WasserCluster Lunz

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    Current issue: WCL Newsletter #25

    The 25th issue of our institute's biannual newsletter has been published. It contains: News on projects from all five working groups, the team and events at the WasserCluster.

    To the overview of the published WCL-Newsletters

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    Master's thesis successfully defended

    Isabell Gmeiner successfully presented her Master's thesis at the University of Vienna on 23.10.2023. Her confident presentation "Spatial and Temporal Variation of Lipids in Stream Periphyton and Benthic Invertebrates" convinced the committee. Congratulations from the LIPTOX group, especially their leader Martin Kainz, and from the whole WCL team!

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    International focus on long-term ecological research

    The first in-person eLTER meeting of the platform coordinators took place in Lunz from 2-5 October. 70 representatives of the eLTER community from 21 European countries exchanged information on long-term ecological research within the European eLTER infrastructure. At the same time, there was an opportunity to learn about the analytical and experimental facilities at WassercLuster. In beautiful autumn weather, Christian Preiler led the participants to the pond 'Obersee'. Photos: ©Jens Nejstgaard

Seminar Series

Gerald Kwikiriza, BOKU, Vienna
Introgressive hybridization levels of Tilapiine species in Lake Victoria basin, Kenya inferred from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA genotyping
Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 2 pm, WCL BIB and online via zoom

Longterm ecological research

WasserCluster Lunz is member of GLEON and study Lake Lunz as a permanent study site.

Moreover Lunz is a mastersite in the LTER platform Eisenwurzen. (person to contact: Robert Ptacnik)

Current physical properties of Lake Lunz

Wassercluster Lunz

About WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz is a non-profit research center equally supported by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU Vienna), the University for Continuing Education Krems, and the University of Vienna. The research centre is financed by the Provincial Government of Lower Austria and the Municipality of Vienna. | Imagefilm 3'30 min


WasserCluster Lunz pursues basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems from microscopic to catchment scales. Our scientists conduct studies in international teams to investigate scientific problems of aquatic ecosystems; including effects of global change, significance and magnitude of aquatic-terrestrial interlinkages and aquatic ecosystem management and rehabilitation.


WasserCluster Lunz offers university and postgraduate training at an international level, provides internships and accomplishes research-education cooperation at local and national scales.

Visiting Scientists

WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. Interested persons are invited to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Open Day

WasserCluster Lunz organises an open day for interested visitors every two years. The next one will take place in 2024, the exact date will be announced here in due time.

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