Geography Internal Assessment–The Closer The River Is To Human Infrastructure The Less Biodiveristy And More Pollutant In The Soil In River Ecosystems.

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Table of Content1.Introduction...................................................................................32.Fieldwork Methods.......................................................................43.Individual Sites Descriptions and Analysis...................................7Location 1.............................................................................7Location 2.............................................................................9Location 3...........................................................................11Location 4...........................................................................13Location 5...........................................................................15Location 6...........................................................................17Location 7...........................................................................19Location 8...........................................................................21Location 9...........................................................................23Location 10.........................................................................254. Overall Descriptions and Analysis.............................................275. Conclusion.................................................................................316. Bibliography...............................................................................327.Appendix.....................................................................................33IntroductionThe aim of my internal assessment is to figure out, by testing my hypothesis, if human infrastructure (influence) affects the bio-diversity and pollutant intake of a rivera, and it's surroundings, ecosystem. In my hypothesis I state that yes, this will in fact affect the bio-diversity and the water will be more polluted in an area very obviously manipulated by humans. To test this, I have taken samples and collected data from ten locations, five in human influenced locations and five in natural, untouched locations.I choose to rivers, the Brommerbach and the Eisenbach to test. The Brommersbach was full of isolated locations. The Eisenbach on the other hand had many human influenced locations. Below are maps of the two locations.The Eisenbach river:The Brommersbach river:Fieldwork MethodsThe data collection took place at ten different sites along the two different rivers in the Simmerath, a municipality in the district of Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. These two rivers were, the Eisenbach and the Brommersbach both rivers were connected to the a main river, The Rur.The sites where chosen because of there locations near human infrastructure or in isolated locations. At each of the ten sites (figure 2 below) measurements, samples, and data were taken to figure the chemical content, as well as bio-diversity of each location. This Fieldwork Methods section, focuses on the many varieties of methods used, as well as explained...

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