The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association


Our research is based on the extensive scientific collections of the Museum. As databases of life they are the indispensable reference source for all profound analyses of biodiversity on earth.


Collection Management

Digitization Strategy

Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS)




Arthropoda: Diptera: flies, mosquitoes and midges

Arthropoda: Coleoptera (beetles)

Arthropoda: Hymenoptera

Arthropoda: Lepidoptera & Trichoptera

Arthropoda: Myriapoda

Vertebrata: Herpetology

Vertebrata: Ichthyology

Vertebrata: Ornithology

Vertebrata: Mammalogy

Digital Collection Catalogue

Digital Collection Catalogue of ZFMK

Collection Concept

Fundamental concept for the scientific collections of the ZFMK.

Nagoya Protocol and ABS

ZFMK complies with international rules on the management of genetic resources through the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol.



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The EU-SYNTHESYS+ project funds access of international scientist (emphasis EU) to the sientific collections and research infrastructure of ZFMK. Supported are visits of several weeks. This includes both, access to the scientific collections, and research infrastructure such as the labs for morphology and molecular research.