This report is about the difference in biodiversity or the difference in the populations of the Shenandoah Salamander that is found in the two study areas of Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forest. The proper technique for measuring this species, which is a population count to determine which habitat out of the two study sites that the Shenandoah salamander best thrives in. Both study sites have numerous trails that allow for the opportunity to observe this species. One can also compare the results to past data then make an unbiased comparison to the two results. The research question that I am proposing is if biodiversity amongst animal species is greater in places of higher elevation and in forests or if it is overall the same regardless of the type of preserved habitat. My hypothesis for this study is that Shenandoah National Park will produce greater biodiversity and species success due to being situated in higher elevations which can reach up to 3000 feet which is typically more away from urban development and human populations.
Include the methods used to measure the differences in species richness and evenness or the methods used to measure the differences in the population characteristic (weight/mass).
In this section, describe the methods you used to answer your research question. Describe the methods used to examine the differences that were observed in the species richness or evenness or between populations from the study:
Discussion and Results
Take this information from the appropriate reports to compare the differences in these two communities based on your hypothesis.
You can use the graphs that you create in your presentation to explain the differences that you observed.
You will start to explain possible reasons behind the differences that you observed. This is where you will start to bring in what you have learned from this ecology course to explain your observations.