Dr.

Daniela Festi

T  (+43 512) 507 49410

E daniela.festi(at)oeaw.ac.at

 

Biography


Master Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Padova (Italy) and PhD in Biology with focus Palynology and Archaeobotany from the University of Innsbruck. Since 2006, participation in numerous international research projects in the Alpine region focusing on past vegetation reconstruction, human impact on the environment, and ice core chronology. Guest lecturer at the Ruhr Bochum University (Germany). Employed at the OeAI for 20 hours per week from 01.03. to 30.09.2021.

Research areas


  • Palynology
  • Vegetation history
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Climate change

Detailed Biography

Detailed Biography

BERUFLICHER WERDEGANG

2020

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF-OeAW)

2017–2020

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bolzano-Bozen

2017–2018

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF-OeAW)

2012-2016

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Botany, University of Innsbruck

2008–2012

Research fellow, Department of Botany, University of Innsbruck

2006–2008

Research fellow, MUSE - Science Museum Trento

2005–2006

Technical assistant, MUSE - Science Museum Trento

AUSBILDUNG/AKADEMISCHE LAUFBAHN

2012

PhD in Natural Sciences (focus Palynology and Archaeobotany) from the University of Innsbruck, Thesis: »Palynological reconstruction of the onset and development of alpine pasture in the Eastern Alps since the Neolithic« (supervisor K. Oeggl)

2004

Master in Natural Sciences (focus Conservation of Nature and its Resources) from the University of Padova, Thesis: »Vegetation analyses of the Valle del Chiese grassland in the frame of their use for fitobalneotherapy purposes« (supervisor F. Caniglia)

GUTACHTERTÄTIGKEIT

 

Atmospheric Environment

 

Journal of Glaciology

 

Permafrost and Periglacial Processes

 

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

 

Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria

AUSZEICHNUNGEN UND PREISE

 

 

 

 

MITGLIEDSCHAFT IN WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN EINRICHTUNGEN, BEIRÄTEN UND KOMMITEES

since 2014

Member of EGU – European Geoscience Union

since 2018

Member of UV for Plants Association

2018–2019

AIQUA – Italian Association for Quaternary Science

MITGLIEDSCHAFT IN HERAUSGEBERKOMMITEES

 

 

 

 

WICHTIGSTE PROJEKTE

2018

Knoll-Widmung, OeAW : »ToxiPoll-Toxic effects of herbicides on pollen physiology«

2017

EUREGIO Fund for Science: »CALICE – Calibrating Biodiversity in glacier ice«

2013

South Tyrol Fund for Science: »PAMOGIS – Pollen Analyses of the Ortes Glacier samples«

2008

FWF 21129-G19 »The Neolithic agricultural regime in the Inner Alps«

2010

Early Career Researcher Grant of the CARITRO Foundation (Italy): »Human impact of the Epigravettian culture on the vegetation on a regional scale«

2006

Early Career Researcher Grant of the CARITRO Foundation (Italy): »Palaeoenvironmenral study of Palú Echen«

WICHTIGSTE KOOPERATIONSPARTNER (IN DEN LETZTEN 5 JAHREN)

 

Klaus Oeggl (University of Innsbruck)

 

Kerstin Kowarik (Natural History Museum of Vienna)

 

Paolo Gabrielli (Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University)

 

Alistair Seddon (University of Bergen)

 

Cristiano Vernesi (Fondazione Edmund Mach)

LEHRE

2021

Guest Lecturer, Ruhr Bochum University

 

 

BETREUUNG AKADEMISCHER ARBEITEN

abgeschlossen

M. Nieuwkerk, The influence of ecological plasticity and genetic adaptation on UV-B absorbing compounds in pollen (Master thesis, Utrecht University).

 

 

aktuell

M. Nieuwkerk, Using UV-B absorbing compounds in sporopollenin as a proxy for plant received UV-B: a greenhouse and field experiment approach (PhD thesis, University of Bergen).

 

ÖFFENTLICHKEITSARBEIT UND WISSENSCHAFTSKOMMUNIKATION

2018

TV Documentary »Mythos Hallstatt«. Terra Mater. International broadcast

Publications

Editor

Editor

Published Books

Published Books

Doctoral thesis

Doctoral thesis

Published Papers

Published Papers
  • Seddon, Alistair; Festi, Daniela; Nieuwkerk, Mayke; Gya, Ragnhild; Hamre, Boerge et al. [..] (online: 2021) Pollen-chemistry variations along elevation gradients and their implications for a proxy for UV-B radiation in the plant-fossil record. Journal of Ecology, S. 1-12.
  • Luetscher, Marc; Moseley, Gina; Festi, Daniela; Hof, Florian; Edwards, Lawrence et al. [..] (online: 2021) A Last Interglacial speleothem record from the Sieben Hengste cave system (Switzerland): Implications for alpine paleovegetation. Quaternary Science Reviews, Bd. 262, S. 106974.
  • Knierzinger, Wolfgang; Festi, Daniela; Limbeck, Andreas; Horak, Felix; Brunnbauer, Lukas et al. [..] (online: 2021) Multi-proxy analyses of a minerotrophic fen to reconstruct prehistoric periods of human activity associated with salt mining in the Hallstatt region (Austria). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Bd. 36, S. 102813.
  • Festi, Daniela; Brandner, Daniel; Grabner, Michael; Knierzinger, Wolfgang; Reschreiter, Hans et al. [..] (online: 2020) 3500 years of environmental sustainability in the large-scale alpine mining district of Hallstatt, Austria. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Bd. 35, S. 102670.
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Reviews

Reviews

Internet Publications

Internet Publications