Dr. Park leads BioBlitz 2015 Fish Count

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday September 3, 2015

Dr. Peter Park, Assistant Professor of Biology, led the effort to identify all the fish species in Freshkills Park during BioBlitz 2015 (Aug 29-30), hosted by Macaulay Honors College. During a BioBlitz, a team of biologists intensely survey wildlife (e.g., mammals, birds, fish, insects, fungi, plants, microbes) within a designated site for a short duration, usually 24 hours. Bioblitzes involve researchers, students, and the general public working together to identify all species in the location, providing a snapshot of its biodiversity. Freshkills Park (Staten Island, NY) was formerly a large landfill but is now being converted into one of the largest natural parks in NYC.BioBlitz 2015 included over approximately 500 Macaulay Honors College students and 20 biologists from the greater NY area. 
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