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ERIC Number: EJ813863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Investigating Effects of Invasive Species on Plant Community Structure
Franklin, Wilfred
American Biology Teacher, v70 n8 p479-482 Oct 2008
In this article, the author presents a field study project that explores factors influencing forest community structure and lifts the veil off of "plant blindness." This ecological study consists of three laboratories: (1) preliminary field trip to the study site; (2) plant survey; and (3) analyzing plant community structure with descriptive statistics. In this field study project, students have the chance to learn local plant species, investigate issues of invasive species, use the line-intercept method of plant sampling, gain experience in experimental design, practice summarizing data with descriptive statistics and, depending on their level, learn more elaborate statistical tests. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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