Barcode Long Island Team CashCo
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2017-18
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

Campaign Proposal: Diversity of Freshwater Invertebrates
Students:
Samantha Cashton, Jaclyn Corbin
School:
Wantagh High School, Nassau
Mentors:
Renee MacDermott

Abstract:

We are testing to see the diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates at Caumsett State Park’s freshwater pond. Macroinvertebrates are vital to ecosystems, as they can create a healthy environment for other organisms. When there is a lack of invertebrates, environments and ecosystems can be harmed. We are also aware that macro invertebrates can cause bacterial and parasitic disease, so it is important to know the types of macro invertebrates in our local ecosystems.

Poster:

DNA Barcoding Poster
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