|Campus BioBlitz 2012|
RUTGERS-NEWARK’ & NJIT' S FIRST-EVER CAMPUS BIOBLITZ IS SEPT. 19;
WHAT IS A BIOLBLITZ, AND WHY DOES IT MATTER, ANYWAY?
The urban campus of Rutgers University, is home to about 12,000 students and several thousand faculty and staff. But the humans aren’t the only inhabitants. The campus is a unique urban wilderness habitat, a hotspot for biodiversity; more than 130 bird species and more than 100 wild plants already have been identified on campus. Come Sept. 19, the campus hopes to find more by conducting a “BioBlitz,” a sort of census to determine how many plant and animal species share the campus with the humans.
WHO: A team of students and faculty from Department of Biological Sciences will swarm across the campus to count how many different species of plants and animals live here.
WHAT: The BioBlitz will include special activities and experts who will answer questions at hourly “field labs,” from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., on the Norman Samuels Plaza in front of John Cotton Dana Library.
WHEN: Wed., Sept. 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Throughout the campus and the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., at Rutgers University, Newark
BACKGROUND: The Sept. 19 BioBlitz has three main goals:
The BioBlitz came and passed like blitz ...
Thanks Amanda Brown, Lee Keough & Carla Capizzi
Thanks Christopher Pasi & Carla Capizzi
The detailed results will be posted here, first a pictorial show in no particular order: