Fiji Arthropod Survey


Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Schlinger Foundation

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The Fiji Terrestrial Arthropod Survey was a three-year survey of selected biodiverse arthropods occurring in the Fiji Islands. The project had 5 primary parts.

  • surveys, which include various trapping methods;
  • training of in-country personnel to assist with sorting and identification of selected arthropods;
  • upgrading an insect facility in Suva to help create and maintain the Fiji National Insect Collection (FNIC) there through staffing, supplies, and voucher specimens;
  • publication results of the project; and
  • publication and online availability of a checklist and bibliography of Fijian Arthropods

Although NSF funding ended in 2007, we continue to update the Fiji checklists and bibliographiy. See progress below.



Checklists - updated 11 January 2017
Bibliography- updated 14 December 2011
Archival Resources - updated 6 August 2008
Database- updated 5 December 2008
Publications- updated 14 February 2023


This project was supported in part by NSF grant DEB-0425790 and the Schlinger Foundation.

Last revised 14 February 2023


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