Randall’s Island Park’s Repository

The data repository for Randall’s Island Park serves as a resource hub – a compilation of the ecological and environmental monitoring and assessments performed on the island by the Alliance’s staff and community collaborators.  Through this repository, researchers, students and community members can access detailed data sets, reports, and analyses, facilitating further research questions, informed decision-making, and strategic planning.

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RIPA staff and interns conduct vegetation surveys (annual or every 2 years) in two restored salt marshes. The objectives of wetland vegetation monitoring on the island are to evaluate whether restoration efforts are providing habitat for macroinvertebrates and to detect shifts in plant community composition associated with improved salt marsh ecosystem function.
Effects of urbanization on the vertebrate scavenger community, their feeding behaviors, and ecosystem services scavengers provide is poorly understood. The authors studied vertebrate scavenger community and carcass removal rates along an urbanization gradient in New York State.
The purpose of our study is to assess the ability of plants and soil biota to remediate urban shoreline soils. We are designing a two-year field monitoring study on a 2-acre shoreline site on Randall’s Island.
The recently restored Living Shoreline(LS) meadow of Randall’s Island hosted a EPA funded field study looking at the potential for phytoremediation in urban park lands. Plant and soil were sampled every week from May to September in 2021.
Plant Survivorship
Chlorophyll Fluorescence
Stomatal Conductance
Final Plant Measurement
The goal of this project was to determine types of substrates on Randall’s Island, specifically the area around the Little Hell Gate Bridge, that provide habitat for oysters.
Randall’s Island Park staff and interns conducted a non-native invasive species inventory for three of the natural areas on the island. The inventory will help the staff determine the success of invasive species management activities.

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