30-09-2013 - Trapdoor spider
Cantuaria are ancient trapdoor spiders that live only in New Zealand. Their small, dense populations are found in undisturbed patches of grassland and forest. As spiderlings, each builds a burrow and remains inside for its entire life. The patchy distribution of Cantuaria, and their inability to travel far, may make them unable to recover from habitat loss and fragmentation due to human activity.
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30-09-2013 - White-clawed crayfish
The white-clawed crayfish is endangered throughout its range in the UK and rest of Europe and is a keystone species of river habitats. The project will aim to optimise captive breeding techniques to produce healthy bood stock for supplementation of wild populations and setting up ark sites (safe havens). Long-term genetic monitoring of broodstock and ark sites will assess population health.
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30-09-2013 - Polynesian tree snail, 'areho' in Tahitian
Dozens of species of Polynesian tree snails (Partula) are extinct due to predation by a carnivorous snail introduced as a failed biological control attempt. However, a number of species were rescued from French Polynesian islands and have been maintained in an international breeding programme. The objective of this project is to initiate reestablishment of species extinct in the wild back into their home range.
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29-05-2013 - Seychelles Crested Groundhopper
Insects, which are endemic to islands are often highly threatened by changes of their environment. Several grasshoppers, crickets and bush-crickets endemic to the Seychelles are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Our aim is to map the distribution of these species, particularly the Seychelles Crested Groundhopper (Coptottigia cristata) and the Seychelles Wingless Grasshopper (Procytettix fusiformis) and start a habitat restoration ...
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29-05-2013 - Great Raft Spider
Our project is dedicated to rare European spider species Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) (great raft spider) in Belarus. The main goal of our work is to find sites where this species is present to register them officially (create microreserves) and provide conservation activities that will give a chance to save great raft spider not only in Belarus but in the whole Europe.
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29-05-2013 - Dung Beetles
Diversity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) in the Suka Elang; Raptor Education Center (Mount Halimun-Salak National Park), West Java, Indonesia.
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29-05-2013 - Freshwater crab
The study centres on ecological questions (distribution, habitats, feeding, population size, growth, sex ratio and nutritional properties), threats and conservation status of freshwater crab, Isolapotamon bausense which is endemic to Borneo and categorized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List. The information is needed for effective conservation of the species include proposing the crab to be listed in the Wildlife Protection Ordinance of Sarawak.
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23-12-2012 - Arabian staghorn
Corals in the Arabian Gulf have been able to withstand very high water temperatures. However, extreme thermal events in the late 90's and again in 2010 and 2011, have lead to extensive bleaching. It is essential that a better understanding of the biology of this species be established to support management and conservation of populations in the Gulf.
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20-12-2012 - Staghorn coral
My research focuses on taking a metabolic and physiological approach to find markers for resilience to climate change stress in the critically endangered coral, Acropora cervicornis. Specifically I am looking at tissue lipids and carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes to determine how energy is allocated under stress in this species in order to have a better understanding of how to conserve it.
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20-12-2012 - Clark's Crayfish
The Australian Crayfish project was established with the aim of addressing specific knowledge gaps on all Australian crayfishes. With the assistance of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund we are researching a unique small freshwater crayfish Euastacus clarkae that is only known to occur in a small highland section of Australiaâ€™s world heritage listed, Gowandan Rainforest.
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