All scientific aspects of the project are led by the Eurac Institute for Alpine Environment. The Museum of Nature South Tyrol is responsible for data and sampling storage. The Department of Nature, Landscape and Planning of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano administrates the habitat data.
The Institute for Alpine Environment was founded in 1995 to perform problem-oriented research on the conflicting priorities between ecology and economy. Located in the heart of the Alps, the Institute offers the ideal conditions for user-oriented research in mountain areas. The investigation of the biodiversity of South Tyrol has always been an important focus of the institute. In recent years this has been further strengthened by the establishment of working groups for soil ecology and limnology and finally by the Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol.
Museum of Nature South Tyrol
The Museum of Nature South Tyrol is located in the former Maximilian Administrative Building in the northeast corner of the old part of Bolzano. It is the only provincial museum for Natural History and the central location for the documentation and collection of specimens in South Tyrol.
Its permanent exhibition takes visitors on a trip through the biological and cultural history of one of the most interesting regions of Europe, and provides striking visual depictions of the formation and appearance of the South Tyrolean mountain and valley landscapes and their habitats.
On the one hand, the Museum of Nature is the place where the data and documents of the biodiversity monitoring are centrally stored. On the other hand, the museum is also an important partner in special projects and is also represented in the project steering group.
Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Südtirol
The Forestry Department is a partner in special projects and member of the project steering group. The Department of Agriculture is also represented in the project steering group. The Biological Laboratory, on the other hand, provided valuable assistance in planning the limnological standard monitoring.
Research Center Laimburg
Laimburg is the leading Research Centre for agriculture in South Tyrol. Within Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol, it is represented in the project steering group and is also a partner in special projects.
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Founded in 1997, the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano is an internationally oriented, multilingual university. Its five faculties deal with the fundamental economic, scientific-technical, information technology, pedagogical, aesthetic and social issues of society. The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano is represented in the project steering group and is also involved in special projects.
University of Innsbruck
The university was significantly involved in the development of the concept of the Biodiversity Monitoring and is also represented in the project steering group.
Platform Biodiversity South Tyrol
The Biodiversity Monitoring Team is member of the Platform Biodiversity South Tyrol. The Platform is a network of institutions dealing with South Tyrolean biodiversity.