The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Centre for Biodiversity Monitoring (zbm)



The Centre for Scientific Monitoring of Species Diversity and Habitats in Central Europe is under construction.

It must not happen again that in Germany a large proportion of the fauna dies out locally without it being noticed. New sensor-based technologies are developed in the AMMOD project. Genetic markers for monitoring are compiled by the GBOL project. A new professorship will expand this field of research.

Since 1990, the number of insects and birds in Central Europe has fallen sharply. This has been proven by individual investigations. However, a national, broad-based monitoring programme does not yet exist. The Koenig Research Museum, on the other hand, has already developed technical methods for efficient long-term observation of biodiversity.


Environmental Genomics

Contact person

Head of Centre for Biodiversity Monitoring (zbm)
+49 228 9122-450
+49 228 9122-212
c.scherber [at]