Upgrade and revision of reef survey resource


Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands
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Ref: DPLUS004

Status: Completed

Round:
19
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
01-04-13
End Date:
30-09-13
Funding:
£8,000.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity
Specific Tools:
Research training, Research, Monitoring, Taxonomy
Countries:
Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands
Project Summary:
Taxonomic update and software upgrade of a 2006 OTEP project (XOT407 Identification guide to major Caribbean reef species ), concerning identification of benthic reef species to aid reef survey work. This project was extraordinarily successful (see later) and for 6 years has been the foundation of uncounted reef and field surveys in all Caribbean OTs, and many other Caribbean countries. It fills a need, making reef survey and conservation work easier, but new DNA-based taxonomies have changed many of the names now used. This resource needs substantial updating to help ensure reef survey work is up to date and consistent between countries.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS004 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2013-07-04 16:24:05