Urban Barcode Project Team Marvelous Mossmen
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2021-22
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Plants

Project:

Using DNA barcoding to identify mosses-bioindicators of environmental stress of different ecosystem in Bergen county NJ
Students:
Jonathan Levy, sean Kim
School:
tenafly HS,
Mentors:
anat firnberg

Abstract:

Mosses are extremely effective bioindicators, utilized by many researchers in the analysis of pollution in the atmosphere. Mosses are very effective bioindicators due to them not having roots, causing them to absorb all water and nutrients from the atmosphere of their environment. Thus, further investigation of mosses allows for the examination of the health of the environment they live in. Along with this, mosses are greatly variegated, different species growing in different conditions, such as differing soil pH and moisture levels, or after different natural occurrences, such as forest fires or droughts. Examining the species of moss growing in certain areas allows for effective analysis on the condition of the environment they reside in

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