Urban Barcode Project Team Quad Squad
Urban Barcode Project
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Biodiversity of species in our NYC Apartments
Abdurahmon Davronov, Tamanna Sultana, Edwin Romero, Gabriela Yraola
High School for Health Professions and Human Services, Manhattan
Rocheli Apilan


New York City is home to millions of bugs. Fossil evidence indicates that bugs have been on Earth for millions of years. The aim of this study was to test and analyze the biodiversity of species found in NYC apartments, specifically, our apartments that primarily consist of invertebrates mainly bug and insect species. Fascinated by the idea of observing and retrieving the different species of bugs/insects found in our apartments, our team planned to collect our samples across the different boroughs of New York City which includes The Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. We hypothesized that out of the four distinct areas where sampling would be conducted, the kitchen, the bathroom, a bedroom, and near the trash can, the kitchen would preferably be the most diverse due to the availability of food, humid environment, and warm climate filled with several wedges to hide and reproduce in. Bugs and insects in particular have a vast realm of unknown species, however, contribute the most to our ecosy


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