2019-12-20 New paper out: Stückler et al (2019) Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of the Prolonged Courtship in Brilliant-
Thighed Poison Frogs, Allobates femoralis. Herpetologica 75 (4), 268-279
2019-11-27 Congratulations to Ria Sonnleitner for defending her master thesis
2019-11-11 Yimen Araya-Ajoy gives an excellent seminar lecture and works with our lab on the current data
2019-11-05 Congratulations to Marie-Therese (Mesi) Fischer for defending her master thesis
2019-09-02 SEH conference at Milano, IT
2019-04-30 40 new femos from French Guiana to Vienna
2019-04-03 Eva receives the "Christopher Barnard Award" from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)
2019-02-01 nice article in "Die Presse": https://diepresse.com/home/science/5572723/Die-Froschkoenigin-im-Regenwald
2019-02-01 start of the field season 2019 in French Guiana
2019-01-08 nice article on the FWF website: https://scilog.fwf.ac.at/biologie-medizin/9045/vom-kannibalen-zum-vorzeigevater"
2018-10-24 Susanne Stückler successfully defended her master thesis! Congratulations!!! We will miss you in our team!
2018-10-15 new PhD student - Mélissa Peignier. Welcome to the femo team!
2018-10-08 new master student - Katharina Dellefont. Welcome to the femo team!
2018-10-01 Start of the new Project "Animal Personality and Sexual Selection" funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2018-09-08 Femoralis Research at the BeOpen festival from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2018-09-04 Sandra Spring successfully defended her master thesis! Congratulations!!!
2018-07 new project granted by the FWF: "Animal personality and sexual selection" - call for PhD student will follow soon!
2018-05-17 Junior Science Club Vienna "Schlaue Frösche?"
2018-04 new frogs safely arrived in Vienna
2018-02 Parental decision-making in poison frogs:
Ringler E, Szipl G, Harrigan RJ, Bartl-Binder P, Mangione R, Ringler M (2018) Hierarchical decision-making balances current and future reproductive success. Molecular Ecology. in press
2018-02-01 start of the new field season in French Guiana
2018-01-26 new paper:
Ringler E (2018) Testing skin swabbing for DNA sampling in dendrobatid frogs. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 245–251
2017-10-01 new PhD student - Camilo Rodriguez. Welcome to the femo team!
2017-09 new master students: Sarah Chaloupka - Welcome to the femo team!
2017-09-01 Piggyback tadpoles induce tadpole transport in foster parents:
Pašukonis, A., Beck, K. B., Fischer, M. T., Weinlein, S., Stückler, S., & Ringler, E. (2017). Induced parental care in a poison frog: a tadpole cross-fostering experiment. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb-165126.
2017-08-29 new paper on tadpole transporting routes:
Beck KB, Loretto M, Ringler M, Hödl W, Pašukonis A. (2017) Relying on known or exploring for new? Movement patterns and reproductive resource use in a tadpole-transporting frog. PeerJ 5:e3745 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3745
2017-07-12 new paper on acoustic ranging in poison frogs:
Ringler M, Szipl G, Hödl W, Khil L, Kofler B, Lonauer M, Provin C, Ringler E (2017) Acoustic ranging in poison frogs—it is not about signal amplitude alone. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-017-2340-2
2017-06-06 Eva Rinler talks at the "Froschfest" hosted by the "Aqua Terra Zoo" about poison frog
2017-03-06 new paper out on cannibalism in A. femoralis males:
Ringler E, Beck KB, Weinlein S, Huber L, Ringler M (2017) Adopt, ignore, or kill? Male poison frogs adjust parental decisions according to their territorial status. Scientific Reports 7: 43544. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep43544
2017-01 begin of new field season
2016-09 two new master students: Ria Sonnleitner and Sandra Spring - welcome to the team!
2016-07-27 Kristina Beck successfully defended her master thesis! Congratulations and good luck for
2016-07-13 Cold Blooded Cognition Symposium - at the ECBB Vienna 2016
talks by Eva & Max
Kristina Beck was awarded with one out of two "best poster" prizes - congratulations!
2016-06-01 Eva Ringler is awarded with the "Gertrud Pleskot Award" from the Faculty of Life Sciences,
University of Vienna
2016-04-25 new paper out on tadpole transport in male poison frogs:
Pašukonis A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Ringler E, Mangione R, Steininger J, Warrington I, Hödl W (2016) The significance of spatial memory for water finding in a tadpole-transporting frog. Animal Behaviour 116: 89-98. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.023
2016-03-11 new paper out on tadpole discrimination strategies in male and female poison frogs:
Ringler E, Pašukonis A, Ringler M, Huber L (2016) Sex-specific offspring discrimination reflects respective risks and costs of misdirected care in a poison frog. Animal Behaviour 114: 173-179. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.008
2016-03-08 Max is awarded with a Schrödinger Fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2015-11-12 Eva gives a talk as invited speaker at the Seminar Series of the Ethology Department of
the University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria): "Clever frogs? Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog"
2015-10-13 Eva gives a talk as invited speaker at the "Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar
Series" at Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK): "Clever frogs? Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog"
2015-10-05 Andrius is awarded with a Schrödinger Fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2015-09-14 Andrius successfully defended his PhD thesis - Congratulations!
2015-09-03 new paper about Costa Rican glass frogs out in BMC Evolutionary Biology:
Mangold A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E (2015) Low reproductive skew despite high male-biased operational sex ratio in a glass frog with paternal care. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:181. DOI 10.1186/s12862-015-0469-z
2015-08-26 Eva and Max at the ASAB summer meeting in Lincoln, UK
2015-08 Andrius, Eva and Max at the "Behaviour 2015" Conference in Cairns, Australia
2015-07 Eva and Max are awarded with the Research award of the City of Vienna in the category
2016-07-13 last Behavioral Ecology paper is featured article of the week on amphibiaweb.org
2015-06-16 official opening of the "Animal Care Facilities" at the University of Vienna
2015-07-08 new paper out in Behavioral Ecology:
Ringler E, Pašukonis A, Fitch WT, Huber L, Hödl W, Ringler M (2015) Flexible compensation of uniparental care: female poison frogs take over when males disappear. Behavioral Ecology 26: 1219-1225. DOI:10.1093/beheco/arv069
2015-04-10 new paper out in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Erich M, Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E (2015) Brood-partitioning behaviour in unpredictable environments: hedging the bets? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69:1011–1017. DOI 10.1007/s00265-015-1913-1
2015-01-29 new paper out in Behavioral Ecology:
2014-03-25 new paper out in Biology Letters:
Poison frogs rely on experience to find the way home in the rainforest.Biology Letters 10: 20140642. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0642
2014-11-12 new paper out in Molecular Ecology Resources:
2014-10-28 new paper out in Journal of Maps:
Ringler M, Mangione R, Pašukonis A, Rainer G, Gyimesi K, Felling J, Kronaus H, Réjou-Méchain M, Chave J, Reiter K, Ringler E (2014) High-resolution forest mapping for behavioural studies in the Nature Reserve ‘Les Nouragues’, French Guiana. Journal of Maps. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2014.972995
2014-03-25 new paper out in Frontiers in Zoology:
2014-03-12 Eva Ringler is awarded with the Laudimaxima Prize 2013
2014-02/03 practical training courses in French Guiana
2014-01 new master student: Steffen Weinlein - welcome to the femoralis team
2013-11-28 invited public talk of Eva Ringler at the "Haus des Meeres" (Vienna, Austria):
“Where shall I bring all my kids? Kaulquappentransport bei Allobates femoralis”
2013-11-15 new paper out in Frontiers in Zoology:
Ringler E, Pasukonis A, Hödl W, Ringler M (2013) Tadpole transport logistics in a Neotropical poison frog: indications for strategic planning and adaptive plasticity in anuran parental care. Frontiers in Zoology 10:67.
2013-07-17 article: 'Der breite Rücken des Froschvaters' (der Standard, Forschung spezial)
2013-07 new master student: Petra Bartl-Binder - welcome to the femoralis team
2013-06/07 first two papers out: (PDF available on Eva Ringlers website)
Pasukonis et al (2013): The Homing Frog: High Homing Performance in a Territorial
Dendrobatid Frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae). Ethology 119: 1–7.
Ringler et al (2013):
Characterization of seven new polymorphic microsatellite
loci in the brilliant-thighed poison frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae), and
their cross-species utility in three other dendrobatid species. Herpetological Journal
2013-06-07 invited talk of Eva Ringler at the University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria):
“Determinants of fitness in species with complex life cycles: an island experiment in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis”
2013-01/03 field work in French Guyana - the experimental population has successfully
established on the island
2012-11-26 Eva talks about the biology of poison frogs Mo-Fr 8:55-9:00 (Ö1 Vom Leben der
2012-10-31 first tadpole transport in the froglab!
2012-10-25 first clutch produced in the froglab!
2012-10-08 arrival of new frogs for the lab
2012-09-10 first sighting of a juvenile frog on the island!
2012-09-10 Max, Andrius, Rosanna, Gégé and Tine leave for Guyana
(final mapping of island, sampling of juvenile frogs)
2012-07-18 official start of the FWF Project P24788
2012-03 release of 1800 tadpoles on the island
2012-02 practical training course in French Guiana
2011-02 first monitoring of river island