Monitoring of biodiversity is essential to understand ecological status, dynamics, and trends. This is of particular importance in current times of drastic biodiversity change, especially loss, to identify sites of concern as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation measures. Different methods exist to monitor biological diversity from the level of intraspecific genetic diversity over species diversity to ecosystem diversity. For a holistic, spatio-temporally as well as taxonomically highly resolved monitoring of biological diversity, a set of tools is needed in combination. In this project, the toolbox involves classical morpho-taxonomic identification combined with DNA-based species identification as well as automated image recognition.