Welcome to the NERC knowledge transfer project ZIMNES. The goal of these pages is to provide a tool which can help both experienced zooplankton taxonomist and students just starting to learn identification of zooplankton.
The first phase of ZIMNES development is complete, future changes and updates are being considered and implemented as expertise, time and funds allow.
Larval fish key
A basic key to the diagnostic featuers of various groups of fish larvae has been updated. The key was produced by Cheryl Crisp at CEFAS. The key is currently still quite simple and still lacks annotation with images, but the textual information is now available under the "Keys" link on the navigation menu.
ZIMNES presented at conferece
The ZIMNES project was presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Systematics Association on Wednesday 29th August in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. The presentation was part of a UK Research Councils Systematics Symposium. Lee Hastie (Aberdeen University) and Jens Rasmussen (FRS, Marine Laboratory) introduced the ideas and functionality behind the manual and provided links to the ZIMNES site.