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The Darwin Initiative
Automating Insect Identification for Inventorying Costa Rican Biodiversity
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- Main Project
- Project leader:
- Dr Ian Gauld
- Host institutions:
- Start date:
- UK institutions:
- NHM - Natural History Museum, Entomology
- Finish date:
- Central America
- Costa Rica
Note: the descriptions presented for projects approved before 2008 have been extracted from technical descriptions in project documents and were not originally intended for publication.
To develop a computerised automated identification system for one group of common insects.
To develop an operational automatic identification system that will allow non-specialists to identify species of a target group of insects; to develop the skills necessary in Costa Rica to enable collaborators to use the software to create automatic identification systems for other organisms; to demonstrate a novel British developed technique for overcoming the taxonomic impediment to the implementation of Article 7 of the Biodiversity Convention; to provide a simple cost-effective method that will allow wide accessibility to diagnostic image-based specimens held in a UK collection.
Digital Automated Identification of Insects (DAISY) developed and installed at the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Natural History Museum, UK; 2 taxonomic monographs; 3 insect reference collections enhanced including new species; 3 scientific papers; 4 undergraduates trained; other training in preparation of wing slides; DAISY web site – http://chasseur.usc.edu/pups/projects/daisy.html
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|Title or file name||Type||Project||Size||Comments|
|1.||final report||final report||6050||76.09 KB|
|2.||evaluation of a closed project||evaluation of a closed project||6050||472.97 KB|
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Page last modified: Friday, 12 October 2012