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

parental care


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

the future!


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

"natural sciences"


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:


Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E (2015) Populations, pools, and peccaries: simulating the impact of ecosystem engineers on rainforest frogs. Behavioral Ecology 26: 340–349. DOI:10.1093/beheco/aru243


2014-03-25    new paper out in Biology Letters:


Pašukonis A, Warrington I, Ringler M, Hödl W (2014)

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:


Ringler E, Mangione R, Ringler M (2014) Where have all the tadpoles gone? Individual genetic tracking of amphibian larvae until adulthood. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 737-746. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12345 .


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:


Pašukonis A, Loretto MC, Landler L, Ringler M & Hödl W (2014) Homing trajectories and initial orientation in a Neotropical territorial frog, Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae). Frontiers in zoology 11: 29.


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: 17.

                      doi: 10.1111/eth.12116


                      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 

                      23: 175–178.


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

                       Natur) http://oe1.orf.at/vomlebendernatur


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