If you like pigeons that dwell in the city, you will love this poster that shows the correlation between population density, number of pigeons, and number of observers on iNaturalist.
Is there a relationship between population density, green space, and plant species diversity across the five boroughs of New York City? How does it affect us?
Pollution is a constant threat to our local parks and water bodies. Our study explored the effect of changing water quality on birds in New York City.
We explored the possible correlation between PM 2.5 levels and Bird Populations in NYC using iNaturalist
We take a look at the beautiful but dangerous Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive species originating in China, that has recently spread from Pennsylvania to NY, threatening our ecosystems and economies.
Bivalves, like mussels and oysters, play an important ecological role as filter feeders by filtering out algae, bacteria, and pollution to keep our waterways clean, but have died out in estuaries like NYC Harbor due to overconsumption and pollution. We examine the relationship between harbor water quality and the observation frequency and diversity of bivalves in hopes of determining the best ways to protect them.