This Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – How Diverse is That? lesson plan also includes:
When judging diversity of an ecosystem, both species evenness and species richness must contribute. After a discussion of diversity and a guided example using the Shannon-Weaver function, scholars use the same function on two other ecosystem data tables to determine which offers the most diversity.
- Some pupils may need more guidance and samples before they can successfully complete the assignment
- Requires a way to write on a large area, suggests either projection with transparencies or marker board
- Expects prior knowledge of chemosynthesis
- Ninth in a 16-part series
- Links to other relevant lesson plans, resources, and videos to provide more depth of learning
- Includes data table for two different sites with both seep and non-seep populations