Pontocaspian Taxonomic Information

Pontocaspian Taxonomic Information

Interim colloquium of RCMNS* and

EU PRIDE final conference 2018:

 

Ecosystem isolation and connection: rise and demise of biota in the Pontocaspian-Caucasian region

Pontocaspian Taxonomic Information

 

The Pontocaspian Taxonomic Information platform aims to provide standardized taxonomic information of so called Pontocaspian biota, to be used by researchers working with Pontocaspian biodiversity. These biota are a unique and endemic flora and fauna that evolved in mostly brackish lake systems in and around the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and adjacent lakes in the past few million years. They are threatened and are in need of effective conservation measures. PC-Tax has been developed by Niels Raes of Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Aleksandre Gogaladze, PRIDE early stage researcher at Naturalis, as part of the PRIDE (Drivers of Pontocaspian Biodiversity Rise and Demise) project.

The PC-Tax system can be found here. If you have any further suggestions or questions please contact us through e-mail Frank(dot)Wesselingh(at)naturalis(dot)nl.