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Ditchin'

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Material Information

Title: Ditchin' Exploring Urban Biodiversity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Carr, Christine
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Urban Biodiversity
Ditch
Ecology
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This is a study of urban ecology, specifically, ditch biodiversity. The study took place in Sarasota, Florida in the winter of 2006. Plant, arthropod and aquatic communities were sampled to provide an account of the organisms in the ditches (samples were identified to species for plants and order for arthropods). Diversity of plant and arthropod communities was calculated for each ditch using the Shannon diversity index. These diversity index values were then statistically analyzed using the multiple linear regression method to search for correlations between diversity levels and other factors. These factors included human population density, income, education levels, and invasive or native plant coverage. Taxa of note included sensitive orders such as Trichoptera and Odonata. Plant species such as Florida watercress, Nasturtium floridanum, and the endangered giant sword fern, Nephrolepis biserrata were also found. After statistical analysis, median household income was found to correlate with decreased plant and arthropod diversity. Percent of bachelor degree holders was found to be positively correlated with plant diversity. Native plant cover was also found to correlate with increased plant diversity. Aquatic bioassessment score was associated with increased arthropod diversity as well.
Statement of Responsibility: by Christine Carr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: McCord, Elzie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 C3
System ID: NCFE003613:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003613/00001

Material Information

Title: Ditchin' Exploring Urban Biodiversity
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Carr, Christine
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Urban Biodiversity
Ditch
Ecology
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This is a study of urban ecology, specifically, ditch biodiversity. The study took place in Sarasota, Florida in the winter of 2006. Plant, arthropod and aquatic communities were sampled to provide an account of the organisms in the ditches (samples were identified to species for plants and order for arthropods). Diversity of plant and arthropod communities was calculated for each ditch using the Shannon diversity index. These diversity index values were then statistically analyzed using the multiple linear regression method to search for correlations between diversity levels and other factors. These factors included human population density, income, education levels, and invasive or native plant coverage. Taxa of note included sensitive orders such as Trichoptera and Odonata. Plant species such as Florida watercress, Nasturtium floridanum, and the endangered giant sword fern, Nephrolepis biserrata were also found. After statistical analysis, median household income was found to correlate with decreased plant and arthropod diversity. Percent of bachelor degree holders was found to be positively correlated with plant diversity. Native plant cover was also found to correlate with increased plant diversity. Aquatic bioassessment score was associated with increased arthropod diversity as well.
Statement of Responsibility: by Christine Carr
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: McCord, Elzie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 C3
System ID: NCFE003613:00001

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