Urban Barcode Project Team Anat Firnberg
Program:
Urban Barcode Project
Year:
2023-24
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Plants

Project:

Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass effect on Bio diversity of ground level plant species in forests of northern NJ
Students:
Hillary Xie, Wendy Guo
School:
Tenafly HS, Other
Mentors:
anat firnberg

Abstract:

Japanese Stiltgrass’ negative impact on biodiversity is well-documented, though specific information on the species it impacts is scarce. Therefore, our project will aim to discover how Japanese Stiltgrass specifically affects ground cover plant species in Northern New Jersey. Using DNA sequencing to identify our samples will allow us to accurately assess biodiversity levels and confidently determine any additional effects Stiltgrass has on the surrounding plant life, such as whether it promotes or inhibits the growth of certain plant species.

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