Table 3: Summary of “Fungib” invertebrate outputs and plant species recorded at each site. Invertebrate data for each reed-bed site has produced outputs from the computer programme “Fungib.” Highest scores are shown in bold and lowest in italic. It is immediately obvious that in reed-beds, plant species richness does not correlate with invertebrate species richness.

SitePlant speciesInvertebrate species richnessInvertebrate SVIInvertebrate biomass

Priors Hardwick19716.18301794.0
Thorpe Satchville1711210.11604461.0
Brandon Marsh NR14516.9607825.0
Northend10766.77632512.0
Lighthorne Heath8898.00003612.0
Ragdale7888.97724797.0
Waltham4637.66665141.2