WasserCluster Lunz

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    Disaster research: DCNA members as guests at the Biological Station Lunz

    From May 10-12, members of the DCNAustria association held a training event at the Biological Station Lunz at the invitation of the consulting company IRIS as part of the EU disaster exercise FORMATEX23. In the talk with WCL-GF Gabriele Weigelhofer, among other things, the long-term effects on ecosystems after flood disasters due to input and accumulation of pollutants - such as from pesticides, medical products, fertilizers or microplastics - were discussed.  Photo: ©IRIS

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    On May 2, we welcomed a team of the GFF NÖ at the WasserCluster Lunz. The group around managing director Barbara Schwarz got an impression of the research work at the institute from the working group leaders and could get a picture of the infrastructure and current projects.

    Photo: © GFF NÖ

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    ICP Waters Task Force Meeting

    ICP Waters, the International Cooperative Program for assessment and monitoring of the effects of air pollution on rivers and lakes, held its annual Task Force Meeting this time at WasserCluster Lunz from May 09-11. On-site and online, international policy makers and researchers participated to discuss the latest results of the LTRAP Convention and agree on priorities for the following year.

Seminar Series

Thomas Ruiz, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Nutritional constraints on growth and metabolic rate of ectotherm consumers in a context of global change: Experimental approach by microcalorimetry
07.06.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Longterm ecological research

WasserCluster Lunz is member of GLEON and study Lake Lunz as a permanent study site.

Moreover Lunz is a mastersite in the LTER platform Eisenwurzen. (person to contact: Robert Ptacnik)

Current physical properties of Lake Lunz

Wassercluster Lunz

About WasserCluster Lunz

WasserCluster Lunz is a non-profit research center equally supported by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU Vienna), the University for Continuing Education Krems, and the University of Vienna. The research centre is financed by the Provincial Government of Lower Austria and the Municipality of Vienna.


WasserCluster Lunz pursues basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems from microscopic to catchment scales. Our scientists conduct studies in international teams to investigate scientific problems of aquatic ecosystems; including effects of global change, significance and magnitude of aquatic-terrestrial interlinkages and aquatic ecosystem management and rehabilitation.


WasserCluster Lunz offers university and postgraduate training at an international level, provides internships and accomplishes research-education cooperation at local and national scales.

Visiting Scientists

WasserCluster Lunz welcomes enquiries from scientists who are interested in a sabbatical leave in our research centre. Interested persons are invited to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Guided tours

WasserCluster Lunz offers guided tours for schools and other interested groups twice a year. Exact dates will be announced here in due time.Please contact us to make a reservation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07486/20060.

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