Biodiversity Hub


To strengthen Lower Austria’s knowledge and competence in the area of biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services, the Biodiversity-Hub, a science-policy-society interface was installed in autumn 2017 at the Danube University Krems within the framework of the Lower Austrian Research Technology and Innovation Programm (FTI). The Biodiversity-Hub functions as the coordination office of the Biodiversity Network Austria – the inter- and transdisciplinary network for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Austria. In addition to its function as coordination office of the network and communication interface between scientific community, decision/policy makers and society, the Biodiversity-Hub pursues the task to set up a biodiversity data management system. On the basis of the infrastructure of the Atlas of Living Australia the Biodiversity Atlas Austria is implemented. The project is running until the end of 2020.


Duration 01/09/2017 - 31/12/2020
Funding Bundesländer (inkl. deren Stiftungen und Einrichtungen)
Program FTI Programm LNÖ

Department for Knowledge and Communication Management

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Dr. Andrea Höltl, MBA M.E.S.



Höltl, A.; Steiner, G.; Lumetsberger, T.; Weinhäupl, H.; Greilhuber, I.; Wrbka, Th.; Vadrot, A.; Essl, F.; Tribsch, A.; Sturmbauer, Ch.; Gratzer, G. (2020). Ein Netzwerk für die Biodiversität in Österreich. GAIA, GAIAEA 29/2 73 – 136 (2020): 126-128, Oekom Verlag

Lumetsberger, T.; Höltl, A.; Neubauer, G. (2020). Biodiversity Atlas Austria – An online platform for exploring Austria’s biodiversity | BiodiversitätsAtlas Österreich – Ein Onlineportal zur Erforschung der Biodiversität Österreichs. Acta ZooBot Austria, Band 157: 369, Verlag der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Österreich


Biodiversitäts-Atlas Österreich

GBIF-Austria Jahrestagung 2020, 07/10/2020

Living Atlases Workshop For End Users - Region-Tool

TDWG 2020 – A Virtual Conference. Integrating Data from Local to Global Solutions, 24/09/2020

Biodiversitäts-Atlas Österreich

eNu Schutzgebietsbetreuung NÖ – Zukunftsworkshop Online, 19/06/2020

Biodiversitäts-Atlas Österreich

GBIF-A Jahrestagung 2018, 09/10/2018

Biodiversity Atlas Austria

18. Österreichische Botaniker-Tagung, 21/09/2018

Biodiversity Austria - A Science-Policy-Society Interface for Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Austria

ALTER-Net Summer School, 23/08/2018

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