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January 16, 2016

Lab 1: Examining a Transect at American University (AU)

Transect: 3

Location: Transect 3 is a 20x20 meter plot located in the garden behind the AU amphitheater and next to Hughes Hall. It is a quiet area with an abundance of foliage and shade. There is no body of water around the transect.

Topography: The transect is surrounded by cement side-walks and stone, and contains a light post and a wooden bench. It also contains bushes, trees, detritus, wood chips and dormant plants.