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 but still very active Associate Professor at the Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna. 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 - post-doc
Andrius has just 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.
Sandra Spring - master student
Topic: The role of olfaction for discovery of tadpole deposition sites in A. femoralis.
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
Susanne Stückler - master student
Topic: Timing of courtship, mating and oviposition in Allobates femoralis
Steffen Weinlein - master student
Topic: Compensatory female tadpole transport – male removal experiments under natural conditions.
Rosanna Mangione - master student
Topic: Anti-predator behavior in the dendrobatid frog Allobates femoralis
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