MyrmEcoDex aims to catalogue ant richness and diversity from (threatened) habitats across the globe, through the use of standardized field surveys and the study of museum collections. Particular interest goes to further optimising the ant-taxonomy, including the description of new species.

Members

  • Frederik De Wint – Operations Manager
  • Matthew Hamer – Data Manager
  • Dominik Oorts – Internal Communications
  • Jennifer Sudworth – Researcher

SpiDivERse aims to increase understanding on the diversity and distributions of one of the planets most fascinating taxonomic groups, the hyperdiverse Araneae (spiders). We plan to identify, catalogue and describe spider communities from some of the most imperilled and biodiverse regions on earth.

Members

  • Brogan Pett – Research director
  • Jaime Escobar-Toledo – Researcher

Syritta aims to map hoverflies biodiversity, using standardized field research and studying collections. Syritta carries out its own hoverfly-focused projects, but also contributes to broader projects by providing hoverfly expertise.

Members

  • Seppe Strybos – Researcher/contact person
  • Annelies Kayenbergh – Researcher
  • Jonas Merckx – Researcher
  • Ian Stevens – Researcher
  • Jaco Visser – Researcher

RePhoCus performs Research through Photography of Collections using stacking of images to acquire detailed digital vouchers of insect specimens. Museum collections house a trove of undocumented species. It is our goal to study this hidden biodiversity and help publish the data alongside the digitised specimens.

Members

  • Martijn Van Roie – Project leader
  • Jan Mertens – Image editor