Externally funded large-scale projects
German Barcode of Life (GBOL)
The German Barcode of Life-Project aims to genetically charctersise all German species of animals, plants, and fungi using DNA barcodes. (Funding: BMBF)
All DNA barcoding projects at the ZSM are conducted in close cooperation with the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph. BIO developed and maintains the international Barcode of Life Database (BOLD).
The project, continuously funded since 2009 by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst, aims to generate DNA barcodes for all Bavarian animal species.
Indonesian Biodiversity Discovery and Information System (IndoBioSys)
Indobiosys is a German-Indonesian research project (2015-2018) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The project is conducted in close cooperation with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the Research Center for Biology – LIPI in Cibinong, Indonesia. All institutions look back to a longstanding and fruitful research cooperation for more than 15 years.
The node shares, together with other nodes of GBIF-Germany, the aim to provide free and open access to “life databases” for everybody. (Funding: BMBF)
- Research station “Panguana” in Peru (in German)
- Entomological contributions to the biogeography of Taiwan
- Ethiopian Insects Project – a research project to the taxonomy and distribution of ethiopian insects
- Insects of Israel – a study on the taxonomy and distribution of the insect fauna of Israel with special attention to conservation requirements.