Invasive species census: Four or more species
Value of the data: In addition to deepening students' understanding of their study site, this project will contribute data to Manomet's study of changes to across trophic levels in response to climate change. The data will also be of interest to projects aggregating data on the Phenology Network website Nature's Notebook, and (depending on the species) it will be of value to local and regional projects monitoring invasives. Climate Lab staff will help you connect your data to others who can use them!
Estimated time required:
Protocol under development
What invasive species are present and how does their abundance compare to other areas and previous years?
How does the regional climate compare to that of their habitat of origin?
NGSS and MA Standards: 7.MS-LS2-4