Eva Ringler - project leader
Her research interests span from animal mating systems, parental care, over population genetics and animal cognition.
Max Ringler - project co-leader
Max uses GIS analyses and bioacoustics to study ecology and ethology of Neotropical frogs.
Walter Hödl - project mentor
Walter is an officially retired Associate Professor at the Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna, but still very entousiastic about supporting the femoralis research by participating in field work. For more than 20 years and in cooperation with numerous international co-workers he has established Allobates femoralis as a model organism for bioacoustics, biogeography, and ethological, ecological and evolutionary research.
Andrius Pasukonis - collaborator
Andrius has finished his PhD in Walter Hödls lab within the FWF-DK PhD-program “Cognition and Communication”. His research focuses on topics such as dear enemy recognition, spatial orientation, and homing behaviour.
Mélissa Peignier - PhD student
Topic: The interplay between animal personality and sexual selection in the poison frog Allobates femoralis.
Camilo Rodriguez - PhD student
Topic: Life-history trade-offs in Allobates femoralis: behavioural flexibility and sexual hormones
Katharina Dellefont - master student
Topic: Inter- and intra-individual differences in circulating testosterone levels.
Sarah Chaloupka - master student
Topic: Is there personality in Allobates femoralis individuals?
Ria Sonnleitner - master student
Topic: Is there a trade-off between aggression and precision in A. femoralis males?
Marie-Therese Fischer PhD - master student
Topic: Spatial behaviour in Allobates femoralis females
Steffen Weinlein - master student
Topic: Compensatory female tadpole transport – male removal experiments under natural conditions.
Susanne Stückler - master student
Topic: Timing of courtship, mating and oviposition in Allobates femoralis
master thesis finished October 2018
Sandra Spring - master student
Topic: Clutch cannibalism by female Allobates femoralis.
master thesis finished September 2018
Topic:Tadpole transport trajectories in Allobates femoralis.
master thesis finished July 2016
Topic: Bet-hedging behaviour in tadpole transport behaviour in Allobates femoralis males.
master thesis finished November 2013