WasserCluster Lunz

Forthcoming Seminars 2024

In order to promote a professional discourse and to enable interaction between researchers, students and other interested parties, WasserCluster Lunz regularly invites renowned scientists from all over the world to Lunz. Location: WCL Seminar Room(SR): Dr. Carl-Kuppelwieser Promenade 5, 3293 Lunz am See, 1st floor, BSL Seminar Room (SR): Seehof 4, 3293 Lunz am See, 1st floor

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Seminars 2024


Cihelio Alves Amorim | WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
Journey of a Brazilian Limnologist New in Austria
July 10th, 2024, 2 pm CET, BSL SR and online via zoom
Till-Hendrik Macher | University of Duisburg-Essen, University Trier, Germany
Fit for purpose? Evaluating (e)DNA metabarcoding for biodiversity assessments in streams under the Water Framework Directive in Germany
June 26th 2024, 14:00 CET, ONLINE via zoom
Jakob Brodersen | Eawag, Switzerland
The ecological and evolutionary diversification of salmonid fish in post-glacial aquatic environments
12th June, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom (no recording)


Christian Wurzbacher | Technical University of Munich, Germany
Microscopy- and metagenome-informed research of dark aquatic taxa
24th April, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom (no recording)


Thomas Ruiz | WasserCluster Lunz
Project presentation: REBORN
Long-teRm Evolution of zooplankton resting metaBolic rate and pOlyunsaturated fatty acids conversion under waRming and eutrophicatioN: an eco-evolutionary approach
28th Feb, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom

Markus Möst | University Innsbruck, Austria
From resting egg genomics to eco-evolutionary dynamics.
14th Feb, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom

Samuel Rycroft | University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada
Freezing tolerance of herbaceous legumes within southwestern Ontario.
31st Jan, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom (no recording)

Daniel Morant | WasserCluster Lunz
Carbon biogeochemistry of Mediterranean wetlands: implications for climate mitigation and EU Directives.
17th Jan, 2024, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom (no recording)






























Seminars 2023


Libesha Anparasan, WasserCluster Lunz
Allocation of stored fatty acids during flight in Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus): Implications for the importance of en route nectaring sites and future directions using compound specific stable isotopic analysis.
13.12.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB und online via zoom

Gerald Kwikiriza, BOKU, Vienna
Introgressive hybridization levels of Tilapiine species in Lake Victoria basin, Kenya inferred from microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA genotyping.
06.12.2023, 14:00 CET, Online Seminar

Xiling Deng, Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Germany
Phylogeography of high mountain caddisflies (Trichoptera) in Asias subtropical mountains.
25.10.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB + Online Seminar
Elisabeth Varga, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Chemistry and Toxicity of Prymnesium parvum toxins.
26.09.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB + Online Seminar
IIzumi Katano, Nara Women's University, Japan
A tributary inflow offsets downstream discontinuities in the macroinvertebrate community by the dam in river ecosystems.
16.08.2023, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar
Hideyuki Doi, Kyoto University, Japan
Environmental DNA (eDNA) methods for biological monitoring.
16.08.2023, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar
Luca Zoccarato, BOKU, Wien
Get on a bioinformatics ride with the BOKU Core Facility.
26.07.2023, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar
Tasuku Akagi, Kyushu University, Japan
Marine diatoms may digest silicate minerals. How about freshwater diatoms?
19.07.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar
Thomas Ruiz, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Nutritional constraints on growth and metabolic rate of ectotherm consumers in a context of global change: Experimental approach by microcalorimetry.
07.06.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar
Leonie Haferkemper, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
Microbial colonisation and activity along a freshwater particulate organic matter size continuum in agricultural vs mountain streams.
31.05.2023, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar
Iva Kokotović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Underpressure – molecular responses of freshwater organisms to multiple stressors.
17.05.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar
Benjamin Misteli, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
Mass development of aquatic macrophytes and their removal: impact onecosystem services with a focus on biodiversity.
03.05.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB + Online Seminar
Thea Schwingshackl, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Tiny but mighty mayfly - Prosopistoma pennigerum as the Flagship Species for the Vjosa National Park.
26.04.2023, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar

Lena Fehlinger, Universitat de Vic, Spain,
Biodiversity of macroinvertebrates and amphibians of high altitude ponds: water permanence, artificial pond creation and cattle management.
29.03.2023 14:00 CET, Online Seminar
Stefano Mari, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for development of cognitive skills in wild fishes through the lens of Tingbergen's four questions.
06.03.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar
Pratiksha Acharya, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
Influence of resource and consumer diversity on the quality and microbial processing of fine particulate organic matter during leaf breakdown in streams.
01.03.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar
Alexis Guislain, IGB Berlin, Germany
Contrasting light-use strategies of dominant phytoplankton leading to a bimodal cell size distribution and species coexistence.
22.02.2023, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar
Georg Niedrist, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
The enhanced warming of Central European mountain waters and the disproportional vulnerability of alpine invertebrates.
13.02.2023, 14:00, WCL SR + Online Seminar
Kirsten Pohlmann, IGB Berlin, Germany
Gender diversity in STEM.
01.02.2023, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

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Seminars 2022

Vojtech Kolar, University of South Bohemia & Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic
Are post-industrial sites harbour of aquatic diversity or ecological traps?
30.11.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Andrea Watzinger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
The use of stable isotope to disentanglemicrobial from physical processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
23.11.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Emma Kritzberg, Lund University, Sweden
Drivers of surface water browning
16.11.2022, 14:00 CET, Online Seminar

Karine Saline, Ifremer, France
Differential effects of membrane and dietary fatty acids on mitochondrial efficiency
05.10.2022, 15:00 CET, WCL BIB + Online Seminar

Christoph Plum, University of Oldenburg, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Germany
Growth and stoichiometry of Antarctic phytoplankton in response to temperature and nutrient interactions
28.9.2022, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar

Maren Striebel, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Stoichiometric constraints on phytoplankton resource use efficiency
28.9.2022, 15:00 CET, BSL SR, on site only

Marlene Dordoni, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg/Geozentrum Nordbayern, Germany
A stable isotope study on atmospheric input in support of photosynthesis tototal DO budgets in Germany´s largest drinking water reservoir
21.9.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR+ Online Seminar

Jan Leps, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Biodiversity – Ecosystem Function (BEF) experiments – what do their results say about consequences of species loss in real world
27.9.2022, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar

Zoltan Botta-Dukat, Centre for Ecological Research,Institute of Ecology and Botany, Vacratot, Hungary
Relationship between diversity and resource useefficiency: what can Tilman’s coexistence model tell us?
27.9.2022, 15:00, BSL Sr + Online Seminar

Eva Smeti, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Greece
Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning relationships in river benthic diatoms
7.9.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Crista Kieley,  Texas A&M University at Gaveston, USA
Factors Critical to CyanoHAB Management of Warm Monomictic Lakes in southcentral USA - Preliminary Results,
2.9.2022, 14:00 CET, BSL SR, on site only

Marina Ivankovic, University of Vienna, Österreich
Top-down structuring of freshwater bacterial communities by mixotrophic and heterotrophic protists
CANCELLED 20.7.2022, 14:00 CET, BSL SR

Ratha Chea, Graduate School, National University of Battambang, Cambodia
Environmental changes and functional responses of Tonle Sap fish fauna: patterns and determinants of fish community
07.07.2022, 15:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Christian Preiler, WasserCluster Lunz, Österreich
Hypolimnetic oxygen depletion in Lake Lunz: Changes in more than a century of observations
06.07.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Alberto Scotti, Eurac Reserach Institut für Alpine Umwelt, Bozen
What happens on the other side of the Alps? Water-related research at Eurac Research, South Tyrol
verschoben wegen Corona, 14:00 CET, WCL SR

David Cunillera-Montcusí, University of Barcelona, Spain
Freshwater salinisation a research agenda for a saltier world
15.06.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Len Wassenaar, WasserCluster Lunz, Österreich
Quantifying aquatic community metabolism (production, respiration) in rivers and lakes with dissolved oxygen isotopes (18O/16O)
04.05.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL BIB + Online Seminar

Matthias Pilecky, WasserCluster Lunz, Österreich
The lubricant of the neurophysiological  engine - The potential of n-3 PUFAs

06.04.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR+ Online Seminar

Keith Hobson, Western University, Canada
Using stable isotopes to track migratory animals
30.03.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR+ Online Seminar

Adam Bednařík, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Methane fluxes from streams and rivers
16.03.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online

Libor Zavorka, WasserCluster Lunz, Österreich
Can omega-3 fatty acids affect invasiveness of non-native rainbow trout?
02.03.2022, 14:00 CET, BSL SR + Online Seminar

Katrin Attermeyer; Simon Vitecek, WasserCluster Lunz, Österreich
The Poop Loop - Exploring biodiversity ecosystems functioning relationships of leaf litter decomposition in streams

16.02.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Nataša Mori; Tjaša Matjašič, National institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Hyporheic zone under stress;
The presence of polyethylene terephtalate (PET) fibers affects function of river biofilms

02.02.2022, 14:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar



Seminars 2021







Johan Höjesjö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden,
Why migrate far? River restoration measures beneficial for long distance migration by brown trout.
15.12.2021, 15:00 CET, Online Seminar

Theresa Reichenpfader, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
Variability of diel carbon dioxide patterns on small spatial scales in pre-aline streams
1.12.2021, 15:00 CET, WCL SR + Online Seminar

Maja Ilić, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland,
Between bar charts and abstractive art – Do’s and Don’ts of Data Visualization
24.11.2021, 15:00 CET, Online Seminar

Zuzana Musilová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic,
How fish see the world: vision in the deep sea, deep lakes and European rivers
17.11. 2021, 15:00 CET, Hybrid Seminar at the BSL SR + via Zoom

Jakub Fedorčák, University of Prešov, Department of Ecology, Prešov, Slovakia,
Ichthyology: fish ecology, food competition, spreading of the invasive fish species, analysis of the selected biological parameters of fish, ecological competition of the fish coexisting in hybrid complexes
3. 11. 2021, 15:00 CET, Hybrid Seminar at the WCL SR + via Zoom

CATCH-UP DATE: Jordan Toullec, University of Littoral Côte d'Opale, France:
Pelgic calcite flux: How copepod fecal pellets transport inorganic carbon into sediment
27th October 2021, 15:00 CET, Online seminar via Zoom

Len Wassenaar, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria:
Len’s 11 Rules for Scientific & Career Success
20th October 2021, 15:00 CET, BSL SR, no zoom participation

Arnaud Sentis, INRAE, France:
Symptoms, acclimation, and adaptation to thermal stress: implication for species and their interactions
13th October 2021, 15:00 CET, Hybrid seminar, BSL SR + via Zoom

Vojtech Kolar, University of South Bohemia & Biology Centre CAS, Czech Republic
What do aquatic insects say about the changes in fishpond management?
6th October 2021, 15:00 CET, Hybrid seminar, WCL SR + via Zoom

Antonin Kouba, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic:
Marbled crayfish, an emerging invasive species
29th September 2021, 15:00 CET, Hybrid seminar WCL Library + via Zoom
Travis Meador, Biology Centre Czech Academy of Sciences:
Casual stable isotope probing to investigate microbial activity
28th July 2021, 15:00 CET, Online seminar via Zoom
CANCELLED, POSTPONED TO AUTUMN: Jordan Toullec, University of Littoral Côte d'Opale, France:
Pelagic calcite flux: How copepod fecal pellets transport inorganic carbon into sediment
21st July 2021, 15:00 CET, Online seminar via Zoom

Silke Van den Wyngaert, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria:
Multiple defense traits in planktonic desmids against fungal parasite attack
14th July 2021, 15:00 CET, Online seminar via Zoom
Volker Grimm, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Leipzig, Germany:
Resilience: conceptual framework, simulation, and application
7th July 2021, 15:00 CET, Online seminar via Zoom
Maliheh Mehrshad, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden:
Energy efficiency and biological interactions define the core microbiome of deep oligotrophic groundwater
30th June 2021, 15:00 CET, Online seminar via Zoom
Bastien Sadoul, Agrocampus Ouest, France:
Inter-individual variability in metabolic capacities, causes and consequences for aquatic ecology
23rd June 2021

Núria Bonada, University of Barcelona, Spain:
Freshwater biodiversity in Mediterranean climate regions: current status and future trends
16th June 2021

Susanne Wilken, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands:
Neither plant nor animal - The role of mixotrophic protists in aquatic environments
9th June 2021
Mathieu Buoro, INRAE, France:
Investigating the eco-evolutionary responses of exploited Atlantic salmon populations to climate change
2nd June 2021
Neil Metcalfe, University of Glasgow, UK:
Should we be adding nutrients to streams to boost salmon productivity Wednesday
26th May 2021
Ana Inés Borthagaray, CURE Universidad de a Republica, Uruguay:
Metacommunity network structure on biodiversity patterns
12th May 2021
Margaux Mathieu-Resuge, WasserCluster Lunz, Austria:
AQUATERR: Transfer of essential lipids from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems, and consequences for riparian consumers
5th May 2021
Julien Cucherousset, Laboratoire EDB, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France:
Non native predatory fish and their effects on the trophic structure of recipient communities and ecosystem functioning
14th April 2021
Peter Westley, University of Alaska, USA:
Homing and Straying of Pacific Salmon
7th April 2021
Jeff Clements, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada:
Mussels in hot water: the behavioural ecology of temperate mussels under ocean acidification and warming
24th March 2021
Pascal Bodmer, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Quebec, Canada:
Carbon Dynamics in Running Waters: From Water Air Interface to Sediments
17th March 2021

Seminars 2020


Magdalena Nagler, University Innsbruck, Austria:
Extracellular DNA in natural environments: features, relevance and implications for the work with environmental DNA
29th October 2020

Georg Niedrist, University Innsbruck, Austria:
Rapid warming of Alpine waters and realtime changes in aquatic communities
29th October 2020

Amélie Crespel, University of Glasgow, UK:
Population density alter the evolutionary potential of phenotypes selected by fishing,
6th May 2020 (Online)
Elvita Eglite, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Germany:
Mesozooplankton food sources and feeding strategies during cyanobacterial blooms
in the central Baltic Sea,

4th March 2020
Veronika Kreidlova, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic:
Alternative pathways of carbon and energy transfer in planktonic food webs of fishponds,
18th February 2020
Cornelia Twining, University of Konstanz, Germany:
How trophic ecology can influence nutritional physiology,
12th February 2020

Seminars 2019

Michael Traugott, University of Innsbruck, Austria:
DNA tells it all: monitoring of biodiversity and assessing its functioning,
20th November 2019
Aurélien Boyé, Ifremer, France:
Numerical ecology applied to benthic systems: a broader scale perspective on ecosystem engineers,
9th October 2019
Marcus Klaus, Umeå University, Sweden:
The sound of the Lunz flumes: lessons for stream ecologists,
31st July 2019
Mikołaj Piniewski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland:
Flow regimes and riverine biota: a hydrologists perspective,
23rd July 2019
Marco Bartoli, University of Parma, Italy:
Nitrogen cycle at different spatial scales,
18th July 2019
Jeremy Piggott, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland:
Advancing understanding and management of multiple stressors in freshwaters,
27th June 2019
Helen Jarvie, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK:
Nutrients, Water Quality and Water Security: from Catchment to Global Perspectives,
18th June 2019
Anna Maria Romani, University of Girona, Spain:
Biofilm ecology: structure, dynamics, actors and factors,
16th May 2019
Mario Brauns, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany:
Agricultural land use affects multifunctionality and ecosystem services of stream ecosystems,
20th March 2019

Seminars 2018

Jana Petermann, University of Salzburg, Austria:
Uncharted waters: Aquatic microecosystems and their communities
5th December 2018
Ken H. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark:
Modelling mixotrophy in protist communities
27th November 27th
Sami Taipale, University of Jyväskylä, Finland:
Eutrophication May Decrease Sestonic Biomolecule Content but Conversely Increase EPA Accumulation in Daphnia
17th October 2018
Daniel von Schiller, University of the Basque Country, Spain:
The biogeochemistry of non-perennial waterways: an aquatic-terrestrial perspective
9th October 2018
Bryan Wilson, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway:
A year in the life of the minutiae in a changing Arctic Ocean
29th August 2018
Sofie Spatharis, University of Glasgow, UK:
How can so many plankton species co-exist: is it the species or is it the environment?
25th July 2018
Evangelia Smeti, University of the Aegean, Greece:
Resilience to species invasions along a salinity gradient
4th July 2018
Libor Zavorka, University of Glasgow and University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse:
Drives of ecological impacts of biological invasions: from individual to ecosystem
30th May 2018
Frank Masese, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany, and University of Eldoret, Kenya:
Dynamics of ecosystem processes, trophic diversity and food webs in Afromontane-savanna river systems:
the role of land use change, flow variation and large mammalian herbivores
17th May 2018
Patrick Thompson, UBC, Canada:
Dispersal and the maintenance of biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and food web structure in a changing world
25th April 2018
Melissa Guzman, UBC, Canada:
Bromeliad macro-invertebrate communities as trophic metacommunities
25th April 2018
Silke Langenheder, Uppsala University, Sweden:
Microbial communities in time and space: how important is the legacy of the past?
25th April 2018
Len Wassenaar and David Soto, IAEA Vienna and KU Leuven:
Fingerprinting food web dynamics using stable isotopes
18th April 2018
Beatrix Beisner, GRIL UQAM Canaca, currently on sabatical in IGB Berlin
Functional and SpatialEcology of Plankton in Boreal Limnoscapes
4th April 2018
David Boukal, University of South Bohemia:
Exploring the impacts of climate change on aquatic ectotherms: from individuals to community dynamics
7th March 2018
Alexandre Bec, Université Clermont Auvergne:
A microcalorimetry approach to study the effects dietary stoichiometric constraints on Daphnia metabolic rate
22nd February 2018

Seminars 2017

Tom Pinceel, KU Leuven, Belgium:
Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Temporary Aquatic Ecosystems
18th October 2017

Jonas Schoelynck, University of Antwerp, ECOBE:
The importance of silicon in river ecology: downstream transformations of a forgotten element.
20th September 2017

Brian Fry, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane:
Tracers show large-scale connectivity across landscapes: A case study of watershed development and sediment erosion impacting downstream coastal fisheries at Brisbane, Australia
21st June 2017

Stuart Bunn, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane:
River-floodplain connectivity and food web subsidies in tropical rivers
21st June 2017

Stefanie Moorthi, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany:
Implications of ecological stoichiometry in plankon food webs - considering interactive effects of nutrient availability and temperature and the functional role of mixotrophs
12th June 2017

Andy Green, Doñana Biological Station, Spain
The role of birds in freshwater ecosystems
31st May 2017

Markus Lindholm, NIVA, Norway
Climate driven range retraction of the Arctic fairy shrimp Branchinecta paludosa
19th May 2017

Norbert Kamjunke, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany:
Release and degradation of dissolved organic matter in streams
4th May 2017

Demetris Koutsoyiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece:
Saving the world from climate threats vs. dispelling climate myths and fears
20th April 2017

Seminars 2016

Jonathan Chase
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig:
"Quantifying biodiversity change in the Anthropocene: We know less than we think"
2nd November 2016

Till Czypionka, KU Leuven, Belgium:

Exploring the genetic underpinnings of diapause termination timing in Daphnia magna – an approach combining QTL mapping and candidate gene association studies in natural populations
4th October 2016

Pavel Kratina, Queen Mary University of London, UK:

Indirect effects of climate warming in freshwater ecosystems
1st June 2016


Lynn Chiu, University of Bordeaux/CNRS:
Are individuals ecosystems? Are ecosystems individuals?
24th May 2016


Mira Grönroos, University of Helsinki, Finland:
Metacommunity structuring in stream systems
10th May 2016


Julio C. López-Doval, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil:
Ecological risks of pharmaceuticals in freshwater ecosystems from a Tropical and Mediterranean point of view
27th April 2016


Mia Bengtsson, University of Greifswald & WCL:
The role of regional, local environmental and biotic factors for community composition and diversity of bacteria and microbial eukaryotes in lakes.
12th April 2016


Luc Brendonck, KU Leuven, Belgium:
The impact of dormant egg bank dynamics on population and community processes along the pond permanence gradient
10th March 2016


Dag O. Hessen, University of Oslo, Norway:
Boreal and alpine lakes in transition: long-term changes in temperature, chemistry and browning
4th March 2016


Steven Loiselle, University of Siena, Italy:
Community limnology: a global tour of citizen contributions to freshwater research
17th February 2016


Jens Nejstgaard, IGB Berlin:
How to assess zooplankton feeding in situ: a 100 year problem and potential solution using quantitative molecular analysis of prey in zooplankton guts.
18th January 2016


Stella Berger, IGB Berlin:
Multiple stressors in pelagic ecosystems: Effects of eutrophication, browning, and deep mixing simulated in large mesocosms
18th January 2016


Susanne Stephan, IGB Berlin:
Phytoplankton in a world of changing light - Effects of skyglow, brownification and eutrophication on freshwater algae
19th January 2016

Seminars 2015

Daniel Gräber, Aarhus University:
Sources and functions of stream dissolved organic matter

December 16th 2015

Nele Schuwirth, EAWAG, Switzerland:
Multi-criteria decision support for environmental management
November 25th 2015

Kevin Lafferty, California University:
Parasites and food webs
October 19th 2015

Michael Reid. University of New England, Australia:
Too many jumbucks* in the billabong**? Evidence of early post-European settlement impacts on billabongs of the Murray-Darling Basin
*sheep; **floodplain lake
October 20th 2015

Cristiana Callieri, ISE Pallanza, Italy:
Micro-players for Macro-roles: two examples from deep lakes
October 13th 2015

Karl Matthias Wantzen, UNESCO Chair for River Culture, University of Tours, France:
Organic matter processing in riparian zones and floodplains of tropical riverscapes
July 1st 2015

Yves Prairie, Université du Québec à Montréal:
Ecosystem processes and biogenic carbon gases: a two way street
June 15th 2015

Christian Griebler, IGOE Neuherberg:
Dynamics of microbial communities and functions in natural and stressed groundwater ecosystems – key drivers and major limitations
May 5th 2015

Bas Ibelings, UNIGE Switzerland:
On deep lakes, environmental change, plankton biodiversity and disease
April 7th 2015

Mateusz Grygoruk, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW:
Semi-nature vs. new wilderness: perspectives of aquatic and wetland ecosystems management in evolving environments
March 25th 2015

Blake Matthews, Eawag Switzerland:
Experimental evidence for Eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic ecosystems
March 3rd 2015

Maria Stockenreiter, LMU München:
Community assembly and diversity in phytoplankton communities
February 3rd 2015

Marcin Wojewodzic, University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences:
Transgenerational effects in clones - what does the environmental epigenomic offer?
January 22nd 2015

Seminars 2014

Adam Petrusek, Charles University, Prague, Czechia:
Diversity and impact of invasive crayfish and crayfish plague: from Czechia to continental scale
December 2nd 2014

Ferenc Jordán, Balaton Limnological Institute, Tihany, Hungary:
Key players in food web dynamics
November 4th 2014

Florian Altermatt, University of Zürich & EAWAG, Switzerland:
Diversity patterns and dispersal processes in riverine metacommunities
October 7th 2014

Elena Litchman, Kellogg Biological Station, USA:
Trait-based approaches to phytoplankton ecology and evolution
September 24th 2014

Ulrich Sommer (GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany) & Maria Moustaka-Gouni (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece): Almost 30 years after: some new elaboration on the PEG-model of plankton seasonal
July 30th 2014

Jaroslav Vrba, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic: Few, small, but exciting - lessons learnt from long-term limnological research of Bohemian Forest lakes
July 1st 2014

Andrew Tyler, University of Stirling, UK: Global observatory of lake responses to environmental change (GloboLakes)
June 10th 2014

Chris Parrish, Ocean Sciences Center, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada: Nutritional and biomarker lipids in marine food webs
May 6th 2014

Katharina Besemer, University of Vienna: Spatial patterns of microbial biofilm biodiversity in streams
April 1st 2014

Steven Declerck, Netherlands Institute of Ecology: Metacommunity theory as a framework for the study of spatial community patterns of aquatic organisms: on the importance of landscape features and organism traits
March 5th 2014

Erik Jeppesen, Aarhus University, Denmark: Climate change effects on trophic dynamics in freshwaters - from the Arctic to the tropics
February 4th 2014

Griselda Chaparro: Influence of water level and macrophytes in the spatial and temporal patterns of zooplankton in a floodplain lake
January 8th 2014

Seminars 2013

Tz-Ching Yeh, WCL: Organic matter dynamics from an Indian estuary to Taiwanese rivers
December 4th 2013

Christoph Plum, University Oldenburg, Germany: Diversity meets stoichiometry - The role of biodiversity for stoichiometric interactions in planctonic food webs
August 27th 2013

Maren Striebel, University Oldenburg, Germany: Mesocosms 2013: what we did this summer
August 27th 2013

Robert Fischer, ICBM Wilhelmshaven, Universität Oldenburg, Germany: Relative importance of mixotrophy alond gradients of light and loss-rates
July 18th 2013

Jan-Erik Thrane, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway: Fate of light in lakes: negative impact of dissolved aroganic carbon on primary productivity
July 18th 2013

Tom Andersen, University of Oslo, Norway: Robot limnology
June 27th 2013

Ellen van Donk, Netherlands Institute of Ecology: What is the impact of chemical communication? Examples of planktonic interactions in lakes
June 19th 2013

David Murray, WCL: Adhesion mechanisms in European whitefisch (coregonus lavaretus) eggs: a survival mechanism for high energy spawning grounds?
June 13th 2013

Nina Welti, University of Queensland, Australia: Stories from the swamp: Tales of fire, wonky mounds and groundwater
April 17th 2013

Francesco Pomati, EAWAG Zürich/Kastanienbaum: Real-time quantification of phytoplankton with the CytoBuoy, an in-situ flow cytometer
March 28th 2013

Alexey Ryabov, University Oldenburg, Germany: Phytoplankton – competition and coexistance in vertically structured water columns
March 28th 2013

Csaba Vad, WCL: Seasonal and diet patterns of microcrustacean zooplankton in relation of environmental variables in peatland ponds
March 20th 2013

Zsófia Horváth, WCL: Aquatic communities and metacommunities of the European astatic soda pans
January 14th 2013


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