Intel ISEF Team Profile – Mary-Anne Poyitt – ‘Up the creek’

Bushfires and other damage to bushland have an enormous impact on the surrounding environment and the delicate ecological balance. Mary-Anne used ANONA Analysis and the Simpson Index to test species variation in a bushland environment by three measures: the soil type, distance from the creek and elevation from the creek. Her study may help ecologists revive plants near creeks and in other natural environments in Australia.