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Kenya report
Polk, P. (Ed.) (1986). Kenya report. VUB: Brussel. 358 pp.

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  • Polk, P., editor, more

Abstract
    This is the first review report on the Kenyan- Belgian Project in Marine Ecology (KBP). It explains our approach and methodology: the linkage between equipment, education and research. Interaction between fundamental and applied research. Real co-operation between Kenyan and Belgian Scientists. We are always accessible to remarks and advices and hope to be able to continue. The aim of the project was to develop a program on Marine Ecology and the Management of the Coastal Zone (living and non-living resources). We started the inventory and descriptions of the different Marine biotopes and their trophic levels. This fundamental research guided us to initiate applied research: we started a small-scale oyster culture to prevent the loss of the high primary production of the mangrove creeks. By doing so we provided work for the local population and used only local materials for the building of the rafts. Both, the fundamental and the applied research must go on with the present project as backbone. Other, subprograms, fitting in the framework of the KBP, will be added. A common project between Kenyan and Belgian Universities will be worked out and submitted to the EEC, on specific mangrove research. The Belgian experts will submit an interuniversity program for fundamental research to the National Science Foundation. And in collaboration with the KMFRI and the Kenyan and Belgian Universities, we will organize a Regional Course on Marine Biology, with the support of UNESCO and UNEP. In this way, we will cover most of the aspects of Marine Ecology, needed for the Management of the Coastal Zone.

Datasets (8)
  • Distribution and abundance of corals along the Kenyan coast, more
  • Faunal species composition of brackish water crabs at Gazi, Kanamai, Bamburi and Mkomani (Kenya), more
  • Fish fauna of Port Reitz and Tudor Creek (Kenya) in 1985, more
  • Monthly transect study of Gracilaria salicornia and other algae at MacKenzie Point (February-March-April-May 1986), more
  • Non-encrusting macroalgal zonation on rocky cliffs around Mombasa (Kenya) sampled between April and August 1985, more
  • Planktonic copepods from coastal and inshore waters of Tudor Creek, Mombasa (December 1984-March 1985), more
  • Population structure of penaeid shrimps sampled in Tudor Creek (Kenya) between January and May 1986, more
  • Zooplankton respiration data from Fort Jesus and measurements of dry weight and length of copepods collected at Tudor Creek between August 1985 and June 1986, more

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