Urban Barcode Project Team Central Park Phenology
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2019-20
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Plants

Project:

Central Park Phenology Trail
Students:
Logan Flynn, Taran Pandya, Liam Lis, Austin Stapleton
School:
The Browning School, Manhattan
Mentors:
Emilie Dion Wolf

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to confirm the presence of the heat island effect in Central Park and expand our phenophase study by adding replicas of the species previously targeted in the Browning School Phenology trail. This project hypothesizes that, should multiple individuals of the same plant be analyzed by physical monitoring and testing temperature, the phenophases expressed in each individual will be different from the others. The participants of the project will use DNA barcoding to confirm the identity of the target plant species on the trail, as many of the DNA barcodes in the previous study were unsuccessful.

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