Barcode Long Island Team Seasaw
Program:
Barcode Long Island
Year:
2017-18
Research Topic:
Wildlife
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate

Project:

Biodiversity of the Lumbricus Terrestris on the North and South Shores of Long Island
Students:
Olivia Berry, Madeline Carbone, Valerie Bello
School:
Babylon Jr/Sr High School, Suffolk
Mentors:
Andrew Sheltz

Abstract:

On Long Island, much of the economy is based off of agriculture due to the desirable geographical features the island possesses.  This includes the soil that is perfect for planting numerous food crops that provide people with fresh produce as well as a basis for raising domestic animals.  The quality of the soil can be attributed to many factors, but one of the most important factors is the presence of terrestrial worms. Considering the differences in the geographical features of the North and South shores of Long Island, it can be inferred that there are many species  of worms that are specific to their different ecosystems within their respective sides of the island. Considering the differences in the geographical features of the North and South shores, it can be inferred that there are many species that are impacted by the different ecosystems within their respective sides of the island. In our analysis, we expect to discover various species of worms, and through DNA Barcoding,

Poster:

DNA Barcoding Poster
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Team samples:

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