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).
ABOL reference data (ABOL-RefDat) – call for project collaboration! We are very pleased that the ABOL-RefDat project, funded by the Biodiversity Fund, started at the beginning of the year! Our goal? The creation of at least 5,000 DNA barcodes for at least 1,500 Austrian species of animals, plants and fungi, as well as closing data […]
“Together on the way out of the biodiversity crisis” was the title of the Biodiversity Days 2023 from November 8th to 10th, which took place at BOKU Vienna. In 9 sessions, different aspects of the biodiversity crisis and different actors were addressed. This breadth of topics was only possible through the first-time cooperation between 5 […]
Due to last year’s great success, the 2nd DNA barcoding workshop took place in September at the University of Zambia (UNZA) in the capital Lusaka. As part of the OeAD project “Inventorying biodiversity in the tropics: Establishing a DNA-barcoding pipeline for characterizing and monitoring Zambia’s biodiversity” led by the University of Graz (Stephan Koblmüller and Lukas Zangl) and participation by ABOL and Prof. Cyprian Katongo (UNZA ) students and […]