In the video we learned about the scientific method and why it is so effective.
The clip comes with subtitles in English. Just click play, select the gear icon on the lower right and select subtitles in English.
Read more about how we study biodiversity
Graduate thesis about the effects of the pollinator community on the seed production of mountain avens (in Finnish)
Tiusanen, M. 2015: Pölyttäjäyhteisön vaikutus lapinvuokon siementuotantoon. Pro gradu, Bio- ja ympäristötieteellinen tiedekunta, Helsingin yliopisto.
The scientific method really is the framework that guides research. It can be hard to see the steps of the scientific method in research articles, because in articles we have to condense and rearrange the text according to the publisher’s requirements.
Project ideas on biodiversity
Apply the scientific method to your own research. You could for instance use the example from the video about birds and areas, or come up with your own research project.
The steps of the scientific method are
Factors affecting biodiversity are often studied for instance by measuring biodiversity in different kinds of environments and seeing, if the conditions are correlated with the level of biodiversity. It is important to measure diversity in exactly the same way in each environment.