NINDL Martina, Mag.a


Martina Nindl


University of Innsbruck
Institute of Ecology

Research Groups: Molecular Ecology

Technikerstraße 25     (Room 518)
A-6020 Innsbruck

T +43 (0)512 507-51651
F +43 (0)512 507-51799

I study Biology and Environmental Protection as well as English in the Teacher Training Programme, and I joined the Molecular Ecology research group in 2015 due to my diploma thesis, which deals with alpine biology and climate-change biology in a wider sense. I worked with four Drosophila species with different ecological niches: D. nigrosparsa, D. hydei, D. melanogaster, and D. obscura. The aim of my research was to learn more about the differences regarding life history traits among the species and their sensibility towards a changing environment. The assays involved oviposition, temperature tolerance (towards low and high temperatures), and starvation resistance. I finished the diploma thesis in September 2016, and now I support both the Molecular Ecology Group and the Applied Trophic Ecology Group as a technical assistant.

Research Topics

Life history
Climate-change biology

Diploma Thesis

Alpine climate change research: comparing life-history traits and physiological limits of Drosophila nigrosparsa with those of three other Drosophila species (Diptera: Drosophilidae)