Posts Tagged ‘biodiversity’

Avian Biodiversity in NYC: How Pollution Affects Birds

December 23, 2014

This project examines the relationship between urban development and bird biodiversity. http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/seminar3posters/files/gravity_forms/1-f14ea90e75361cb91bd42582a860ee01/2014/12/Avian-Biodiversity-in-NYC-How-Pollution-Affects-Birds.pdf Carl Colena, Yejoon Seo Professor Brian Ford, ITF Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land City College urban development, birds, biodiversity, polution

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Examining Environmental Factors Affecting Fish Species in NYC

December 18, 2014

This group analyzed abiotic environmental factors between the bodies of water in CPL and NYBG. These included pH, dissolved solids, and visible pollution. The group also examined water samples for algae particles and microscopic pollution. These experiments coupled with statistical analysis of the 2013-2014 Bioblitz data give a clearer picture in determining the relationship between […]

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Impact of Human Activity on Biodiversity in Central Park

December 12, 2014

“Our objective was to analyze the different types and population counts of species in Central Park and determine to what extent different human activity influences levels of species diversity throughout the park.” http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/seminar3posters/files/gravity_forms/1-f14ea90e75361cb91bd42582a860ee01/2014/12/FINISHED-MACAULAY-POSTER2.pdf Julia Buczynski, Katherine Chiu, Siena Edwards, Sherry Oommen Tara Cornelisse, Jennifer Corby Brooklyn College Biodiversity, Central Park, Human Activity, Google Earth, Bioblitz

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Hipsters and Animal Diversity

December 11, 2014

Hipsters have been an accepted part of urban life for decades. Research has been done on their role in gentrification – the process by which the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of a marginalized, poor neighborhood is replaced by upper-middle class Caucasian transplants. (Jack Hackworth 2002) in “Post-recession Gentrification in New York City” tracks the progress […]

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Biodiversity and GOP Voters in NYC

December 11, 2014

What is the relationship between richness of biodiversity and the percentage of GOP voters in a given area of New York City? If a correlation can be shown, what implications does this carry as to the relationship between GOP voters and biodiversity? Do neighborhoods with more richness in biodiversity have a greater concentration of liberal […]

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The Correlation of Diversity of Organisms in Manhattan and Obesity in the City

December 11, 2014

The island of Manhattan contains well over two million residents spanning 13 miles of land. With this large concentration of organisms living in one small area, it is hard to imagine any diversity of inhabitants living on this tiny strip of land. However, with small patches of green space such as Central Park and the […]

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Pigeon Census: Ship High in Transit

December 11, 2014

In this study, our group explores the possibility of a correlation between the elderly population in Manhattan and pigeons found in two given areas- 13th Street to 23rd Street on 5th Avenue, and 59th Street to 69th Street on Madison Avenue. These areas were specifically chosen for their high or low elderly population densities, with […]

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Impact of Urbanization in New York City

December 11, 2014

Around 75,000 years ago, in the last ice age, New York City, like most places on Earth was covered with ice. 15,000 years ago, ice began to retreat, exposing gneiss and marble bedrock that eventually bloom to become wetlands, fields, and forests that support 55 different ecological environment and 2,177 plant species. With urbanization comes […]

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