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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-01 - 2020-08-31

Ecological characteristics of the freshwater fauna and flora form the base for the ecological status assessment according to the EU WFD. Standard publications, e.g. Schmedtje and Colling (1996): "Ökologische Typisierung der aquatischen Makrofauna" or the "Fauna Aquactica Austriaca (Moog, Ed., 1995) were developed long before the WFD implmentation, but are still the basis of our assessment systems. The goal of this project is to revise and extend such standard publications, including all biological quality elements of the WFD and to include the new data in the database.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-15 - 2017-12-15

Current and finished Sparkling Science and Citizen Science projects of 11 Austrian Universities will be analysed on behalf of the Ministry of Science, Research and Industry in the project SpaCit. Cooperations developed from these projects such as "Young Science BotschafterInnen" will be additionally reviewed. Workshops and meeting with the contact persons for young science at the universities as well as with Sparkling Science / Citizen Science project leaders will be organised together with the platform Citizen Science Network Austria and the Center of Citizen Science (OeAD). The meetings target on information transfer from the Ministry to the universities and vice versa.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-07-01 - 2018-01-31

The study deals with the investigation of the ecological status concerning the benthic invertebrate biodiversity of the Danube backwater "Alte Donau" in Vienna. Four sites will be investigated with a major focus on detecting biodiversity linked to habitat diversity. The site selection is carried out in consultation with representatives of MA 45. The samples are subjected to a full taxonomic analysis, for the evaluation the software ECOPROF is used. Processing of macroinvertebrates is done by specialists of AG Benthic Ecology (BOKU).

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