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
Personal Homepage:

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., & T. Barta. 2014: Adaptive Plasticity in calling site selection in gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor)Behaviour. 151:741-754.

Reichert, M., Galante, H. & G. Höbel. 2014.
Female grey treefrogs, Hyla versicolor, are responsive to visual stimuli but unselective of stimulus characteristics. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:3254-3262

Rodríguez,RL, Araya–Salas,M, Gray,DA, Reichert,MS, Symes, LB, Wilkins, MR, Safran, RJ & Höbel, G. 2014. How acoustic signals scale with body size: common trends across diverse taxa. Behavioral Ecology. In Press

Höbel, G.
& R.C. Kolodziej. Wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) use water surface waves in their reproductive behaviour. Behaviour 150:471-483.

Höbel, G. Interaction between signal position and signal feature preferences: causes and implications for sexual selection. Animal Behaviour 79: 1257-1266.

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