I’m working on a ecology project and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Now that you have learned about food webs and biodiversity, you will virtually explore the environment in a state or national park. The table in Part II will need to be completely filled in and the answer to the questions in Part III will need significant elaboration. It is recommended that you explore every link at the site, which may include species lists, park history, park management, etc. If you have questions about the expectations, please reach out to your instructor for clarification.
The first thing we need to do is find a place to conduct our study. Think about a local park near you, and see if you can find their website online. If you cannot find their website, here are some very cool small parks around the country you can use; pick one.
Garner State Park (Texas): http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/garner
Lassen Volcanic National Park (California): https://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (Tennessee): https://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm
Sabino Canyon (Arizona): http://www.sabinocanyon.com/
Devils Postpile (California): https://www.nps.gov/depo/index.htm
Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida): https://www.drytortugas.com/
Black Canyon of the Gunnison (Colorado): https://www.nps.gov/blca/index.htm
Scientists are trained to take very detailed notes when they head out into the field. This is because all of the information you can collect could be important to analyzing your data in the future. It is important to be descriptive and even use drawings if you need to make sure your data is as complete as possible.