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News :

  • A third FADA workshop focussing on completing the freshwater checklists is planned for June 18-20, in Ostend (Oostende), Belgium.
  • Since 22/06/2011 the FADA data are available in Darwin Core Archive format in both normalized (database organization) and de-normalized form (more easily human-readable format). The current updated version was released on 07/02/2013.
  • Rotifer taxonomists, representing the community of rotifer scientists, have prepared a candidate for a Rotifera Part of the List of Available Names in Zoology (see Article 79 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature). Comments form zoologists will soon be invited by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, through the Commission's web site at Download the proposal here.

Welcome to the Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) Project:

The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment” (FADA) is an informal network of scientists specialized in freshwater biodiversity. 

Phase 1- A global assessment of freshwater animal groups and resulted in the publication of a special issue of hydrobiologia (link to FADA book) and in the development of the FADA database. 

The FADA database is an information system dedicated to freshwater animal species diversity and distribution. The system provides access to authoritative species lists and global distribution compiled by world experts for the FADA book.  You can Browse or Search the database online.

We encourage all experts to submit additional information on species and distributions (regional, local) through the appropriate form. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a scientific editorial board of experts (Link to Groups) before being validated (about FADA)

Phase 2- During the second phase we will analyze the data gathered for the FADA book and compiled in the FADA database.  A workshop (link to FADA Activities) investigating potential analyses was held in Bruges on December 5-7.

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