The projects Carbocrobe is involved in

RESTORE4Cs - Modelling RESTORation of wEtlands for Carbon pathways, Climate Change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystem services, and biodiversity, Co-benefits

RESTORE4Cs, a project led by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and with participation of Carbocrobe, will address management and restoration actions to maintain and promote the mitigation and adaptation capacity of European wetlands to climate change, while focusing on coastal wetlands and providing innovative tools and methodologies for decision making and restoration planning and actions.

The Poop Loop

Exploring biodiversity ecosystem functioning relationships of leaf litter decomposition in streams 

Freshwater ecosystems face critical losses of biodiversity that can in turn impair key processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling. Leaf litter decomposition is an essential ecosystem function that contributes to carbon and nutrient cycling in forested streams. However, the effects of resource and shredder diversity on leaf litter decomposition in streams is not well described yet. In this project, we aim to analyse the effects of biodiversity (leaf species/pre-conditioning and shredder species) on ecosystem function (leaf decomposition) using microcosm experiments. 


Catchment-scale monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Lunz am See

FuturAQUA provides infrastructure in the field and in the laboratory to monitor the conditions and processes in the waters around Lunz am See at the catchment level. Monitoring stations in the stream, groundwater, and lake will be equipped with modern measuring technology in order to record runoff, material transport, and metabolism of the interconnected aquatic ecosystems in and around Lake Lunz. In addition, the analytical technology in the laboratory will be expanded by a  Picarro L2140-i isotopic water analyzer (for δ18O, δ17O, and δ2H in solids, liquids and vapor) and by new instruments for molecular analyses.

Finding Lunzi - A BioGeocaching scavenger hunt around Lake Lunz

The aim is to inform people walking around the lake about inland waters and the threats they are currently facing related to climate change and biodiversity loss. A geocaching scavenger hunt around the lake is being developed with questions whose answers can be found on several informational signs around Lake Lunz. The answers will give coordinates that lead participants to the geocache.  Lunzi, the friendly lake monster (image), will help kids on their tour. 

Aquacosm - Lunz Mesocosm Infrastructure (LMI)

 Aquacosm represents a EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration. Lunz am See offers transnational access to ponds and flumes. Carbocrobe is coordinating the Lunzer:::Rinnen (flumes) within this project.

EuroRun - Assessing CO2 Fluxes from European Running Waters

EuroRun represents the 1st Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers ("FreshProject"). Together with 46 mostly early career scientists, we assess the spatial and temporal variability of CO2 fluxes at the air-water interface in 34 streams distributed across 11 European countries.