Investigate aquatic ecosystems. WasserCluster Lunz pursues basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems – including aquatic microbial ecology, aquatic food chain research, biogeochemistry, ecotoxicology, restoration ecology and the management of streams, rivers and lakes. Our researchers work at the highest level on current questions of aquatic ecosystem research, such as questions of climate change, diversity research, water resource management or renaturation of waters.


Developing innovative research. Beside conducting field research, we focus on developing innovative experimental laboratory research and specific outdoor constructions. WasserCluster Lunz combines scientific expertise with modern technology to facilitate innovative research for the conservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources. For this our house provides ten laboratorys equipped with state-of-the-art instruments.


Five working groups. In our research center the teams of five working groups work together. Working group AQUASCALE focuses on experimental plankton ecology and biodiversity research. Whereas sustainable management of floodplains is a main interrest of BIGER. The carbon cycle and microbial ecology in fresh waters is a main research topic of CARBOCROBE, aquatic food chains is in the focus of the working group LIPTOX and the focus of the working group QUIVER is on diversity of aquatic insects.