Databases & Digital Resources
Program Research Infrastructure
The Databases SeSam and AQUiLA provide access to the collections of Senckenberg and some other instiutions that also use our database system.
The Herbarium Senckenbergianum
overview on the botanical-mycological collection
Index Collectorum Herbarii Senckenbergiani (FR)
collector’s list of the Frankfurt Herbarium
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).
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 of the flora of Germany
offers information on karyology of German plant species.
The “Flora von Frankfurt am Main”
offers information on plant diversity in this metropolitan area (incl. distribution, ecology, history).
African Plants – A Photo Guide
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of Africa (excl. Madagascar).
West African Plants – A Photo Guide
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of West Africa.
East African Plants – A Photo Guide
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of East Africa.
Central African Plants – A Photo Guide
An interactive photo guide on vascular plants of Central Africa.
West African Vegetation – A vegetation data network
West African vegetation data
West African Data & Metadata Repository
makes data from the UNDESERT project available.
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.
Identification ressources for the Trichoptera of Africa and Fennoscandinavia
The Senckenberg Museum for Natural History Görlitz runs the soil-biodiversity data warehouse Edaphobase, which combines existing taxonomical primary data on soil organisms from collections, scientific publications etc. originating from many research institutes and individual
OPAC of Senckenberg Museum for Natural History Görlitz library.
MARSAMM – Historical collections of marine organisms – a window into the beginnings of Global Change in the North and Baltic Seas
Documentation of faunal changes in North and Baltic Sea since the 19th century based on collections of marine organisms of the Zoological Museum at the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in cooperation with the collections of the Senckenberg Research Institutes and Natural History Museums in Frankfurt and Dresden and the museums of the NORe-association e.V.
The project is supported by the BMBF as part of the initiative “Vernetzen – Erschließen – Erforschen. Allianz für universitäre Sammlungen”.
Collection of the Arachnid section of the Senckenberg Museum for Natural History 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.
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 sawflies (Symphyta).