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Taxonomic expertise

We have many years of experience in the identification of the following animal and plant groups:

Aquatic organisms

Aquatic invertebrates

  • Water beetles
  • Water bugs
  • Mayflies
  • Caddisflies
  • Stoneflies
  • Alderflies
  • Dragonflies and damselflies
  • Various dipteran larvae (e.g. Limoniidae, Simuliidae, Chironomidae)
  • Snails and mussels
  • Crustaceans and isopods
  • Leeches
  • Freshwater sponges and bryozoans


  • Phyllopoda, Copepoda, Rotifera
  • Freshwater jellyfish

Aquatic primary producers

  • Phytoplankton
  • Macrophytes
  • Periphyton and filamentous algae (metaphyton)

Terrestrial organisms


  • Birds
  • Amphibians & Reptiles
  • Mammals (e.g. dormouse)

Terrestrial invertebrates

  • Butterflies and moths
  • Spiders
  • Hoverflies and other dipterans
  • Ground beetles, ladybirds, and other beetles
  • Grasshoppers
  • Bugs and cicadas
  • Ants
  • Collembolans (springtails)
  • Oribatid mites (Oribatida)
  • Earthworms


  • vegetation mapping
  • floristic surveys (e.g. Red List species)

Other animal groups (e.g. wild bees or bats) are provided in cooperation with external experts.

Additionally we use phytosociological methods and biocoenological procedures in order to create a sound database with regard to the assessment of habitats.