6 October 2020

Let’s do GBOL III: Dark Taxa! Our virtual Kick-Off Meeting for the new phase of GBOL took place on 6th October 2020. You could feel the motivation and enthusiasm throughout the whole day and among all participants to put the Dark Taxa “on the map”. Like the previous phases GBOL III: Dark Taxa is funded by BMBF.

1 July 2020

The new German Barcode of Life project, GBOL III: Dark Taxa was launched and is funded by a 5.3 million Euro grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project will address a range of questions related to the part of the German fauna that is still largely unknown, and comprises the so-called “Dark Taxa”, in particular Diptera (flies and midges) and parasitoid Hymenoptera (parasitoid wasps). Three major natural history institutions in Bonn (Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig), Munich (Bavarian State Collection of Zoology) and Stuttgart (State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart), and the University of Würzburg, will tackle the taxonomy of Germany’s “Dark Taxa” using an integrative taxonomic approach. The Entomological Society Krefeld further joins the consortium.