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Invertebrate Diversity and Endemism at Gough Island and Threats from Introduced Species


Ref: 8253
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor Kevin John Gaston
Lead Institution: University of Sheffield
Host Country Institutions: University of Pretoria, Gov of Tristan da Cunha
Start Date: 1999-07-01
End Date: 2002-06-30
Funding: £127,500.00
Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/~bmg
Status: Completed
Regions: UKOT
Countries: St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Purpose: To study the effects of introduced species on Gough Island and to revise the Island's management plan
Outputs: Train research assistants in sampling techniques, identification and preservation of samples. Give lectures to students at the University of Pretoria. Produce illustrated key of arthropod species. Produce general conservation pamphlet for the general public. Complete database. Deposit a voucher collection at the Natural History Museum, London and the Transvaal Museum in South Africa. Publish 3+ articles in international journals.

Related Projects: Iimbovane Outreach Project: Exploring South African Biodiversity and Change

Documents:
Title: 08-253 Applic - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 08-253 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]