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Prof. Dr. Heike Pröhl

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heike Pröhl

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heike Pröhl

Members of working group

Associated PhD/Doctoral students

 

Johara Bourke

 

PhD/Doctoral students

 

Corinna Dreher

 

Master/Diplom students

 

Christian Inglis-Arkell (Uni Bremen)

Tobias Menig (Uni Würzburg)

 

Bachelor students

 

Runa Lahmann

Stefanie Voß

Kevin Meyer

Martin Scherm (Uni Marburg)

 

Alumni

 

Dr. rer. nat. Oscar Brusa

Dr. rer. nat. Astrid Krug

Dr. rer. nat. Ivonne Meuche

Jana Kirchhoff MSc

Falk Eckhardt MSc

Stefanos Anastasiadis MSc

Sabrina Rochmann BSc

Henrik Reinke BSc

Dipl-Biol. Augustin Probst

Dipl-Biol. Janina Eulenbug

Diplo-Biol. Konrad Staudt

Simon Masche BSc

Dipl.-Biol. Thomas Dejaco

Dipl.-Biol Julio Günther

Dipl.-Biol. Carsten Goldhausen

Thomas Ostrowski, Staats-Ex.

Dipl.-Biol. Kristine Heisler

Dipl.-Biol. Frank Weihmann

Dipl.-Biol. Annika Ruprecht

Dipl.-Biol. Jan Karsch

Dipl.-Biol. Sabine Hagemann

Professional and Scientific Career

Since 2010

Außerplanmäßige Professorin at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

2004 - 2010

Junior professor at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

2003

Professor for Behavioural Ecology at the Instituto Internacional de Conservation y Vida silvestre, Universidad Nacional (Costa Rica)

 

2000 - 2003

Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)

 

1996 - 2000

Doctoral student at the Leibniz University of Hannover

Publications

I. Articles in peer reviewed journals

 

Accepted

 

Pröhl H (2014) The Complete Oophaga pumilio. Copeia, accepted.

 

Willink B, García-Rodríguez A, Bolaños F, Pröhl H. (2014) The interplay between multiple predators and prey color divergence. Biol J Linn Soc. accepted

 

Galindo Uribe D, Sunyer J, Hauswaldt S, Amezquita A, Pröhl H, Vences M (2014) Color and pattern variation and Pleistocene phylogeographic origin of the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio, in Nicaragua. Salamandra, accepted

 

2014

 

Dreher CE, Pröhl H (2014) Multiple sexual signals for mate attraction in an aposematic, colour-diverse poison frog. Frontiers in Ecolology and Evolution 2: 22

 

Willink B, Bolaños F, Pröhl H (2014) Conspicuous displays in cryptic males of a polytypic poison-dart frog. Behav Ecol Sociobiol: 68: 249-261

 

2013

 

Willink B, Bolaños F, Pröhl H (2013) Conspicuous displays in cryptic males of a polytypic poison-dart frog. Behav Ecol Sociobiol: DOI 10.1007/s00265-013-1640-4

 

Pröhl H, Willink B, Hauswaldt S (2013) Geographic variation in sexual signals and behaviour in two species of poison frogs. Evolutionary Ecology Research 15: 667-687

 

Pröhl H, Eulenberg J, Meuche I, Bolaños F (2013) Parasite infection has little effect on sexual signals and reproductive behaviour in strawberry poison frogs. Evol Ecol 27: 675-692

 

Meuche I, Brusa O, Linsenmair KE, Keller A, Pröhl H (2013) Only distance matters - non-choosy females in a poison frog population Frontier in Zoology 10: 29

 

Willink B, Brenes Mora E, Bolaños F, Pröhl H (2013) Not everything is black and white: Color and behavioural variation reveal a continuum between cryptic and aposematic strategies in a polymorphic poison frog. Evolution 67: 2783-2794

 

Krug A, Pröhl H (2013) Population genetics in a fragmented population of the European tree frog (Hylo arborea). Amphibia–Reptilia 34: 95-107

 

Brusa O, Bellati A, Meuche I, Mundy NI, Pröhl H (2013) Divergent evolution in the polymorphic granular poison-dart frog, Oophaga granulifera : genetics, colouration, advertisement calls and morphology. J Biogeogr 40: 394-408

 

2012

 

Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl H (2012) Intrasexual competition, territoriality and acoustic communication in male strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology: online first [DOI 10.1007/s00265-011-1309-9]

 

2011

 

Meuche, I. und H. Pröhl (2011). Alternative mating tactics in the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio). The Herpetological Journal 21: 275-277

 

Meuche, I., K.E. Linsenmair und H. Pröhl (2011). Female territoriality in the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio). Copeia 3: 351-356

 

Pröhl H, Ostrowski T (2011): Behavioural elements reflect phenotypic colour divergence in a poison frog. Evol Ecol 25:993–1015

 

Hauswaldt JS, Ludewig A-K, Vences M, Pröhl H (2011) Widespread co-occurrence of divergent mitochondrial haplotype lineages in a Central American species of poison frog (Oophaga pumilio). J Biogeog 38: 711-726

 

2010

 

Masche, S.; Zimmermann, H.; Pröhl, H. (2010): Description and ecological observations of the tadpole of Ranitomeya variabilis (Anura: Dendrobatidae). South American journal of herpetology 5, 3 (2010) 207-211

 

Pröhl, H.; Ron, S. R.; Ryan, M. J. (2010): Ecological and genetic divergence between two lineages of Middle American túngara frogs Physalaemus (=Engystomops) pustulosus. BMC evolutionary biology 10 (2010) 146

 

Röll, B.; Pröhl, H.; Hoffmann, K.-P. (2010): Multigene phylogenetic analysis of Lygodactylus dwarf geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 56, 1 (2010) 327-335

 

 

Staudt K, Meneses Ospina S, Pröhl H (2010) Foraging behaviour and territoriality of the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) in dependence of the presence of ants. Amphibia-Reptilia 31: 217-227

 

2009

 

Hauswaldt, S.; Ludewig, AK.; Hagemann, S.; Pröhl, H.; Vences, M. (2009): Ten microsatellite loci for the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio). Conservation Genetics 10: 1935-1937.

 

Weihmann, F, Podloucky R, Hauswaldt S, Pröhl H (2009): Naturschutzgenetische Untersuchungen von Populationen der Gelbbauchunke Bombina v. variegata) im südlichen Niedersachsen. Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie 16: 183-200.

 

2007

 

Pröhl H.; Hagemann S.; Karsch J.; Höbel G. (2007): Geographic advertisement call variation in the strawberry poison frog Dendrobates pumilio. Ethology 113, 9: 825-837.

 

Hagemann, S.; Pröhl, H. (2007): Mitochondrial paraphyly in a polymorphic poison frog species (Dendrobatidae; D. pumilio). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 45,2: 740-747.

 

2006

 

Pröhl H.; Koshy R.A.; Mueller U.; Rand A.S.; Ryan J.R. (2006) Geographic variation of genetic and behavioral traits in northern and southern túngara frogs. Evolution 60(8): 1669-1679.

 

2005

 

Pröhl, H. (2005): Territorial behavior in dendrobatid frogs. J Herpetol 39(3): 354-365.

 

Pröhl, H. (2005): Clutch loss affects the operational sex ratio in a poison frog. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 58: 310-315.

 

2003


Pröhl, H.. (2003): Variation in male calling behaviour and relation to male mating success in the strawberry poison frog (Dendrobates pumilio). Ethology 109(4): 273-290.


2002

 

Pröhl, H.; Adams, R.M.M.; Mueller, U.; Rand, S.; Ryan, M. (2002): Polymerase chain reaction for polymorphic microsatellite loci from the tungara frog Physalaemus pustulosus. Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 341-343.

 

Haase, A.; Pröhl, H. (2002): Female activity patterns and aggressiveness in the strawberry poison frog Dendrobates pumilio (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 23: 129-140.

 

Pröhl, H., (2002): Population differences in female resource abundance, adult sex ratio and male mating success in Dendrobates pumilio. Behavioral Ecology 13: 175-181.

 

2001

 

Pröhl, H.; Berke O. (2001): Spatial distribution of male and female strawberry dart-poison frogs and their relation to female reproductive resources. Oecologia 129: 534-542.

 

1999

 

Pröhl H.; Hödl W. (1999): Parental investment, potential reproductive rates and mating system in the strawberry dart-poison frog Dendrobates pumilio. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 46: 215-220.

 

1997

 

Pröhl H. (1997) Patrón de actividad reproductiva de Dendrobates pumilio (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Revista de Biología Tropical 45: 1671-1676.

 

Pröhl H. (1997) Territorial behavior of the Strawberry Poison-dart Frog, Dendrobates pumilio. Amphibia-Reptilia 18: 437-442.

 

 

II. Abstracts of international conferences

 

2014


Pröhl H, Willink B (2014) Divergence in anti-predator behavior in two species of poison frogs. Talk, Deutscher Herpetologentag, Bonn (accepted abstract)

2013


Knorr K, Pröhl H (2013) Isolation by time in the yellow-bellied toad, Bombina variegata? Poster, 17th European Congress of Herpetology, Veszprém, Hungary

Willink B, Garcia Rodriguez A, Bolanos F, Pröhl H (2013) Multiple predators influence coloration divergence in a poison frog. Talk, ATBC, San Jose

Knorr K, Pröhl H (2013) Genetic population structure of the fire-bellied toad (Bombina variegata) in time and space. Implications and conservation. Talk, Open Landscapes: ecology, management and nature conservation, Hildesheim

2012

Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl H (2012) Female territoriality in the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio. Poster, WHC, Vancouver 2012

Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl H (2012) Territoriality and acoustic communication between competing males of strawberry poison frogs. Poster, WHC, Vancouver 2012

Pröhl H. (2012) Behavioral ecology and sexual selection in strawberry poison frogs, or how a frog became a star. Invited Talk, Symposium: Poison frog evolution, ecology and behaviour. WHC, Vancouver

Dreher C, Pröhl H. (2012) The importance of coloration and advertisement calls for mate choice in strawberry poison frogs. Invited Talk, Symposium: Poison frog evolution, ecology and behaviour. WHC, Vancouver

Willink B, Brenes-Mora, E, Pröhl H, Bolaños F (2012) The role of anti-predator strategies driving color variation in the poison frog Denrobates granulifera. Invited talk, Symposium: Poison frog evolution, ecology and behaviour. WHC, Vancouver 2012

Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl H (2012) How many frogs do you have to kiss to find a prince? Talk. WHC, Vancouver 2012

Brusa O, Bellati A, Meuche Y, Mundy N, Pröhl H (2012) Divergent evolution in the polymorphic granular poison-dart frog, Oophaga granulifera: genetics, colouration, advertisement calls and morphology. Abstract, DZG, Konstanz

Dreher C, Pröhl H (2012) The importance of calls and colours for mate choice in strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio). Talk, Graduate Meeting of Evolutionary Biology, DZG, Siegen, 2012

2011


Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl (2011) Behavioral strategies of competing males in strawberry poison frogs. Poster, SEH 2011, Luxemburg

Brusa O, Pröhl H. (2011) Morphological and bioacoustic diversification in the neotropical poison frog Oophaga granulifera. Poster, ESEB 2011, Tübingen

Pröhl H, Brusa O. (2011) Geographic variation in sexual signals and behavior in two species of poison frogs. Invited Talk, Behaviour 2011, Indianapolis

Meuche I, Linsenmair KE, Pröhl H. (2011) How many frogs do you have to kiss to find a prince? Talk, SEH 2011, Luxemburg

2010


Krug A, Pröhl H. Phylogeographic population structure of European Tree frogs (Hyla arborea) in Germany and adjacent areas. Talk, SEH 2011, Luxemburg

Pröhl H, Dreher C, Ostrowski T (2010) Aposematische und kryptische Verhaltensstrategien beim Erdbeerfrosch Oophaga pumilio. Vortrag, Deutscher Herpetologentag, Frankfurt.

Krug A, Kirchhoff J, Pröhl H (2010) Ein populationsgenetischer Überblick über die Laubfroschvorkommen Niedersachsens. Vortrag, Deutscher Herpetologentag, Frankfurt.

Goldhausen C, Günther J, Podloucky R, Hauswaldt S, Pröhl H (2010) Naturschutzgenetische Untersuchungen in ausgewählten Vorkommen des Springfrosches (Rana dalmatina) in Niedersachsen. Vortrag, Deutscher Herpetologentag, Frankfurt.
 

2009

 

Meuche, I.; Pröhl, H.; Linsenmair, KE.(2009): Female mate choice tactic and preferences in the neotropical strawberry poison forg, Oophaga pumilio. DZG Annual Meeting, September 2009


Pröhl, H.; Ostrowski, T. (2009): Behaviroral differences between aposematic and cryptic colour morphs of the strawberry poison frog Oophaga pumilio. DZG Annual Meeting, September 2009

 

2008

 

Krug, A.; Podloucky, R.; Pröhl, H (2008): Populations-genetische Methoden bei Amphibien mit Fallbeispielen aus Niedersachsen. Internationale Tagung der AG Feldherpetologie der DGHT: Methoden der Feldherpetologie, Bonn, 08.-09.09.2008

 

Pröhl, H (2008): Contrasting variation in calls and colours in the strawberry poison tree frog Oophaga pumilio. Dendrobatid Frog Biology Symposium, 6 th World Congress of Herpetology, Manaus (Brasil). 17.-22.08.2008

 

Pröhl, H (2008): Naturschutzgenetische Untersuchungen an Amphibien: Drei Fallbeispiele aus Niedersachsen. Internationale Fachtagung zur FFH-Problematik am Beispiel der Amphibien. Osnabrück, 11.-13.09.2008

 

2007

 

Pröhl, H.; Hagemann, S. (2007): Bioacoustic and genetic variation in the strawberry poison frog, Dendrobates pumilio. In Abstract Book 14th European congress of herpetology, Porto, Portugal, 19.-23.09.2007, S. 277

 

Meuche, I.; Linsenmair, K.E.; Pröhl, H. (2007): Preferences for male call parameters in the strawberry poison frig, Dendrobates pumilio. In 6th International Zoo and Wildlife Research Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics, Berlin, 07.-10.10.2007, S. 147

 

Meuche, I.; Linsenmair, K.E.; Pröhl, H. (2007): Preferences for male call parameters in the strawberry poison frig, Dendrobates pumilio. In Abstract Book 14th European congress of herpetology, Porto, Portugal, 19.-23.09.2007, S. 253

 

Krug, A.; Pröhl, H. (2007): Conservation genetics of the European tree frog in Lower Saxony, Germany. In Population genetics modelling and habitat fragmentation: separating recent and ancient events for Conservation genetic workshop, Oeiras, Portugal, 19.-21.09.2007, S. 16

 

Krug, A.; Manzke, U.; Pröhl, H. (2007): Genetic structure and microsatellite variation in a fragmented tree frog (Hyla arborea) population. In Abstract Book, 14th European congress of herpetology, Porto, Portugal, 19.-23.09.2007, S. 240

 

Krug, A.; Manzke, U.; Pröhl, H. (2007): Genetic structure and microsatellite variation in a fragmented tree frog (Hyla arborea) population. 6th International Zoo and Wildlife Research Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics, Berlin, 07.-10.10.2007, S. 134

 

2005

 

Hagemann, S.; Pröhl, H. (2005): Phenotypic and genetic diversity in the strawberry dart-poison frog Dendrobates pumilio. 98. Jahresversammlung der DZG, Abstractband, p108

 

Pröhl, H. (2005): Bioacoustic variation, genetic variation and mate choice in Central American tùngara frogs, Physalaemus pustulosus. 98. Jahresversammlung der DZG, Abstractband, p 24

 

2004

 

Pröhl H.; Mueller U.; Rand A.S.; Ryan M. (2004): Population genetic analysis of a secondary zone of contact in tungara frogs: did a double invasion of Middle America yield two species of tungara frogs? Symposium-Vortrag. Animal Behavior Society, XLI Meeting, Oaxaca, ( Mexico).

 

2002

 

Pröhl H.; Berke O. (2002): Spatial distribution of adult strawberry poison frogs in relation to phytotelmic tadpole rearing sites. Vortrag (auf Einladung), Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Kanasas City (USA).

 

1999

 

Pröhl H. (1999): Reproductive strategies of dart-poison frogs. Abstract. Vortrag, German American Biological Science Symposium GABS. Hannover.

 

Pröhl H. (1999): Habitat influence on the mating system of the strawberry dart-poison frog, Dendrobates pumilio. Advances in Ethology 34: 184. Vortrag, XXVI. Internationaler Ethologen-Kongress in Bangalore (Indien).

 

Pröhl H. (1999): Habitateinfluß auf das Paarungssystem des Erdbeerfröschchens Dendrobates pumilio. Zoology (Suppl. II): 102: 33. Vortrag, 92. Jahrestreffen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft.

 

Pröhl H. (1999): Paarungssystem und sexuelle Selektion beim Erdbeerfröschchen Dendrobates pumilio in zwei unterschiedlich strukturierten Habitaten. Abstract P-5.8, 12. Poster, 12. Jahrestreffen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (GTÖ).

 

1994

 

Pröhl H. (1994): The reproductive behaviour of Dendrobates pumilio. Poster für den Workshop ”Population biology of Amphibiens” in Wien Sept. 1994. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, International Society for the Study and Conservation of Amphibiens und Österreichische Gesellschaft für Herpetologie.

 

 

III. Books

 

1997

 

Pröhl, H. (1997): Los Anfibios de Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Guia de campo (Feldführer). Editorial García Hermanos, San José. p 66.

Review for

Funding agencies

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, National Science Foundation (USA), Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), L’Oreal Östereich, Graduate Women in Science Fellowship, Wilhelm-Peters-Fond (DGHT), National Geographic Society, Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Professional Journals

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Journal of the Linnean Society, Ethology, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Animal Behaviour, Ethology Ecology and Evolution, Behaviour, Journal of Herpetology, Herpetological Journal, Amphibia-Reptilia, Alytes, Revista de Biologia Tropical, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Applied Ecology, Biotropica etc.

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