Entries by Michaela Sonnleitner


New associated project – Aphidinae (plant louse)

It is a plesure to welcome a new associated project! Manfred Hartbauer, Doris Reineke and Liza Nemes investigate collective defence mechanisms in non-myrmecophilous aphid species by means of various playback experiments and analysis of alarm pheromones. Additionally. the evolution of collective physical defence will be reconstructed in a phylogenetic approach encompassing different species of the subfamily of Aphidinae. […]

New “Join-us-page” on our website!

The planned main project of ABOL intends to record the entire Austrian biodiversity. Such an ambitious objective can only be achieved by a cooperating network of experts/ volunteers/ working groups/ and institutions. The new “Join-us-page” provides information on our growing network along with contact possibilities. All persons able and willing to participate are cordially invited […]


NEW! Database on Barcoding literature online!

A selection of scientific and popular publications on the topic of DNA barcoding in general and ABOL in particular can be accessed via the link https://www.zotero.org/groups/abol_literatur. The main page of the Zotero literature-database displays recent additions. By activating the link „Group Library“ the structure of the database (hierarchic folders) will be opened with the entire […]


Final agenda for the ABOL meeting 2015

We are glad to present the final agenda for this years´ ABOL meeting! Many thanks to all participants which agreed to give a talk at the meeting. We look forward to a well attended and inspiring meeting as well as numerous poster presentations. Please register as soon as possible per e-mail to abol.msonnleitner@gmail.com. Link to […]


ABOL meeting 2015 – preliminary agenda

Dear ABOL community, the preliminary agenda for this year´s ABOL meeting which will be jointly organized with ZooBot (Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Österreich) and NOBIS Austria (Network of Biological Systematics Austria) is now available and can be downloaded here. Minor changes in schedule and talks still can occur. We will provide the final version as soon as […]


Three new publications on DNA-Barcoding of butterflies

Dear barcoding-community, we would like to point out three papers already published in 2015 concerning Barcoding of Austrian Lepidopterae: Early in the year P. Huemer and P.D.N Hebert presented a Barcode library containing 1489 species of butterflies from Vorarlberg. 36 species were new to the province of Vorarlberg, while two species were newly recorded for […]


A new fish species recorded for the Upper Mur River

During samplings in 2014, scientists of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences of Vienna caught several specimens of a gudgeon-like fish in the Mur River, which differentiated from sympatric Gobio obtusirostris through their large fins, elongated body shape and habitat use. Morphological studies showed that these specimens did not belong to any of the […]


New associated project – DNA-Barcoding of palaeoarctic Apioninae (Curculionoidea, Coleoptera)

The project operated by Harald Letsch and Sven Winter aims at unravelling phylogenetic relationships within this morphologically difficult group in addition to DNA-Barcodes. Despite a recent restructuring of the genus Apion based on feeding plants and morphology still some taxonomic uncertainties remain. Preliminary Barcoding data suggest the existence of cryptic species in some groups.