Shannon-Weiner Diversity Index Parking Lot Lab
Hypothesis: Which parking lot (student or teacher) will be the most
Include charts from your personal data, the student’s parking lot
class data, & the staff’s parking lot class data. Be sure to label the
Determine the H’ value for your personal data and the class data for
the student and staff parking lot.
How does your personal data compare with the equivalent class data
(in terms of H’ values). Why would this be?
Which parking lot was the most diverse? Based on your observations
and data, was your hypothesis supported?
List the most abundant spp. In each set of data and write a plausible
explanation to explain why these are the most abundant spp.
If you conducted this lab in a shopping mall parking lot, predict
whether the Shannon Diversity Index would be high or low, how would it
compare to the school parking lots.
If you conducted this lab in a new car dealership parking lot,
predict whether the Shannon Diversity Index would be high or low, how
would it compare to the school parking lots.
The importance of biodiversity have been correlated to ecosystem
resilience and stability. According to your results, which parking lot
demonstrates the higher degree of ecological stability?