Image on left: “Monfeld toscana” by Jurgen Kofler via Wikimedia [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moonfeld_toscana.jpg] Image on right: photo by A. Jamison
Image from Microsoft Clipart References: Demnicki, Kimberly, and Martin Zahn. Explorations in Organismal Biology. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2011. 131-35. Print. Gregory, Michael. Web. 11 Apr. 2012. <http://faculty.clintoncc.suny.edu/faculty/michael.gregory/files/BIO%20206/206%20Laboratory/Species%20Diversity/Species_Diversity.htm>.
Community ecology lab
Community Ecology Lab Species Diversity
Two options for gathering species diversity data: 1. Sample two outdoor communities 2. Sample two indoor simulated communities Procedures for both methods are outlined on Blackboard; select the method most realistic for you.
Construct Species Area Curve Plot cumulative number of species after counting each # species quadrat on the y- axis; number of quadrats sampled on the x-axis.
Sampling ProceduresSelect next quadrat and repeat procedures, adding any new species to data tablePlot number of cumulative species on species area curveContinue sampling quadrats until curve levels off for five consecutive samples