Department of Limnology and Biological Oceanography


Module MEC-4, UE – 300378 - Introduction to biodiversity and ecosystem research (5 ECTS)


MEC-4 is a course in which students will be introduced into practical research under supervision of the contributing staff in the respective working groups and labs. This course is providing all new MEC students a first opportunity to dip into practice-oriented research. Depending on the topic and the number of participants, students will either work individually, or in very small groups together.

To facilitate your choice of a research topic and group, we have listed below all contributing lecturers and their research topics. Please note, that only these lecturers will be able to supervise a student within MEC4. We suggest contacting the lecturer of your choice already before the preparatory meeting!

During the preparatory meeting on March, 6th 2017 (11:30 at the “Limnology Seminar Room"(3rd floor, beween Spange 3 and 4), the decision will be made at which research groups each student can conduct his/her studies.

If you have any question regarding the organization of MEC-4, please contact Michael Schagerl.


Taking a closer look


    Andreas Richter(Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science)

    Christina Kaiser(Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science)

    Gerhard Herndl(Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

    Irene Lichtscheidl-Schultz(Core Facility für Cell Imaging und Ultrastrukturforschung)

    Karl Hülber(Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research)

    Konrad Fiedler(Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research)

    Michael Schagerl(Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

    Stefan Dullinger(Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research)

    Wolfgang Wanek(Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science)

    Wolfram Weckwerth(Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology)


Further information

MEC overview

For detailed information on lectures please visit the course directory and/or contact the lecturers.