WasserCluster Lunz

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    WCL Open day — save the date!

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    Current issue: WCL Newsletter #26

    The 26th edition of our institute's biannual newsletter has been published. It contains: News about projects from all five working groups, the team and events at the WasserCluster Lunz.

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    SciFish - Libor Závorka launches his new working group

    On July 1, 2024 a new research group under the leadership of Libor Závorka begins its scientific activities:
    SciFish - the acronym stands for Synthesis of changes in Fish species and habitats - deals with the three main topics of Eco-evolutionary dynamics in lakes and rivers, Fish behavior and physiology, and Biology of aquatic invasions. Research aims of  the SciFish group are to enhance our understanding of the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms operating on organisms within aquatic ecosystems, and thereby facilitating their effective conservation.

News and Events

Seminar Series

Stephanie Schnorr | University of Vienna
Novel PUFA producers in terrestrial ecosystems
August 7th, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB and online via zoom

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. | Imagefilm 3'30 min


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..

Open Day

WasserCluster Lunz organizes an open day for interested visitors every two years. The next one will take place this year on Saturday, August 24, 2024. On the evening before (August 23, 2024) we invite you to a public lecture about our scientific activities.

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