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Faunistic-systematic research for the Austrian Limnofauna - the latest version and third edition of the FAA is available since 1 December 2017!
First published in 1995 under the aegis of Otto Moog, and reprinted in an updated version in 2002 and 2003, the FAA has now been released in a new edition 2017 with Anne Hartmann as co-publisher.
The FAUNA AQUATICA AUSTRIACA - short FAA - contains the inventory of the currently known macroinvertebrate species of the Austrian rivers and streams and provides a data collection of ecological information on these aquatic organisms.
The faunistic research achievements of 64 taxonomists have made the 3rd edition of the species catalog possible and resulted in the listing of a total of 3287 macroinvertebrate and 650 ciliate species.
The FAA standardizes the ecological classifications for macroinvertebrates and thus forms the basic prerequisite for comparability of test results and quality assurance measures within the framework of the national quality control of running waters.
The FAA was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and is regularly updated.