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Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


Evaluating the Biodiversity of Beetles in Sunken Meadow Park
Estephanie Garcia, Liss Perez
Centereach High School, Suffolk
Lindsay Garske


It has been hypothesised that due to the frequent human activity and the environmental conditions of Sunken Meadow Park, there will be a low biodiversity of beetles in the park. Sunken Meadow Park is located in Kings Park, NY a unique area with 69 acres of green space exposed to wildlife such as white-tailed deer, turkeys, flying squirrels, red squirrels, box turtles, eastern cottontails, red eyed vireos, eastern wood peewees, and hairy woodpeckers. The park is opened all year round and due to its location is dangerously affected by the hurricanes Long Island is prone to. Sunken Meadow Park is one of many parks on the island that attracts people from all over the state to do activities like hiking, biking, and hunting. The park regulates hunting during hunting season under state laws. Knowing all of this, the overall goal of this experiment will be to evaluate the effect of human activity like racing, hiking and the environmental conditions like damage done by hurricanes and other spec


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