Abt. Schulte

Department of Wildlife-/Zoo-Animal-Biology and Systematics (WZS)

Working with animals in the wild as well as in captivity, our lab is interested in intra- and interspecific communication. Our main-focus is on chemical communication in vertebrates, with a special emphasis on amphibians. Chemical communication is the evolutionary oldest communication system in the animal kingdom and it is highly important during sexual encounters, in predator-prey systems, alarm situations, but also during parental care behaviours. Using a combination of classical behavioural methods with modern molecular approaches as well as systematics, we try to expand our knowledge about different communication systems and decipher potential pheromones in an evolutionary context.


  • August 2018: Diana Abondano Almeida joined our lab as a new PhD Student!
  • July 2018: Konrad Lipkowski joined our lab as a new PhD Student!
  • 18 July 2018: TV interview at "Alle Wetter" (HR)
  • July 2018: Interview in the DGHT-elaphe
  • 5 June 2018: Radio interview at HR-Info
  • June 2018: Article in the Zoo Frankfurt magazine ZooF
  • 9 May 2018: Newspaper article in the Bornheimer Wochenblatt
  • 4 May 2018: Newspaper article in the Frankfurter Rundschau
  • 2 May 2018: Press release Zoo Frankfurt and Goethe University