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Bios1301 Leaf Litter Scientific Report (High Distinction)

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Biodiversity can encompass a wide range of organisms in a certain environment (Kingsford, 2017). The relationship between an environment and the biodiversity that inhabits that environment has been a very important ecological topic. To examine the different biodiversity in two different habitats, we examined two habitats. One is a habitat that resembles rainforest type habitats and its leaf litters are classified as deep leaf litter. Another habitat is a dry sclerophyll type habitat where the leaf litters are classified as shallow leaf litter. We analysed two hypotheses in this study. Our results suggest that there is difference between the biodiversity in two types of leaf litter habitats and this difference is consistent across two invertebrate groups: invertebrates in leaf litter and flying invertebrates in the light traps.

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The relationship between an environment and the biodiversity that inhabits that environment has been a very important ecological topic. To examine the different biodiversity in two different habitats, we examined two habitats. One is a habitat that resembles rainforest type habitats and its leaf litters are classified as deep leaf litter. Another habitat is a dry sclerophyll type habitat where the leaf litters are classified as shallow leaf litter. We analysed two hypotheses in this study. Our results suggest that there is difference between the biodiversity in two types of leaf litter habitats and this difference is consistent across two invertebrate groups: invertebrates in leaf litter and flying invertebrates in the light traps. Introduction: Leaf litters are dead plant material consisting of twigs, barks and leaves that have fallen to the ground, and can...
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