Databases and digital resources

Databases and digital resources

Databases and digital Informationplatforms of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society



Collection database



The Databases SeSam and AQUiLA provide access to the collections of Senckenberg an some other Instiutions that also use our database system.



Soil Zoology


The Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz runs the soil-zoological information system edaphobase, which combines existing taxonomical primary data on soil organisms from collections, scientific publications etc. originating from many research institutes and individual researchers.





Herbarium Senckenbergianum

The Herbarium Senckenbergianum
overview on the botanical- mycological collection




Index Collectorum Herbarii Senckenbergiani

Index Collectorum Herbarii Senckenbergiani (FR)
collector´s list of the Frankfurt Herbarium



Herbar Lausitz

The virtual herbarium of the Lausitz offers an overview of the flora
of the Saxon Lausitz and adjacent areas in Brandenburg, Poland and the
Chech Republic by means of specimens from the Herbarium Senckenbergianum Görlitz (GLM).


Bestimmungskritische Taxa


The portal “Bestimmungskritische Taxa zur Flora von Deutschland"
offers information and illustrations (high resolution scans of validated herbarium sheets) of these difficult to determine species



Chromosome Numbers

Chromosome numbers of the flora of Germany
offers information on karyology of German plant species




Flora of Frankfurt

The Flora von Frankfurt am Main
offers information on plant diversity in this metropolitan area (incl. distribution, ecology, history)




African Plants

African Plants- A Photo Guide: 
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of Africa (excl. Madagascar)





West African Plants

West African Plants – A Photo Guide:
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of West Africa


 East African Plants

East African Plants – a photo guide:
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of East Africa


Central African Plants

Central African Plants – a photo guide:
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of Central Africa





West African Vegetation


West African Vegetation – a vegetation data network

West African Data & Metadata Respository


West African Data & Metadata Repository
makes data from the UNDESERT project available







Collection of the Arachnid section of the Senckenberg Museum Görlitz


Collection of the Arachnid section of the Senckenberg Museum Görlitz






Virmisco- The Virtual Microscope Slide Collection
offers virtual access to collections, esp. type material. Loans might become obsolete in many cases, conserving material from damage and loss






Wildcat Database
In scope of the project “Wildkatzensprung” by the Federal Agency of Nature Conservancy, examines the SENCKENBERG research institute and, since 2012,  BUND the national dissemination and migration of wildcats.






World-Catalog of the Symphyta



Libraries, Bibliographies, Biographies



Senckenberg Görlitz

Library of the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz




Entomological Institute





 Biographies of the entomologists of the world

Historic Portrait collection of the Senckenberg German Entomological Institute

Collection of electronically available theses

Collection of electronically available entomological journals

Index Novus litteraturae entomologicae – database of the global entomological literature up to 1863, being a revised and updated version of Horn and Schenkling (1928): Index Litteraturae Entomologicae.

OPAC - Catalog of the Senckenberg German Entomological Institute library