Research in the National Park Thayatal - A Knowledge for Future Generations
Preparation of luring sticks
The key elements of nature protection for the National Park administration are:
- A survey of biological diversity.
- The implementation of management measures taking into consideration habitat requirements of fauna and flora.
- The designation of resting areas and an efficient controlling of the use of marked tracks.
- The management of neophytes.
- The development of measures for protecting biodiversity and taking part in biodiversity protection programmes.
Electrofishing in the Thaya
Findings for unutilized ecosystems as well as commercially used areas outside the National Park can be determined from the examination of processes and regulation mechanisms in almost undisturbed ecosystems, and help to identify the interactions between man and nature.
Mapping of vegetation ecology
Many of the studies carried out helped establishing the basic principles of habitat management. In order to assess the development of communities and the configuration of species, and present the successful results of management measures, long-term monitoring is carried out in the form of recurring follow up studies.
These works provide already an overview of habitat configuration in the National Park. At present the focus is on recording the biodiversity of the National Park. Detailed studies provide information on species inventory and the factors responsible for this rich biodiversity.
Abstracts of completed research projects can be found under Downloads (in German only):