Friday, 9 October 2015

Studying invertebrates in the River Plym

Luke getting stuck in...
[Photo: Paul Ramsay]
The new conservation biologists at Plymouth University are doing an intensive Introduction to Biology module. It includes regular field trips.

Last week, we were at the Eden Project in Cornwall and collected our own data there to compare with a recently published global study on leaf venation.

This week we were looking at stream invertebrates at various points along the River Plym. We were interested in how freshwater invertebrate composition might reflect the surrounding habitat: for example, the river inside woodland versus in moorland.