In February 2021 we can congratulate five BSc students on their successful graduation:

- Manuel Gartner, BOKU
- Felix Hofer, BOKU
- Laura-Ainhoa Prischl BOKU
- Georg Rabl, BOKU
- Markus Reymaier, BOKU

All five Bachelor theses were written under the supervision of Gabriele Weigelhofer (AG BIGER).


On 5.2.2021, NÖ heute will be dedicated to science. Because of this an ORF film team was on site at the WasserCluster Lunz and gained insights into field research in wintry conditions.

Here are the details: ORF2 NÖ heute - 5.2.2021, 19:00

Those who prefer to inform themselves via radio have the opportunity to learn more about water research and the topic of drinking water at the Ö1 Radiokolleg. Here, too, a staff member of WasserCluster Lunz, Gabriele Weigelhofer (WG-Leader BIGER) was interviewed.

Here are the details: Ö1 Radiokolleg - Trinkwasser in Österreich - 1. bis 4.2.2021

In Summer 2021 it is again possible to be part of the AQUACOSM transnational access. There are two experiments scheduled at WasserCluster Lunz. Find out more on the AQUACOSM Website.

The ecoplus Young Researchers Calendar is now published for the third time. This colorful calendar presents twelve people who are working at one of the four Lower Austrian Technopol sites. The new 2021 calendar also features Katrin Attermeyer, head of the CARBOCROBE working group. Find out more on the Ecoplus website.

Photo © Michael Liebert

On Thursday, 17 December 2020 the knowledge magazine "P.M. Wissen" on ServusTV informed about the research activities of WG LIPTOX. More precise, about the FWF project AQUATERR, which investigates the role of aquatic organisms on surrounding terrestrial ecosystems.

And for all those who are still undecided about the menu for the festive days, we recommend the following derStandard article:
Warum man Karpfen nicht nur zu Weihnachten essen sollte

Here is an overview of the topics:

- “Alles was Flügel hat, fliegt“ … aus den Lunzer Seen und aus Fischteichen
- Sonnencreme, Bier und Rock’n Roll Auswirkungen intensiver Freizeitnutzung auf unsere Gewässer
- Hat Phytoplankton Parasiten? … und warum es uns interessieren sollte
- „BioGeocaching - Finde Lunzi“ - Themenweg Eine biologische Schatzsuche um den Lunzer See

To the overview of the published WCL-Newsletters

In November 2020 Tz-Ching Yeh successfully defended her PhD-thesis with the title "Effects of Extreme Events on Aquatic Organic Matter Dynamics" under Supervision from Thomas Hein (MB WCL) and Franz Zehetner (BOKU)


This Month AQUACOSM-Plus will hold a series of 4 webinars on “Consequences of global change on aquatic ecosystems”.

Each webinar will consist of an “Incentive Talk” followed by a WORLD CAFÉ session delivered by an expert guest speaker. Each incentive talk will last for approximately 1 hour and is open to all to join via Zoom.

More Details about the Webinar of this week and how to join you find here:

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