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Tracking Plant Diversity in Hyde park

- 20 June 2024 - Field Trips - Read time: 1 minute

On 29th April, Biology students braved the elements to carry out Field Work in Hyde Park.  Students were led by Learning Officers at the Field Studies centre in sampling techniques where they examined the effect of trampling on plant species’ diversity in the park.  Fortunately, the rain held off and students learnt to use belt transects in order to see how species’ diversity changes away from the footpaths that cross the meadow areas.  Students left with a greater appreciation of the techniques required to survey biodiversity and they all fulfilled the requirement to carry out practical techniques as part of the practical endorsement for A-level Biology.   Unfortunately, they were not allowed to count the numerous dogs and squirrels that were present in the meadow as part of the survey!