The ground beetles (Carabidae) are a beetle family also known to the general public. At present, more than 650 species are known from Austria, but the knowledge about their exact distribution is often very limited and for some species, there are only single records. Due to the large number of species relevant for nature conservation, it is important to know the exact distribution and ideally also the abundance. DNA-barcoding data, especially in combination with metabarcoding approaches, represent a promising methodological alternative to classical taxonomic work in order to reliably determine/detect different (also closely related) taxa in a time and cost efficient way. The potential of DNA barcoding approaches for the detection of species or general diversity surveys depends of course on the quality of the underlying reference database. In this project, classical taxonomy and genetic identification will be combined to a modern biodiversity checklist.
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- M. SonnleitnerABOL BioBlitz at the Day of Biodiversity in the National Park Hohe Tauern/Lungau28. July, 2021 - 10:41
The last BioBlitz this year was carried out by ABOL in the course of the Biodiversity Day in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The study area ranged from montane to alpine altitudes in the upper Mur valley in the national park municipality of Muhr im Lungau. The JUFA Hotel in St. Michael, the Sticklerhütte and […]
- Sabine SchoderABOL BioBlitz at the Tyrolean Day of Biodiversity in the Nature Park Kaunergrat14. July, 2021 - 10:00
In Tyrol, ABOL was once again able to participate in the Day of Biodiversity with a BioBlitz Initiative. Selected areas in the Nature Park Kaunergrat were examined – from wet to dry, lean meadows to bog areas, boulder fields, alpine meadows and alpine grasslands. In addition to butterfly experts, who began their surveys with light […]
- M. SonnleitnerGEO day of nature and ABOL BioBlitz in the Biosphere Reserve Nockberge7. July, 2021 - 14:27
The third ABOL BioBlitz of this year took place as part of the GEO day of nature in the Biosphere Reserve Nockberge in Carinthia. 70 experts and companions surveyed animal, plant and fungus species at the basis of the Zunderwand and in the vicinity of the Erlacherhaus. Due to the special geological situation, where limestone […]