Long-term Biodiversity Index (L.B.I.)
Restoration and recultivation of large construction sites, landfill sites, or former industrial sites or quarries is a major challenge for conservation. To meet this challenge, we have developed the LBI (Long-term Biodiversity Index), a tool for safeguarding evidence and monitoring the success of ecological compensation measures.
Game of Clones
The discussion about neobiota is a long-running issue in nature conservation. In the Sparkling Science project "Game of Clones", new ways of dealing with the topic are being tested using the example of Japanese knotweed.
UNESCO World Heritage Nomination Beech Forests
Europe's last ancient and primeval beech forests and their continental-wide expansion process were nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in February 2016. A unique nature conservation project including twelve European State Parties and more than 250 experts.
Dr. Hanns Kirchmeir talks about the biotope mapping of Carinthia. Biotope mapping is a valuable tool that shows the current environmental status of biotopes.
E.C.O.pteryx - Jungfernflug
The hexacopter E.C.O.pteryx enables a totally novel method of landscape analysis. This drone offers a completely new quality of image material from unusual perspectives.
Management of Protected Areas
Planning and managing protected areas is a challenging, but also rewarding mission. With the MSc programme "Management of Protected Areas" we provide a profound interdisciplinary education for interested persons.
map&go - Innovationspreis des Landes Kärnten 2014
For the project map&go, E.C.O. Institute for Ecology was awarded the innovation and research prize of the Land of Carinthia in 2014. With map&go project data is collected on the ground and the digitization process is completed in the field.
‚VIEL(GE)SCHICHTIG‘: USING ART TO RESEARCH LANDSCAPES | Nötsch
‚VIEL(GE)SCHICHTIG‘: USING ART TO RESEARCH LANDSCAPES | Klagenfurt
‚VIEL(GE)SCHICHTIG‘: USING ART TO RESEARCH LANDSCAPES | Velden
‚VIEL(GE)SCHICHTIG‘: USING ART TO RESEARCH LANDSCAPES | St. Jakob im Rosental
Recultivating the Swan Mussel at Lake Wörthersee
The swan mussel, (‘Anodonta cygnea’), is a large species of freshwater mussel. It used to call Lake Woerthersee its home but for several years now could not be found there anymore. In a pilot project we are now trying to recultivate a smaller population of swan mussels in the Natura 2000 site Lendspitz-Maiernigg.
Video © Blühendes Österreich/OTS-Video/Katharina Almer