WCL will hire two new PostDoc researchers


New international PosDoc Fellowship Program

For the new PostDoc Fellowship Program, that is going to start at WCL, we invite excellent young scientists to apply. More information


PostDoc position on hydrological extremes and carbon fluxes in aquatic ecosystems
WasserCluster Lunz will hire a PostDoc researcher to study the role of hydrological extremes on carbon fluxes in an Alpine stream-lake continuum.   More information

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Das Neueste aus dem WasserCluster



Wie wirkt sich Hochwasser auf Fluss-Auen aus?


Warum werden Hechte immer mehr und Forellen immer weniger?


Was passiert, wenn starker Regen humusreiches Wasser aus dem Waldboden in Bäche schwemmt?


Das und noch mehr lesen Sie im neuen WCL-Newsletter.

Seminar Series

Adam Petrusek, Charles University, Prague, Czechia: Diversity and impact of invasive crayfish and crayfish plague: from Czechia to continental scale
Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 15:00, WCL                                                    Forthcoming Seminars

Longterm ecological research

Lunz is a mastersite in the LTER 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)

Foto © Thule G. Jug

New international PostDoc Fellowship Program


WasserCluster Lunz invites excellent young scientists to apply for the new international PostDoc Fellowship Program. The duration of the fellowship is two years. The application deadline is February 9th 2015. Find more information below:

Call for WCL PostDoc Fellowship Program (PDF)

Template for applications (PDF)

WCL working groups and research areas (PDF)


About WasserCluster Lunz

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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.



Visiting scientists

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WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. At WCL you find best conditions to work and you are able to interact with the scientists at WCL in the stunning surroundings of Lake Lunz. Interested persons are invited to contact us: office@wcl.ac.at


Führungen durch den WasserCluster Lunz

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Der WCL bietet zweimal pro Jahr Führungen für Schulen und andere interessierte Gruppen an. Die nächsten Möglichkeit für Führungen finden Sie hier angekündigt:
Nächster Termin wird in Kürze bekannt gegeben....
Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: office@wcl.ac.at oder 07486/20060


Guided tours

WCL offers guided tours for schools and other interested groups twice a year. The next possibility to take part at a guided tour you find below:
Next dates for guided tours coming soon…

Please contact us to make a reservation: office@wcl.ac.at or 07486/20060