Eva Ringler - project leader

Her research interests span from animal mating systems, parental care, over population genetics and animal cognition.


eva.ringler@vetmeduni.ac.at, eva.ringler@univie.ac.at


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 - collaborator

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.




Camilo Rodriguez - PhD student

Topic: Life-history trade-offs in Allobates femoralis: behavioural flexibility and sexual hormones

Sarah Chaloupka - master student

Topic: Is there personality in Allobates femoralis individuals?

Sandra Spring - master student

Topic: Clutch cannibalism by female Allobates 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



Kristina Beck

Topic:Tadpole transport trajectories in Allobates femoralis.


master thesis finished July 2016


Magdalena Erich

Topic: Bet-hedging behaviour in tadpole transport behaviour in Allobates femoralis males.


master thesis finished November 2013