In September 2022, Laura Coulson from the working group BIGER successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Impacts of intermittency on temperate stream biofilms and their role in the carbon cycle." under the supervision of Thomas Hein from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.


We're grateful for your interest in our research institute's open house program. At this year's two-day open (lab) day, where you listened to scientific lectures and discussed with our research group leaders on Friday evening and were active at our hands-on stations around water chemistry, water music, and aquatic animals on Saturday afternoon, we counted about 200 visitors in total. We are looking forward to presenting our new research results to you next year.

In June 2022, Theresa Reichenpfader successfully defended her master thesis entitled "Variability of diel carbon dioxide patterns on small spatial scales in pre-alpine streams" under the supervision of Katrin Attermeyer from the AG CARBOCROBE.

A lot happened again in 2022 in our institute. Read about the following topics in our current newsletter - unfortunately only in German.

  • Unsere einjährige Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative
  • Laubabbau in Bächen
  • Probenahmen in Finnland
  • Langzeitforschung Lunzer See
  • Portrait unserer zwei neuen Doktorandinnen
  • Events, Ausschreibungen und Gratulationen 

To the overview of the published WCL-Newsletters

Three more months to go. Highlight the dates September 2 and 3 already in your calenders. After a break of two years we are happy to open our (laboratory) doors to invite you to our open days, this year for two days. Friday evening from 6 p.m. you will get an insight into our current research topics through exciting lectures of our working group leaders. Awaken your enthusiasm for science on Saturday from 13:30 pm onwards through shared experimenting with water chemistry, plankton and aquatic insects. Guided tours through laboratories, information about the history of our research institute, and of course a puzzle rally with great prizes await you.

Program Open House 2022

Our colorful program for this year's - two-day - Open House is set!

Come by on September 2 and 3 to explore aquatic ecosystem research together.

We are looking forward to you (:

On May 20, 2022 WasserCluster Lunz was represented in three locations in Lower Austria (ISTA Klosterneuburg, Universität für Weiterbildung Krems, BAW Petzenkirchen) at the Lange Nacht der Forschung. At the Federal Office of Water Management with our stand on the topic "What lives in the water" we presented algae and animals of the local waters. The visitors could examine them closely and could learn more about their habitats and way of life.









At the WasserCluster Lunz we are hiring

a technical assistant, Starting date: 1.9.2022

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

Application deadline: 31.8.2022

The initiative #youngsciencerocks of the education agency OeAD to counteract science skepticism in Austria, shows a collection of numerous ideas to regard science Austria-wide with enthusiasm since mid-May on its homepage. Our research institute supports with two actions to face research in Lunz openly and joyfully. At the Finde Lunzi Biogeocaching Theme Trail, as well as at interactive workshops in the W3 laboratory in the Haus der Wildnis, pupils can discover their enthusiasm for science on a modern treasure hunt as well as by experimenting together.

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