a network for biodiversity

Austrian Barcode of Life

The Initiative


  • ABOL-Initiative

    ABOL is a network of experts and institutions which aims to record the genetic diversity of all Austrian animal, plant and fungi species via DNA barcodes.

  • data

    Data generated in ABOL will be freely accessible and will provide a valuable basis for fast and reliable species determination by DNA barcoding for numerous applications.

  • biodiversity network

    ABOL considers itself a bridge building platform promoting biodiversity research and its applications.

More than 20 projects are currently involved in ABOL

ABOL is designed as a long-term initiative and organized in a decentralized way crosslinking Austrian institutions involved in biodiversity research. In various projects, DNA barcodes are generated. Projects are assigned to taxonomic clusters, in which experts of a particular organism group tightly cooperate.