Sampling event

Freshwater macroinvertebrate survey of three streams on the island of Kadavu, Fiji

Latest version published by The University of the South Pacific on 13 February 2023 The University of the South Pacific
Publication date:
13 February 2023
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The survey results from a 2011-2012 macroinvertebrate study in three streams on the island of Kadavu in Fiji are presented here as presence and absence records. This dataset is part of a larger research study in Fiji on the effects of catchment forest cover on the community structure of macroinvertebrates.

Bindiya Rashni, the author of this dataset, compiled these results as part of her Master of Science research at The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji, and was funded under a Graduate Assistant scholarship at the Institute of Applied Science (at USP).

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Rashni B (2023): Freshwater macroinvertebrate survey of three streams on the island of Kadavu, Fiji. v1.1. The University of the South Pacific. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d115a9a8-3f72-4f00-a2e6-ef1f968ef895.  The University of the South Pacific publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Samplingevent; macroinvertebrates; freshwater; Kadavu; Fiji


Bindiya Rashni
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Regional Coordinator Oceania
Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network
Kelly Brown
  • Curator
The University of the South Pacific

Geographic Coverage

The island of Kadavu, Fiji.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-19.207, 177.91], North East [-18.703, 178.635]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum Arthropoda, Mollusca, Annelida

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 2011-2012

Project Data

Freshwater biodiversity data is under reported for the Oceanic islands due to lack of trained resident specialists, misreported dataset and or unpublished dataset mostly limited to grey literature. This can be improved by training freshwater project related representatives from targeted Oceania countries for collation and updating of the existing data on GBIF database. The proposed project aims to directly engage the pool of freshwater experts in the Melanesian region to build capacity on regional freshwater biota data updating and mobilization. This will then contribute to inland wetland policy strengthening, national level ramsar commitments, National Biodiversity Strategic Assessment and Planning (NBSAP), Endangered and Protected Species (EPS) ACT Bill, Environment Management Act in Fiji for example, and eventually near future freshwater species and ecosystem Red Listing Assessments. The targeted countries are Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

Title Addressing Oceania’s freshwater biodiversity data deficiency by mobilizing Melanesian datasets
Identifier BID-PA2020-010-REG
Funding European Union. GBIF.

The personnel involved in the project:

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d115a9a8-3f72-4f00-a2e6-ef1f968ef895