Award for Katharina Brenn

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) awarded the excellent report of Katharina Brenn from Waidhofen, who is a student of the HLUW Yspertal and did her internship in summer 2014 at WCL. Her report is among the 20 best all over Austria. Minister Alois Stöger is going to hand over the award at a ceremony in April.


Auszeichnung für Katharina Brenn

Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG) wählte den Praktikumsreport der Waidhofnerin Katharina Brenn, die im Sommer 2014 ein dreimonatiges Praktikum am WCL absolvierte, unter die 20 besten Einreichungen aus ganz Österreich. Im Rahmen einer Prämierung im April wird die Schülerin der HLUW Yspertal diese Auszeichnung von Bundesminister Alois Stöger persönlich entgegennehmen.

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

Bas Ibelings, UNIGE Switzerland
7th April 2015

Christian Griebler, IGOE Neuherberg
5th May 2015

                                                      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