What is the distribution, species diversity and abundance of arthropods in the Binghamton area?
Students and the community can catch insects, send them to the university for identification, and then the results are added to a database of thousands of insects over a variety of natural and human impacted habitats.
Ecologys are systems that are acted upon by selection factors. As human activity and natural selection interact new distributions and ecological systems emerge. This project helps us to understand how biota are responding to human impact.
This project was made possible through a seed grant from the Binghamton Foundation and in coordination with the Entomology 475 class.
This is an inexpensive project that engages children with nature. Area schools, scout troops, home schoolers, etc. are welcome to get involved. Send us an email at EvosATbinghamtonDOTedu