Zoological research & Expertise

Contract research is a main focus of our work.
To provide results of highest possible standards also concerning invertebrates, we maintain databases and scientific collections on Auchenorrhyncha, Heteroptera, Coleoptera, Araneae and Opiliones.

These collections are also accessible for researchers. If interested, please make an appointment with the curators in charge: Dr. Thomas Frieß for Heteroptera, Dr. Werner Holzinger for Auchenorrhyncha and Coleoptera, Dr. Christian Komposch for Araneae and Opiliones.

Your contact person

Mag. Dr. Christian Komposch
Tel.Nr.: 0316 351650-12
Email.: c.komposch[at]oekoteam.at


Has the Whinchat enough food to survive in meadows of Northern bavaria?

We studied this question in 2016/2017 by sampling Invertebrates on six meadows and collected more than 147.000 specimens.

The results of this study are summarized hiere:

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Saproxylic Insects in the Gesäuse National Park

Half of the Gesäuse National Park is covered by forests. In co-operation with Erwin Holzer and Carsten Morkel, we studied saproxylic beetle and Aradidae bug species in the National Park and identified the most important forests sites for biodiversity conservation issues.

Using window traps on 30 sites, we collected 1553 beetles from 231 species (Ø 15-30 species/site). Decidous forests north of the Enns river showed the highest species diversity.
We also found eight aradid bugs and a very rare, saproxylic planthopper. Their presence is dependant upon higher amounts of deadwood.

To further enhance biodiversity, we recommend to leave any dead wood (also after catastrophic events) untouched.


 

Results of the Otter survey 2017/18 in Styria

The Styrian government - A13 has contracted us to study the distribution and densities of the Otter in Styria, in co-operation with Steven Weiß (University Graz, Institute for Biology).

Beaver Management
Beaver Management Mag. Brigitte Komposch, MSc.
Das ÖKOTEAM kann Ihnen durch unsere Biber-Expertin Mag. Brigitte KOMPOSCH, MSc. im Bibermanagement zur Seite stehen. Gerne wird sie Ihre Fragen zur Vermeidung oder Lösung von Konflikten beantworten.

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Species Conservation Project - Hermit beetle
Species Conservation Project - Hermit beetle Machen Sie mit!
Unsere ForscherInnen und der Spürhund Iuma kommen zu Ihnen – finden wir diesen Käfergiganten in ihrem Obstgarten? Melden Sie sich an! Juchtenkäfer-Hotline ÖKOTEAM: 0316/351650, office@oekoteam.at

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OekoKAT Aspirator
OekoKAT Aspirator ÖKOTEAM
Das ÖKOTEAM hat in Zusammenarbeit mit einem Kuststofftechniker eine Serie von Aspiratoren/Exhaustoren entwickelt, die speziell auf die Bedürfnisse von EntomologInnen abgestimmt ist. Der Auffangbehälter ist durchsichtig, bruchfest und besticht durch eine hohe chemische Beständigkeit.

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