Research

Core research areas at the SNSB are Alpine Systems and Changing Biosphere.

Main focus

Documentation and reconstruction of changes in bio- and geodiversity and evolutionary research

The scientific objects and data of the SNSB collections expand from a few weeks to decades to (hundreds) of millions of years. They depict seasonal analyses, document the establishment of neobiota over centuries or the domestication history of animals over millennia, and also provide information on geoprocesses and continental drift. The SNSB collections are globally oriented. Research at the SNSB focuses on Bavaria and the Alpine region, the southern German Plattenkalke and global biodiversity hotspots such as Peru, Chile, Indonesia and Madagascar.


Recording and describing previously unknown species as well as meteorites, rocks or minerals

The SNSB pursue an integrative taxonomy, using diverse genotypic and phenotypic characteristics for typification. If necessary, they carry out corrections or revisions of the taxa, as far as new data makes this necessary.


Method development and testing of the scientific validity of techniques

Research activities at SNSB are closely intertwined with their collection activities. As research infrastructure, the collection objects form the starting point for analyses and provide permanent evidence for reseach results.

Changing biosphere

Research

Natural history collections are essential to demonstrate and study the aspects of the changing biosp [...]

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Alpine systems

Research

SNSB research focuses on the understanding of alpine systems, the change and interaction of bio- and [...]

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Research infrastructure

Research

Die SNSB-Wissenschafterinnen und Wissenschaftler setzen für ihre Forschung zahlreiche Methoden und [...]

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SNSB IT Center

Research

The Information Technology Center of the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns is the [...]

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Joint projects

Research

The scientists of the SNSB Collections and the SNSB IT Center are networked in numerous cooperation [...]

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Bayerischer Pakt für Forschung und Innovation

Research

The Bavarian Natural Science Collections (SNSB) had been the first research institution in Bavaria c [...]

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ABS – Access and Benefit Sharing

Research

The SNSB, as part of the CETAF consortium of non-commercial scientific research institutions in Euro [...]

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SNSB Benefit Sharing

Research

The SNSB scientists take their obligations regarding their benefit sharing with the countries of ori [...]

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Fossil excavations

Citizen Science , Research

Research excavation in the Plattenkalke of Brunn/Upper Palatinate In cooperation with the associatio [...]

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