New paper in PNAS

A new study of Tom Battin and his team, which is published in PNAS journal,  offers potential insights into the response of microbial community organization and persistence to human pressures that increasingly change the hydrological regime and biodiversity dynamics in fluvial networks. 
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Neue Publikation in PNAS

Eine neue Studie von Tom Battin und seinem Team, die im PNAS Journal veröffentlich wurde, zeigt, wie sich die räumliche Organisation von Bachnetzwerken auf das Gemeinschaftsgefüge der Bakterien in Biofilmen auswirkt.   
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Historians reprocess history of Biological Station

How important was Biological Station Lunz in the history of limnology? Two historians from the University of Vienna were at WasserCluster Lunz in August in the course of preliminary studies for a FWF project and combed through the historic library in the Biological Station Lunz (BSL). First results are presented in October.  Read more in English


Historiker arbeiten Geschichte der Biologischen Station auf

Welche Rolle spielte die Biologische Station Lunz in der Geschichte der Gewässerforschung?  Die beiden Wissenschaftshistoriker von der Universität Wien waren im Zuge einer Vorstudie für ein FWF-Projekt im August im WasserCluster Lunz zu Gast und durchforsteten die historische Bibliothek in der Biologischen Station Lunz (BSL). Erste Ergebnisse werden im Oktober präsentiert.  Lesen Sie mehr


Seminar Series

Elena Litchman, Kellogg Biological Station, USA:

Trait-based approaches to phytoplankton ecology and evolution
on Wednesday, 24th September 2014, WCL


Longterm ecological research

Lunz is a mastersite in the LTSER platform Eisenwurzen.
We are member of GLEON and study Lake Lunz as a permanent study site
Depth Profile of Lake Lunz
Depth Profile of Lake Lunz_(diagram)

WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz (WCL) is a nonprofit research center shared to equal amounts by the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU Vienna). WCL is financially supported by a partnership with the Provincial Government of Lower Austria, the Federal Government of Austria, and the Municipality of Vienna. At BOKU, WCL is linked to the Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, at the University of Vienna to the Department of Limnology, and at the Danube University Krems to the Department of Clinical Medicine and Biotechnology.

WCL was founded in 2005 with the primary motivation to follow the scientific legacy of the Biological Station Lunz, which was established in 1905 (owned by the Austrian Academy of Sciences) and closed in 2003. The Biological Station Lunz was well known for its outstanding research in limnology (e.g., Franz Ruttner's »Fundamentals of Limnology« 1953) throughout the 20th century. WCL was established to reinvigorate freshwater ecosystem research and education in Lunz and to contribute to the advancement of freshwater sciences.