Master Thesis

The sound of rivers – a trigger for riverine biota?

The master thesis will be conducted in the frame of the FWF project “The sound of rivers – a trigger for riverine biota?”. One aim of this project is to analyze effects of soundscapes as a potential trigger of fish behavior in respect to hydrological changes.

Master Thesis

Benthic invertebrate communities in hydrologically undisturbed mountainous rivers

The Master thesis will be conducted in the frame of the research project ÖkoResch. One aim of the project is to evaluate restoration measures in hydropeaking affected river stretches. [2020 11 18]

Master Thesis

Hydropeaking - Impacts on aquatic macroinvertebrates and monitoring

The Master thesis will be conducted in the frame of the research project ÖkoResch. One aim of the project is to evaluate restoration measures in hydropeaking affected river stretches.

2 Master thesis 2021/2022

Analyzing communities in river-floodplain systems of the Danube – fish (1. thesis) and amphibians (2. thesis) (04.11.2020)


Im Rahmen des Projekts "ResCules - Methodenentwicklung zur Evaluierung von Restaurationsmaßnahmen mittels kultureller Ökosystemleistungen" werden vier Masterarbeiten vergeben. (Veröffentlichung: 01.02.2019)

Masterarbeit zum Thema "Invasive Pflanzenarten an Fließgewässern"

Die Arbeit erfolgt in Kooperation mit dem Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Kärnten. Fahrt- und Übernachtungskosten werden vergütet. Als Bearbeitungszeitraum (Gelände) ist der Sommer 2018 vorgesehen.

Master Thesis - Glyphosate

Bioaccumulation of Glyphosate and its degradation products in aquatic snails -Effects on growth, survival, activity and metabolism *Experimental flume approach *

Master thesis 2018/2019

The use of benthic algae as indicators for hydrological stress (hydropeaking) (05.02.2018)

Master thesis 2018/2019

The effect of dead wood on the colonization pattern of periphyton (05.02.2018)

Master thesis 2018/2019

The effect of Glyphosate on benthic algae, macroinvertebrates and how this influences the trophic cascade (05.02.2018)

Master thesis 2018/2019

The role of macrophytes in the nutrient cycling of Austrian lowland rivers.
How is the distribution and abundance of macrophytes linked to nutrients, sediments and hydrology and what are the implications?

PhD Thesis

Position for PhD Candidates - Effects of small water retention measures on ecosystem functions and ecosystem services in an Austrian river basin

Master Thesis

Masterthesis in fish population genetics and genomics
Project: Investigation on local adaptation of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) from various environments in East Africa (07.03.2017)

PhD Thesis

Organic carbon cycling in streams: Effects of agricultural land use
The aim of the project is to investigate the influence of agricultural land use on the quantity and quality of DOM inputs to streams and to clarify the effects of this DOM on the aquatic carbon cycling in stream ecosystems at different global warming scenarios. (10.01.2017)

Master Thesis

Impact of hydropeaking on benthic invertebrates
Assess & observe drift activities of different benthic invertebrate species following abruptly increased flow conditions (hydropeaking). We will test a gradient of different up-ramping speeds as well as different peak flows. (10.01.2017)

Topics for Master thesis at the BioFrames working group at BOKU IHG and WasserCluster Lunz

Please contact us throughout the year, if you are interested in topics related to the below mentioned topics. Thesis can be in cooperation to any running project or stand-alone thesis based on available resources.

Neue Masterarbeit am WasserCluster Lunz

Thema : "Effects of long-term pollution and/or increasing water temperatures on benthic structures and processes in streams (flume experiments)"
(Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09.09.2015)

Neue Masterarbeiten WCL (Lunz)

Zwei neue Masterarbeiten sind zu vergeben: "The Effect of Phytoplankton Exudates on Shale Rock organic matter degradation" und "The dissolved organic carbon (DOC) sorption and desorption capacity of shale rock and other terrestrial sources" Nähere Infos im PDF-File.
(Veröffentlichungsdatum: 15.07.2015)

Masterarbeit Schwallproblematik (Benthos)

Englischsprachige Masterarbeit zum thema "Impact of peak flows on benthic invertebrates". (Veröffentlichungsdatum: 01.04.2014)

Masterarbeit zur Schwallproblematik

Für fischökologische Untersuchungen zum Thema Schwallproblematik im Zuge des EU-Projekts „MARS“ an der Schwallversuchsanlage „HyTEC“ in Lunz/See werden ab sofort Diplomandinnen und Diplomanden gesucht. (Veröffentlichungsdatum: 13.03.2014)

Diplom-/Masterarbeit: Zwerg-Rohrkolben (Typha minima)

Diplom-/Masterarbeit mit dem Thema: „Ökologie des Zwerg-Rohrkolbens (Typha minima) dargestellt am Beispiel der Population an der Oberen Drau“. (Veröffentlichungsdatum: 15.10.2013)