Professor Otto Siebeck visited WasserCluster Lunz

After 34 years emeritus professor Otto Siebeck from Munich visited his former domain. He was very delighted to see a flourishing research center. For WCL it was an honor to welcome professor Siebeck, who worked in Lunz in the fiftiys and sixties and investigated vertical zooplankton movement and seasonal zooplankton abundance. Read more (in German)

 

Professor Otto Siebeck zu Gast im WasserCluster Lunz

Nach 34 Jahren besuchte der emeritierte Münchner Seenforscher Otto Siebeck seine alte Wirkungsstätte in Lunz wieder. Er zeigte sich sehr erfreut, ein blühendes Forschungszentrum zu sehen. Für den WasserCluster war es eine Ehre, Professor Siebeck zu empfangen, der in den 50ern und 60ern in Lunz arbeitete und das Verhalten von Zooplankton erforschte. Lesen Sie mehr

Sparkling Science-Project: Scientists and students work togehter

Our 2-year Sparkling Science Project PowerStreams starts on Oct 1st. In this research-education-cooperation-project, scientists will work together with schools to measure the efficiency and sustainability of nutrient and organic matter uptake in slightly to heavily polluted streams. Our partner schools are Francisco Josephinum, BRG Waidhofen/Ybbs, BORG Mistelbach and HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein. Read more

 

Sparkling Science-Projekt: Wissenschafter und Schüler arbeiten zusammen

Am 1. Oktober startet das Sparkling Science Projekt PowerStreams, in dem Wissenschafter mit Schülern die Aufnahme von gelöstem Stickstoff und organischem Kohlenstoff in wenig bis massiv belasteten naturnahen und regulierten Gewässern messen. Partner-Schulen sind das Francisco Josephinum, BRG Waidhofen/Ybbs, BORG Mistelbach und die HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein. Lesen Sie mehr

Seminar Series

Elena Litchman, Kellogg Biological Station, USA:

Trait-based approaches to phytoplankton ecology and evolution
on Wednesday, 24th September 2014
15:00, Lecture Hall WCL
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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.