Department of Limnology and Biological Oceanography


Module MEC-8 - Master in Ecology and Ecosystems


MEC-8 is a module/course in which students shall conduct small research projects individually, under the guidance of the involved supervisors (see below) and embedded in the various contributing research groups/departments.

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 can supervise a student.

Please, contact the lecturer(s) of your choice for a specific topic and a suitable time to conduct it. All lecturers have agreed to take one to two students for the specific research project. During the preparatory meeting on October 4, 10:00 -11:00 in the Seminar Room Limnology (3. Ebene, 4. Spange, Division Limnology) the final decision will be made at which research group you can conduct your studies. If you have any question regarding the organisation of MEC-8 in this winter-term, please contact Hubert Keckeis (


Monika Bright (Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

Gerhard Herndl (Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

Martin Kainz (Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

Irene Lichtscheidl (Core Facility of Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research)

Robert Ptacnik (Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

Andreas Richter (Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science)

Michael Schagerl (Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography)

Wolfgang Wanek (Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science)

Stephanie Wienkoop (Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology)