Tools for monitoring soil biodiversity in the ASEAN Region
Dr David Jones
NHM - Natural History Museum, Entomology
Host Country Institutions:
Forest Research Centre - Sabah
To devise cost effective rapid sampling protocols for assessing the biodiversity of termites, ants, earthworms and beetles .
Hold workshops for UK and Malaysian staff.
Establish 8 permanent field plots.
Train Darwin fellows.
Present paper and poster at the International Congress of Entomology, Brazil, and at the IUSSI conference in Japan.
Establish Soil Biodiversity specialist group network across the ASEAN region.
Establish species level database at UMS.
Submit papers to journals. Produce newsletter.
Edit and print Darwin handbook of Soil RBAs.
Prepare teaching material for training course, and hold training course.