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Biodiversity all groups

  1. 1. Biodiversity 4/5<br />Maggie, Awang, Simon and Swikriti<br />
  2. 2. The Nursery: plants, animals, and other<br />Potted plants (bushes)<br />Gardening tools<br />Geckos<br />Orange and purple flowers<br />Peppers <br />Ants<br />Frogs<br />Ivy<br />Snails<br />Centipede <br />
  3. 3. Human Affects<br />Area is diverse but almost all of the plants are potted<br />Because there are excess pots, the geckos use them for shelter<br />The ivy grows on the fence instead of on the surrounding trees<br />
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  6. 6. Biodiversity Assessment - Courtyard<br />By: Group #1 (Arun, Daichi, Hannah, Kimberly and Sarah)<br />
  7. 7. A Brief Description…<br /><ul><li>Date - August 17, 2011
  8. 8. Time - 1:15 to 1:30 pm
  9. 9. Location - Courtyard
  10. 10. Physical Characteristics of the Site - grassy, open, surrounded by buildings and a side walk, muddy, a few trees and many different types of plants</li></ul>Written Notes & Observations<br />Vegetation:<br />3 types of grass<br />3 flower trees, about 3-5 stories high, and a couple of younger, smaller trees (1 story).<br />7 different kinds of green, leafy plants (not including trees, and grass)<br />A few tropical trees, about 4-7 feet high<br />1 type of plant has a red flower blooming in the center<br />Moss growing on the rocks and benches<br />Insect/Animal Life: <br />3 brown frogs, all different sizes<br />Groups of cream colored insects flying near trees (approximate size of one insect – 1 mm in width and length)<br />1 Spider and a spider web by the bench<br />1 Snail near the vents, on the mud<br />Human Impact:<br /><ul><li> Surrounded by brick and cement, about 1/5 of the site is paved,
  11. 11. Litter (pencil, glue, bottle cap)
  12. 12. AC vents- produce noise & heat
  13. 13. Metal gates
  14. 14. Clay pots for plants
  15. 15. Water drain
  16. 16. Pipes along walls and ground
  17. 17. Sprinkler
  18. 18. Cement benches</li></li></ul><li>Frog<br />Snail<br />
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  21. 21. Biodiversity <br />Shannon, Hannah, Pranav, Simon, Paan<br />
  22. 22. Observations<br />Lots of different types of plantation- about 20 different species (diversity of genes)<br />Different kinds of trees- about 7 different species (diversity of genes)<br />Various small grass flowers (diversity of genes)<br />Many crawling little insects- ants, mosquitoes, centipedes, etc (diversity of species)<br />Birds chirping overhead while we were observing the area around the pond (diversity of species)<br />
  23. 23. If…<br />If we had more time, we could be more detailed with our data collecting: we could uncover more species if we had dug down into the earth<br />If we had excess equipment, we may be able to discover if there were any other organisms living within the pond, as well as being able to see microscopic organisms<br />Other factors..<br /><ul><li>With less than half an hour, we may have looked past some other signs of other organisms living around that area, e.g. a nest, a footprint?
  24. 24. Time. Some animals are nocturnal, and only comes out when night falls. We did our exploration during late noon, so we may not have had the chance to see them</li></li></ul><li>Biodiversity Score<br />We’d give the pond area a biodiversity score of 4, because the pond area has different types of trees and grass, as well as possibly having organisms in the pond<br />
  25. 25. Others…<br />Didn’t expect the smell there; had mud all over our shoes<br />toad and turtles in the pond; we didn’t get a picture of it<br />Something interesting: how many different species of plants there were around the pond<br />
  27. 27. Observations<br />A dead frog: can be decomposed, which can give soil nutrition <br />Tiny flowers grow at the edge of the gates<br />Small ants around the area<br />The frog and and dry flowers show that the environment is dry, judging from what color the frog is<br />
  28. 28. Observations <br />Most of the plants water resources are mostly from rain, which can tell from the wet field and the small tunnels that direct dirty water to other places <br />Living insects: bees, spiders, grasshoppers <br />Dead leaves <br />Very quiet<br />
  29. 29. Observations<br />
  30. 30. More… Observations<br />
  31. 31. Score<br />2<br />
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