The SSS supports the development of a Swiss Natural History Collections Network.
The Swiss Natural History Collections Network () develops a common vision for natural history collections in Switzerland.
The main goals of the initiative are to
- promote the management and curation of natural history collections in Switzerland;
- unify physical and virtual access to biodiversity and geodiversity information;
- provide new, linked and open access to data associated with collections;
- create a platform to encourage and supprot the scientific use of natural history collections.
Der Tag der naturhistorischen Sammlungen findet am 20. November in beinahe 20 Museen und botanischen Gärten der Schweiz statt. Auf dem Programm stehen nebst Führungen hinter die Kulissen auch vielfältige Vermittlungsaktivitäten, welche das Publikum die verborgenen Schätze der Sammlungen entdecken lassen. Bereits im Vorfeld fordert ein Online‐Wettbewerb dazu auf, ganz genau hinzusehen und Wahrheit von Lüge zu unterscheiden.Image: Naturmuseum Solothurn
The annual conference of organismic biology in Switzerland
The species was dedicated to Professor Ricardo Galvão, the former director of the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE), who opposed the Brazilian government's devastating biodiversity policy.Image: B. Landry
This year, the Alps have once again proven to be a source of undiscovered biodiversity. After many seasons of field work and research in herbaria, a new plant species of the primulaceae family has been described: Androsace albimontana. This new species was chosen this year as an emblem by the Swiss Systematics Society.Image: Denis Jordan
On the occasion of the National Day of Natural History Collections, 26 Swiss institutions are offering you a glimpse behind the scenes. From now on, the curators will be telling you the stories of selected objects. But beware: one of the three stories of each institution is completely made up! Watch these fantastic stories and learn more about the Collections Day program.Image: Christoph Germann
Although much of the biodiversity still to be discovered is hidden in the tropics, new species are still being described from Europe. This is the case in Andrena amieti, the species chosen as an emblem by the Swiss Systematics Society (SSS) in 2020.Image: S. Giriens, www.swisswildbees.ch