Marine Benthic Invertebrate Study in Coastal Waters of Ecuador
Dr James (Hamish) Mair
Host Country Institutions:
University of Guayaquil
To establish a specialist unit at the University of Guayaquil to develop local expertise in marine invertebrate taxonomy and analysis of benthic ecology.
Standard techniques for collection and handling of samples developed and adapted; on 3 Darwin Scholars trained in UK and Ecuador; 6 Ecuadorian student researchers trained; guidebook on techniques & methods for identification of benthic marine invertebrates published; 2 papers in preparation for scientific journals; 6 other papers ; database of all specimen material collected; species reference collection at University of Guayaquil; 4 workshops; 4 newsletters; specialist marine ‘Darwin Unit’ established.
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, Marine habitat mapping development in San Andres Archipelago, Colombia
, Conservation Management Zoning Implementation and Facilitation in Perlas Archipelago, Panama