Student’s Name: Tutor’s Name: Course: Date Due: Hypothesis: There is a positive correlation between the abundance of woody plants and that of invertebrates across various ecosystems Introduction Decreasing biodiversity around the globe (Butchart et al. 2010) has led to a decrease in ecosystem stability (Borer et al. 2012). In addressing this problem studies have investigated the importance of biodiversity of plants and animals by measuring the abundance of organisms regarding their relative quantity (Haddad et al. 2001). By examining the abundance of organisms we could predict the state of the ecosystem and help guide our maintenance of ecosystems (Betz 2014). The importance of plant and animal abundance on the ecosystem is due to the many symbiotic interactions between these organisms (Rzanny and Voigt 2012). Studies have found a positive correlation between plants and herbivorous arthropods (Castagneyrol and Jactel 2012) and demonstrated that the effect of plant diversity on animal diversity is the relationships between the invertebrates and woody plants in an area. References Butchart S. H. M. M. Walpole B. Collen A. van Strien J. P.W. Scharlemann R. E. A. Almond et al. 2010. Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines. Science 328:1164–1168. Borer E. T. E. W. Seabloom and D. Tilman. 2012. Plant diversity controls arthropod biomass and temporal stability. Ecology Letters 15:1457–1464. Haddad N. M. D. Tilman J. Haarstad M. Ritchie and J. M. H. Knops. 2001. Contrasting effects of plant richness and composition on insect communities: a field experiment. American Naturalist 158:17–35. Betz E. O. 2014. Silk insect nets can reshape creek beds. Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union 95:484-484. Rzanny M. and W. Voigt. 2012. Complexity of multitrophic interactions in a grassland ecosystem depends on plant species diversity. Journal of Animal Ecology 81:614–627. Castagneyrol B. and H. Jactel. 2012. Unraveling plant–animal diversity relationships: a meta-regression analysis. Ecology 93:2115–2124. [...]
I have already completed the introduction and methods section, and generated the figure and correlation coefficient for the results. I would like the results and discussion to be written following the attached guidelines and what I have so far (see ecology paper.docx). Results text should be 1/2 page and discussion should be 1.5 pages long (double spaced). I can provide the articles from my references if needed, but additional papers may be required. Reference format is Journal of Ecology (i can fix format, but please insert reference).