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Checklist of hover flies (Diptera, Syrph...

Checklist of hover flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of the Republic of Georgia

In early 2020, Ximo Mengual and various co-authors published a checklist on the Syrphidae of Georgia in Zookeys. The data was mainly collected as part of the GGBC fieldwork initiatives in 2018 and they provide the first DNA barcodes for the syrphid fauna of Georgia.

New CaBOL Website … Under Construction

New CaBOL Website … Under Construction

Dear friends of Caucasus Biodiversity, we are happy to announce that in June, 2020, the CaBOL Project has finally started, despite all difficulties related to the Covid-19 pandemy in this year. We are currently remaking the hompage based on webpages of the very successful pilot project GGBC 2018-2019. Please come back in the next days […]

Report on 2018 and 2019 BioBlitz events

Report on 2018 and 2019 BioBlitz events

A report on the BioBlitz events 2018 (Kintrishi) and 2019 (Kazbegi) has been published in Bonn zoological Bulletin.   URL to article (fulltext PDF): https://www.zoologicalbulletin.de/BzB_Volumes/Volume_68_2/275_georgien_report_20191211.pdf Citation: Thormann, J., Ahrens, D., Anderson, C., Astrin, J.J., Mumladze, L., Rulik, B., Tarkhnishvili, D., Espeland, M., Geiger, M., Hein, N., Iankoshvili, G., Karalashvili, E., Mengual, X., Morkel, C., Neiber, […]

Illustrated Field Guide to Georgian Flor...

Illustrated Field Guide to Georgian Flora

Illustrated Field Guide to the Flora of Georgia by E. Fischer, A. Gröger, W. Lobin published in 2018 Georgia comprises 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 glaciated peaks. So, this small country is an important component […]

BioBlitz 2019

BioBlitz 2019

Following up on 2018’s successful Georgian-German BioBlitz in Kintrishi (Lesser Caucasus, see ggbc.eu/kintrishi/), 2019’s BioBlitz will take place in the Stepantsminda area (Kazbegi), in the Greater Caucasus. Core dates will be July 4th until July 7th.

BioBlitz in Kintrishi

BioBlitz in Kintrishi

In July 2018, a mixed group of dozens of Georgian and German scientists and students visited the Kintrishi area to collect and identify specimens for DNA barcoding, in a so-called BioBlitz event, the first so far to take place in Georgia: more info under ggbc.eu/kintrishi/