Tecolote Canyon during this experiment. To collect data we counted the species of plants in each quadrant that was placed every 20 feet. After taking all measurements we’ve then use the plant species identifier to identify the species that we recorded by taking pictures. Results: In our first quadrant at 20 feet from the path there was only one species recorded. However, at 160 feet from the path there’re five different species recorded. This species recorded at the 160 feet was the Lemonade Berry, Sage, moss, rip cut brome, and weeds. This compares to the 20 feet measurement with only the lemonade berry plant. Based on this Data that was collected we can assume that our hypothesis was supported Data table: Near Path Away From Distance from the path (ft.) 0 20 40 6 0 80 100 120 140 160 180 Number of plant species in quadrant 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 5 3 Type of species w lb w lb w lb w lb w lb w lb w lb w s m lb w s m rb lb rb t Legend:
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Ashley Alderman Professor Danos Bio221 lab Lab 2 report T – tree Rb - ripcut brome LB - lemonade berry M - moss W - weeds S – sage Discussion: It can be assumed that near the path there is less plant diversity because of many disturbances this includes people walking and running, dogs, bikers, and some vehicles passing through the area. However further away from the path there is less evidence of disturbance therefore there is more plant diversity the further you are from the path. The different types a species that we’ve found included a tree (possibly an oak tree), lemonade berry plant, Sage, moss, rip cut brome, and weeds. Sage Rip cut Brome Lemonade berry Tree
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