User:Mark Skaggs/Notebook/Lab One: Biological Life at AU
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July 1, 2014
Objective: Observe a naturally-occurring transect and collect a sample of soil and small life forms from transect.
Methods: 1. Examine a 20 by 20 meter transect of American University's campus and detail the flora and fauna present. 2. Collect a 50 mL sample of ground vegetation and soil.
Results and Conclusion:
Transect 2: Wesley Theological Seminary was assigned.
View of landscape https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFjAXEJZK2rd2lqNGYyUWJKaFVBTTVVUVptSDdxd0dWVVNv/edit?usp=sharing
View of ground cover https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFjAXEJZK2rWUZYWU8zZHBmbzhHaTgwenpPc3JxcFMxN0lB/edit?usp=sharing
-secluded from main foot traffic of campus
-while a building was within 40 meters of the transect, no major abiotic components are present.
-3 coniferous trees, 3 deciduous trees
-ground coverage plants, not grass (e.g. ivies, weeds, etc.)
-dense shade from overhanging branches and leaves
-roughly 30 by 15 meters
-only visible animal is gnats