Project

Integrating morphological and molecular based measures for nematode biodiversity research in the Van Gio mangrove forest (south Viet Nam)

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
Keywords
mangroves Biodiversity Nematodes
 
Project description

Nemathodes are the dominant metazoans in marine sediments. They can be indicative for the quality of the environments, but their identification is a slow progress. This project aims at developing rapid biodiversity assessment methods by barcoding voucher specimens of key species of mangroves in Vietnam. Alsoo the genetic variation of different populations will be characterised from impacted, and protected mangroves.