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METHODS OF SAMPLING

PLANT SAMPING

USING RANDOM QUADRATS

A quadrat is a square frame used to define the size of the sample area
Often 50cm or 1cm on each side
The quadrat is placed at random in the habitat
Imagine the area as a large grid and place the quadrat…

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SWEEP NETTING

This technique is suitable for a low vegetation, not too woody. Can also be used in water
It involves walking through the habitat with a stout net
You sweep the net through the vegetation in wide arcs and small animals such insects
will be caught
The contents can…

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