What could be…and should be in
What are some characteristics a soil could
have to make a good habitat?
Write down your ideas, then turn to your
neighbor and discuss your thoughts.
The soil environment: Organisms live in the microscale environments
within and between soil particles. Differences over short distances in pH,
moisture, pore size, and the types of food available create a broad range of
Richness vs. Evenness
Richness: The number of different species in
Evenness: The abundance of species in an
area in proportion to the total number of
individuals in a community.
Why is high species diversity in
soil necessary or important?
What are some examples of …..
How do you think the soils that we used for
our Berlese funnel are different?
What abiotic factors might influence the
biota found in the soil?
1) What types of organisms will we find in
each type of soil?
2) Which soil do you predict will be higher
in species richness?