Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Darwin Initiative project wrapup

Project field workers sampling in the Okavango, courtesy of Anson Mackay

The final workshop for HOORC's Darwin Initiative Project, Monitoring and Simulating Threats to Aquatic Biodiversity in the Okavango Delta is being held this week. Project participants are today presenting results of the three year study to examine environmental drivers on diversity of macroinvertebrates, diatoms and aquatic macrophytes. The study has shown that hydroperiod is a significant factor in determining variation in these three groups of organisms across the Okavango Delta. You can see more photographs of the work, including images of diatoms collected in the Delta, from Dr Anson Mackay, the project's principal investigator, on his Flickr site.

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