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Biodiversity Data Management Course

Biodiversity Data Management Course

Today, the CaBOL Team is thrilled to announce that the open registration for the online course in “Biodiversity Data Management”, which is organized by and with the BioDATA Project and GBIF. Registration is open for all professionals and volunteers working in the field of biodiversity, e.g. students, researchers and staff of ministry’s working in this […]



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.

Caucasus Barcode of Life – The Video

Caucasus Barcode of Life – The Video

Check out the new ISU video on CaBOL! Prof. David Tarkhnishvili describes how the project developed from the GGBC project to today’s international Barcoding initiative and what are our main activities in CaBOL: field work & collecting, lab work and the database & bioinformatics. Regional coordinator Stefan Otto talks about the teaching and training aspects […]

A new nemacheilid loach from the eastern...

A new nemacheilid loach from the eastern Black Sea basin

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 […]

Results of 2019 Georgian BioBlitz mollus...

Results of 2019 Georgian BioBlitz molluscan study has been published..

In this work, the results of surveys of land and freshwater molluscs collected during a BioBlitz event held in Georgia in 2019 are reported. In total, 54 mollusc species belonging to 27 families were recorded at 44 sampling sites in Georgia. During the BioBlitz core event held from 4-7 July 2019 in the Kazbegi Municipality […]

CaBOL as Part of Armenia’s International

CaBOL as Part of Armenia’s International Barcoding Cooperations

Armenia’s Science Committee and Yerevan State University have published an update on its international barcoding cooperations, namely the iBOL framework and the CaBOL project, giving an overview on activies, shared responsibilities and first results. Follow the links for more information (English) (Armenian) (YSU Update, in Armenian only). iBol is an international framework of countries, governmental […]

CaBOL at the 2021 Meeting of Russian Ara...

CaBOL at the 2021 Meeting of Russian Arachnologists

On 13. February we presented CaBOL at the IV. Russian International Meeting of Arachnologists, which was held online. The CaBOL initiative was warmly received and we are looking forward to new contacts and contributors to our barcoding initiative. Spassibo bolshoi!

First DNA-based Records of New Alien Fre...

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 […]

PhD Position at Würzburg University

PhD Position at Würzburg University

Are you interested in writing your phD thesis in the field of Biodiversity in Germany and the Caucasus? Then you might consider applying to this position: PhD position (m/f/d): Biodiversity in deadwood – base for an improvement of sustainable conservation of beech forests in Germany and the Caucasus, University of Würzburg (Link to Deadline: […]

Check out a new Monograph on Caucasian m...

Check out a new Monograph on Caucasian millipedes

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: