Dear Biodiversity Community.
We cordially invite all people interested in Austrian biodiversity to the Kick-off meeting of ABOL, the Austrian Barcode of Life Initiative. The Meeting will take place on the 13.th and 14.th of November 2014 at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna.
The general presentation of the ABOL-Initiative will take place on Thursday, the 13.th of November. The Status quo of biodiversity Research in Austria will be addressed along with Information on the four Pilot studies, chosen to establish the barcoding approach for Austrian biodiversity.
The 3 years of the Pilot Phase are mainly dedicated to built up the infrastructure for the following overall project. The overall Project aims to collect Barcodes of all species of animals, plants and fungi recorded from Austria. Consequently the Friday will be dedicated to the formation of taxon-specific clusters. After presentations on challenges of biodiversity research, Networks of experts on different organismal groups will be established.
We are looking Forward to see you in November