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Introduction- Methods

Submitted by rmmcdonald on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:16

Capturing evidence of phytophagy on the UMass campus offered a process to learn about how to create a perfect figure and follow others’ methods. The focus of my figure was a leaf found on a large bush in the rooftop garden of the John W. Olver Design Building. I chose this specimen due to its convenient location and obvious signs of phytophagy. In addition factors were more easily controlled since this is a privately maintained garden therefore the bush would not be destroyed. I also considered controlling the time of day, zoom, perspective, and quality of photos taken of this example of phytophagy so that it can be replicated accurately.