Projects contributing to ABOL can be found here
The ABOL initiative is dedicated to the recording and evaluation of the diversity of Austrian animals, plants and fungi (see About us). The overall project is executed by ABOL projects based on taxonomic groups (see ABOL cluster). These clusters integrate experts who participate in planning and realization of respective projects.
ABOL aims to establish trans-institutional and transnational cooperations. Bringing together expertise from various sources and benefitting from synergies increases the quality of the output.
Currently, two large-scale projects contribute to ABOL. The HRSM project, funded by the BMBWF, is a joint project among five Austrian universities (-> read more). The BRIDGE-1 project (FFG) BIO-PLANBAR is conducted by the University of Graz (Lead), the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the Ökoteam (-> read more).
Dear ABOL community and biodiversity enthusiasts, as announced at the ABOL meeting in December, ABOL is participating in this year’s Biodiversity Days (Tage der Artenvielfalt, TdA). The aim of the ABOL BioBlitz Actions is the creation of DNA barcodes of as many species as possible collected at the TdAs and determined by the participating experts […]
Dear ABOL community, our this year´s ABOL meeting will take place on Friday 6th of December in Innsbruck. In advance, a DACH User Group Meeting on “DNA Methods in Environmental Management” will be held on 4th and 5th of December together with Germany and Switzerland. There will be a common as well as separate registration […]
Dear ABOL community
One advantage of DNA barcoding is the strong international networking of the initiative.
As part of the HRSM project, the team of Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber at the University of Vienna has created DNA barcodes of a fungus that was on the way of being described.