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.


In June 2021 Lisa-Marie Ziegler finished successfully her MSc-thesis with the title "Effects of desiccation on heterotrophic microbial activity in hyporheic sediments" under the supervision of Gabriele Weigelhofer and the co-supervision of Thomas Hein from AG BIGER.


Eventful times lie behind us, as the Annual Report 2019/20 of WasserCluster Lunz, which is now available, shows.

What has been going on, you ask? Get an overview and have a look at the WCL Annual Report 2019/20.
You can find it at:

Are you more a fan of analoge reports? No problem - at future events the report will be available for free, also a mailing can be arranged with the secretariat.

Am WasserCluster Lunz suchen wir zum Eintrittsdatum 01.07.2021 eine/n engagierte/n

Karenzvertretung befristet bis 31.08.2022
30 bis 40 Std./Woche

Informationen zu den Aufgabengebieten und Einstellungsvoraussetzungen finden Sie unter:

Bewerbungsfrist: 15.5.2021

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 the WCL Seminar Series.

More information on the planned lectures and registration can be found here:

In the Servus TV report "Kampf dem Plastik - Wohin mit dem Müll?" on Thursday, 25.02. from 21:10, renowned scientists and experts from Austria will also have their say. Among them is Martin Kainz (AGL LIPTOX), who reports on his working group's research on plastic-digesting microorganisms.

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