Urban Barcode Project Team This is How We Roll
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2021-22
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

Biodiversity of Woodlice in Central Park
Students:
Magnolia Butler, Julia Courtney
School:
Marymount School of NY, Manhattan
Mentors:
Anne Kloimwieder

Abstract:

Woodlice will be collected from seven different areas in Central Park to determine the relationship between human activity and species diversity. About 30 woodlice samples will be collected and their DNA will be extracted and sequenced in order to determine their species identification. We hypothesize that there will be greater amounts of species diversity in shady, damp areas with decaying matter and in soil with neutral or alkaline pH, good crumb structure, and high organic matter content, where woodlice can flourish.

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