TARTAROTTI-ALFREIDER Barbara Mag. Dr., Priv.-Doz.

Barbara Tartarotti-Alfreider

University of Innsbruck
Department of Ecology

Research Group: Lake and Glacier Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25     (Room 540)
A-6020 Innsbruck

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Dr. Barbara Tartarotti is assistant professor in the Lake and Glacier Ecology Research Group. She received her PhD in Limnology at the University of Innsbruck. Part of her PhD and postdoctoral work was done in South America (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina; University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile) and the USA (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg).

Research interests
  • zooplankton ecology
  • effects of UV radiation on aquatic organisms and their protection strategies
  • application of molecular techniques for the study of zooplankton ecology
  • high mountain lakes

2022-2025 Phenotypic and transcriptional plasticity in alpine copepods – physiological and molecular responses to a changing environment. Austrian Science Foundation, FWF P 35886. PI B. Tartarotti 

2022-2025 Socio-ecological effects of Fish removal in Mountain Lakes (FishME). Austrian Science Fund, FWF I 5824 (ERA-Biodiversa/JPI Water- BioDivRestore). Co-PI B. Tartarotti 

2020-2022 Zooplankton as Indicators Group. GLEON Network Project ZIG. PIs: S. Figary, W. Currie. Collaborator: B. Tartarotti  

2020-2022 Zooplankton over Space and Time. GLEON Network Project ZooST. PIs: L. Ivanick, J. Stockwell. Collaborator: B. Tartarotti 

2019-2020 Zooplankton Day vs. Night. GLEON Network Project Day’N’NightZ. PIs: S. Goldfarb, J. Stockwell, J. Doubek. Collaborator: B. Tartarotti  

2018-2019 Man-made mountain reservoirs – New habitats for planktonic organisms? D. Swarovski Foundation. PI B. Tartarotti 

2012-2017 UV stress in alpine lakes: hsp gene expression in copepods. Austrian Science Foundation, FWF V233-B17. PI B. Tartarotti 

2004-2011 Molecular response mechanisms of freshwater copepods to solar UV radiation. Austrian Science Foundation, FWF T236-B06 and Tyrolean Science Foundation, UNI719004. PI B. Tartarotti

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