Our research draws upon a broad array of resources, including the molecular biology laboratory, as well as taxonomic, faunistic, floristic, and ecological expertise. We pursue both fundamental and applied investigations across all levels of biodiversity, with an emphasis on the genetic and organismal levels. Our inquiries explore the intricate impacts of land use, other human activities and climate change on biodiversity, ecology and the conservation of threatened species.

Biogeography is of particular interest to us, which we investigate through the innovative application of molecular biological techniques. We remain dedicated to advancing the frontier of genotyping methods for organisms, utilizing cutting-edge high-throughput technologies like SSR-GBAS. Our collaborative work with the Austrian Barcode of Life (ABOL) initiative underscores our commitment to developing new tools and concepts to monitor and safeguard biodiversity in our world.