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Research Paper on the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Invasive Species in South Florida

Project by Polygence alum Yardena

Research Paper on the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Invasive Species in South Florida

Project's result

Yardena's research paper has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Research High School.

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Summary

Yardena's project was created to bring awareness to policymakers and the public about the harmful impacts that invasive species have on our planet. She chose to specifically research the effects iguanas have had on South Florida. Through her research, she highlights the damage they are doing not only to the environment and economy, but also to our infrastructure. The end product of her project was a review paper, which calls attention to these issues as the threat of these invasive species continues to increase.

Malia

Malia

Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Subjects

Quantitative, Biology

Expertise

marine biology, biochemistry, conservation biology, ecology, wildlife biology

Yardena

Yardena

Student

Yardena is a 17 year-old high schooler from Hollywood, FL.

School

NSU University School, High School

Graduation Year

2022

Project review

“I had an amazing experience throughout this program with Malia. Her guidance and experience helped when brainstorming and discussing possible solutions during my project. Her background knowledge allowed me to explore new ideas and concepts regarding my subject. Malia's easygoing personality and encouragement made my project enjoyable and much more exciting.”