Gerlinde Höbel
Gerlinde Höbel
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Ecology
Acoustic Communication

Dr. rer. nat. University of Ulm, Germany 2003
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia 2003-2006

Office: Lapham S299
Phone: 414-229-2284
FAX: 414-229-3926
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Research Interests

Mixed Frogs I am interested in the behavioral ecology of anurans, with special focus on acoustic communication, social interactions and sexual selection. Most of my research deals with adaptations to communicate in complex and dynamic environments (such as a frog chorus), and with the effects of social interactions on communication behavior.

For additional information about research in my lab, including information for graduate and undergraduate research, please see my Research Homepage.

Selected Publications

Höbel, G. & H.C. Gerhardt. 2007. Sources of Selection on Signal Timing in a Tree Frog. Ethology. 113: 973-982.

Pröhl, H., S. Hagemann, J. Karsch & G. Höbel. 2007. Geographic variation in male sexual signals in Strawberry poison frogs (Dendrobates pumilio). Ethology. 113: 825-837.

Gerhardt, H. C. & G. Höbel. 2005. Mid-frequency suppression in the green treefrog (Hyla cinerea): implications for the evolution of acoustic communication. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: 191:707-714.

Höbel, G. & Gerhardt, H. C. 2003. Reproductive character displacement in the communication system of green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea). Evolution 57: 894-904.

Höbel, G. 2000. Reproductive Ecology of Hyla rosenbergi in Costa Rica. Herpetologica, 56(4): 446-454.