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Next week I will be going on a residential trip with my geography class to carry out the fieldwork necessary for the NEA, so this week our teacher wants us to get an idea of what we want to base our topic on.

I know I want to do carbon because I hate changing places and I don't find coasts that interesting, but the examples of carbon-based projects online didn't get very high marks. I don't mean to sound disrespectful, I just want to make sure I make a good decision, and I am aiming for a high grade.
For a rough title idea, I was thinking something along the lines of 'how does the carbon content in trees vary between coniferous and deciduous woodland' or soil characteristics changing with land use, etc.. but other than that I'm stuck for ideas. I also can't decide whether to focus on soil or trees.
For trees, measuring carbon content is more complex (imo) than finding the carbon content for soil, so I don't know if it would 'look better' to have a more complicated method. Finding carbon and water content for soil is basically just drying it and reweighing it. I also don't know of many other data collection methods I could use for soil or trees, other than finding carbon content and density.

I know this post is a bit messy, but I just want some advice on primary research methods I could use for soil/trees (and which I should) or help finding a better title. Any help would be appreciated.
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I've been doing more research this evening, and I was thinking that maybe basing my NEA on the water cycle would be a better idea? I think there would be more data collection methods, which is what I'm worried about for the carbon cycle. However, I really don't know what sort of title to do for it. Something about infiltration rates varying because of some human/physical factor...
Or maybe I should just stick with carbon. I'm really not sure.
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Are you first or second year?
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I'm in my first year. I've already carried out my fieldwork at this point, and I ended up sticking with the carbon cycle and soil. I hope it'll be alright.
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(Original post by telkov)
I'm in my first year. I've already carried out my fieldwork at this point, and I ended up sticking with the carbon cycle and soil. I hope it'll be alright.
Sounds excellent, what methodologies have you planned to use and have you found any literature or theory to base your investigation on?
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