Barcode Long Island Team Ant PFOS
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2019-20
Research Topic:
Wildlife
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

Ant PFOS
Students:
Hannah Saks, Noelle Decker
School:
Walt Whitman High School, Suffolk
Mentors:
fred feraco

Abstract:

My project focuses on whether the chemical PFOS has an effect on the biodiversity of ants. In more detail, I am looking to find if an area contaminated by PFOS will show lower levels of biodiversity in that area. I will collect several ant samples of different species from an area contaminated by PFOS as well as ant samples from a non-contaminated site. Following, the ant samples will be barcoded to show the biodiversity of tha ants and compare the results to the different sites.

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