The WasserCluster Lunz held a workshop for children from 6-14 years with the title  "What lives in the water?" in the Haus der Wildnis. The children caught aquatic animals themselves in the aquarium and looked at them under the microscope. They drew wanted posters and made water striders.

WasserCluster Lunz contributes to the exhibition in the Haus der Wildnis and thereby makes its research visible to the public. For example, a short film and a sediment core collected from the deepest spot of Lake Lunz can be marvelled at.

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The 11.5 International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies  (IsoEcol) 2021 was organised by the WCL Lunz in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). To acknowledge the research in the field, the meeting connected international researchers virtually and addressed the use of isotopes in understanding aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

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Congratulations to our two postdocs David Ramler and Paul Meulenbroeck from AG Biger for their PhD theses about different aspects of fish ecology in the Upper Danube catchment. The Österreichische Komitee Donauforschung der Internationalen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Donauforschung (ÖK-IAD) awards young scientists for the furthering of limnological research every other year.

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We proudly announce that the WasserCluster Lunz is now a member of Green Labs Austria, an institution that aims at connecting laboratories in Austria that share the vision of enhancing sustainable research.

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In June 2021 Renata Pinto successfully defended her PhD-thesis with the title "Understanding the effects of hydrology on nutrient cycling & greenhouse gas emissions in riverine landscapes " under the supervision of Thomas Hein from AG BIGER.


Here is an overview of the topics:

- Baumhöhlen im Wildnisgebiet und ihre Bedeutung für den Artenschutz
- Warum Wissenschaftler*innen manchmal die Nacht zum Tag machen sollten
- Vom Land ins Wasser - der Weg des DOM
- IsoEcol 2021 - Isotopenforschung auf Weltniveau

To the overview of the published WCL-Newsletters

In June 2021 Damiano Baldan successfully defended his PhD-thesis with the title "Modeling multi-scaled effectiveness of nature-based solutions in river systems" under the supervision of Thomas Hein from AG BIGER.


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