Urban Barcode Project Team Cockroach Biodiversity in NYC (Year 2)
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2019-20
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

Cockroach Biodiversity in NYC (Year 2)
Students:
Brandon Rodas, Frederiki Tsekas, Jessica Wielgus, Adrian Natera
School:
Frank McCourt High School, Manhattan
Mentors:
Vincent Joralemon

Abstract:

New York City is home to millions of roaches. Cockroaches, otherwise known as roaches, are generally medium to large sized insects. The most commonly seen roaches are the German cockroach and the American cockroach. Both roaches roam the streets of New York City but are commonly found inside when the temperatures are below freezing. These roaches are commonly found in homes, apartments, restaurants, and other buildings where food is stored, prepared, or served. Our group, Brandon Rodas, Frederiki Tsekas, Jessica Wielgus and Adrian Natera, is researching cockroaches and it’s biodiversity. The questions that surrounds our research is what is the biodiversity of cockroaches in NYC. While this question seems easy it’s a question that will get a clear detailed answer. The participants that are part of their research is Brandon Rodas, Frederiki Tsekas, Jessica Wielgus and Adrian Natera. Our mission is to capture a specific cockroach species, the Japenses cockroach. Our plan is to collect

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