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.
Lisa Schulte ist bis Mitte November im Mutterschutz/ElternzeitJuly 2020: Lisas "amphibian-parental-care review" is outMay 2020: Konrads grant proposal "Chemische Kommunikation bei Kaulquappen" was accepted by the Wilhelm-Peters-Fonds (DGHT)February 2020: Evans and Lisas "mysteriosus" paper is out January 2020: Dianas "Heliconius" paper is outNovember 2019: TV interview at "Alle Wetter" (HR) about parental care in frogsSeptember 2019: Radio interview Deutschlandfunk "Strategien für eine artgerechte Tierhaltung - Welche Zukunft hat der Zoo?"June 2019: Talk about parental care at the Night of Science 2019June 2019: The latest paper about anuran pheromones is now available at Molecular Biology and EvolutionFebruary 2019: Konrads paper about amphipods got published and highlighted at GoetheUni-online, VBio, ScienceDaily, IDW, and the Frankfurter Wochenblatt
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!
July 2018: TV interview at "Alle Wetter" (HR) about chemical communication in frogs
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