Barcode Long Island Team Ky-Squared & Olivmotic Potential
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Campaign Proposal: Ants
Olivia Zukowski, Kyleigh Watson
Wantgah High School, Nassau
Renee MacDermott


The goal of our project is to sample the ant diversity within Caumsett Historic State Park. Although the ultimate objective of this Barcode Long Island Campaign is to find ant diversity across Long Island, Caumsett Historic State Park is a very unique location within itself. This park contains various types of ecosystems such as a freshwater pond, woodland areas, coastal areas, and salt marshes. This will allow for our group to travel to several sites in this one location. This study is not only valuable in determining biodiversity, however, as ants are very influential to human health. They can carry many diseases such as E. coli and Salmonella, which is why it is crucial to be conscious of the ant population in our immediate surroundings. Please describe the collection methods for your samples: We plan on collecting a minimum of 40 ant samples from Caumsett State Park. We are planning to use four, one by one meter quadrats in the following areas: two quadrats in the woodland area and


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