Investigating Impact of Mowing on Biodiversity
Key StageKey Stage 4
Summary of Investigation
In this investigation, pupils use random sampling quadrat techniques to compare the plant species diversity and abiotic conditions in two distinct grassland habitats: frequently mown sports fields and rarely (bi-annual) mown grass areas. Notes are included explaining details of particular plants and how they are adapted to mowing regimes. Pupils on analysing the data should be able to apply their findings and comment on the possible effects upon biodiversity from the construction of the 2012 Olympics on part of the Hackney Marsh site.
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