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RESEARCH PROJECTS


UNDERGROUND ECOSYSTEMS

  • (1985-1986). Project of research in "Factors que influyen en el poblamiento subterráneo de Canarias. Estudio comparativo de la fauna hipogea deTenerife y El Hierro". Supported by the Department of Education of the Canary Government. Main researcher: Dr. P. Oromí (La Laguna University).
  • (1986-1987). Project of several researches related with the biota and the gea of Cueva del Viento lava tube (Icod de los Vinos - Tenerife). Supported by the General Direction of Environment belonging to the Canary Government. Main researcher: Dr. P. Oromí (La Laguna University).
  • 1987. Project of research "Biological communities of lava flows and caves on the Azores", supported by the Committee for research and exploration of the National Geographic Society. Main researchers:  Dr. P. Oromí (La Laguna University) and Dr. N.P. Ashmole (Edinburgh University). [Results here]
  • 1987-1988. Study of the invertebrate fauna in caves of Timanfaya National Park, supported by the "Instituto Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ICONA)". Main researcher: Dr. J.L. Martín Esquivel. [some results here]
  


SURVEY OF VOLCANIC CAVES

  • (1985-1988). Project for the elaboration of a geological survey of the volcanic lava tubes in El Hierro and La Palma islands, supported by the General Direction of Environment belonging to the Canary Government. Main researcher: Dr. P.Oromí (La Laguna University).[ Data of La Palma] [Data of El Hierro] [Data of Tenerife]
  • (1987-1988). Mapping of volcanic caves in Timanfaya National Park (Lanzarote), supported by the "Instituto Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ICONA)".Main researcher: Dr. J.L. Martín Esquivel
  • 1987-1988). Topographic study of several lava tubes in Lanzarote, excluding the caves of Timanfaya National Park. Main researcher: Dr. P.Oromí (La Laguna University).
  • (2001-2002). Exploration and preliminary survey of several new lava tubes in Timanfaya National park (Lanzarote). Supported by the "Instituto Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ICONA)". Project Director: R.G. del Moral (BIOSFERA XXI)

  


ECOLOGICAL SUCCESION

 

(1986-1987). Program of cooperation between de Spanish Council of Science and Education and the British Council for develop a research of "faunistic succession in lava flows". Main researchers: Dr. P Oromí  (La Laguna University) and Dr. N.P. Ashmole (Edinburgh University).

(1987-1988). Study and inventory of the invertebrate fauna of Timanfaya National Park, supported by the Spanish Institute for the conservation of nature" (ICONA). Main researcher: Dr J.L. Martín Esquivel

1987-1988).  Biological Communities of lava flows and caves on the Azores, supported by the National Geographic Society. Main researchers: P.Oromí (La Laguna University) and N.P. Phillip (Edinburgh University)

 


BIODIVERSITY ON THE MACARONESIA

  • (1996). Inventory of Natural Habitats from European Directive 92/43/CEE (Area 8, Canary Islands), supported for the Department of Environment of Spanish State. Main Research: Dr. P. L. Pérez de Paz (La Laguna University).
  • (2005-06). ATLANTICO Interreg IIIB Project. Developed with the cooperation of Cabo Verde, Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands Government. Coordinator: J.L. Martín Esquivel. [Click Images]
  • (2007-08). BIONATURA Interreg IIIB Project. Developed with the cooperation of Arena (Azores), Madeira and Canary Islands Government. Coordinator: J.L. Martín Esquivel. [Click here for a  statistical summary of the Macaronesian biota] [Click below for check-lists] [Click here for results of Top 100]

Summary of Statistica biodiversity data

 

 

Check-list of Azores biota     Check-list of Madeira biota     Check-list of Canary biota     Check-list of Cabo Verde biota

Results of Azores

 

Results of Madeira

 

Results of Canary

 

Results of Cabo Verde

 


CAMBIO CLIMATICO

  • (2011). CLIMAIMPACTO project aims to improve knowledge about the effects of global warming and its impact on the Macaronesia. Includes actions to accurately assess changes in temperature and precipitation in the Canary Islands, and actions to assess the effects of climate change, vulnerability of the islands and proposing policy measures.
  • The project is underway, but have already generated several downloadable documents in www.climaimpacto.eu

 

 

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