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Mondsee (Regular)

Operator: (1) Research Institut for Limnology, University of Innsbruck, (2) Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg
DEIMS Database: Mondsee
Contact: (1) Thomas Weisse, Rainer Kurmayer, (2) Hermann Klug

Site description

Since the end of the 1960s, the Research Institute for Limnology (formerly Austrian Academy of Sciences, since September 2012 affiliated to the University of Innsbruck) has collected physicochemical and biological data on Mondsee lake. These data were gathered in the course of numerous national research projects (FWF, National Bank, Federal County of Upper Austria) and international networks (EU, ESF, IPGL – International Training Programs in Limnology). The current research focus of the Institute comprises the investigation of intraspecific evolution under changing environmental conditions and the possible consequences at ecosystem level. This theme is the logical progression of the previous research focus of the Institute, “Dimensions, creation and ecological significance of the intraspecific diversity of aquatic micro- and macroorganisms”. The role of the Institute is to deepen knowledge of the ecology and protection of inland waters and to communicate this knowledge through publication (in international peer-reviewed journals) and teaching activities. The Institute aims to link the thematic areas of limnology and theoretical evolutionary ecology through the establishment of various in situ observatories to monitor the microevolution of individual abundant organism groups, e.g. (cyano)bacteria, protists (chrysomonads, ciliates) and coregonid fishes in Mondsee and various (sub)alpine bodies of water. The most up-to-date methods of microbiology such as high throughput sequencing methods are used to analyze genetic modifications at the level of individuals, populations and ecosystems. Genetic differentiations observed are tested experimentally in the laboratory and in the open air. Currently, hourly temperature data and weekly (May to September) or bi-weekly (October to April) phytoplankton data are recorded in Mondsee.

Since 2004 the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg focuses on the terrestrial part of the Mondsee catchment. The mission of the landscape lab is to understand processes at the interface of climatology, hydrology, pedology but places an integrated holistic view while incorporating socio-cultural and economic influences on the landscape. In particular Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques have been developed and deployed to model hydrological processes and investigate these with a real-time monitoring system.

Publications


  • Anneville, O., Kaiblinger, C., Tadonléké, R.D., Druart, J.­C. & Dokulil, M.T. (2008): Contribution of long­term monitoring to the European Water Framework Directive Implementation. In: M. Sengupta & R. Dalwani (eds.), Proceedings of Taal 2007: The 12th Large Lake Confe­rence, 1122­1131, CD­ROM, Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi

  • Dokulil, M.T. (2014). Predicting summer surface water temperatures for large Austrian lakes in 2050 under climate change scenarios. Hydrobiologia 731: 19-29, DOI 10.1007/s10750-013-1550-5

  • Dokulil, M.T and Kaiblinger C. (2009): Phytoplankton Productivity. In: Gene E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Vol 1, pp. 210­218, Elsevier, Oxford

  • Dokulil, M.T. & Teubner, K. (2012). Deep living Planktothrix rubescens modulated by environmental constraints and climate forcing, Hydrobiologia DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1020-5

  • Dokulil, M.T. & Teubner, K. (2005a). Do phytoplankton assemblages correctly track trophic changes? ­ Assessment from contemporary and palaeolimnological data. Freshwater Biology 50, 1594­1604

  • Dokulil, M.T. (2009): Comparative Primary Production. In: Gene E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Vol 1, pp. 130­137, Elsevier, Oxford

  • Ficker H., Mazzucco R., Gassner H., Wanzenböck J., Dieckmann, U. (2014). Fish length exclusively determines sexual maturation in European white-fish Coregonus lavaretus (L.) species complex. Journal of Fish Biology 84: 1164-1170, doi:10.1111/jfb.12301

  • Findenig, B.M.; Chatzinotas, A.; Boenigk, J. (2010). Taxonomic and ecological characterization of Stomatocysts of Spumella-like Flagellates (Chrysophyceae) 1. Journal of Phycology 46(5): 868–881.

  • Hahn, M.W.; Kasalicky, V.; Jezbera, J.; Brandt, U.; Jezberova, J.; Simek, K. (2011). Limnohabitans curvus gen. nov., sp. nov., a planktonic bacterium isolated from a freshwater lake. IJSEM 60(6): 1358-1365. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.013292-0

  • Jeppesen, E., Dokulil, M.T. et al. (2005b): Lake responses to reduced nutrient loading ­ an analysis of contemporary long­term data from 35 case studies.. Freshwater Biology (2005) 50, 1747­1771.

  • Kaiblinger, C., Greisberger, J., Teubner, K. & Dokulil, M.T. (2007): Photosynthetic efficiency as a function of thermal stratification and phy­toplankton size structure in an oligotrophic alpine lake. Hydrobiologia 578, 29­36

  • Klug, H. (2010): Application of a vision in the Lake District of Salzburg. In: Futures 42, 668-681.

  • Klug, H. (2012): An integrated holistic transdisciplinary landscape planning concept after the Leitbild approach. In: Journal Ecological Indicators 23, 616-626.

  • Klug, H., Haslauer, E. (2010): Raum-zeitliche Abschätzung der Verdunstungskapazität von Landoberflächen. In Angewandte Geoinformatik 2010 (Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G., eds.), pp. 641-650. Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg.

  • Klug, H., Jenewein, P. (2010): Spatial modelling of agrarian subsidy payments as an input for evaluating changes of ecosystem services. In: Ecological Complexity 7, 368-377.

  • Klug, H., Juhasz, C., Kmoch, A. (2014): Ein drahtloses Sensornetzwerk für landschaftsbezogene Echtzeitanalysen und –vorhersagen mit verteilten Daten. In Angewandte Geoinformatik 2014, Beiträge zum 26. AGIT-Symposium in Salzburg (Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G., Zagel, B., eds.), pp. xx-xx. Wiechmann, Salzburg.

  • Klug, H., Lang, S., Pernkopf, M.L., Zeil, P. (2007): Vorstellung einer Methode zur Ermittlung der Nutzungsintensität auf Grünlandflächen unter Einbezug von Fernerkundungsdaten und objekt-basierter Klassifikation. In: Schriftenreihe BAW 26, 51-65.

  • Klug, H., Prüller, S. (2005): Verfahren zur Abschätzung potenziell drainierter landwirtschaftlicher Nutzflächen am Beispiel des Einzugsgebietes von Mondsee und Irrsee. Poster AGIT 2005

  • Klug, H., Wasner, Y., Schieder, G., Maislinger, G. (2010): Flächendifferenzierte Modellierung der Grundwasserneubildungsrate im Mondsee Einzugsgebiet. In Angewandte Geoinformatik 2010 (Strobl, J., Blaschke, T., Griesebner, G., eds.), pp. 300-309. Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg.

  • Klug, H., Zeil, P. (2008): Spatially Explicit Modelling of Phosphorus Emissions. In: Geoinformatics 8, 32-35.

  • Kosol, S., Schmidt, J., and Kurmayer, R. (2009): Variation in peptide net production and growth among strains of the toxic cyanobacterium Planktothrix spp. Eur. J. Phycol. 44:49­62.

  • Kurmayer, R., Schober E., Tonk L., Visser P., and Christiansen G. (2011) Spatial divergence in the proportions of genes encoding toxic peptide synthesis among populations of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix in European lakes. FEMS Microbiol Letters 317:127-137.

  • Lauterbach, S. (2011). Lateglacial to Holocene climatic and environmental changes in Europe : multi-proxy studies on lake sediments along a transect from northern Italy to northeastern Poland. Dissertation.

  • Lauterbach S., Brauer A., Andersen N., Danielopol D.L., Dulski P., Hüls M., Milecka K., Namiotko T., Obremska M., von Grafenstein U. & DECLAKES participants (2011) Environmental responses to Lateglacial climatic fluctuations recorded in the sediments of pre-Alpine Lake Mondsee (northeastern Alps). Journal of Quaternary Science 26(3): 253-267.

  • Mayr, S. (2007) The pearlfish (Rutilus meidingeri (Heckel 1851))­ Its habitat use, food, growth and within population variation in morpho­logy in Lake Mondsee, Austria. Diplomarbeit, Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg.

  • Mayr, S., & Wanzenbock, J. (2007). Wachstum, Langen-Gewichts-Beziehung und Konditionsfaktor des Perlfisches (Rutilus meidingeri [Heckel, 1851]) im Mondsee. OSTERREICHS FISCHEREI, 60(10), 228.

  • Moser, M., Callieri, C., and Weisse, T. (2009): Photosynthetic and growth response of freshwater picocyanobacteria are strain­specific and sensitive to photoacclimation. J. Plankton Res. 31: 349­357

  • Namiotko, T., Danielopol, D.L., Pichler, M. & Von Grafenstein, U., (2009): Occurrence of an Arctic ostracod species Fabaeformiscandona harmsworthi (Scott, 1899) (Ostracoda, Candonidae) in Late Glacial sediments of lake Mondsee (Austria). Crustaceana 82: 1209­1212

  • Namiotko, T., PICHLER, M., DANIELOPOL, D., ROIDMAYR, G., & DECLAKES, T. (2007): An arctic ostracod species (Crustacea: Ostracoda) in Late Glacial and Early Holocene sediments of lake Mondsee (Austria). In Geophysical Research Abstracts (Vol. 9, p. 01372).

  • Okello, W; Ostermaier, V; Portmann, C; Gademann, K, and Kurmayer, R. (2010): Spatial isolation favours the divergence in microcystin net production by Microcystis in Ugandan freshwater lakes. Water Research, (44: 2803­2814).

  • Ostermaier, V. and Kurmayer, R. (2009): Distribution and abundance of nontoxic mutants of cyanobacteria in lakes of the Alps. Microbial Ecology 58:323­333.

  • Pamminger-Lahnsteiner, B. (2011): Conservation of natural biological resources in Austria: ecological-, morphological- and genetic analysis of European Whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus L. complex). Paris Lodron University Salzburg, 155pp.

  • Pearson, E.J., Juggins, S., Talbot, H.M., Weckström, J., Rosén, P., Ryves, D.B., Roberts, S.J., Schmidt, R. (2011): A lacustrine GDGT-temperature calibration from the Scandinavian Arctic to Antarctic: renewed potential for the application of DGT-paleothermometry in lakes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.042.

  • Potschin, M., Klug, H., Haines-Young, R. (2010): From vision to action: Framing the Leitbild concept in the context of landscape planning. In: Journal Futures 42, 656-667.

  • Savichtcheva, O., Debroas, D., Kurmayer, R., Villar, C., Jenny J.P., Fabien A., Perga M.E., Domaizon I. (2011): Quantitative PCR enumeration of total and toxic Planktothrix rubescens/agardhii and other cyanobacteria in preserved DNA isolated from lake sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:8744-8753. doi: 10.1128/AEM.06106-11

  • Schmidt, R. and Boenigk, J. (2009): Clim-Land. In: Köck, G., Lammerhuber, L. and Piller, W.E. (Hrsg.): Planet Austria, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: 240-247

  • Schmidt, R., Matulla, C., Psenner, R. (2009): Klimawandel in Österreich. Die letzten 20.000 Jahre... und ein Blick voraus. alpine – man & environment vol. 6, pp. 183, innsbruck university press.

  • Schober, E. (2012). Diversity in abundance of toxic genotypes in natural populations of cyanobacteria (Planktothrix spp.), University of Vienna, 129 pp.

  • Stracke, A., Danielopol, D. L., & Neubauer, W. (2008). Comparative study of Candona neglecta valves from the shallow and deep sites of Lake Mondsee. CONTRIBUTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS, 83.

  • Stracke, A., Danielopol, D. L., & Picot, L. (2008). Comparison of Fabaeformiscandona caudata (Kaufmann) and Fabaeformiscandona lozeki (Absolon) from the sublittoral of Lake Mondsee. CONTRIBUTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS, 75.

  • Swierczynski, T., Lauterbach, S., Dulski, P., & Brauer, A. (2009). Die Sedimentablagerungen des Mondsees (Oberösterreich) als ein Archiv extremer Abflussereignisse der letzten 100 Jahre. Klimawandel in Österreich–Die letzten 20.000 Jahre… und ein Blick voraus, SchmidtR, MatullaC, PsennerR (eds). Innsbruck University Press: Innsbruck; 115, 126.

  • Wanzenböck, J., Pamminger-Lahnsteiner, B., Winkler, K., and Weiss, S. (2012) Experimental evaluation of the spawning periods in a native Alpine whitefish population versus an introduced population of whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus complex) in Mondsee, Austria. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Advanc. Limnol. 63: 89-97

  • Weithoff, G., Moser, M., Kamjunke, N., Gaedke, U., and Weisse, T. (2010): Lake morphometry and wind exposure may shape the plankton community structure in acidic mining lakes. Limnologica. 40: 161­166.

  • Winkler, K., Pamminger-Lahnsteiner, B., Wanzenböck, J., Weiss, S. (2011) Hybridization and restricted gene flow between native and introduced stocks of Alpine whitefish (Coregonus sp.) across multiple environments. Molecular Ecology 20(3): 456-472. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04961.x