Population genetics of ecologically sensitive species in the Bronx River

The recolonization of restored aquatic ecosystems requires nearby source populations of ecologically sensitive taxa (e.g. caddisflies, mayflies, and stoneflies). However, what about populations in extremely urbanized watersheds like the Bronx River? We will be using population genetics techniques to explore the connectivity between populations of aquatic insects in the Bronx River both downstream and upstream of the Kensico Reservoir.