Dr. Katrin Attermeyer, head of the CARBOCROBE working group at WasserCluster Lunz, will give a lecture at the Planetarium Wien on April 25, 2022 from 19:00 to 20:30 on the topic: Bacteria - the invisible actors of our waters. For 6 € (free with science card) and a reservation at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., her findings at the interface of microbial ecology and biogeochemistry in streams, rivers and lakes can be followed online or in person on site. Micro but mighty.

We are committed to equality, tolerance and anti-discrimination in our research institute. Find more information regarding our framework for appreciative interaction in our Gender Equality Plan of WasserCluster Lunz - Biologische Station GmbH.

The Registration for the “Hybrid"IsoEcol 2022 meeting on June 6-10, 2022 in Gaming Austria is possible three more days – until March 30 - https://form.jotform.com/Isoecol2020/isoecol-2022-registration

Participation options:

  • Mo-Fr (maximum 100 attendees) – in person attendance in Gaming, Austria – oral poster sessions – Fee 470 €
  • Thu-Fr– virtual attendance – presentations via Zoom, Fee 100 €

At the WasserCluster Lunz we are hiring

a PhD student, Starting date: 01.10.2022

For information on job responsibilities and hiring requirements, please visit:


Application deadline: 15.6.2022

4FatQs: The importance of dietary omega-3 fatty acids for development of cognitive skills in wild fishes

The aim of the project is to use the framework of Tinbergen’s four essential questions to understand the mechanism through which dietary intake and internal synthesis n-3 LC-PUFA affects biochemical and cellular quality of brain and cognitive traits of brown trout. The necessary laboratory and experimental work will be accompanied by sampling of wild populations of brown trout and the assessment of their behaviour and fitness in their natural river environment (e.g., by using radio telemetry). Primary investigator of the project is Dr. Libor Závorka from WasserCluster Lunz and Dr. Martin Kainz (WasserCluster Lunz). Dr. Pavel Němec (Charles Univesity in Prague), and Prof. Shaun Killen (University of Glasgow) are project collaborators.


WasserCluster Lunz will be represented at three locations at Lange Nacht der Forschung on May 22:

Be curious - drop by!

What lives in the water?  -   BAW, Petzenkirchen

Who exhales methane?  -  IST Austria, Klosterneuburg

Do fats from carp ponds increase biodiversity on land? - Universität für Weiterbildung Krems


The activity report of WasserCluster Lunz 2021 is now available online. Appropriate to the international women's day today, you will find a gender-specific overview of our employees for the first time. Good news: Women in our research center make up 55% thanks to the strong representation of female laboratory assistants.

150 years BOKU: With the slogan " 150 Years – Featuring Future", BOKU, one of our three partner universities, celebrates its anniversary this year. In its 90-second teaser, we, the WasserCluster Lunz, as an inter-university research center of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, also make a brief appearance.

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