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Y13 Geographers

Y13 Geographers

Y13 geography students hit the hills today to carry out a plagioclimax heathland investigation. The students are studying how ecosystems change over time through the process of succession, and this fieldwork near Creg-Ny-Baa was design to look at moorland soils and vegetation, and consider the impact that grazing, fire management and other practices such as erosion from walkers can have.

The students had to record and analyse how vegetation height and structure may change, variations in biodiversity within small areas and microclimates, and also soil structure in an upland moor area. Even conditions such as cold windy weather that the students are clearly wrapped up against in the photos can alter or influence what plants are able to colonise and grow in different locations.

More Y13 Geographers

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