There is a new face in the office of WasserCluster Lunz. Eva Lugbauer is our new secretary. She studied German Literature at the University of Viennna, worked at the local newspaper NÖN , at the broadcasting company ORF and since march she is a member of our Team. You can reach her at email@example.com.
From 12th to 14th February the SIL Austiria meeting 2014 took place at WasscerCluster Lunz. The aim of this meeting was to connect limnological research conducted in Austria with research pursued in neighboring countries, in particular with research centers/stations located in the Alps and close to aquatic ecosystems of scientific interest. Particularly young limnologists from Austria, Germany (Munich and Constance), Switzerland (EAWAG Dübendorf), France (Thonon-les-Bains), and Italy (Pallanza) participated at this meeting, presented their research, and most importantly decided to forge a common scientific future for limnology in the Alps. This and future meetings will strengthen our scientific research and aim for common future research strategies.
Katharina Besemer, University of Vienna, Austria
1st April 2014, Lecture Hall, WasserCluster Lunz
Andrew Tyler, University of Stirling, UK
6th May 2014, Lecture Hall, WasserCluster Lunz
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 (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.
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.