Science Report – April 17th

Continuing our vegetation ecology and biodiversity project, we plotted transects and surveyed quadrats at two new sights today: Copernicus Valley and Hab Ridge. As yesterday, we surveyed the vegetation along three transects and fifteen quadrats per site, recording abiotic characteristics and the vegetation of each site.

Additionally, we continued to collect voucher specimens for new vascular plant species encountered at each site, adding 15 new collections and ~5 new species for the MDRS operational area.

This evening we plan on entering data and processing data stemming from these surveys.