An experiment was performed in order to determine which ecosystem had greater
small mammal diversity, forested areas of prairie areas. This was done by setting
mammal traps in both areas, and comparing trap results. Prairies had one more species
caught than forests, but this can not be conclusive that prairies have greater diversity.
` Forests and prairies are quite different from each other, all the way through the
vegetation to the soil. These differences create different niches that animals exploit.
Every possible resource is used in order to promote the maximum amount of life
sustainable. Our experiment of trapping small mammals at these two ecosystems was
preformed in order to show us which site has a greater diversity.