Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Dr. Mareike Koppik

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Hoher Weg 8
06120 Halle (Saale)

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Dr. Mareike Koppik

Mareike Koppik

Mareike Koppik



  • Koppik M., Baur J. and Berger D. (2023): Increased male  investment  in sperm competition results in reduced maintenance of  gametes. PLoS Biology 21(4): e3002049. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002049   
  • Baur,  J., Zwoinska, M., Koppik, M., Snook, R. R. and Berger, D. (2023):  Heat  stress reveals a fertility debt owing to postcopulatory  sexual  selection. Evolution Letters, qrad007, doi: 10.1093/evlett/qrad007   


  • Koppik, M. and Fricke, C. (2022): Sex peptide receipt alters macronutrient utilization but not optimal yeast-sugar ratio in Drosophila melanogaster females. Journal of Insect Physiology, doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2022.104382   
  • Baur,  J., Jagusch, D., Michalak, P., Koppik, M. and Berger, D. (2022): The  mating system affects the temperature sensitivity of male and female  fertility. Functional Ecology 36(1), pages: 92-106, doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13952   


  • Koppik, M., Thiel, A. and Hoffmeister, T. S.  (2019): Egg laying rather than host quality or host feeding experience  drives habitat estimation in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Ecology and Evolution 9(24), pages14015–14022. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5838   
  • Fricke, C. and Koppik, M. (2019): Male reproductive ageing: a tale of the whole ejaculate. Reproduction 158(6), pages: R219–R229. doi: 10.1530/REP-18-0579   
  • Hollis, B.*, Koppik, M.*,  Wensing, K. U.*, Ruhmann, H., Genzoni, E., Erkosar Combe, B., Kawecki,  T. J., Fricke, C. and Keller, L. (2019): Sexual conflict drives male  manipulation of female post-mating responses in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116 (17), pages 8437-8444. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1821386116   

*shared first author


  • Koppik, M.*, Ruhmann, H.* and Fricke, C. (2018): The effect of mating history on male reproductive ageing in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Insect Physiology 111, pages 16-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.10.003   
  • Ruhmann, H., Koppik, M., Wolfner, M. F. and Fricke, C. (2018): The impact of ageing on male reproductive success in Drosophila melanogaster.  Experimental Gerontology 103, pages 1 - 10. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2017.12.013   

*shared first author


  • Koppik, M. and Fricke, C. (2017): Gene expression  changes in male accessory glands during ageing are accompanied by  reproductive decline in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology 26 (23), pages 6704 - 6716. doi: 10.1111/mec.14384   
  • Wensing, K. U., Koppik, M. and Fricke, C. (2017):  Precopulatory but not postcopulatory male reproductive traits diverge in  response to mating system manipulation in Drosophila melanogaster. Ecology and Evolution 7 (23), pages 10361 - 10378. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3542   


  • Koppik, M., Hoffmeister, T. S., Brunkhorst, S., Kieß, M.  and Thiel, A. (2015): Intraspecific variability in associative learning  in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Animal Cognition 18 (3), pages 593-604. doi: 10.1007/s10071-014-0828-y   


  • Koppik, M., Thiel, A. and Hoffmeister, T. S. (2014):  Adaptive decision making or differential mortality: what causes  offspring emergence in a gregarious parasitoid? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 150 (3), pages 208 – 216. doi: 10.1111/eea.12154