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Matienzo Karst Entomology Project

Instigated in 2013/2014, the Matienzo Karst Entomology Project is a Natural History Museum initiative supported by the British Cave Research Association under an individual research permit from the Cantabrian government.

At Easter 2014, this included the setting of baited pitfall traps (in sites 0025, 0048, 2889, 3234, 3721 only), arachnid species distribution by light level zonation, temperature and humidity data logging and spot collection of invertebrates from all environments.

Ongoing results will be published at http://matienzo-entomology.myspecies.info and in Cave and Karst Science in full on completion.

Tom Thomson
May 2014

See also the Reports, Papers and Presentations page, 2014 for more details. Tom Tompson and Fergus McBurney displayed an informative poster about the MKEP at 2015 Hidden Earth. Tom also wrote a piece for Descent 253 (December/January 2016/2017) outlining the past and future work of the Project.