2016 Biodiversity Team - Week 7

By Hanan Abels-Sullivan

Our experiment is up and running! We’ve weighed and prepared our soil samples and they’re in the lab right now with their carbon and nitrogen content being analyzed. Our 36 plots on Sage Hill are all set up and we’ve been measuring the plants and weeding invasive grasses. We were very excited for the rain, but some of our sagebrush didn’t fare so well. We also tallied up all the invertebrates we collected with our pitfall traps, and we’re working on identifying them all. We’d like to see how different plants and soils affect their populations. Biodiversity is up and running!