Monitoring and Simulating Threats to Aquatic Biodiversity in the Okavango Delta
UCL - University College London
Host Country Institutions:
HOORC - University of Botswana
Assist in the ability of Botswana to implement CBD in the OD region, through programme of capacity building, training and scientific research.
Acquisition of extensive baseline aquatic biodiversity and water quality data across hydroperiod gradients in OD.
Development of robust Indices of Biological Integrity (IBIs), sensitive to hydroperiod
Development of future scenarios of OD flood frequency, extent and duration and biodiversity response
Establishment of on-going systematic biodiversity monitoring programme based on identified IBIs.
Dissemination of results. Training programme for staff at HOORC/IC & Botswana students completed.
Relationship of project to CBD established through ODMP initiatives.