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Biodiversity studies on seaweeds and echinoderms in the transition between temperate southern Africa and the tropical western Indian Ocean

Dutch title: Biodiversiteitstudies van zeewieren, zee-egels en zeekomkommers in de overgangszone tussen gematigd zuidelijk Afrika en de tropische westelijke Indische Oceaan
Reference no: P102/174B2099
Period: December 1997 till June 2000
Status: Completed

Institutes (3)  Top 
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Fycologie, more
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), more
  • Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad (VLIR), more, sponsor

The aims of the project are threefold : 1. To study the biogeography of species of seaweeds and echinoderms present along the coasts of the former "Transkei" (Eastern cape) to northern Kwazulu-Natal. 2. To document the dominant species in communities, with particular regard to current and potential economic species. 3. To collaboorate with other groups working on intertidal resources and marine biogeography, to provide taxonomic assistance.
Bilateral scientific and technological co-operation with the University of Cape Town - Botany Department, Southern Afrika. Co-promoted by Bolton John.

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