Welcome to the website of Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol!

Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol is an ongoing survey of our inventory of nature. The monitoring not only serves basic research, but is also intended to provide the scientific basis for political decisions concerning spatial planning, agriculture and nature conservation. It surveys sensitive species groups that react to climate and land-use changes. Apart from single taxonomic groups, the survey will also include the landscape and habitats of the surrounding areas.
All this information is assessed in 320 sites distributed over the entire province of South Tyrol (7400 km2) including a large share of the diversity of habitats in our region. The monitoring studies both man-made and managed habitats and near-natural habitats like forests, wetlands and alpine sites.

Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol has been set up under the direction of Eurac Research in collaboration with the Museum for Nature South Tyrol and the provincial government of South Tyrol.

NEWS & MEDIA

We are hiring: Two open positions

Currently, two positions related to Biodiversity are open within Eurac Research: Junior researcher within the project Survey and monitoring of protected and endangered species in South Tyrol (SpeciesMonitoring): Survey of…
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We are hiring: Interns wanted

Every year, the BMS hosts many interns who support the team in the fieldwork, while our interns learn a lot about monitoring methods and gain a good taxonomic knowledge. Now…
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First scientific BMS-paper on butterflies published

With their beautifully colored wings, butterflies are undoubtedly among the most popular insects. However, the charismatic butterflies are not only beautiful, but also important beneficial insects: They are valuable pollinators…
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LUZALP field season successfully concluded

After an intensive season from June to September, the field work in the first year of the LUZALP project was successfully completed. In total, researcher Valentin Heimer collected nearly 3000…
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