Hydrological extremes are predicted to increase as climate change progresses and we may expect more frequent droughts and floods. The EXCARB project is a cooperation between three universities and based at the WCL. Starting in February, it investigates the implications of hydrological extremes on the carbon cycle of inland waters.

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Stream Biofilm and Biogeochemistry Lab

The austrian association for longterm research LTER-Austria presented a new white paper for longterm ecosystem research in Austria.

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In cooperation with the University of Oldenburg Sandra Rovo, MSc student of the working group Bioframes, investigated biogeochemical cycles at the northern beach side of Spiekeroog Island in the Wadden Sea of Germany. She successfully finished her master studies in January.

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For the new WCL PostDoc Fellowship Program, that is going to start at WCL in 2015, we invite young scientists to apply. The PostDoc Fellowship Program supports high scientific quality and productivity with strong cooperation of the incoming PostDoc candidate with the working groups at WCL. Successful candidates need to link their research to core topics of at least two research areas established at WCL. Application deatline is February 9th 2015.

The Association of different regions of the province of Lower Austria (Regionalverband NÖ) awarded 2014 for the sixth time the „Sternengreifer“ award, an award that is annually given to people, who generated exceptional achievements for the region Mostviertel. This year group leader Martin Kainz was one of the awardees.


Marlene Radolf, master student in the working group BioFrames, defended successfully her msc thesis. She investigated the performance of four batch loaded vertical flow and four horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland mesocosms in the tropical environment of Uganda.


Andrea Gall, master student in the working group LipTox, defended successfully her msc thesis. She investigated how increase of water temperature and brownification affects the nutritional quality conducive for somatic growth and reproduction of herbivorous zooplankton.


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.