Teacher Research at CAP LTER

Teachers participated in research studies in a collaborative manner with an ecologist and developed posters of their projects. Examples of these posters appear below:

How does mountain bike trail construction and use affect diversity in a desert ecosystem? : There are three possible affects of trail construction and use on species diversity that this study attempts to evaluate: 1) trails have an insignificant affect 2) trails have a detrimental affect, or 3) trails have a positive affect.

Species richness of ground arthropods found at the Sonoran Desert Center and a xeric urban yard : Is there a difference in number and species richness in arthropods found in an urban xeric yard and a desert remnant?