Capacity Building for Biodiversity Studies in Freshwater Insects
Dr Stephen Brooks
NHM - Natural History Museum, Entomology
Host Country Institutions:
Agency Catedral Turismo, Universidad de la Patagonia, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Biological Station Puerto Blest, APN - Administracion Parques Nacionales, UNLP - Museo de Ciencias Naturales de La Plata
To develop capacity in northern Patagonia for the identification, surveying, monitoring and mapping of freshwater insects.
Inventory of freshwater insects in the NHNP available on database
Darwin-funded staff trained in freshwater insect taxonomy, sampling methods, GIS, collections maintenance.
Specialist and non-specialist guides to Patagonian freshwater insects.
Establishment of Puerto Blest field station as centre for studying freshwater insects and freshwater ecology.
Training courses for students, Park Rangers local groups, fishermen in freshwater monitoring, surveying and insect identification
Freshwater insect collection established with accompanying taxonomic database, GIS database, digital image archive.
Freshwater insect monitoring programmes run by local communities established