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Automating Insect Identification for Inventorying Costa Rican Biodiversity


Ref: 6050
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Ian Gauld
Lead Institution: NHM - Natural History Museum, Entomology
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 1997-04-01
End Date: 2000-03-31
Funding: £142,894.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: Central America
Countries: Costa Rica
Purpose: To develop a computerised automated identification system for one group of common insects.
Outputs: Digital Automated Identification of Insects (DAISY) developed and installed at the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Natural History Museum, UK; 2 taxonomic monographs; 3 insect reference collections enhanced including new species; 3 scientific papers; 4 undergraduates trained; other training in preparation of wing slides; DAISY web site — http://chasseur.usc.edu/pups/projects/daisy.html

Related Projects: Development of Human Resources to Participate in the Costa Rica National Biological Inventory, to Inventory Parasitic Wasps

Documents:
Title: 6-050 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: ECP Costa-Panama - final
Download: ECP [pdf]