Potential of poultry meal



The master thesis of Marina Jecmenica investigates the potential of poultry by-product meal as potential fish meal replacement in diets of a hybrid charr (S. alpinus X fontinalis), frequently raised in freshwater aquaculture in and around the European Alps. Marina Jecmenica successfully finished her master thesis under supervision of Martin Kainz in April.



Three provincial governors visited WasserCluster




In the course of a working meeting three governors of Austrian provinces – Johanna Mikl-Leitner (Lower Austria), Thomas Stelzer (Upper Austria) and Hermann Schützenhöfer (Styria) – visited WasserCluster. In the focus of the meeting was the cooperation between the three provinces,  which is also intended in the field of science.


©Foto: NLK  Johann Pfeiffer



Seminar Series

Andy Green, Doñana Biological Station, Spain, 31st May 2017

Stefanie Moorthi, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany, 12th June 2017

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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 LSTER 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. 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.


Visiting Scientists

WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. Interested persons are invited to contact us: office@wcl.ac.at


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: spring 2016. Exact dates will be announced here in due time. Please contact us to make a reservation: office@wcl.ac.at or 07486/20060.