Have you ever wondered how the surrounding environment of a park impacts its species? There are many factors that provide context to the differences between the parks we researched, such as the history of creation, the difference in socioeconomic status surrounding the parks, and urbanization.
This project examines how invasive species affect the biodiversity in NYC especially native plants!
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, bee populations were falling and bees were increasingly in danger of being wiped out. Over the course of the pandemic. However, there has been a notable increase in the bee populations in New York City compared to pre-pandemic levels. Our goal was to find the reasons for this increase and find ways for local residents to aid this resurgence and prevent the bee populations from falling again.
Invasive species are a THRILLING nature type to observe. We studied their impact on New York City throughout the years, so click more to find out!
Have you ever wondered what species thrive in city landscapes? Packed with buildings, people, and a lack of green space. Welcome to New York City!
The common buckthorn plants’ invasive properties have reduced biodiversity in dramatic and irrevocable ways, find out how!
We analyzed Spotted Lanternflies and its preferred host, Trees of Heaven, for correlation. We investigated whether controlling Trees of Heaven could mitigate the spread of Spotted Lanternflies and agricultural harm.
Japanese Knotweeds are one of the worst invasive species. It’s bullying the surrounding plants to take over NYC. See what effect this plant has on our Biodiversity.
This project was inspired by catching bees on Randall’s Island to analyzing bee biodiversity!