Aquatic Plant Surveys

The Floating Classroom conducts a variety of macrophyte plant surveys each year, focused o
n both specific invasive species and the general plant population in the lake.  We utilize a simple "rake-toss" methodology.
 
Once samples are collected, there are several options for making observations and recording data:
 
1)  Plant identification using dichotomous and other visual keys
2)  Delineation of plant community:  diversity, density and dominance.
3)  Collection and observations of other aquatic life supported by macrophyte plants - insect larvae, crustacaens and other invertebrates. 
 
UNDER SONSTRUCTION - More to come!
 
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