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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 programm: tagung-2015-programm.pdf

Subsequent to the ABOL-Meeting the Schlossmuseum Linz houses the 82. Meeting of Entomologists.

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 possible. A new feature is the option to present posters or informations at info tables.

The meeting will take place at 5th and 6th of November 2015 at Schlossmuseum in Linz. There is no application deadline, however we ask you to register soon (e-mail to Michaela Sonnleitner abol.msonnleitner@gmail.com) to support the planning process. The conference language will be German.

Many thanks to the “OÖ Landesmuseum” for hosting our meeting and we look forward to interesting and inspiring sessions!

Austrian Barcode of Life-2015-05_06-Nov-2015-programm

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 Austria.



A further study revised the taxonomy of the genus Kessleria. An integrative approach, combining morphology and DNA-Barcoding, supported the existence of 29 European species, five of these were newly described.



The third publication presented the new moth species Callisto basistrigella from the south-eastern Alps. The species can be morphologically and genetically differentiated from its sister species C. coffeella. Both species co-occur sympatrically without evidence of admixture.



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 three Romanogobio species native in Austria. Preliminary DNA barcoding by the team of the ABOL Pilot study Vertebrates at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz identified the fish as a potential new species of the genus Romanogobio, as the data did not match other Eurasian gudgeons. First investigations on the range of this new species indicated that it is rather restricted and its habitat use is very similar to that of juvenile grayling. Due to its green sheen as an adult the common name emerald-gudgeon is suggested for the species.


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.

This year again an ABOL-Meeting will be organized. It will take place from 5. to the 6. of November 2015, in the Schloßmuseum in Linz. We thank all people from the OÖ Landesmuseum for housing this years meeting and are looking forward to two days full of interesting and inspiring presentations and discussions.

Dear Biodiversity Community,

now that our ABOL KickOff-Meeting is over, we want to thank all of you which have participated and thus helped to make the meeting fruitful and successful. Special thanks to all speakers, which gave us a nice overview, both on the status of biodiversity research in Austria, and on the possibilities of how a national DNA-Barcoding project could contribute to the latter.

To allow for recollecting memories, or for sharing expressions with people who could not take part, we installed a small gallery. If anybody is interested in higher resolution pictures, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With warm regards
Your ABOL-Team


Dear Biodiversity Community.

We cordially invite all people interested in Austrian biodiversity to the Kick-off meeting of ABOL, the Austrian Barcode of Life Initiative. The Meeting will take place on the 13.th and 14.th of November 2014 at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna.

The general presentation of the ABOL-Initiative will take place on Thursday, the 13.th of November. The Status quo of biodiversity Research in Austria will be addressed along with Information on the four Pilot studies, chosen to establish the barcoding approach for Austrian biodiversity.

The 3 years of the Pilot Phase are mainly dedicated to built up the infrastructure for the following overall project. The overall Project aims to collect Barcodes of all species of animals, plants and fungi recorded from Austria. Consequently the Friday will be dedicated to the formation of taxon-specific clusters. After presentations on challenges of biodiversity research, Networks of experts on different organismal groups will be established.

Download Program

We are looking Forward to see you in November

Your ABOL-Team

Carduelis chloris

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ABOL Homepage!

Daniela Lutz, webmaster and the ABOL Team