Biodiversity and natural resources in Indonesia

INDOBIOSYS will develop and provide key components for a knowledge-based functional screening approach for the discovery of new anti-infective compounds from Indonesian organisms. In INDOBIOSYS, this comprises a novel integrated high-throughput biodiversity discovery pipeline for the sampling, identification and provision of promising target groups from areas with a high level of biodiversity and a digital Indonesian Biodiversity Information System (IBIS). IBIS will combine new data and results from the project with existing information in real time and make this knowledge available for both research and the wider public via an online portal. The novel combination of primary biodiversity data and relevant metadata supporting an innovative approach towards the discovery of active compounds will create a novel platform for the targeted, efficient, and sustainable exploitation of biological resources in Indonesia.

Taxon highlights

Rove beetles (Staphylinidae)

Rove beetle

The rove beetles comprise more than 45.000 named species worldwide and thus constitute the most speciose beetle family. Its genus Scopaeus is one of the target groups of the Indobiosys Project. By Johannes Frisch.

Biodiversity Discovery



Indobiosys fieldwork in 2015 successfully completed: In September and October 2015, a team of biologists from Germany, Indonesia, Austria and the UK visited Mount Halimun Salak National Park in West-Java to collect different taxonomic groups of animals (insects, crustaceans, molluscs, fishes, small mammals) during dry season.

Sponsored by the Federeal Ministry of Education and Research

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

In cooperation with

Bavarian Natural History Collections

Zoologische Staatssammlung München

Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Research Center for Biology