Scientific projects at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe

Referat Geologie, Mineralogie, Sedimentologie

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Paläontology

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Botany

Artenkenntnis für alle. Die Karlsruher Taxonomie-Initiative

Ein neues Projekt ist im Herbst 2022 angelaufen: Die „Karlsruher Taxonomie-Initiative“. Ziel des Projekts ist es, in der Region die Bildung im Bereich Artenkenntnis und Taxonomie von Pflanzen, Pilzen und Tieren zu stärken. Es ist...[more]

The Adelegg - flora, vegetation and ethnobotany of a central European mountain landscape

The Adelegg with a altitude of up to 1129 m and an area of 112 km² is a mountain landscape that is mainly wooded today. Parts of the Adelegg mountain ridge belong to the 6.4 km² Adelegg fauna-flora habitat area (FFH no....[more]

Plants, lichens and fungi in Baden-Württemberg - taxonomy, distribution and use

Research on native plants and fungi is also a top priority for the Botany and Mycology team at the SMNK. This work has contributed to scientific research in Baden-Württemberg for decades and is reflected in a large number of...[more]

Medicinal Plants and Herbal Food Ingredients in the 21st Century - Benefits and Safety

The global inventory of plant diversity consists currently of about 350,000 species, with most current estimates expecting around 420,000 plant species to exist. This tremendous diversity accounts for a wide range of...[more]

Sammlungen, Digitalisierung, Naturschutz und Globaler Wandel

Ein Rückgang botanischer Sammlungen und Sammlungsinteressen in den letzten Jahrzehnten ist höchst problematisch. In einer Zeit des schnellen Klimawandels enthalten botanische und andere naturkundliche Sammlungen wertvollere Daten...[more]

Zoology

Ctenidae of French Guiana

French Guiana holds an impressive species richness or biodiversity, of which large parts are still unknown, especially when looking at the invertebrate arthropods. To list the insects of French Guiana is an aim of a current...[more]

Amazon Spiders and Butterflies

An International Museum Fellowship of the German Federal Cultural Foundation allows us to reactivate an earlier cooperation between our museum and the Brazilian National Research Institution for Amazonia (INPA) in Manaus.[more]

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EDAPHOBASE - a soil organism data warehouse

In the second project phase the non-commercial database Edaphobase will be integrated in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) network with a node for soil organisms at the Senckenberg Museum in Görlitz. Data on...[more]

Use Case Projekt im Konsortium NFDI4Biodiversity

ein Kooperationsprojekt des Karlsruher Naturkundemuseums und der Arachnologischen Gesellschaft[more]

Entomology

Bildschirmansicht der Landesdatenbank Schmetterlinge Baden-Württemberg

Schmetterlingsfauna Baden-Württembergs

Die Landesdatenbank Schmetterlinge Baden-Württembergs (LDS-BW) ist ein Kooperationsprojekt des Ressorts Lepidoptera im Referat Entomologie mit der Naturschutzverwaltung des Landes Baden-Württembergs (Landesanstalt für Umwelt,...[more]

Sieben der Bodenstreu

Biodiversity of leaf litter inhabiting arthropods of natural forests in Java

Java is the most densely populated island of Indonesia with about 127 million inhabitants. So, it can not be a surprise that wide areas have been deforested and converted into agricultural land. However, many of the mountains and...[more]

Tieflandregenwald auf der Insel Biak

Weevils of the Papuan Region

New Guinea and its lesser surrounding islands harbour an extremely diverse yet little-explored weevil fauna (Curculionoidea). It is characterized by endemism on different hierarchic scales: most species occupy restricted areas...[more]

Probe edaphischer Rüsselkäfer aus einem Tieflandregenwald Neuguineas

Systematics and evolution of the weevil genus Trigonopterus

The flightless weevil genus Trigonopterus Fauvel (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Cryptorhynchinae) is extremely diverse in New Guinea, New Caledonia and the Pacific Islands. Currently, there exist 444 described species worldwide, but...[more]

Bläulinge an Jagst und Kocher: Verbreitung, Ökologie, Schutz

In einem faunistisch bisher nur wenig untersuchten Gebiet, dem Bereich von Jagst und Kocher im Nordosten Baden-Württembergs, wurden zehn gefährdete Bläulingsarten im Hinblick auf ihre Verbreitung und ihre regionalen...[more]