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Dr. Carlos Garcia de Leaniz is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of BioSciences, Swansea University (UK) who works on fish conservation and aquaculture impacts. He coordinated the overall project, overseeing the research program, capacity building and the training of staff.


Dr. Gonzalo Gajardo is a Professor at the Genetics, Aquaculture and Biodiversity Laboratory, University of Los Lagos (Chile). As in the original Darwin project, he was the host partner in Chile, coordinated the laboratory and training programs, and helped develop the molecular toolkit for prioritization of endangered galaxiid populations.


Dr. Sonia Consuegra is a Lecturer in Aquatic Biology at IBERS, Aberystwyth University (UK). She developed and optimised the molecular markers used for the identification and genetic screening of endangered galaxiid populations and provided molecular training in collaboration with the Chilean host partner.


Dr. Jason Dunham is a Senior Aquatic Ecologist at USGS (USA); he took a lead role in assessing the impact of salmonid invasions on native galaxiids and helped to develop a framework for managing impacts from invasive salmonids.


Dr. Guillermo Giannico is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University (USA). He helped with the development of the public awareness and education programs, capitalizing on his experience at working on salmonid conflicts with a variety of stakeholders.


Nick Rendell is the Environmental Officer in the Falkland Islands. He was the host partner on behalf of the Falklands Islands Government and was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the project in the Falklands, in particular in relation to the reintroduction strategies and field work, building on our previous Scoping Award.


Daniel Fowler was the Project Officer in the Falkland Islands and was responsible for the development and implementation of the ex-situ conservation programme for the endangered Aplochiton as well as for assessing the impact of culverts on population connectivity.


Jose Sanzana was the Project Officer in Chile and was responsible for the fish sampling programme in the field that resulted in the Darwin Fish Atlas and for the Aplochiton captive breeding programme in Chile.


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Project leader:
Dr. Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, University of Wales Swansea, Biological Sciences.
Singleton Park, SA2 8PP, Swansea, UK Tel. +44 (0) 1792 295383
Fax. +44 (0) 1792 295447

Project coordinator:
Dr. Gonzalo Gajardo, Laboratorio de Genética & Acuicultura.
PO Box 933, Osorno. Chile
+56-64-333331; 333332

Funding for this project is provided through a DEFRA (UK) Darwin Initiative (Grant number 162-15-020).
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