BIOL 464, Conservation Biology

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Biodiversity | Biology | Other Life Sciences | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

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Urban land-use covers millions of hectares in the United States. Rock Island is an urbanized city in Illinois, U.S.A. that currently has issues with their stormwater system due to being an urban area. For the past few years, the water quality of the streams in this watershed has been examined, but the biodiversity which can also contribute to water quality knowledge, has not been studied in depth.

The study proposed in this paper is based on the amount of biodiversity in the streams at ten sites in the Rock Island watershed and the water quality at those same sites. It will compare each site's biodiversity and water quality using ANOVA in SPSS to see if there are any significant results between specific parameters.

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