In April 2020 we are happy to announce that two MSc-students of WasserCluster Lunz successfully finished their theses:
Samuel Ngari with his MSc-Thesis “Effects of agricultural land use on nutrients stoichiometry at River Nzoia headwaters in Kenya "
Harriet Asekenye with her MSc-Thesis “Impact of land use on water quality, sediment composition and functional response of microbial communities in three streams of the Nzoia catchment."
Both MSc-Theses were supervised from Thomas Hein and Gabriele Weigelhofer (AG BIGER).
Due to the corona pandemic the WasserCluster Lunz has changed its operation to a minimum mode. This means that only a few persons who carry out the most necessary work are physically present on site with an appropriate distance. If you want to get in contact with us, please do this mainly via e-mail. Our secretariat is also available by telephone during core hours (MO-TH 8-16, FR 8-12 o'clock).
Here you find contact details: http://wcl.ac.at/index.php/en/people
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In Januar 2020 Dunja Lukic successfully defended her PhD-thesis with the title "Trophicecology and phylogeographyof fairy shrimps (Anostraca), key species of temporary waters" under Supervision from Robert Ptacnik (AG AQUASCALE).
The first publication with data from the new GC-IRMS could now be published together with our Finnish colleagues (see article "Tracing the fate of microplastic carbon in the aquatic food web by compound-specific isotope analysis" in NATURE Scientific Reports). Using isotope markings, it was found that microplastics in water become an integral part of cell membranes in animals through microbial processing.
Gabriele Weigelhofer gave a lecture about "Comparing headwaters' and floodplains' nutrient and organic matter cycling" at the Boku on 16 Dez 2019 and has been recommended for habilitation.
Hier ein Themenüberblick:
- Die wissenschaftlichen Wellenklänge
- Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Preis
- DACH Projekt (FWF-DFG) "AquaTerr"
- Vjosë: Refugium bedrohter Arten
- Transnational Access 2019
In November 2019 Magdalena Senitza finished successfully her MSc-thesis with the title "Effects of desiccation on heterotrophic microorganisms in benthic sediments in intermittent streams" under Supervision from Gabriele Weigelhofer (AG BIGER).