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Relationship between mire peat and its plants

Student(s):Johanna Tammist Hanna Tali Polina Ivanova Ekaterina Likhacheva Sander Statsenko Thomas Samuel Berg Mikk Mattias Mahla
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:Jaan Pärn
Contributors:Laura Altin Johanna Raudsepp Merli Ilves
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Soil pH
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Date Submitted:03/06/2021
We were really interested in what species can grow in the mire, and if and how different soil indicators affect the plants and vice versa. We studied 6 research locations across different sites in the mire of Sammuli on the shore of Lake Viljandi. According to the research that we conducted, the bog peat pH did not depend on the plant species present there. Considering the plant species themselves, we found that if the environmental conditions in the mire are unfavourable, more specialist plants grow that are more capable of surviving in the demanding environment. Where the environmental conditions are favourable there are many generalist plants because they have the necessary nutrients.