Georgia may be a small country, but it has an extraordinary range of ecosystems, from humid Colchic forest to continental steppe, from Mediterranean vegetation along the Black Sea coast to alpine meadows next to mountain glaciers. This gives rise to an extremely rich flora, making Georgia a key contributor to the biodiversity hotspot of the […]
Riedle & Japoshvili recently published new records of Ichneumonidae for the Caucasus with a special focus on Sakartvelo (Georgia) in the Linzer biologische Beiträge. 149 of the species are new records for the Georgian fauna, and 103 species have not been reported from the Caucasus region before. In addition, three species new to science are […]
Author Lena von Holt visits the Ilia State University in Tbilisi and interviews Stefan Otto the regional coordinator of the CaBOL project.
Mumladze et al. (2020) published a comprehensive analysis on the status of faunal biodiversity assessment in the Caucasus Republic of Georgia. Although it was published last year, it has not lost any of its relevance. Currently, major gaps remain in all branches of animal diversity research in Georgia. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-019-00398-6
CaBOL/GGBC applied for the International Award for Education and Science Diplomacy of the BMBF in September 2020. In the course of this, a short video was created in which the project is presented and possible future initiatives are advertised.
Freyhof et al. recently published an article in Zootaxa. Oxynoemacheilus phasicus, new species, is described from the Rioni and Enguri River drainages in Georgia. Oxynoemacheilus phasicus is distinguished by molecular data (COI) and from other Oxynoemacheilus species in the O. brandtii group by a mottled or marbled flank pattern in adults, a slightly emarginate caudal […]
Japoshvili et al. recently detected two new alien species in the Republic of Georgia. DNA barcodes (CO1) were obtained from samples, which turned out to belong to Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Decapoda: Panopeidae) and Rhinogobius lindbergi (Gobiiformes: Oxudercidae). These two species were detected in Georgia for the first time. Their results emphasize the importance of taxon sampling […]
Antić & Reip recently published a monography in the European Journal of Taxonomy about the millipede genus Leucogeorgia Verhoeff, 1930 in the Caucasus. The monography contains a revision of Caucasian Leucogeorgiini and the description of eleven new species. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.713
The CaBOL project is featured in a publication about 20 ABS partnerships from different regions of the world. Based on these partnerships, which involve the use of genetic resources for commercial or scientific purposes, the publication highlights lessons learned, emerging good practices and contributions to the SDGs. The publication is a first document of a […]
Epitashvili et al. 2020 just published a first estimation of the molecular diversity of the freshwater fishes of Georgia in the Biodiversity Data Journal. This study lays a solid base for DNA, based biodiversity assessment within the recently started CaBOL (Caucasus Barcode Of Life) project. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.8.e57862