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# Chau Vu Per. 1 Comparing Biodiversity: Spiders, Spiders Everywhere! Field Quadrat Studies 1.

. First, make a hypothesis about the diversity of spiders in the (Habitats A & B). Without looking at the spider habitat sheet which habitat do you think will be more diverse in terms of spiders? Explain your reasoning. -> If there is more vegetation, then there are more organisms, insect, predator, and more diversity. So the spiders in habitat A will be more diversity than habitat B. Table 1 Habitat A Quadrat 1 Quadrat 2 Quadrat 3 Total Table 2 Habitat B Quadrat 1 Quadrat 2 Quadrat 3 Total Total # of Spiders 4 1 6 11 Which Species? D, B C C, D B, C, D How many of each species A: 0 B: 1 C: 0 D: 3 A: 0 B: 0 C: 1 D: 0 A: 0 B: 0 C: 4 D: 2 A: 0 B: 1 C: 5 D: 5 Total # of Spiders 7 6 7 20 Which Species? A, B, C, D B, C, D A, B, C, D A, B, C, D How many of each species A: 1 B: 2 C: 2 D: 2 A: 0 B: 1 C: 2 D: 3 A: 1 B: 1 C: 3 D: 2 A: 2 B: 4 C: 7 D: 7

## 2. How many species of spiders did you find in Habitat A: 4 Habitat B: 3

3. What was the AVERAGE number of spiders you found per quadrat? Habitat A: 6.67 Habitat B: 3.67

4. Twelve quadrats can fit in this area. How many spiders do you estimate are found in the whole area? Habitat A: 26.68 Habitat B: 14.68

5. Look at the bottom sheet of paper with the spiders on it. How many spiders are there in Habitat A: 22 Habitat B: 20

6. Was your estimate close to the actual number of spiders in the area? -> No, my estimate was not close to the actual number of spiders in the area because my estimate numbers were larger than the actual number abound 4 and 6. 7. Why might there be a difference between your sample estimate and the actual number? -> There might be a difference between my sample estimate and the actual number may be because there was a mistake when we count the number of spider in one quadrat.

What is the number of each species? What is the PROPORTION of each of spider in your habitats? (see Tables 1&2) species in your habitats?

## Table 3 Species A Species B Species C Species D Total

Habitat A 2 4 7 7 20

Habitat B 0 1 5 5 11

## Habitat B 0/11 1/11 5/11 5/11 11/11

8. Based on the proportions you just calculated (Table 4), do you think the species are evenly distributed within the habitats? Habitat A: Yes, between A and B Habitat B: Yes, between C and D

9. Is this what you think it would be like in nature? Why? -> Yes because in nature many different species live in a same ecosystem. 10. Was your original hypothesis supported by the data you collected today? Why or why not?

-> My original hypotheses supported by the data I collected today because there are more spiders, which means more diversity in habitat A than B. 11. What did you learn about doing a biodiversity quadrat study? -> I learned about doing a biodiversity quadrat study was how to estimate the population of a species through quadrat, how a diversity have more species than other habitats.