Geography Fieldwork on Forest Ecosystems in Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve

Today, our Lutheranian Geographers embarked on a field trip to the Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve to investigate its forest ecology. A group of 30 S5 geography students, equipped with instruments, visited Hong Kong’s largest secondary forest with the aim of understanding the relationship between weather factors, plants, and soil.

Throughout the journey, our students learned how to use instruments such as thermometers, anemometers, and soil samplers under guidance. They collected quantitative data for further analysis on the environmental conditions within the forest, including the temperature, humidity, and soil nutrient content. Such data is crucial for gaining insights into the functioning of the forest ecosystem.

Furthermore, we observed the vegetation and its density and measured the girth of trees. These data allowed us to delve deeper into the distribution patterns and interrelationships among different tree species, as well as familiarize ourselves with the biodiversity of the secondary forest.

The fieldwork not only helped us acquire extensive knowledge about forest ecosystems, but also honed our skills in conducting field surveys and collecting data. We gained a profound appreciation for the importance of geography, as it encourages us to pay closer attention to and value the environment in which we live.