Upper Austrian State Museum - Biology Centre

Original name(s)

  • Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen (de - German)
Institution Address

Johann-Wilhelm-Klein Str. 73
4040 Linz

Topics of interests

  • Quality (determination) and quantity enhancement of our scientific collections
  • Digitisation of material (literature, biographies, distribution data of animals and plants) including online services for scientists and the general public
  • Editing and enhancement of our journals

Main areas of taxonomic expertise

  • Entomology (Hymenoptera, Coleoptera – several families, Diptera – sveral families, Trichoptera, Plecoptera)
  • Ciliophora, Mollusca
  • Botany (Central Europa, Hieacium)
  • Palaentology: Bryozoans

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Johann-Wilhelm-Klein Str. 73
4040 Linz

Director Representative

Ursula Warnke


Structure Chart

url :
file : 2015.02.26_organigramm_per_26022015.pdf

Governing & Executive bodies





Staff fields

staff total87.0
scientific staff (permanent)7.0
scientific staff post doc (non permanent)2.0
scientific staff collections (permanent)6.0
scientific staff collections (non permanent)4.0
scientific staff associated40.0
staff exhibitions (permanent)4.0
staff exhibitions (non permanent)1.0

General Description


Link of the Research page : 

Link of the Annual report :

Research Fields

  • Biology / Botany (22.50.00)

Research Initiative

Activities and outreach with Universities
Lectures in Genetics given by our chief botanist


Activities and outreach with other public
Naturschauspiel (Guided tours concerning Nature in Upper Austria) -



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