Works discussing the tools and the know-how of scientific research, often with an interest in developing them further; works from the (archeo-)natural sciences and historical biology such as archaebotany and -zoology; methodical discussions within the historical sciences (e.g. settlement history).
From may to august 1960, decomposition experiments with cotton- and silkthreads have been conducted in the Danube, the Inn and March by the S.I.L. .These experiments showed a noticeable low decomposition at sample station 2-3 (Danube-km 2411,2-2409,0 below Kelheim) and 11 (Danube-km 2093,6 Wallsee). While the decomposition hindering at Kelheim can be related to the discharge of industrial effluents in that region, this is not the case for Wallsee.
Sustainable development (SD) of the Danube River Basin (DRB) seemed like yet another buzzword when in 2012 I was offered to apply for the first DIAnet School on “Interdisciplinary methods for the sustainable development of the Danube Region”. Being a lecturer in Quality Management allows me to stay open-minded and to embrace such brave initiatives as these initiated by Danube:Future (www.danubefuture.eu).