River invertebrate biodiversity and water quality in the Dominican Republic


Dominican Republic
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Ref: 8-144

Status: Completed

Round:
7
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Start Date:
01-09-99
End Date:
30-08-01
Funding:
£95,598.00
Regions:
Caribbean
Countries:
Dominican Republic
Project Summary:
To use simple sampling and chromosomal taxonomy techniques to produce an inventory and key for lotic invertebrates in the Dominican Republic and to use the information on invertebrate distributions to monitor the quality of Dominican streams and rivers.
Project Outputs:
Train local scientist and research technician. Submit 3 papers to peer-reviewed journal. Provide 2 years of training to a research technician in sampling, identifying, and determining species differences and construction of a predictive model. Establish a reference collection. Publish a key to river invertebrates. Produce and distribute a video describing techniques. Produce catchment management plans for 16 catchments. Hold training workshop for up to 25 local scientists.


Documents:
Title: 08-144 Applic - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2008-04-07 10:50:45

Title: 8-144 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2008-04-07 10:50:45