Research in the Wadden Sea of Germany

In cooperation with the University of Oldenburg Sandra Rovo, MSc student of the working group Bioframes,  investigated biogeochemical cycles at the northern beach side of Spiekeroog Island in the Wadden Sea of Germany. She successfully finished her master studies in January. Read more


Untersuchungen am deutschen Wattenmeer

Sandra Rovo, Masterstudentin der AG Bioframes, untersuchte in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Oldenburg biogeochemische Zyklen des Wattenmeers. Ein Experiment im Labor und eine Voruntersuchung direkt am Nordstrand der Insel Spiekeroog im deutschen Wattenmeer wurden durchgeführt. Sandra Rovo schloss ihr Masterstudium im Jänner erfolgreich ab. Lesen Sie mehr

New international PosDoc Fellowship Program


For the new PostDoc Fellowship Program, that is going to start at WCL in 2015, we invite young scientists to apply. The PostDoc Fellowship Program supports high scientific quality and productivity with strong cooperation of the incoming PostDoc candidate with the working groups at WCL.


Application deadline is February 9th 2015.


More information

Seminar Series

Maria Stockenreiter, LMU München
on February 3rd 2015

Blake Matthews, Eawag Switzerland
on March 3rd 2015

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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

Foto © 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.



Visiting scientists

Foto © Weinfranz


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:


Führungen durch den WasserCluster Lunz

Foto © Weinfranz

Der WCL bietet zweimal pro Jahr Führungen für Schulen und andere interessierte Gruppen an. Die nächsten Möglichkeit für Führungen gibt es am:
20. Mai 2015
Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: 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:
May 20th 2015

Please contact us to make a reservation: or 07486/20060