Ann-Katrin Fahl

Former Member
Master student


I studied "Bioscience (B. Sc.)" at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. In 2012, within a three month internship in Valencia, Spain, supported by a scholarship from the "Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst (DAAD" I had the chance to participate in a master thesis project about spatial learning in wall lizards (Podarcis muralis). Afterwards, I used this experience to develop and conduct my bachelor thesis about the morphology and physical condition of wall lizards in Heidelberg. Since 2015, I have studied the master course "Ecotoxicology" at the RWTH Aachen. Because of my interest in reptile and amphibian ecotoxicology, I decided to write an external master thesis in the research group "Community Ecology & Ecotoxicology" at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Here, I'm currently working again with wall lizards.

Research Interests

  • Reptile and Amphibian Ecology and Ecotoxicology
  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology

Current Project

I write my master thesis about habitat use and pesticide exposure risk of wall lizards (Podarcis muralis) in the vineyards. This also includes experiments about the behaviour of wall lizards towards pesticide contaminated resources (drinking water) and about the uptake of pesticides in this species.


Fahl, A. (2016): Milbenbefall und hohe Zehverlustrate bei einer Mauereidechsen-Population (Podarcis muralis) in Heidelberg, Baden Württemberg – Kurzmitteilung. Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie 23: 248-252.