EDIT Workshop 'Manual on field recording techniques and protocols for ATBI+M'

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
24.-28. January 2009

EDIT’s work packages 4 (Coordinating Research) and 7 (Applying Taxonomy to Conservation) organised an international workshop to produce a manual on field recording techniques and protocols for ATBI+M sites. In addition to establishing common standards, the integration among researchers was promoted.

EDIT WP7 will support the production of this manual consisting of individual chapters on suitable fieldwork methods for all ATBI+M sites. This manual shall be a valuable source of information to various parties wishing to pursue research on ATBI+M sites, including field biologists, students, and people with basic knowledge on biodiversity.

Researchers were invited to present methodologies, technologies and case studies on various topics such as: Vertebrates; Bioacoustics; Collection of large biodiversity inventories; Electronic data recording in the field; Tissue collection & Preservation for DNA studies; GPS & Georeferencing; Light trapping; Malaise & flight interception; Limnology; Litter & soil sampling; Marine sampling; Photographic documentation in the field; Vegetation recording techniques.

List of participants

The workshop took place from 25.-27. January in the Jardín Botánico Canario ‘Viera y Clavijo’ and participants presented their possible contribution to the manual throughout these three days. Presentations and discussions were followed by a guided tour through the Botanical Garden, the largest of its kind in Spain. On the 28th, a guided excursion on the island of Gran Canaria led the participants from the sand dunes of Maspalomas up to the heights of the island.

EDIT WP4 and 7 were very pleased to host this excellent (and nice) group of scientists. We believe participants enjoyed the experience and hope that the workshop will generate many positive interactions in addition to the manual for the ATBI+M sites.

Have a look at our photo gallery and/or the one of our colleague Eduard Stloukal from ATBI+M Gemer if you wish:

Invitation flyer
Workshop program
Presentation guidelines