Urban Barcode Project Team JAME Barcoders
Urban Barcode Project
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Multiple - enter below


Biodiversity of Bugs and Insects in Queens and Brooklyn Parks
Marianny Genao, Adriana Pavia, Jasper Yang, Emely Landi
HS for Health Professions and Human Services,
Virdjinika Paljan Dragic


All life is linked together in such a way that no part of the chain is unimportant. Frequently, upon the action of some of these minute beings depends the material success or failure of a great commonwealth (John Henry Comstock, Insect Life: An Introduction To Nature Study and a Guide for Teachers). The purpose of the experiment is to record the biodiversity of insects in Brooklyn, Robert E. Venable Park, and Queens, Astoria Park parks. If records are made of the biodiversity of insects in these regions now, then after some time researchers can look back on the information and compare and contrast records kept in the present. If there is a decrease of insect biodiversity in the habitat then it will be known that that park is inhabitable towards insect life and something must be amiss. If the biodiversity of insects stays the same or increasing then it will demonstrate that that habit is prospering. DNA barcoding will be used to file the results of the research.


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