Pulse Amplitude Modulation to observe Periphyton

Thippavanh Maniphousay successfully finished her master thesis. She investigated the use of Pulse Amplitude Modulated (PAM) fluorescence techniques to observe the periphyton community, like the vegetation of stones beneath the water surface.



Pulsamplitudenmodulation zur Untersuchung von Periphyton

Thippavanh Maniphousay hat ihre Masterarbeit erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Sie untersuchte die Anwendung von Fluoreszentzechniken der Pulsamplitudenmodulation (PAM), um Periphyton-Gemeinschaften – etwa den Bewuchs von Steinen unter der Wasseroberfläche – zu beobachten.


Carbon cycling in the Danube

As one of the large rivers with greatest biodiversity in Europe, Danube nowadays rapidly loses its ecological functions due to excessive anthropogenic alteration. Zheng Xiaoxiong investigated in his master thesis effects of different modified river habitats on carbon cycling and nutrient dynamic in the river Danube. Recently he graduated successfully. Abstract


Kohlenstoffkreislauf in der Donau

Als einer der großen Flüsse Europas mit immenser Artenvielfalt, verliert die Donau heutzutage ihre ökologischen Funktionen aufgrund von vom Menschen verursachten Veränderungen. Zheng Xiaoxiong verfasste eine Masterarbeit mit dem Titel „Effects of different modified river habitats on carbon cycling and nutrient dynamic in the river Danube” und schloss sein Studium vor Kurzem erfolgreich ab. Abstract

Seminar Series

Karl Matthias Wantzen, UNESCO Chair for River Culture, University of Tours, France:
Organic matter processing in riparian zones and floodplains of tropical riverscapes
July 1st 2015, 15:00, Lecture Hall, WasserCluster Lunz                                        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 the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, 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: office@wcl.ac.at


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:
14. Oktober 2015
Bitte melden Sie sich hier an: office@wcl.ac.at 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:
October 14th 2015
Please contact us to make a reservation: office@wcl.ac.at or 07486/20060