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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-10-15 - 2025-10-14

Since 2008 (with one year of interruption), fecal samples have been collected and genetically analyzed in the Gesäuse National Park at Gscheidegg and in neighboring areas to study capercaillie genetic diversity. The present project will process the samples from the last 3 years, thereby supplementing the dataset of this long-term monitoring effort, and conduct comprehensive analyses on the genetic diversity of the studied population. Particular focus will be placed on addressing potential significantly decreasing trends in this important biodiversity indicator.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-02-01 - 2024-01-31

The wildlife-ecological spatial planning in Carinthia is meant to balance the various interests and needs of stakeholder within an integral wildlife and habitat management concept. It aims at preserving sustainable wildlife populations wihtin a human dominated landscape. As such, it informs landscape planning by defining wildlife zones and management concepts based on these zones accordingly. As adaptive management concept, the wildlife-ecological spatial planning should be evaluated and updated regularly, to include new scientific results and adapt the spatial planning to new practical challenges. Within the current period, a special focus will be laid on implementing wildlife corridors and protected areas to enable large-scale connectivity and hence improve longterm viability of native wildlife populations.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2022-12-01 - 2023-10-31

The aim of this project is to investigate the usage of crossing structures by humans and ungulates. The crossing structures (over- & underpasses) are located in Sweden and were surveyed with camera traps by the swedish transport administration TRAFIKVERKET in the TRIEKOL project. The research project "TRIEKOL BOKU - Usage of crossing structures by humans and ungulates" at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences is a cooperative project with the University of of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. The project is focussed on investigating the temporal seperation of the usage and possible disturbance effects by humans on the ungulate's usage of the structures.

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