WasserCluster Lunz

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    A growing concern: salinisation of freshwater habitats

    In August-September 2023, an international team of researchers together with the AquaSale lab studies the effect of low and moderate salt additions to freshwater pelagic communities in a mesocosm experiment. This is the last experiment funded by the EU project AQUACOSM-plus. As in previous years, thanks to Lunz Fireworkers for logistic support.

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    Association Mollusc Research Austria met at the WCL

    The Mollusc Research Association Austria (MoFA), which has been in existence since 2016, held its 3rd meeting at WasserCluster Lunz from 18-19 August. After the exciting scientific exchange on Friday, a malacological excursion around the area of Lake Lunz completed the programme on the following day.

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    2nd General Assembly meeting of the RESTORE4Cs project

    Katrin Attermeyer and Benjamin Misteli represented WCL at the 2nd general assembly meeting of the RESTORE4Cs project. The meeting was held in Klaipėda, Lithuania, on 4-6 July 2023 and hosted by Klaipėda University – Marine Research Institute. During the 3-day meeting, representatives from all project partners have reunited in person, to discuss the different Work Packages progress, exchange ideas, and consider future project activities.

News and Events

Seminar Series

Elisabeth Varga, University of Vienna, Austria
Chemistry and Toxicity of Prymesium parvum toxins
2023/09/26, 2pm, BSL 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 organises an open day for interested visitors every two years. The next one will take place in 2024, the exact date will be announced here in due time.

Partner of EFA 2019 & GLA


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