Terrestrial Surveys of Ground Cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction

Materials List & Site Map

Methods

Results

Discussion

Bibliography

 

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Group Participants:

Raquel A. Dale
Greyhills Academy High School
Tuba City, Arizona
Michele Corcoran
Coconino High School
Flagstaff, Arizona
 
Steve Ahmann
Morenci High School
Morenci, Arizona
Patrick Tatum
Life School College Prep
Mesa, Arizona

 

Abstract

This project involved collaboration of a group of science educators from across Arizona. The purpose of the project was to compare three different methods of measuring the percent of ground cover on a one hectare plot in a terrestrial environment. The three methods were a line intercept, a strip intercept and a plot sample. The same number of data points were procured for each method. While differences in expense, cost, time and impact on habitat were noted, there was no significant statistical difference in the results of the three methods.  

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