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

Project:

Assessing the Biodiversity of the Peconic River Using DNA Barcoding
Students:
Benjamin Isaacson, James Cortes, Cameron Cluff
School:
Eastport South Manor HS, Suffolk
Mentors:
Robert Bolen

Abstract:

For this project, we aim to determine the species that can be found in the Peconic River. We hope to find novel species, and are looking for invasive species in this area as well. We want to compare our results to those of prior years. Using these, we want to identify any prevalent problems currently affecting the Peconic River and the surrounding environment. We have collected 20 samples of freshwater invertebrates and insect larvae, some of which may be invasive or disease carrying

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