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Marine Benthic Invertebrate Study in Coastal Waters of Ecuador


Ref: 6029
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr James (Hamish) Mair
Lead Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Host Country Institutions: University of Guayaquil
Start Date: 1997-05-01
End Date: 2000-03-31
Funding: £124,510.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: South America
Countries: Ecuador
Purpose: To establish a specialist unit at the University of Guayaquil to develop local expertise in marine invertebrate taxonomy and analysis of benthic ecology.
Outputs: Standard techniques for collection and handling of samples developed and adapted; on 3 Darwin Scholars trained in UK and Ecuador; 6 Ecuadorian student researchers trained; guidebook on techniques & methods for identification of benthic marine invertebrates published; 2 papers in preparation for scientific journals; 6 other papers ; database of all specimen material collected; species reference collection at University of Guayaquil; 4 workshops; 4 newsletters; specialist marine ‘Darwin Unit’ established.

Related Projects: Marine biodiversity assessment and development in Perlas Archipelago, Panama, Marine habitat mapping development in San Andres Archipelago, Colombia, Conservation Management Zoning Implementation and Facilitation in Perlas Archipelago, Panama

Documents:
Title: 06-029 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]