The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

ESBB & ISBER Enviro-Bio Working Group



Quick facts

Project title: 
ESBB & ISBER Enviro-Bio Working Group
ZFMK Project lead: 


The focus of the Enviro-Bio Working Group is the international collaboration on all non-human tissue and environmental samples, such as microbes, plants and animals, including wildlife, domestic livestock, pets, insects etc (Biodiversity) and abiotic / chemical samples of relevance to biodiversity and human health. The Working Group focuses on preservation methods; best-use / multiple-use of samples; limitations of use / ethics & best-practices; ISBER guideline for Field collection; and Intellectual Property Rights with private collections / commercial enterprises. Goals for the group also include the development of tactics for sample exchange for basic research and work towards development of a common database in collaboration with other global biodiversity and environmental initiatives.


Contact person

Head of Section
Biobank Curator
+49 228 9122-357
+49 228 9122-6357
j.astrin [at]