Urban Barcode Project Team Int Team #1
Urban Barcode Project
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Biodiversity of Ants in NYC
Gianna Perez, Aneliz Rodriguez, Caroline Neuer
FMHS, Manhattan
Dora Miklos


New York city hosts a wide variety of life in its biodiverse urban ecosystem. Urban ecosystems like New York are unique, as Freelance Science, Environmental, and Legal Journalist Richard Blaustein states, these cities “are revitalizing the potential for biodiversity”(Blaustein, 2013). This contributes to important biodiversity in modern environments throughout the world. Biodiversity is defined as the variety of all living organisms in a particular ecosystem. Ants are important to our biodiversity since, as explained by Joseph Parker from the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering in the California Institute of Technology and Daniel J. C. Kronauer from The Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior in The Rockefeller University, “ants exert impacts on other biota that are unmatched by most animal clades,” meaning ants have shaped most of our terrestrial biodiversity today (Parker & Kronauer, 2021). Ants help to cultivate our ecosystem “through their interactions with


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