Biodiversity Studies in Gorongosa

This is a part of WildCam Lab
Photo of animals at a watering hole


In this activity, students will calculate species richness, evenness, and the Shannon diversity index for various habitat types using data from trail cameras in Gorongosa National Park, and then investigate the impact of human activity in these habitats.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6
NGSS (2013) ESS
AP Biology (2015)
2.D.1, 4.A.5, 4.C.4, SP2, SP3, SP5
IB Biology (2016)
4.1, 5.3, C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4
AP Environmental Science (2013)
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.4
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.7, WHST.9-12.7, Math.N-Q.A.1, N-Q.A.3, S-IC.3, MP.2, MP.4
Vision and Change (2009)
CC5, DP1, DP2