Hypothesis Based on the results, the bunchier plant, with a scientific name of Scorns candidacies, was most frequently seen in station four, the acetone, and second most in station five, the forest which is most likely in the lower forest since it has a similar environment to that of station four, and third most in station three, the bog. It was not as frequently seen in areas of higher elevation such as the old field. It should be noted that all three locations were very moist which is expected since they receive eater from the marsh.
Due to its more frequent presence in moist environments, it is predicted that the bunchier is more adapted to such locations. It is also predicted that sandy soil supports its growth since it was mostly seen in stations four and five which have sandy soil. Within and on the soil, lots of wood could be seen on the ground from remains of trees that were around the bunchiest which lead to a possibility that as the wood remains are buried in the soil, the bunchier plant is able to use it to build roots.
With respect to plants surrounding the habitat of machineries, many large trees such as the red maple were located in stations four and five. It was noticed that the area in which bunchier plants grew were shady areas because the large trees were blocking the sun light from reaching them. Plants need sunlight to conduct photosynthesis in order for growth to take place; however, too much exposure to the heat the sun brings may cause a plant to become too dry through the process of evaporation which supports the earlier prediction that a bunchier requires a moist, cool environment for growth.
The trees enhance the Roth of the bunchier by allowing for a cool and moist environment through shielding it from the heat of the sun. Not many tall trees could be found in station three which could be an explanation as to why fewer bunchiest were seen there. Furthermore, an explanation is needed as to why the bunchier was not seen as often or was not present in different habitats including stations one and two. Station one was the old field which appeared as the driest of all five stations.
As previously stated, the bunchier plant needs a moist and cool environment for growth and the old field does not fit the description of such an environment. Furthermore, its only source of water is rain whereas stations three, four and five receive water from the marsh indicating that the bunchier must be located in an area that has another source of obtaining water besides rain water. Rain water is no enough. Although station two is filled with water, the bunchier was not seen at all most likely due to the reason that it cannot grow under water.
To summarize, it is predicted that the bunchier is more adapted to shady, cool and moist environments with a sandy soil. Surrounding it also are many trees keeping the area shady and preventing it from drying too much. Areas of low elevation are preferred that have means of receiving water other than from rain. 2- Prediction a. If water drainage were to occur in Mere Blue marsh, it is predicted that the benchers preferred habitat would be lost and that its distribution would be more or less the same in each station.
To sat art, its abundance in the bog, the acetone and lower forest have a lot to do with the fact that these are moist locations that remain joist because they receive water from the marsh. It is what distinguishes these stations from the dry old field which only receives rain water. If they were to receive less water from the marsh, it is likely that areas in these two locations would become dryer. It would probably become more like that of the old field where plants rely on rain water.
Most likely the bunchier population would decrease because the condition that supports its growth, a moist environment, would be lost. It would become more dependent on rain water for growth and as demonstrated by its low population in the old field, rain water is not enough for bunchiest. The Benchers distribution amounts would be more or less the same in the different locations of Mere Blue since all locations would become more dependent on rain water for growth. B. Consequences will occur should the bunchiest’ abundance be lost.
To start, berries can be found on the plant which attracts animals to the location. Once this berries become less available and no longer abundant, animals may change locations to another habitat with more food. Animals that rely on the abundance of the berries may have a shortage of food and as a result populations are expected to decrease since animals are expected to migrate to a different location. As the population decreases, it is likely that evolution will slow down or stop.
The greater the population number of bunchiest, the more likely variations and mutations are expected to occur in genetic code. To add, the manual describes the bunchier as an herb and therefore it has uses in food and medicine. Should it become less abundant in a particular location and more evenly distributed between he different locations, it will be more difficult to find it in the marsh as opposed to going to a particular location and finding an abundant amount.
The fact that there is abundance of a certain plant in each location makes it much less difficult to obtain herbs needed. Should they be scattered across the marsh, a long search is needed. The marsh is known to attract tourists and bunchiest are considered beautiful being one of the beautiful plants that attract tourists. By becoming less abundant the marsh would become less appealing and attract fewer tourists.