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December 2009

last few moments

approaching the end

Not sure where I last left off, but basically the last month we all were assigned different directed research topics. There were three groups of nine that looked at different aspects ie economic, ecological, and biological/natural resource managment. I choose the latter, which included working in three coffee farms two organic and one conventional. My topic was to assess the difference in biological diversity using habitat quality as a criteria. We had took one hectare plots in each farm and within that made four 20 x 25 meters. Another classmate and I)and also help of the teacher) took the canopý cover, identified the trees within the ha plots, identified those that are native and non native, took measurement of their height, and counted the total number of those trees. I wrote a research paper on this. This project was very helpful and applicable to my major and I was very pleas

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