A Biodiversity monitoring system for Trinidad and Tobago
Dr Nick Brown
University of Oxford - Plants
Host Country Institutions:
National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Forestry Division - T&T, University of West Indes, Life Sciences
Trinidad and Tobago
To build and maintain capacity in Trinidad and Tobago to monitor habitats, detect changes in plant populations and measure the effects of management.
Network of permanent sample plots enumerated
Updated vegetation map of T&T.
Assessment of changes in habitat structure, composition and distribution since 1984.
Taxonomy training courses provided for tertiary level students.
Taxonomy training courses provided for junior Forestry Division staff and Asa Wright guides.
Expansion of National Herbarium and collections catalogued on herbarium database (BRAHMS).
Field guide to the trees of T&T and Asa Wright Nature Centre published.
Related Projects: Rattan Diversity and Sustainable Management in Lao PDR
, A biodiversity monitoring system for Trinidad and Tobago
, Identifying and managing High Conservation Value Forest in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor of Mexico