Nematode biodiversity and worldwide pollution monitoring
Dr Melanie Austen
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Host Country Institutions:
Europe & Central Asia, South America, South Asia
Brazil, Chile, Pakistan, Poland
To assist biologists worldwide to assess the local biodiversity of nematodes as well as using this group to assess local environmental quality
Install prototype keys and a training guide on website.
Hold a workshop for 15 scientists from Brazil, Poland, Pakistan and Chile.
Hold training workshop on statistical analysis of community data for 15 trainees.
Produce a software manual.
Establish Darwin nematode network.
Visit host countries by British scientists to advise and train on meiofaunal work.
Present work at the 11th Meiofaunal Conference.
Publish 2+ papers.