On October 19, 2013 Lydia Schlosser and Werner Holzinger were elected as members of the managing committee – as executive secretary and president of the Entomological Society of Austria. In the four years to come, on the one hand we would like to continue with approved traditions like the annual colloquium and the professional discussion. On the other, we strive to enlarge the society´s range of services and try to address new topics, to make the journal Entomologica Austriaca more attractive for the general public.
The results of a comprehensive study about xeric grassland in Lower Austria were now published in the journal “Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment”.
On April 1, Eliska Malaníková from Brno (Czech Republic) began her five-month internship as an ERASMUS student at the ÖKOTEAM. We would like to extend a warm welcome to her!
The exhibition „Nature in human hands? Implications and undesirable side-effects“ in the Natural History Museum „Joanneum“ Graz will be opened at October 6, 2016. At the heart of this exhibition initiated by Naturparke Steiermark lies the relationship between nature and man, as well as current steps undertaken by Styrian nature conservationists to preserve and sustain the very basis of our existence.Can we stop biodiversity loss?
In 2015 and 2015 we surveyed the populations of several butterfly species of annex II and/or IV of the FFH directive (Scarce and Dusky Large Blue, Cluded Apollo, Large Copper and Jersey Tiger).
This project is being executed by order of the Österreichischen Bundesforste AG (ÖBf) within the framework of the LE 14-20 program.
We investigate several animal groups (butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies, harvestmen, snails, amphibians, reptiles, capercaillie and hoofed game) along forest roads and in adjacent habitats from the lowlands to the mountains.