Darwin Initiative for Lake Baikal Diatoms
Dr Roger Flower
UCL - University College London - ECRC
Host Country Institutions:
Europe & Central Asia
To provide reference resource and expertise for the ongoing biomonitoring of benthic communities in Lake Baikal in Russia
Russian diatom technician trained; collection of fresh water material from survey passed to Russian scientists; diatom collection; training for Darwin Fellow (towards but not completed PhD); Diatom herbarium plus reference collection and database established; modern benthic diatom study re-established at the Limnological Institute.