Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Baldan, D, Chattopadhyay, S, Prus, P, Funk, A, Keller, A, Piniewski, M. (2022) Regionalization strategy affects the determinants of fish community structure. Ecohydrology. 2022;
  • Bondar-Kunze, E., Funk, A., Haidvogl, G. et al. Der Meta-Ökosystem Ansatz in der Praxis – Integration von hydromorphologischen Veränderungen und menschlichen Eingriffen in die Meta-Ökosystem-Theorie zur Entwicklung eines nachhaltigen Flussmanagements an der österreichischen Donau. Österr Wasser- und Abfallw 74, 501–509 (2022).
  • Damiano Baldan, David Cunillera-Montcusí, Andrea Funk, Thomas Hein, Introducing ‘riverconn’: an R package to assess river connectivity indices, Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 156, 2022, 105470, ISSN 1364-8152,
  • Eder M, Perosa F, Hohensinner S, Tritthart M, Scheuer S, Gelhaus M, Cyffka B, Kiss T, Van Leeuwen B, Tobak Z, Sipos G, Csikós N, Smetanová A, Bokal S, Samu A, Gruber T, Gălie A-C, Moldoveanu M, Mazilu P, Habersack H. How Can We Identify Active, Former, and Potential Floodplains? Methods and Lessons Learned from the Danube River. Water. 2022; 14(15):2295.
  • Hohensinner, S., Grupe, S., Klasz, G., & Payer, T. (2022). Long-term deposition of fine sediments in Vienna’s Danube floodplain before and after channelization. Geomorphology, 398, 108038.
  • Meulenbroek, P., Hein, T., Friedrich, T. et al. Sturgeons in large rivers: detecting the near-extinct needles in a haystack via eDNA metabarcoding from water samples.
    Biodivers Conserv 31, 2817–2832 (2022).
  • Panchan, R. Pinter, K. Schmutz, S. Unfer, G. (2022) Seasonal migration and habitat use of adult barbel (Barbus barbus) and nase (Chondrostoma nasus) along a river stretch of the Austrian Danube River. Environmental Biology of fishes, 105(11), 1601-1616.
  • C. Hauer, L. Schmalfuss, G. Unfer, M. Schletterer, M.
    Fuhrmann, P. Holzapfel, (2023)Evaluation of the potential stranding risk
    for aquatic organisms according to long-term morphological changes and
    grain size in alpine rivers impacted by hydropeaking, Science of The
    Total Environment,Volume 883.
  • Valentin, S., Günther, U., & Thomas, F. (2023). Only Survivors Grow – Effects of Predation on Stocked Juvenile Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758) in a Stagnant Waterbody. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 23, TRJFAS23350.
  • Haidvogl, G (2023): The history of the Lobau in the 19th and 20th century: Land use change, diversification of human uses and long-term conflicts between conservation and utilization. Acta ZooBot Austria 159, 5-19 

Christian Doppler Research Association

The Christian Doppler Research Association promotes the cooperation between science and business. Specifically, this takes place in specially established research units with fixed terms, in which application-orientated basic research is pursued: Christian Doppler Laboratories at universities and non-university research institutions, Josef Ressel Centres at universities of applied sciences.

Under the direction of highly qualified scientists, research groups work in close contact with the commercial partners on innovative responses to business-related research issues.

Christian Doppler Laboratories

The CD model enables cooperations between science and business that are meaningful, useful and productive both for the participating partners and for society. The cooperations are generally structured in the following way: The research group elaborates fundamental knowledge that flows into the development of new products and processes at the commercial partner. A brisk exchange of knowledge, experience and questions between the partners prevails throughout the collaboration. This type of research cooperation therefore differs fundamentally from contract research.

CD Laboratories keep the companies up to date with new scientific developments through their integration into the scientific community. They therefore also perform a ‘radar function’ for the commercial partners. In order for this role to function optimally, the scientific freedom available in the CD Laboratories is of decisive importance: it enables the researchers to collaborate actively at the leading edge of research during the entire duration of the CD Laboratory.