Entries by Michaela Sonnleitner

ABOL BioBlitz in the Biosphere reserve Wienerwald/Pressbaum

The 3rd ABOL BioBlitz we were able to perform during the Day of Biodiversity in the Biosphere reserve Wienerwald in Pressbaum. On Friday all day and on Saturday morning, about 80 experts examined the area around the municipality Pressbaum. The rather large area has been divided into 33 locations, well marked on detailed maps. Insects […]


ABOL BioBlitz at Mühlbergerhof in Grein

Last weekend the second ABOL BioBlitz took place. This time we were guests at the Day of Biodiversity at the Mühlbergerhof in Grein, Upper Austria. Organized by the Naturschutzbund OÖ and the Biology Center Linz of the Upper Austrian Landesmuseum, about 25 experts examined the biodiversity in the vicinity of the organic farm. Birds were […]


ABOL meeting 2019 – Save the date!

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 […]


ABOL meeting: program

Dear ABOL community and biodiversity enthusiasts, the program of this years´ABOL meeting is now complete and can be downloaded here: program-ABOL-meeting2018. For further information please visit our conference website! We are happy that so many people have registered and hope for productive workshops and an exciting symposium! Your ABOL coordination team [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.abol.ac.at/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ABOLmeeting2018_program_end-1.pdf”]  

Global and regional biodiversity loss

Biodiversity loss currently receives much attention in media. One trigger for this is the recently published WWF Living Planet Report 2018, which shows a persistent massive population decline in vertebrates. The Living Planet Index (LPI) has been compiled every two years since 1998, and makes statements about the evolution of thousands of vertebrate species. The […]

iBOL Conference 2019 – Registration now open!

The registration for the iBOL Conference is now open: http://dnabarcodes2019.org/2018/10/30/registration-is-open/ The 8th International Barcode of Life Conference takes place from 17th to 20th of June 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. We are looking forward to meet some of you there! Additionally, we want to recommend the very illuminating newly launched iBOL website: http://ibol.org    


ABOL meeting 2018 – registration extended!

Dear ABOL community and biodiversity enthusiasts, This year’s ABOL meeting will take place on 6th and 7th December 2018 at the Natural History Museum Vienna. The REGISTRATION PERIOD has been extended until 31st October 2018 ! Please register for the workshops (on 6th December) and for the scientific conference (on 7th December) via e-mail to […]

Exhibition “Hotspot Mur. Concealed emeralds” extended!

Due to the great success, the special exhibition “Hotspot Mur. Concealed emeralds” at the Natural History Museum Graz, Joanneum has been extended to 9.12.2018. The exhibition is dedicated to the partly rare animal and plant species of the river Mur and the floodplains beyond. The newly discovered and recently published fish species Romanogobio skywalkeri (emerald […]