Berlese Funnel Lab Report Essay examples

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Abstract
In our Berlese Funnel lab we sampled two different types of forest, deciduous and coniferous, both on our school campus. We set up multiple funnels in our classrooms with heat directly above them. After collecting leaf litter from our designated forest we placed them in a funnels above beakers of alcohol. We let them sit for two nights in a row and while in class checked for different organisms under microscopes. We calculated the different amount of species and how many there were of each.
Introduction:
Antonio Berlese was an Italian entomologist. He worked on pest insects (arthropods), usually those of fruit trees. Arthropods are the most successful animals on the planet. They make up over three-fourths of all currently
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Calculate biodiversity with Shannon-Weiner Diversity index
Data:

Weather: Site #1 Group #1 Coniferous Forest Plant Life:
Relative Humidity: 48% Wild grape, sweet gum,
Wind: NW 5mph wild strawberry, loblolly pine
Temperature: 80˚ F
Weather: Site #1 Group #2 Coniferous Forest Plant Life:
Relative Humidity: 40% Wild strawberry, loblolly pine,
Wind: NW 5mph sweet gum, honey suckle,
Temperature: 80˚ F sopling
Weather: Site #2

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