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Post-Doc position on hydrological extremes and carbon fluxes in aquatic ecosystems


WasserCluster Lunz will hire a Post-Doc researcher to study the role of hydrological extremes on carbon fluxes in an Alpine stream-lake continuum. The interdisciplinary project (lead: Tom J. Battin) is funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW), based at WasserCluster Lunz and involves a number of collaborators from Austria and Switzerland. The successful candidate will design a monitoring program and conduct the work to capture key carbon fluxes in the stream and the lake with the ultimate goal to construct a time-resolved carbon budget to be related to hydrological events.  full text

How everything got started



The history of limnology can hardly be imagined without the Biological Station Lunz. The historians Katja Geiger and Thomas Mayer are going to reprocess the history of the BSL, which goes back nearly 110 years, and presented first results of their project on Friday, 24th October, in WCL.


Wie alles begann

Die Biologische Station Lunz ist aus der Geschichte der Limnologie nicht wegzudenken. Die zwei Historiker Katja Geiger und Thomas Mayer sind dabei, die fast 110jährige Geschichte der BSL aufzuarbeiten und präsentierten am Freitag, 24. Oktober, im WasserCluster Lunz erste Ergebnisse ihres Projektes.

Seminar Series

Ferenc Jordán, Balaton Limnological Institute, Tihany, Hungary:
Key players in food web dynamics
on Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 15:00
Lecture Hall, WCL      
                                           Forthcoming Seminars

Longterm ecological research

Lunz is a mastersite in the LTSER 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)

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.