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The Darwin Project on Caribbean Fungi


Ref: 6056
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Dave Minter
Lead Institution: CABI International - Egham
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 1997-04-01
End Date:
Funding: £132,500.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: Caribbean
Countries: Cuba
Purpose: To prepare for the establishment of a regional identification service for fungi in the Caribbean, carry out field work and produce a checklist and conservation plans for the fungi.
Outputs: 18 people received one/several weeks training, about 50 training weeks; course manual; Checklist of Fungi of the Caribbean (Draft); at least 14 papers published or accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals; 2 national strategies; 1 guide to the identification of microfungi on sugar cane; at least 9 databases developed; hundreds of collections in more than 30,000 items have been enhanced by computerisation of label data and by re-examination/improvement of the quality of identification.1 person to finish MPhil

Related Projects: Darwin Initiative Biodiversity Conservation in Cuba, Recovering Ukraine's lost steppe, a unique opportunity, Conservation of Microfungi: a voice for unprotected and vulnerable organisms, Fungal Biodiversity Studies in the Ukraine, Biodiversity information in the Former Soviet Union