The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Chemical Communication in Anurans: From Behaviour to Pheromone Decoding and Evolution

Date: 
Mon, 01/18/2021 - 5:00pm
Meeting point: 
Lectures by Zoom Meetings. Links will be provided before talks
Event type: 
Lecture
Event series: 
Colloquium on evolution and biodiversity
Target group: 
Studierende, Wissenschaftler
Lecturer: 
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lisa M. Schulte, Universität Frankfurt

Chemical communication is the evolutionary oldest communication system in the animal kingdom. In amphibians, chemical signaling is well documented in caudates, but because anurans spend a lot of energy in acoustic signaling, chemical communication has received much less attention in this order.

However, poison frogs for example use chemical communication during parental care behaviours: They transport their tadpoles to very small water bodies and chemically recognize and avoid cannibalistic tadpoles. In other frog families we investigate proteinacous courtship-pheromones, which have a common evolutionary origin with salamander pheromones - being the oldest known pheromone system in terrestrial vertebrates.

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-241
+49 228 9122-295
h.waegele [at] leibniz-zfmk.de

Colloquium on biology

Prof. Dr. H. Wägele
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig,
Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
 
Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde
Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss,
Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Place: Great lecture hall, Poppelsdorfer Schloß
Time: mondays, 17.15 h

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