Study of ecological patterns of meiofauna in Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba and taxonomy of free-living marine nematodes in Cuban shallow waters

01 October 2007 → 31 December 2009
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
experimental nematodes taxonomy ecology meiofauna
Project description

Meiofaunal communities will be studied in Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba to determine ecological patterns and to assess the effects of natural and anthropogenic factors based upon sampling and laboratory experiments. Taxonomic studies of free-living marine nematodes from Cuban shallow waters (including muddy, sandy and vegetated habitats) will be carried out. Description of new species and elaboration of illustrated polytomous identification keys will be realized.