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Capacity Building for Biodiversity Studies in Freshwater Insects


Ref: 15025
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Stephen Brooks
Lead Institution: 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
Start Date: 2006-09-01
End Date: 2009-08-31
Funding: £178,800.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: South America
Countries: Argentina
Purpose: To develop capacity in northern Patagonia for the identification, surveying, monitoring and mapping of freshwater insects.
Outputs: 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


Documents:
Title: 15-025 St2 edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 15-025 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 15-025 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 15-025 AR1 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 15-025 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 15-025 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 15-025 AR3 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 15-025 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]