Scientific projects at the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe

Referat Geologie, Mineralogie, Sedimentologie

Information regarding research focus und news can be found on the section´s webpage.

Paläontology

Information regarding research focus and projects can be found on the section´s webpage.

Botany

Species knowledge for everyone. The Karlsruhe Taxonomy Initiative

A new project started in autumn 2022: the "Karlsruher Taxonomy Initiative". The aim of the project is to strengthen education in the area of species knowledge and taxonomy of plants, fungi and animals in the region. It is...[more]

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

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

Monitoring und wissenschaftliche Auswertung von Biodiversität (Pilze) in den Schlossgärten Schwetzingen, Rastatt-Favorite und Weikersheim

In dem mykologischen Projekt in Kooperation mit Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg (SSG), das wissenschaftlich von Dr. Markus Scholler vom SMNK geleitet wird, werden 200 ausgewählte Parkbäume (60 Arten) auf ihre...[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]

Zoology

Use Case Projekt ARAMOB im Konsortium NFDI4Biodiversity

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

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Digitizing the zoological collections

The fast development of information technology, database systems and the use of the Internet strongly facilitate the digitization and mobilisation of biological data, e.g. on the voucher specimens of museum collections and...[more]

Large wandering spiders in Amazonian forests

Since 1992 Thierry Gasnier, Hubert Höfer and Antonio Brescovit (and others) study biology and ecology of the large wandering spiders living on the ground of Amazonian forests. Starting point of their interest in factors and...[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]

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]

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]

Schutzkonzepte für zwei obligat myrmekophile Schmetterlingsarten

Das Projekt befasst sich mit Bläulingen, deren Vorkommen in Baden-Württemberg stark bedroht sind und die im Raupenstadium besonders enge Beziehungen zu Ameisen eingehen (Myrmekophilie). Dabei wird vor allem die Lebensweise der...[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]