On Wednesday 10.04.2019 the topic of Science Talk on ORF III is woman in science.
Gabriele Weigelhofer (Leader of the Workinggroup BIGER) will be one of the interesting
scientists this TV-Show will inform about.

Lena Campostrini (photo right) finished successfully her MSc-thesis with the title "The effects of different DOM-sources on microbial activity in riverine sediments" under Supervision from Thomas Hein (WasserCluster Lunz, BOKU) and Co-Supervision of Gabriele Weigelhofer (WasserCluster Lunz, BOKU) in February 2019.

Elmira Akbari (photo left) finished successfully her MSc-thesis with the title "The Effects of a forested channel section on the phosphorus buffer capacity of fine sediments in an agricultural stream" under Supervision of Ronald Pöppl (Uni Wien, Dep of Geography and regional research) and cooperation with Gabrielle Weigelhofer (WasserCluster Lunz, BOKU) in March 2019.


In March 2019 the WasserCluster Lunz Scientific Advisory Board, which consists of eight international leading experts in aquatic sciences, visited our institute. During the 1.5 day visit the scientific activities and major achievements were presented and discussed. A meeting with representatives of the Supervisory Board outlined opportunities to support the further development of WasserCluster Lunz as a leading institution in aquatic ecosystem research.

In cooperation with Margaux Mathieu-Resuge, Tarn Preet Parmar and Dominik Martin-Creuzburg, Martin Kainz started the DACH Project „AQUATERR - Transfer of essential lipids from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems“ (funded from DFG-FWF),

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Welcher Fisch, warum wohl die Beste Wahl für die anstehenden Festtage ist, erfahren Sie im
ORF Artikel „Der beste Fisch für den Festtagsteller“. Martin Kainz, Leiter der AG LIPTOX, gibt
darin Auskunft wie Fischkonsum nachhaltig gestaltet werden kann und an welchen alternativen
Fischfutterquellen in seiner AG gearbeitet wird.

Hier ein Themenüberblick der Ausgabe 15 - Dezember 2018:

  - IRMS – Einblicke in die Nahrungsherkunft
  - „Skyglow“ – Stressfaktor Licht
  - Zuwanderung – ein heißes Thema bei den Mikroben im Bach
  - Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf den Kohlenstoffkreislauf
  - Neue Arbeitsgruppe: QUIVER – Erforschung der aquatischen Insektenwelt

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We would like to inform you about the farewell (with 1.12.2018) of Josefa Sommer. She was the good soul of the house for decade, first in mission of the NÖ Landes-Jugendheim and then for WasserCluster Lunz. With her extensive bureaucratic knowledge and especially due to her humanity and mindfulness she did an amazing job.

To the entry into the well deserved retirement
WasserCluster Lunz congratulates
in sincere gratitude.


In cooperation with SLU Uppsala and the Chinese Academy of Sciences the effect of climate change on the bioaccumulation of methylmercury at the base of the aquatic food chain was investigated in outdoor mesocosms at the WasserCluster Lunz. In this experiments the water temperatures and the supply of dissolved organic carbon were increased.

(Foto: Fernando Valdés, Pianpian Wu, Kevin Bishop, Siwen Zheng, Min Jing, Julia Mercier, Agathe Clermont, Martin Kainz)