Visitors from Africa

A delegation of top-ranking researchers from the universitys Egerton (Kenya), Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) and Cape Town (South Africa) visited WasserCluster Lunz in the end of September. Many of the scientists worked in Lunz in the course of their training at the Biological Station Lunz. They were impressed by the development of the research center and interested in cooperations for the future. More


Besuch aus Afrika

Eine Delegation hochrangiger Forscher der Universitäten Egerton (Kenia), Bahir Dar (Äthiopien) und Cape Town (Südafrika) besuchte im September den WasserCluster. Viele der Forscher waren im Rahmen ihrer Ausbildung an der ehemaligen Biologischen Station Lunz tätig. Von der Entwicklung des Forschungszentrums waren sie beeindruckt und an zukünftigen Kooperationen interessiert. Mehr

WasserCluster at the European Researchers´ Night 2015

From virtual skydiving to catching zooplankton – at the European Researchers’ Night on September 25th in Vienna more than 100 scientists at more than 50 stations provided insights into science and research. The researchers of WasserCluster were there too.    Read more     See photos


Der WasserCluster auf der European Researchers‘ Night

Vom virtuellen Fallschirmsprung bis zum Fangen von Plankton – auf der European Researchers‘ Night, der europaweiten Nacht der Wissenschaft, am 25. September in Wien boten über 100 ForscherInnen an mehr als 50 Stationen Einblick in Wissenschaft und Forschung. Mit dabei waren auch die Forscher des WasserClusters Lunz.   Lesen Sie mehr     Sehen Sie Fotos


Seminar Series

Cristiana Callieri, ISE Pallanza, Italy:

Micro-players for Macro-roles: two examples from deep lakes, October 13th 2015, 15:00

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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.

Current depth profile of Lake Lunz


About WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz  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). The research center is financially supported by the Provincial Government of Lower Austria and the Municipality of Vienna.

WasserCluster Lunz pursues basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems. Beside field studies also experimental work in the laboratory and in specifically developed outdoor constructions are in the focus of research. 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.

WasserCluster Lunz pursues university and postgraduate training at an international level and accomplishes education-cooperation-projects and pedagogic outdoor activities on a regional level. Moreover the research center is also a scientific meeting place of national and international scientists and students. Researchers and students from all over the world have participated at international workshops and meetings in our house in the last years.

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

WasserCluster Lunz was founded in 2005 with the primary motivation to follow the scientific legacy of the Biological Station Lunz, which was established in 1905 and closed in 2003. The Biological Station Lunz was well known for its outstanding research in limnology throughout the 20th century. Scientists such as Franz Ruttner, August Thienemann or Carl Wesenberg-Lund were worldwide well known for their fundamental contributions to lake ecology. 

Führungen: Der WasserCluster Lunz bietet zweimal pro Jahr Führungen für Schulen und andere interessierte Gruppen an. Die nächste Möglichkeit für Führungen gibt es am 14. Oktober 2015. Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: oder 07486/20060.

Guided tours: WasserCluster Lunz offers guided tours for schools and other interested groups twice a year. The next possibility to take part at a guided tour:
October 14th 2015. Please contact us to make a reservation: or 07486/20060.