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

How climate extremes influence carbon dynamics

Hydrological extremes are predicted to increase as climate change progresses and we may expect more frequent droughts and floods. The EXCARB project is a cooperation between three universities and based at the WCL. Starting in February, it investigates the implications of hydrological extremes on the carbon cycle of inland waters.              More about EXCARB        Stream Biofilm and Biogeochemistry Lab


Wie Extremereignisse den Kohlenstoffkreislauf beeinflussen

Extremereignisse wie Hochwasser oder Trockenperioden werden mit fortschreitender Klimaerwärmung zunehmen, zeigen Prognosen. Im Februar startete am WCL in Kooperation mit drei Universitäten das Projekt EXCARB, das die Auswirkungen von Extremereignissen auf den Kohlenstoffkreislauf in Seen und Bächen untersucht.                         Mehr über EXCARB        Stream Biofilm and Biogeochemistry Lab

Seminar Series

Blake Matthews, Eawag Switzerland:

Experimental evidence for Eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic ecosystems

March 3rd 2015, 15:00, WasserCluster Lunz

                                                   All Seminar Series

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)

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:


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 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