This project is subdivided into two sub-projects, each focusing on a different group of nematodes: “Taxonomy and distribution of free-living nematodes of the order Plectida in Sweden” (2011-2014) and “Systematics of Swedish free-living nematodes of the orders Desmodorida and Araeolaimida” (2014-2017). The goal of both subprojects is the same: to describe the diversity and distribution of free-living nematodes in Sweden.
The project includes: sampling in different terrestrial and marine habitats, identification of nematodes found in samples, description of new and poorly known species, phylogenetic studies. From the beginning of the project and till 2017, we recorded 78 species new to the Swedish fauna, and 44 species new to science; published 20 research papers, one monograph, one book chapter, three popular publications and presented results in five conference proceedings.
Oleksandr Holovachov (principal investigator)
Sven Boström (researcher)
PDF file with the project report and publication list is available from the web site of the funding agency: http://www.artdatabanken.se/media/2965/o-holovachov-nematodes.pdf