Barcode Long Island Team Bryan Horan
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2019-20
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

How does the use of pesticides affect the biodiversity of any species located on residential properties in Northport, NY?
Students:
Erin Navas, Emma DeMarco
School:
Northport High School, Suffolk
Mentors:
Bryan Horan

Abstract:

The purpose of our Long Island DNA Barcoding research project is to determine which species of ants are present on lawns in a residential development. Ultimately, we want to answer the question: Does the use of pesticides affect the abundance and biodiversity of the ant species living in a specific environment? We hypothesize that lawns treated with pesticides will have fewer ant species and ant numbers than untreated lawns.

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