Loyola EcoLab Outdoor Class in Dunes

March 11th, 2019 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Loyola EcoLab Outdoor Class in Dunes”
Students from Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) practiced field ecology sampling techniques in the Loyola Dunes on Sunday, September 10th.

Among other things, the dunes natural area serves important educational and scientific purposes as an outdoor classroom.  Some students measured plant species abundance and diversity inside 1-meter square frames called quadrats (white plastic piping) that were placed at intervals along a transect line.  Others used insect nets to sweep across the dunes vegetation and collect invertebrate samples.

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