Biodiversity discovery and the future of South Georgia’s seaweed habitats


South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Ref: DPLUS122

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
SAERI - South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Shallow Marine Surveys Group, BAS - British Antarctic Survey, Tritonia Scientific Ltd.
Start Date:
01-03-21
End Date:
28-02-23
Funding:
£245,841.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Coastal, Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Production:
Forestry
Threats To Biodiversity:
Invasive species, Climate change, Land use change
Broad Approches:
Ecosystem conservation, Sustainable use
Specific Tools:
Monitoring, Taxonomy, Cepa, Participatory, Research, Research training
Countries:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Seaweeds constitute a huge proportion of South Georgia's unique and charismatic marine biodiversity but are highly vulnerable to environmental change. To fill critical gaps in baseline knowledge of inshore seaweed-dominated habitats, this project integrates innovative molecular techniques with two centuries of specimen data and involves the first major field expedition to understand seaweed diversity and distribution around South Georgia. This wealth of knowledge will be transformed into tools with which to build capacity for monitoring and protecting these vital habitats.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS122 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS122 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00