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Habitat Assessment: data return

Thank you for completing the habitat assessment! This will help us understand more about the insects you have caught and how they compare among schools.

To complete the habitat assessment with your class, follow the worksheets in ‘Lesson 2’ of our complementary teacher resource (coming soon!). This does not have to be completed whilst your Malaise trap is running – it can occur at any point afterwards, as long as you know where the Malaise trap was. We ask you try and complete it before the end of Term 2.

Once your students have helped collect the data, enter it in the form below – we suggest perhaps delegating this task some excellent students!

The form saves every time you click ‘next’ – so don’t worry if it takes awhile to complete.

Activity 1: Tree height

Enter the height measurements in metres for 5 trees from each of your quadrats in the boxes below. If you didn’t have 5 trees in your quadrats, just leave the spaces blank.


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Activity 2: Counting living trees

Enter the number of large (more than 6m tall) and small (less than 6m tall) trees in the three quadrats.


Activity 3: Measuring tree circumference

Enter the circumference of five trees in each of your quadrats in metres. If you don’t have five trees in your quadrats, you can leave the extra spaces blank.


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Activity 4 part 1: Counting dead trees

Enter the numbers of standing small and large dead trees


Activity 5 part 1: Number of logs

Enter the total number of logs (only logs bigger than 10cm in diameter / 25cm circumference) 


Activity 5 part 2: Measuring 5 logs in each quadrat

Enter the length, circumference and whether there is fungi present for five logs in each quadrat.


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Activity 6: Canopy Cover

What level of canopy cover is in each of the three quadrats?


Activity 7: Characterising understory vegetation

Which of the following features are in each quadrat? Tick as many boxes as are present.


Activity 8: Understory vegetation cover

What level of understory vegetation cover is in each of the three quadrats?


Activity 9: organic litter cover

What is the level of organic litter cover on the ground in each of the three quadrats?


Activity 10: plant species

Enter how many different leaves and flowers you found in each quadrat.


Thank you for completing the data return!

Click the ‘submit form’ button to submit your data