Upper Austrian State Museum – Biology Centre

Institution (Original name) 
Biologiezentrum des Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseums
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Johann-Wilhelm-Klein Str. 73
Postal code 
4040
City 
Linz
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Austria
Phone 

+43 732 7720 52100

TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
Botanical Garden
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Land Oberösterreich, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Member since 
13 March 2007
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Malicky /Head of the IT Department / Databases / +43 732 7720 52333, m.malicky@landesmuseum.at

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Dr. Björn Berning /Head Collection Geo Sciences / Bryozoans / +43 732 7720 52398

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Wiss. Dir. Dr. Gerda Ridler / +43 732 7720 52 , gerda.ridler@landesmuseum.at Kaufm.

Dir. Dr. Walter Putschögl / +43 732 7720 52 , w.putschoegl@landesmuseum.at

HR Mag. Fritz Gusenleitner / +43 732 7720 52 , f.gusenleitner@landesmuseum.at, Hymenoptera

Governing and executive bodies 

The Upper Austrian State Museum is part of the federal State of Upper Austria The Biology Centre is a Department of the Upper Austrian State Museum

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff7
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections64
c) Post-docs / PhD students2
d) Others (Associates, etc.)40
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)746
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) Exhibitions41
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections163
c) Others100
d) TOTAL other staff304
Total permanent staff 
37
Total non-permanent staff 
50
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
87
Male (%) 
65
Female (%) 
35
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
3
List of laboratories 
  1. DNA - Laboratory
  2. Microscope Laboratory
  3. Digitisation Units
List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

DNA – Sequencer, Interferenzcontrast Microscope incl. Video-Camera, Videorecorder and Videoprinter, 2 high quality Microscopes (up to 2000x), 8 Binoculars, Flureszenz Mikroscope, Freeze Dryer, Bone Mazeration Unit, NIKON AZ100M Digitisation Unit, Bookeye 4 Professional Scanner

Other scientific / R&D facilities 

19 Notebooks, 18 PC’s, 12 Physical Servers

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
Natur Oberösterreich
Number of recent exhibitions 
4
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
Pilze (30.3.-4.11.2012)
Name 
Weiße Mäuse und Mendel’s Erbsen (17.10.2012-17.3.2013)
Name 
Der Baikalsee – Die Perle Sibiriens (31.11.2012-14.7.2013)
Name 
Tintenfisch und Ammonit
Name 
Unter.Wasser.Welt
Number of current exhibitions 
1
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Spechte
Name 
Flechten
Name 
Weitspringer mit Taktgefühl - Heuschrecken
Number of future exhibitions 
4
Future exhibitions  
Name 
Paradiesvögel (2015)
Name 
Höhlen (2016)
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Molecular Biology in Botany
Research Field 
Marine Biology and Evolution
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
10
Annual journals/series 
Biannual journals/series 

Linzer biologische Beiträge (2 Issues per year) http://www.zobodat.at/publikation_series.php?id=2

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaentology11100000
1.2Mineralogy10000
1.3Geology10000
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany1,000106000010
2.2Mycology7000
3.2Zoology4,0001600000020
Total specimens (all collections) 
17,187,000
Outstanding collection features 

Our Institition houses major collections of the following groups: Hymenoptera (approx. 2 Million specimen with several thousand type specimen) Ciliophora (lots of type specimen, one of the largest collections world-wide)

Other information regarding heritage collections 

Each collection has a small Archive containing heritage of scientists and biographies of scientists approx. 50 meters of paperwork in total

Size and importance of living collections 

Small scientific botanical Garden (100 square meters)

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
110/20.000
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
150.000
Number of scientific visitors per year 
80
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Entomology (Hymenoptera, Coleoptera – several families, Diptera – sveral families, Trichoptera, Plecoptera)
Ciliophora, Mollusca
Botany (Central Europa, Hieacium)
Palaentology: Bryozoans
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Dr. Barbara Than, +43 732 7720 52243, barbara.than@landesmuseum.at

Visitors
Last year:  
11 346
Trends (past and future) 

15.000-20.000 per year (The Biology Centre was closed for several months due to rebuilding)

Website visitors
Last year  
1 000 000
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Naturschauspiel (Guided tours concerning Nature in Upper Austria) - http://www.naturschauspiel.at/

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Lectures in Genetics given by our chief botanist

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

No

If your institution is involved in training projects, please describe them and the partners 

Not currently, but we aim to hold university lectures in our institute in the near future (2016)

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 
  1. Quality (determination) and quantity enhancement of our scientific collections
  2. Digitisation of material (literature, biographies, distribution data of animals and plants) including online services for scientists and the general public
  3. Editing and enhancement of our journals
THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 
  1. Digitisation of material (literature, biographies, distribution data of animals and plants) including online services for scientists and the general public
  2. Politics enabling us to carry out collection management and scientific work without obstacles
  3. New interesting projects in the field of point (1)
WHICH NETWORKS OR ORGANISATIONS SHOULD CETAF BE A MEMBER OF? 
Last update 
12.20.16