Taking samples for eDNA analysis is simple as you can see in the pictures here:
Taking water samplesDetails
These days 100 Citizen scientists receive their sampling kits to take water samples in ponds and small lakes in Tyrol for eDNA analysis:
Do you want to know which amphibian species do live in your lake? Are you interested in the occurrence of a specific species in a pond? Do you want to know if the amphibian pathogenous fungi Bd has arrived in a certain water body? Sinsoma offers a quick and reliable identification of all amphibian […]
Frog in the waterdropDetails
Kick off og the amphibian project: The frog in the drop of water Amphibians – frogs, toads, salamanders and newts are living in two different habitat types – at land and in waters. These charismatic organisms are critically endangered with decreasing populations worldwide, although they are highly protected also in Austria. Detective work for environmental […]
Otter traces in the snowDetails
Even though it still is clashing chilly in the Bavarian Forest and the landscape is covered in deep snow – the activity of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) is unchanged. Therefore, nothing else remains to be done for Yannick and Julia, than withstanding wind, snow and the prevailing winter temperatures when searching for the faeces […]
You want to know if the protected noble crayfish is present in your river or lake and which other native crayfish species do live there?
Are you interested in which invasive species have entered it or if the crayfish plague is present?
Do you want to know which species live in your freshwater system?
Sinsoma offers a quick and reliable identification of all European fish species.
Austrian Barcode of LifeDetails
On Thursday 6. and Friday 7.12.2018 we participated at the annual meeting of ABOL in the lecture hall of the museum at Burgring 7 in Vienna. The workshop “Biodiversity-Monitoring using DNA: from research to application” started on the 6.12.2018 13:00 onwards. Among others our CEO Michael Traugott held a talk on: “DNA-Biomonitoring: Methods and practical applications” […]
On the traces of the otterDetails
20 years ago the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) was largely extinct in Europe, with the exception of a few secluded retreat in the Czech Republic, Bohemia and Austria. Meanwhile, national and internatonal laws guarantee highest levels of protection. As a result, a slowly but steadily return of this highly endangered species in its original habitats […]
You can see here that the sampling for eDNA analysis can also be a lot of fun, when our CEO Michael Traugott is collectiong a water sample while upstream surfing the river Inn. Of course any risk of cross-contamination via DNA carry over has been prevented ;O) And here is the link […]
Science & Entrepreneurship SlamDetails
On Saturday 8th of September we got the great opportunity to represent our development from scientists to young entrepreneurs at the Science & Society Festivals bBe Openb on the occasion of the 50 years anniversary of the Austrian Science Fund. Everybody has enjoyed it a lot and we were especially pleased to present our recently […]
The frog in the dropDetails
We are excited to announce the award of this project on the occasion of the 350 anniversary of the University of Innsbruck. Amphibians, comprising caudates, frogs and toads, are mediators between earth and water, as they are born out of the water and migrate into land. However, these admirable animals are highly threatened because of […]