Air pollution does its fair share of environmental destruction, although we may only see the affects of air pollution on the larger parts if the environment it’s important to focus on the smaller organisms that fall victim to air pollution.
This project looks at the sex ratio of bees in NYC Coastal Parks. Here we learn the importance of bees and what changes the sex ratios of bees.
The population of Spotted Lanternflies is growing rapidly. There are a few reasons why this is happening, these invasive species are attracted to various objects that are very common around the city.
Upon discovering that 100 of the 350 birds in NYC have fallen into an area of concern, we decided to investigate whether climate change as contributed to this trend. We hypothesized that climate change is why NYC birds have declined and that no bird could thrive in warmer conditions. Our results found that climate change would contribute to the loss in different species impacting Arctic birds the most.
Have you ever wondered how the colors of a bug change impact your emotions? If so, we did too and we set out to find answers for our research project.
This project examines the population growth of spotted lanternflies at Randall’s Island based on iNaturalist data gathered at the Macaulay annual BioBlitz.
Deep orange butterflies are pretty right? But what gives them their color and how does this affect their migration across the US?
In this research project, our group focused on how the climate of New York City alters the growth of domesticated flowers, specifically the Coneflower. Post-BioBlitz, we noticed its variation in that growth on Randall’s Island. We then decided to compare the potential environmental impacts of Randall’s Island and the High Line that could impact the growth of coneflowers. Our results led us to conclude that the environment of New York City impacts coneflower growth. Although we were limited in our research, in the future, we hope to study Coneflower growth throughout the five boroughs to further support our conclusion.
The battle against climate change is an ever-evolving struggle. To know how we can be more sustainable, I tested if planting more trees can be a starting point for progress.
This project was inspired by catching bees on Randall’s Island to analyzing bee biodiversity!