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Prof. Dr. Ute Radespiel

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Radespiel

Main interests

 

Behavioral ecology

  • Evolution of sexually dimorphic traits in primates: An integrative bioacoustic, behavioural, parasitological, hormonal and genetical approach of a conspicuous male trait in a primate model, the proboscis monkey (, von Wurmb 1787)
  • Niche differentiation of mouse lemurs in northwestern Madagascar
  • Socio-ecology of nocturnal mouse lemurs ( spp.) in northwestern Madagascar

 

Biodiversity and conservation genetics

  • Habitat fragmentation in the ecosystem tropical rain forest: a case study on the genetic diversity of tropical small mammal communities in the Kinabatangan floodplain in Borneo (Sabah, Malaysia)
  • Biodiversity and phylogenetics of nocturnal lemurs
  • Phylogeography and conservation genetics of lemurs in northwestern Madagascar

 

Evolutionary biology and genetics

  • Evolution of sexually dimorphic traits in primates: An integrative bioacoustic, behavioural, parasitological, hormonal and genetical approach of a conspicuous male trait in a primate model, the proboscis monkey (, von Wurmb 1787)
  • Biodiversity and phylogenetics of nocturnal lemurs
  • Regional biogeography and population genetics of lemurs in Northwestern Madagascar
  • Evolution of olfactoric communication in mouse lemurs
  • Phylogeography and conservation genetics of lemurs in northwestern Madagascar

 

Behavior and reproduction

  • Handedness, laterality and fine-grained motoric control of actions in lemurs – patterns, origins and mechanisms
  • Female dominance and mate choice in mouse lemurs
  • Management, husbandry, and breeding of mouse lemurs
  • Kin recognition in mouse lemurs
  • 12. Kin recognition in mouse lemurs

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Radespiel

Members of working group

PhD/Doctoral students

 

Jennifer Brunke

Habitat fragmentation in a tropical rainforest ecosystem: a case study on the genetic diversity of small mammal communities in the lower Kinabatangan floodplain in Borneo (Sabah, Malaysia)

 

Sarah Hohenbrink

Development, physiology and consequences of female dominance in two basal primate models, the grey and the Goodman´s mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus and M. lehilahytsara)

 

Philipp Hohenbrink

Evolutionary genetics of pheromonal communication in mouse lemurs

 


Diploma- / Master- / Bachelorstudents

 

Svenja Gerberding

 

Laura Heck

 

Kathrin Schlegel

 

Jennifer Wittkowski

 

Associated doctoral students

 

Sharon Kessler

Kin recognition in mouse lemurs

 

Kathrin Marquart

Alumni

 

Johanne Kitzler, BSc

Jennifer Kosubek, MSc

Elena Steinmeier, BSc

Maren Koberstein-Schwarz, BSc

Katherina Bünemann, BSc

Dr. Lalandy Sehen

Sandra Thorén, PhD

Dr.rer.nat. Mathias Craul

Gillian Olivieri, PhD

Dr. vet.med. Franziska Quietzsch

Dr. Romule Rakotondravony

Dipl.Biol. Jan Dehne

Dinah Eßer, MSc

Dipl.Biol. Katja Guschanski

Dipl.Biol. Arite Heuck

Vivian Juerges, MSc

Dipl.Biol. Marina Juric

Dipl.Biol. Ina Leinweber

Dipl.Biol. Difei Li

Dipl.Biol. Philipp Mesecke

Dipl.Biol. Nicole Schneider

Dipl.Biol. Melanie Söhlke

Dipl.Biol. Pia Eichmüller

Dipl.Biol. Miriam Linnenbrink

Dipl. Biol. Dennis von der Wall

Christopher Meusel, BSc

Frank Roloff, BSc

Julia Haenel, BSc

Professional and scientific career

since 11.2009

Außerplanmäßige Professorin at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

since 01.2006

Akademische Oberrätin at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover


06.2005

Habilitation at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (venia legendi: Zoology)


09.2002 - 12.2005

Akademische Rätin (tenure) at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

12.2001 - 09.2002

Hochschulassistentin (C1) at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

01.2000 - 11.2001 

Research fellow (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

01.1999 - 12.1999

Post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Zoology, London and the Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, U.K.

02.1998 - 12.1998

Research fellow at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

05.1996 - 12.1998

Research assistant (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at the Institute of Zoology, TiHo Hannover

 

01.1995 - 04.1996

Research assistant at the German Primate Center, Göttingen

Education and further qualification

02.2008 - 02.2010

Participation in “Professional Teaching” (200 hrs, organized by: TiHo Hannover)

 

02.1998

Doctoral degree (Dr.rer.nat.) at the University of Hannover. Doctoral thesis: “Soziale Organisation des Grauen Mausmaki (Microcebus murinus)”

 

10.1985 - 04.1990

Studies of Biology (Diplom) at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. Diploma thesis: “Die räumlichen und sozialen Strukturen innerhalb einer Familie von Weissbüschelaffen (Callithrix jacchus ERXLEBEN 1777) unter dem experimentellen Einfluss der zeitweiligen Abwesenheit der Eltern

 

10.1983 - 09.1985

Studies of Biology (Diplom) at the University of Regensburg

Awards & grants

  • Research grant by the VolkswagenStiftung (PhD grant; 2010-2013)
  • DFG-Sachbeihilfen (DFG RA 502/7-11, 2003-2011)
  • Research grant by BIOPAT e.V. (2008)
  • Research grant by the Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN) (2007)
  • Scientific exchange grant by the DAAD (2008-2009, 2011)
  • Scientific exchange grant by the VolkswagenStiftung (2006-2007)
  • Research grant by Conservation International (2002)
  • Post-doctoral scholarship by the DAAD (1999)

Publications

I. Articles in peer-reviewed journals

 

2016

 

72. Kappeler PM.; Cuozzo FP.; Fichtel C.; Ganzhorn, JU.; Gursky-Doyen S.; Irwin MT.; Ichino S.; Lawler R.; Nekaris KA.; Ramanamanjato J-B.; Radespiel U.; Sauther ML.; Wright PC.; Zimmermann E. (submitted): Longterm field studies of lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

 

2015

 

71. Zimmermann E, Radespiel U (2015): Primate Life Histories. In: Henke W, Tattersall I (eds): Handbook of Paleoanthropology. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2015; pp. 1527 -- 1592

 

70. Hohenbrink S, Zimmermann E, Radespiel U: Need for speed: Sexual maturation precedes social maturation in Gray Mouse Lemurs. Am J Primatol. Volume 77, Issue 10, pages 1049–1059, October 2015; doi: 10.1002/ajp.2244

 

69. Hohenbrink S, Koberstein-Schwarz M, Zimmermann E, Radespiel U: Shades of gray mouse lemurs: Ontogeny of female dominance and dominance-related behaviors in a nocturnal primate. American Journal of Primatology 07/2015; DOI:10.1002/ajp.22452

 

68. Habel, J.C.; Zachos, F.E.; Dapporto, L; Rödder, D.; Radespiel, U.; Tellier, A.; Schmitt, T.: Population genetics revisited – towards a multidisciplinary research field. Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 115, 1-12.

 

2014

 

67. Hohenbrink, P; Dempewolf, S; Zimmermann, E; Mundy, N.I; Radespiel, U: Functional promiscuity in a mammalian chemosensory system: extensive expression of vomeronasal receptors in the main olfactory epithelium of mouse lemurs. Front. Neuroanat., doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00102

 

 

66. Zimmermann, E; Radespiel, U.: Species concepts, diversity, and evolution in primates: Lessons to be learned from mouse lemurs. Evolutionary Anthropology 23:11–14 (2014) DOI: 10.1002/evan.21388

 

65. Kessler, S.E.; Radespiel, U.; Hasiniaina, A.I.; Leliveld, L.M.; Nash, L.T.; Zimmermann, E. (2014): Modeling the origins of mammalian sociality: moderate evidence for matrilineal signatures in mouse lemur vocalizations. Front. Zool. 11:14. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-11-14

 

2013

 

64. Radespiel, U.; Bruford, M.W. (2013): Fragmentation genetics of rainforest animals: insights from recent studies. Cons. Gen. DOI:10.1007/s10592-013-0550-3.

 

63. Rode, E.J.; Nekaris, K.A.-I.; Markolf, M.; Schliehe-Diecks, S.; Seiler, M.; Radespiel, U.; Schwitzer, C. (2013): Social organisation of the northern giant mouse lemur Mirza zaza in Sahamalaza, north western Madagascar, inferred from nest group composition and genetic relatedness. Contrib. Zool. 82 (2): 71-83.

 

62. Jürges, V.; Kitzler, J.; Zingg, R.; Radespiel, U. (2013): First insights into the social organisation of the Goodman’s Mouse Lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) – testing predictions from socio-ecological hypotheses in the Masoala Hall of Zoo Zurich. Folia Primatologica, 84, 32-48.

 

61. Hohenbrink, P.; Mundy, N.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2013): First evidence for functional vomeronasal 2 receptor genes in primates. Biol. Lett. 9 (1): 2012.1006. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1006

 

60. Eichmüller, P.; Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U. (2013): The lack of female dominance in golden-brown mouse lemurs suggests alternative routes in lemur social evolution. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 150, 158-164.

 

2012

 

59. Chanu, L.; Goetze, D.; Rajeriarison, C.; Roger, E.; Thorén, S.; Porembski, S.; Radespiel, U. (2012): Can differences in floristic composition explain variation in the abundance of two sympatric mouse lemur species (Microcebus) in the Ankarafantsika National Park, northwestern Madagascar? Malagasy Nature, 6, 83-102.

 

58. Radespiel, U.; Ratsimbazafy, J.H.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Raveloson, H.; Andriaholinirina,  N.; Rakotondravony, R.; Randrianarison, R.M.; Randrianambinina, B. (2012): First indications of a highland specialist among mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) and evidence for a new mouse lemur species from eastern Madagascar. Primates 53, 157-170.

 

57. Meyler, S.V.; Salmona, J.; Ibouroi, M.T.; Besolo, A.; Rasolondraibe, E.; Radespiel, U.; Rabarivola, C.; Chikhi, L. (2012): Density estimates of two endangered nocturnal lemur species from northern Madagascar: new results and a comparison of commonly-used methods. Am. J. Primatol. 74, 414-422.

 

56. Hohenbrink, P., Radespiel, U. Mundy, NI (2012): Pervasive and ongoing positive selection in the vomeronasal-1
receptor (V1R) repertoire of mouse lemurs
. Mol. Biol. Evol. 29, 3807-3816 doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss188

 

2011

 

55. Crowley, B.E.; Thorén, S.; Rasoazanabary, E.; Barrett, M.A.; Zohdy, S.; Blanco, M.B.; McGoogan, K.C.; Arrigo-Nelson, S.J.; Irwin, M.T.; Vogel, E.R.; Wright, P.C.; Radespiel, U.; Godfrey, L.R.; Koch, P.L.; Dominy, N.J. (2011): Explaining geographical variation in the isotope composition of mouse lemurs (Microcebus). J. Biogeogr. 38, 2106-2121; DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02551.x

 

54. Rahm, N., Yap, M., Snoeck, J., Zoete, V., Munoz, M., Radespiel, U., Zimmermann, E., Michielin, O., Stoye, J., Ciuffi, A., Telenti, A. (2011): Unique spectrum of activity of prosimian TRIM5alpha against exogenous and endogenous retroviruses. J. Virol.  85(9), 4173-4183 DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00075-11

 

53. Kappel, P., Hohenbrink, S. & Radespiel, U., (2011): Experimental evidence for olfactory predator recognition in wild mouse lemurs, American Journal of Primatology 73: 928–938

 

52. Thorén, S.; Quietzsch, F.; Schwochow, D.; Chanu, L.; Meusel, C.; Meares, K.; Radespiel, U. (2011). Seasonal changes in feeding ecology and activity pattern in two sympatric mouse lemur species in northwestern Madagascar. Int. J. Prim. 32, 566-586.

 

51. Thorén, S.; Linnenbrink, M.; Radespiel, U. (2011): Different competitive potential in two coexisting mouse lemur species in northwestern Madagascar. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 145, 156-162.

 

2010

 

50. Randrianambinina, B.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Rakotondravony, R.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2010): Abundance and conservation status of two newly described lemur species in northwestern Madagascar (Microcebus danfossi, Lepilemur grewcockorum). In: Madagascar Conservation & Development 5, 95-102.

ISSN 1662-2510

 

49. Sehen, L.; Goetze, D.; Rajeriarison, C.; Roger, E.; Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U. (2010): Structural and floristic traits of habitats with different relative abundance of the lemurs Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis in northwest Madagascar. In: Ecotropica 16, 15-30.

ISSN 0949-3026


48. Schneider, N.; Chikhi, L.; Currat, M.; Radespiel, U. (2010): Signals of recent spatial expansions in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). In: BMC Evolutionary Biology 10, 105.

ISSN 1471-2148

 

47. Thorén, S.; Quietzsch, F.; Radespiel, U. (2010): Leaf nest use and construction in the Golden-brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis) in the Ankarafantsika National Park. In: Am. J. Primatol. 72, 48-55.

ISSN 0275-2565

 

2009

46. Craul, M.: Chikhi, L.; Sousa, V.; Olivieri, G.L.; Rabesandratana, A.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2009): Influence of forest fragmentation on an endangered large-bodied lemur in northwestern Madagascar. In: Biol. Conserv. 142 (12): 2862-2871.

ISSN 0888-8892


45. Craul, M.; Dawson, D.A.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E.; Bruford, M.W.; Burke, T. (2009): Isolation of sixteen autosomal loci and sex-linked polymorphic microsatellite locus from the Milne-Edwards’ sportive lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi). In: Mol. Ecol. Resour.9: 333-335

ISSN 1755-098X

 

44. Radespiel, U.; Jurić, M.; Zimmermann, E. (2009): Sociogenetic structures, dispersal and the risk of inbreeding in a small nocturnal lemur, the golden-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis) In: Behaviour 146: 607-628.

ISSN 0005-7959

 

43. Rakotondravony, R.; Radespiel, U. (2009): Varying pattern of coexistence of two mouse lemur species (Microcebus ravelobensis and M. murinus) in a heterogeneous landscape. In: Am. J. Primatol. 71 (11): 928-938. ISSN 0275-2565

 
2008


41. Craul, M.; Radespiel, U.; Rasolofoson, D.W.; Rakotondratsimba, G.; Rakotonirainy, O.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Randrianambinina, B.; Ratsimbazafy, J.; Ratelolahy, F.; Randrianamboavaonjy, T.; Rakotozafy, L. (2008): Large rivers do not always act as species barriers for Lepilemur sp. In: Primates (2008) 49: 211-218.

 

40. Olivieri, G.L.; Sousa, V.; Chikhi, L.; Radespiel, U. (2008): From genetic diversity and structure to conservation: Genetic signature of recent population declines in three mouse lemur species (Microcebus spp.) in northwestern Madagascar. In: Biol. Cons. 141: 1257-1271.

 

39. Piep, M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E.; Schmidt, S.; Siemers, B.M. (2008): The sensory basis of prey detection in captive-born grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). In: Anim. Behav. 75: 871-878.

 

38. Radespiel, U.; Olivieri, G.; Rasolofoson, D.W.; Rakotondratsimba, G.; Rakotonirainy, O.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Randrianambinina, B.; Ratsimbazafy, J.H.; Ratelolahy, F.; Randriamboavonjy, T.; Rasolofoharivelo, T.; Craul, M.; Rakotozafy, L.; Randrianarison, R.M. (2008): Exceptional diversity of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in the Makira Region with the description of one new species. In: Am. J. Primatol. 70: 1033-1046

 

37. Radespiel, U.; Rakotondravony, R.; Chikhi, L. (2008): Natural and anthropogenic determinants of genetic structure in the largest remaining population of the endangered golden-brown mouse lemur, Microcebus ravelobensis. In: Am. J. Primatol. 70: 860-870

2007

36. Craul, M.; Zimmermann, E.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Randrianambinina, B.; Radespiel, U. (2007): Unexpected species diversity of Malagasy primates (Lepilemur spp.) in the same biogeographical zone: a morphological and molecular approach with the description of two new species. In: BMC Evolutionary Biology 7. 83.

 

35. Guschanski, K.; Olivieri, G.; Funk, S.M.; Radespiel, U. (2007): MtDNA reveals strong genetic differentiation among geographically isolated populations of the golden brown mouse lemur, Microcebus ravelobensis. In: Cons.Gen. 8, 4: 809-821.

 

34. Olivieri, G.; Randrianambinina, B.; Rakotondavony, D.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2007): The ever-increasing diversity in mouse lemurs: three new species in north and northwestern Madagascar. In: Mol. Phyl. Evol. 43, 309-327.

 

33. Rakotondravony, R.; Radespiel, U. (2007): Variation de la distribution de deux espèces de microcèbes dans le Parc National Ankarafantsika. In: Lemur News 12, 31-34

 

32. Schmelting, B.; Zimmermann, E.; Berke, O.; Bruford, M.W.; Radespiel, U. (2007): Experience-dependent recapture rates and reproductive success in male grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). In: Am J. Phys. Anthropol. 133, 743-752.

2006


31. Lutermann, H.; Schmelting, B.; Radespiel, U.; Ehresmann, P.; Zimmermann, E. (2006): The role of survival for the evolution of female philopatry in a solitary forager, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). In: Proc. Biol. Sci. 273: 2527-2533.

 

30. Radespiel, U .; Reimann, W.; Rahelinirina, M.; Zimmermann, E. (2006): Preliminary study on the feeding ecology of sympatric mouse lemur species in northwestern Madagascar. In: Int. J. Primatol. 27: 311-321.

 

29. Andriaholonirina, N.; Fausser, J.L.; Roos, C.; Zinner, D.; Thalmann, U.; Rabarivola, C.; Ravoarimanana, I.; Ganzhorn, J.U.; Meier, B.; Hilgartner, R.; Walter, L.; Zaramody, A.; Langer, C.; Hahn, T.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U.; Craul, M.; Tomiuk, J.; Tattersall, I.; Rumpler, Y. (2006): Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the sportive lemurs (Lepilemur, Primates). In: BMC Evol. Biol. 6: 17 (online).

2005


28. Olivieri, G.; Craul, M.; Radespiel, U. (2005): Inventaire des lémuriens dans 15 fragments de forêt de la province de Mahajanga. In: Lemur News 10: 11-16

2004

27. Craul, M; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2004): First experimental evidence for female mate choice in a nocturnal primate. In: Primates 45, 271-274.

 

26. Weidt, A.; Hagenah, N.; Randrianambinina, B.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2004): The social organization of the Golden Brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis). Am. J. of Phys. Anthropol. 123, 40-51.

2003

 

25. Radespiel, U; Ehresmann, P.; Zimmermann, E. (2003): Species-specific usage of sleeping sites in two sympatric mouse lemur species (Microcebus murinus, M. ravelobensis) in northwestern Madagascar. In: Am. J. of Primatol. 59, 139-151.

 

24. Radespiel, U.; Lutermann, H.; Schmelting, B.; Bruford, M.W.; Zimmermann, E. (2003): Patterns and dynamics of sex-biased dispersal in a nocturnal primate, the grey mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. In: Anim. Behav. 65, 709-719.

 

23. Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2003): The influence of familiarity, age, experience and female mate choice on pregnancies in captive grey mouse lemurs. Behaviour 140, 301-318

 

22. Randrianambinina, B.; Rakotondravony, D.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2003): Seasonal changes in general activity, body mass and reproduction of two small nocturnal primates: a comparison of the golden brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis) in Northwestern Madagascar and the brown mouse lemur (M. rufus) in Eastern Madagascar. In: Primates 44, 321-331.

 

21. Rendigs, A.; Radespiel, U.; Wrogemann, D.; Zimmermann, E. (2003): Relationship between microhabitat structure and distribution of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in Northwestern Madagascar. In: Int. J. Primatol. 24, 47-64.

2002


20. Radespiel, U; Dal Secco, V.; Drögemüller, C.; Braune, P.; Labes, E.; Zimmermann, E. (2002): Sexual selection, multiple mating and paternity in grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). Anim. Behav., 63, 259-268.

2001


19. Radespiel, U.; Ehresmann, P.; Zimmermann E. (2001): Contest versus scramble competition for mates – the composition and spatial structure of a population of gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) in north-west Madagascar. In: Primates 42, 207-220.

 

18. Radespiel, U. ; Funk, S.M.; Zimmermann, E.; Bruford, M.W. (2001): Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) and their amplification in the family Cheirogaleidae. In: Mol. Ecol. Notes 1, 16-18.

 

17. Radespiel, U.; Raveloson, H. (2001): Preliminary study on the lemur communities at three sites of dry deciduous forest in the Réserve Naturelle d’Ankarafantsika. In: Lemur News 6, 22-24.

 

16. Radespiel, U.; Sarikaya, Z.; Zimmermann, E.; Bruford, M.W. (2001): Socio-genetic structure in a free-living nocturnal primate population: Sex-specific differences in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). In: Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 50, 493-502.

 

15. Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2001): Dynamics of estrous synchrony in captive gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). In: Int. J. Primatol. 22, 71-90.

 

14. Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2001): Female dominance in captive gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). Am. J. Primatol. 54, 182-191.

 

13. Wrogemann, D.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2001): Comparison of reproductive characteristics between captive populations of rufous and gray mouse lemurs. In: Int. J. Primatol. 22, 91-108.

2000


12. Radespiel, U. (2000): Sociality in the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) in northwestern Madagascar. In: Am. J. Primatol., 51, 21-40.

 

11. Radespiel, U.; Sterling, E. (2000) Guest Editor: Sociality in Nocturnal Prosimians. In: Sonderband des Am. J. Primatol., 51(1).

 

10. Sterling, E.; Radespiel, U. (2000): Advances in studies of sociality in nocturnal prosimians. In: Am. J. Primatol., 51, 1-2.

1998

9.  Radespiel, U.; Cepok, S.; Zietemann, V.; Zimmermann, E. (1998): Sex-specific usage patterns of sleeping-sites in Grey Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus murinus) in Northwestern Madagascar. In: Am. J. Primatol., 46, 77-84.

 

8.  Zimmermann, E.; Cepok, S.; Rakotoarison, N.; Zietemann, V.; Radespiel, U. (1998): Sympatric mouse lemurs in North West Madagascar: A new rufous mouse lemur species (Microcebus ravelobensis). In: Folia Primatol. 69, 106-114.

1993


7.  Rothe, H.; Darms, K.; König, A.; Radespiel, U.; Jünemann, B. (1993): Long-term study of infant-carrying behaviour in captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus): Effect of nonreproductive helpers on the parents carrying performance. In: Int. J. Primatol. 14, 79-93.

1990


6.  König, A.; Radespiel, U.; Siess, M.; Rothe, H.; Darms, K. (1990): Analysis of pairing-parturition- und interbirth-intervals in a colony of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). In: Z. Säugetierkde 55, 308-314.

1988


5.  König, A.; Rothe, H.; Siess, M.; Darms, K.; Gröger, D.; Radespiel, U.; Rock, J. (1988): Reproductive reorganization in incomplete groups of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) under laboratory conditions. Z. Säugetierkde 53, 1-6.

 

4.  Rothe, H.; König, A.; Radespiel, U.; Darms, K.; Siess, M. (1988): Occurence and frequency of twin-fight in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). In: Z. Säugetierkde 53, 325-332.

1987


3.  König, A.; Rothe, H.; Darms, K.; Siess, M.; Radespiel, U.; Rock, J. (1987): Bildung von Mehr-Männchen-Gruppen bei Krallenaffen. In: Zool. Garten N.F. 57, 200-201.

 

2.  König, A.; Rothe, H.; Radespiel, U.; Darms, K.; Bodemeyer, J. (1987): Nagehölzer für Krallenaffen.In: Z. Kölner Zoo 30, 107-108.

 

1.  Rothe, H.; König, A.; Siess, M.; Radespiel, U.; Darms, K. (1987): Integration adulter Callithrix jacchus-Männchen in Rumpfgruppen. In: Zool Garten N.F. 57, 202-203.

 

 

II. Abstracts of international conferences (2014 - 2007)

 

2016

 

 

Klaus, A.; Zimmermann, E.; Röper, K.M.; Radespiel, U.; Nathan, K.S.S.; Goossens, B.; Strube, C. (2016): Gastrointestinale Parasiten bei freilebenden Nasenaffen (Nasalis larvatus) in Malaysia, Tagung der DVG-Fachgruppe "Parasitologie und parasitäre Krankheiten", Berlin, Germany, 02.05.2016 – 04.05.2016, Oral presentation, p. 42

 

2015

 

 

Klaus,A.; Janecek, E.; Zimmermann, E.; Röper, K.M.; Radespiel, U.; Nathan, K.S.S.; Goossens, B.; Strube, C. (2015): Intestinale Parasitengemeinschaften eines auf Borneo endemischen, gefährdeten Primaten: dem Nasenaffen, Nasalis larvatus, Tagung der DVG-Fachgruppe ,,Parasitologie und parasitäre Krankheiten", Stralsund, Germany, 29.06.2015 - 01.07.2015, Poster Session

 

 

2014

 

Klaus, A.; Strube, C.; Röper, K.M.; Radespiel, U.; Nathan, K.S.S.; Goossens, B.; Zimmermann, E. (2014): Intestinal parasite communities in the endangered proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus (Wurmb 1787): effect of group size. 25th Conference of the International Primatological Society, Hanoi, Vietnam, 11.8.2014 – 16.8.2014, Poster Session 522

 

2013

 

Radespiel, U.; Randrianambinina, B.; Zimmermann, E. (2013): The last will be first: reproductive seasonality in mouse lemurs. 5th International Prosimian Congress, Ranomafana, Madagascar, 4.8.-9.8.2013, p. 49-50.

 

Rakotondravony, R.; Rakotondratsimba, G.; Rakotomanga, B.; Rakotondrainibe, H.; Ratsimbazafy, J.; Radespiel, U.; Mass, V.; Andrianaivomahefa, P.; Cooke, A.; Brand, D. (2013): Lemur responses to Ambatovy mining: the case of Indriidae. 5th International Prosimian Congress, Ranomafana, Madagascar, 4.8.-9.8.2013, p. 60-61.

 

Hohenbrink, P.; Mundy, N.I.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2013): Do vomeronasal receptor genes of two sympatric mouse lemur species show signals of divergent evolutionary history? 9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, 18.9.-21.9.2013, p. 88.

 

Hohenbrink, P.; Mundy, N.I.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2013): First evidence for functional vomeronasal 2 receptor genes in primates. 13th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, Hamburg, 6.2.-8.2.2013, p. 35.

 

Hohenbrink, P.; Mundy, N.I.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2013): Signals of a divergent evolutionary history in the vomeronasal receptor genes of two sympatric mouse lemur species. 14th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, 19.8.-24.8.2013, p.104.

 

Hohenbrink, S.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2013): Play or fight? Social interactions and ontogeny of dominance relationships in young grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), a primate with female dominance. 9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, 18.9.-21.9.2013, p. 89.

 

Hohenbrink, S.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2013). Girl power! The ontogeny of agonistic behaviour in a primate with female dominance, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). 13th meeting of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, 6.-8.2.2013, Hamburg.

 

2012

 

Zohdy, S.; Radespiel, U. (2012): Lifespan and survival in eastern and western mouse lemurs. 24rd Congress of the International Primatological Society. 12.-17. August 2012, Cancun, Mexico.

 

Radespiel, U.; Randrianambinina, B.; Zimmermann, E. (2012): Long-term data reveal divergent reproductive schedules in two sympatric mouse lemurs: Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis. 24rd Congress of the International Primatological Society. 12.-17. August 2012, Cancun, Mexico.

 

Mundy, N.I.; Kappel, P.; Radespiel, U. (2012): Positive selection and diversification of the V1R gene family in strepsirrhine primates. Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23.-26.6.2012, Dublin, U.K.

 

Radespiel, U. (2012): Genetic fragmentation effects in the tropics: what animal populations can tell us. Annual conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology. 22.-25.2.2012, Erlangen, Germany

 

Rode, E.J.; Nekaris, K.A.-I.; Markolf, M.; Schliehe-Diecks, S.; Seiler, M.; Radespiel, U.; Schwitzer, C. (2011): Nest use and its implications for social organisation and conservation of the northern giant mouse lemur Mirza zaza, in Sahamalaza, northwestern Madagascar. PSGB winter meeting, 1.12.2011, Bristol, U.K.

 

2011

 

Kappel P., Radespiel U. & Mundy N: Vomeronasal-1 receptor (V1R) gene repertoire of mouse lemurs (Microcebus) under strong and variable positive selection. 12th Meeting on Chemical Signals in Vertebrates (CSiV XII), Berlin, 28.-31.08.2011

 

Kappel P., Radespiel U. & Mundy N: Extensive and variable positive selection in the vomeronasal-1 receptor (V1R) gene repertoire of mouse lemurs (Microcebus). 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) 2011, Tübingen, 20.-25.08.2011

 

Jürges, V.; Zingg, R.; Radespiel, U.: Social Organisation of the Goodman’s mouse lemur (Microcebus lehilahytsara) in the Masoala Hall of Zoo Zurich. 12th meeting of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, 30.3.-1.4.2011, Utrecht, Netherlands.


Thorén, S.; Sehen, L.; Rakotondravony, R.; Radespiel, U.: Can key food resources explain the presence and absence of two mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in northwestern Madagascar. Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, 21.-24.2.2011, Frankfurt, Germany


Rahm, N.; Yap, M.; Snoeck, J.; Zoete, V.; Munoz, M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E.; Michielin, O; Stoye, J.; Ciuffi, A.; Telenti, A. (2011): Unique spectrum of activity of prosimian TRIM5alpha against exogenous and endogenous retroviruses. Keystone Symposium HIV: Evolution, Genomics and Pathogenesis (X7). 20.-25.3.2011, Whistler, British Columbia.

 

2010

 

Sehen, L.; Radespiel, U.; Rajeriarison, Ch.; Roger, E.; Goetze, D.: Can floristic habitat properties explain variations in the abundance of two sympatric mouse lemurs in north-western Madagascar? In: 19th Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa (AETFAT) Congress, Antananarivo, Madagascar, 25.4.-1.5.; 2010, S. 455

 

Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U.: Comparative feeding ecology of two sympatric mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) in northwestern Madagascar

In: Abstracts & program 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, 12.-18.9.2010; 2010, S. #025

 

Radespiel, U.; Chikhi, L.: Habitat fragmentation in time and space: lessons to learn about and from primates In: Abstracts & Program 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, 12.-18.9.2010; 2010, S. #257-S

 

Radespiel, U.; Currat, M.; Chikhi, L.: The effect of habitat fragmentation and phylogeographic history on the genetic structure of a small nocturnal lemur

In: Abstracts & program 23rd congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, 12.-18.9.2010; 2010, S. #258

 

 

2009

 

Radespiel, U.: Diversität und Speziation der Lemuren im Evolutionslabor Madagaskar: Quo vadis? In: DARWINs „Origin of species – im Lichte heutiger Forschungen“ 51. Phylogenetisches Symposium, Braunschweig, 21.-22.11.2009; 2009, S. 11

 

Thorén, S.; Linnenbrink, M.; Radespiel, U.: Experiments on inter-specific food competition in two coexisting mouse lemur species in north-western Madagascar

In: Folia Primatologica 80 (2) 3rd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Zürich, 12.-15.8.2009; Basel: Karger, 2009, S. 145 ISSN 0015-5713 

 

Radespiel, U.: Human impact on Microcebus spp. and Lepilemur spp. in northwestern Madagascar - insights from genetics In: Folia Primatologica 80 (2) 3rd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Zürich, 12.-15.8.2009; Basel: Karger, 2009, S. 138 ISSN 0015-5713

 

Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U.: Investigation of inter-specific dominance pattern between two sympatric mouse lemurs in north-western Madagascar In: Abstracts 31st International Ethological Conference, Rennes, 19.-24.8.2009; 2009, S. 435-436 

 

Kappel, P.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U.: Olfactory predator recognition in two sympatric mouse lemur species (Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis) in Northwest Madagascar In: Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (Hrsg.): Abstracts 102. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft, Regensburg, 25.-28.9.2009; 2009, S. 26 ISBN 978-3-00-028368-0

 

Radespiel, U.: Sleeping site ecology drives social evolution in mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) In: Abstracts 31st International Ethological Conference, Rennes, 19.-24.8.2009; 2009, S. 376-377

 

Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U.: The influence of seasonality on activity, feeding ecology and feeding niche differentiation in two sympatric mouse lemurs in the Ankarafantsika National Park, northwestern Madagascar In: Gesellschaft für Primatologie (Hrsg.): 11th meeting of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie Hannover, 24.-26.2.2009; 2009, S. 28

 

Sehen, L.; Rajeriarison, C.; Roger, E.; Radespiel, U.: Variations in the vertical forest structure among different mouse lemur habitats in northwestern Madagascar

In: Gesellschaft für Primatologie (Hrsg.): 11th meeting of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie Hannover, 24.-26.2.2009; 2009, S. 68

 

 

2008

 

Linnenbrink, M.; Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U.:

Interspecific dominance between two sympatric mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus and M. ravelobensis) in northwestern Madagascar

In: Ethologische Gesellschaft (Hrsg.): Jahrestagung der Ethologischen Gesellschaft, abstacts Regensburg, 20.-22.2.2008; 2008, S. 37

 

Thorén, S.; Schwochow, D.; Quietzsch, F.; Kunath, S.; Radespiel, U.: Leaf nest construction in the golden-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis) in the Ankarafantsika National Park In: Primate eye 96 (special issue) 22nd congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, 3.-8.8.2008; 2008, S. 170
ISSN 0305-8417

 

Radespiel, U.; Juric, M.; Zimmermann, E.: The unusual dispersal pattern and sociogenetic structure of the golden-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis)

In: Primate eye 96 (special Issue) 22nd congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, 3.-8.8.2008; 2008, S. 122 ISSN 0305-8417

 

 

2007

 

Radespiel, U.: Ecological plasticity in Microcebus species

In: International Congress Prosimians Ithala, 15.-19.7.2007; 2007, S. 14

 

Radespiel, U.; Olivieri, G.: Mouse lemurs and the effects of habitat fragmentation on Madagascar In: Population genetics modelling and habitat fragmentation: separating recent and ancient events for efficient conservation ESF Conservation Genetics Workshop, Oeiras, 19.-21.9.2007; 2007, S. 14

 

III. Contribution to books

 

15. Lehman, S.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E. (2016): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Cambridge, ISBN 9781107075597

 

14. Lehman, S.M.; Radespiel, U.; Zimmermann, E.  (2016): Conservation biology of the Cheirogaleidae: Future research directions   In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

13. Kessler, S.E.; Radespiel, U.; Nash, L.T.; Zimmermann, E.  (2016): Modeling the origins of primate sociality: Social flexibility and kinship in mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.)  In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

12. Thorén, S.; Carstens, K.F.; Schwochow, D.; Radespiel, U. (2016): Your food, my food: patterns of resource use in two sympatric mouse lemur species In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

11. Heck, L.; Crowley, B.; Thorén, S.; Radespiel, U. (2016): Determinants of isotonic variation in two sympatric mouse lemur species from northwestern Madagascar In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

10. Kessler, S.E.; Radespiel, U.; Schaber, K.; Strube, C. (2016): Tiny samples from tiny lemurs: Methodological considerations for endoparasite analyses in mouse lemurs In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

9. Radespiel, U. (2016): Can behavioral ecology help to understand the divergent geographic range sizes of mouse lemurs? In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

8. Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U.; Mestre-Francés N, Verdier JM (2016): Life history variation in mouse lemurs: the effect of environmental and phylogenetic determinants In: Lehmann SM, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E (ed): The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9781107075597

 

7. Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U.  (2013): Life Histories in Primates. In: (W. Henke, I. Tattersall, Eds.). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, SpringerReference (www.springerreference.com). DOI: 10.1007/SpringerReference_ 135073 2013-04-26 16:00:21 UTC.

 

6. Rakotoarisoa, G.; Radespiel, U.; Chikhi, L. (2013): Anjiamangirana and Marosely. In: (C. Schwitzer, R.A. Mittermeier, N. Davies, S. Johnson, J. Ratsimbazafy, J. Razafindramanana, E.E. Louis Jr., S. Rajaobelina, eds.). IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, and Conservation International, Bristol UK, pp. 130-131.

 

5. Radespiel, U.; Razafindramanana, J.  (2013): Ankarafantsika National Park. In: (C. Schwitzer, R.A. Mittermeier, N. Davies, S. Johnson, J. Ratsimbazafy, J. Razafindramanana, E.E. Louis Jr., S. Rajaobelina, eds.). IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group, Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, and Conservation International, Bristol UK, pp. 121-122.

 

4. Olivieri, J.; Radespiel, U. (in review): Conservation Genetics. Version. Synthesis. Network for Conservation Educators and Practitioners, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History. Available from http://cbc.amnh.org/ncep.

3. Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2007): Primate life histories. In: Henke, W.; Rothe, H.; Tattersall, I. (eds.): Handbook of Paleoanthropology Vol. 2: Primate Evolution and Human Origins. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 1163-1205.

2. Radespiel, U . (2006): Ecological diversity and seasonal adaptations of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.). In: Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation (L. Gould & M.L. Sauther, eds.). Springer, New York, pp. 211-233.

1. Olivieri, G.; Radespiel, U.; Randrianambinina, R.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Andrianarivo, C.; Rakotondravony, D.; Rakotosamimanana, B.; Ramilijaona, O.; Raminosoa, N.; Zimmermann, E. (2006): Biodiversité et évolution des lémuriens nocturnes: un programme de collaboration germano-malgache. In: Proceedings of the German-Malagasy Research Cooperationin Life and Earth Sciences (C. Schwitzer, S. Brandt, O. Ramilijaona, M. Rakotomalala Razanahoera, D. Ackermand, Th. Razakamanana & J. Ganzhorn eds.). Concept Verlag, Berlin, pp. 113-125.

Editorial board panel

  • Madagascar Conservation & Development

Review for

Funding agencies

 

Leakey Foundation (USA), Primate Conservation Inc., European Union, The Leverhulme Trust (U.K.), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Professional journals

 

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Madagascar Conservation & Development, Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, American Journal of Primatology, International Journal of Primatology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Journal of Zoology, Journal of Mammology, Ethology, Systematics & Biodiversity, Biological Conservation, Frontiers in Zoology, Journal of Human Evolution, Endangered Species Research

Activities in scientific societies

since 01.2010

Chair of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie e.V.


since 2006

Member of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group

 

2001 - 2005

Council member of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie e.V.

 

09.2000 - 12.2001

Council member of the European Federation of Primatology

Membership in scientific societies

  • Gesellschaft für Primatologie e. V.
  • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft
  • Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie
  • International Primatological Society
  • GERP (Groupe d’Étude et de recherche sur les primates de Madagascar“)
  • Diversitas Deutschland
  • IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group

Organizer/Co-organizer of the following workshops, symposia or conferences

2010

 

XVII Congress of the International Primatological Society, September, Kyoto, Japan, Symposium on “Habitat fragmentation in time and space: lessons to learn about and from primates” organized together with Dr. Chikhi, Toulouse University, France

 

2009

 

Organization of the XI. Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, Hannover, TiHo

 

2007

 

Member of the Scientific Organizing Committee of the International Prosimian Conference, 15.-19.7.2007 in Ithala/South Africa

 

Organisation of a scientific symposium (together with Prof. Zimmermann): „Ecological plasticity in Prosimians“ on the International Prosimian Conference, 15.-19.7.2007 in Ithala/South Africa

 

2003 - 2005

 

Organisation of three DFG roundtable meetings regarding “Endemism research on Madagascar”

 

1998

 

Organisation of a scientific symposium (together with Dr. Stirling, AMNH New York) on „Sociality in Nocturnal Prosimians – New Insights from recent Field Studies“ at the 17.th congress of the International Primatological Society, 10.-14.8.1998 in Antananarivo, Madagascar  Daraus hervorgegangen: Sonderband des American Journal of Primatology (Gast-Editor, Veröffentlichung Nr. 11).

Teaching and field trips

  • Lecture and course on “Funktionsmorphologie der Tiere” (Winter term)
  • Lecture series “Verhaltensbiologie” (Winter term)
  • Lecture series „Biodiversity, Behaviour and Evolution“ (Winter term)
  • Vertiefungskurs “Experimental Behavioural Biology” (Summer term)
  • Course on “tropical ecology” – focus Madagascar (in 2006, 2008, 2013…) or Borneo (in 2010, planned for 2014..)


Opportunities for thesis work - academic research collaboration with Operation Wallacea, for details see here.

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