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).
On the 5th and 6th of July the 5. ABOL BioBlitz took place in the Brandeberg Valley as part of the day of biodiversity in Tyrol. After our arrival on Friday some butterfly experts invited for an evening excursion with light trapping. The participants could not only marvel at the moths attracted by the light, […]
On the day of biodiversity in Vienna we likewise participated with an ABOL-BioBlitz. On 22 June 2019 the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) invited everyone intersetsted in biodiversity to the Knödelhüttenstraße, in the 14th district of Vienna. There the 1. Cross-border biodiversity […]
From the 17th to the 20th of June 2019 the 8th International Barcode of Life Conference took place in Trondheim, Norway. In addition to numerous excellent lectures on metabarcoding, eDNA and many other aspects of biodiversity research, the iBOL program BioSCAN was launched. The iBOL community not only aims to generate DNA barcodes from 2 […]