Curriculum vitae

Maiden Name: Ursprung

Work Address: Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

621 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606, USA

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Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

Veterinärplatz 1, A-1210 Vienna, AUSTRIA

 

E-mail: eva.ringler@vetmeduni.ac.at, eva.ringler@univie.ac.at

http://www.femoralisproject.info/

 

ResearcherID: F-9064-2014

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3273-6568

GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.at/citations?user=9LRYeEEAAAAJ&hl=de

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eva_Ringler

 

 

Education:


18. 11. 2011     Dr.rer.nat. with distinction

2007 – 2011    University of Vienna, doctrorate studies (Dr.-Studium der Naturwissenschaften) – Zoology;

Dissertation topic: “The genetic mating system and analyses of reproductive success in Allobates femoralis” orientated by Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Hödl

29. 06. 2007     Magistra rer.nat. with distinction

2002 – 2007    University of Vienna – studies in biology and mathematics (curriculum for high school teaching);

Master thesis: “Phonotactic approach pattern in the dart-poison frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae) – spatial and temporal analysis of movement” - supervised by Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Hödl

2002                 Matura with distinction

1994 – 2002    Gymnasium (high school) in Bruck an der Leitha

 

Breaks in education:

 

Two years (2014 & 2016) of maternity leave

 

 

Positions:

 

04/2017-ongoing Post-doctoral researcher at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

02/2015-03/017 Post-doctoral researcher at the Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

2011-2015 Post-doc at the Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna

2007-2011 PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Vienna

 

Active congress presentations:

18.09.-23.09.2017 SEH 19th European Congress of Herpetology, (Salzburg, Austria)

invited plenary speaker: "Why to not study poison in poison frogs”. (20.09.2017)

28.07.-03.08.2016 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE), (Exeter, UK)

– oral presentation: "Adopt, ignore, or kill? Parental decision making in a poison frog”. (30.07.2016)

 12.07.-15.07.2016 8th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB) (Vienna, Austria)

– co-organizer of the symposium “Cold blooded Cognition – Perception, Learning and Behaviour in Amphibians & Reptiles”

 – oral presentation: "Adopt, ignore, or kill? Parental decision making in a poison frog”. (13.07.2016)

11.12.2015 3. Workshop österreichische Tropenforschung Wissenschaft an der Tropenstation La Gamba (Vienna, Austria)

– oral presentation: "Sportliche Weibchen und männliche Angeber – Paarungssystem und Wanderbewegungen im Glasfrosch Hyalinobatrachium valerioi

 26.08.-27.08.2015 ASAB summer meeting (Lincoln, UK)

– oral presentation: "Behavioural flexibility and bet-hedging during parental care in a poison frog" (27.08.2015)

09.08.-14.08.2015 Behaviour 2015 (Cairns, Australia)

– invited oral presentation: "Mommy will fix it: Behavioural flexibility and sex-biased offspring recognition in a poison frog with male parental care" (13.08.2015)

01.12.-05.12.2014 IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología (Cartagena, Colombia)

– invited oral presentation: “Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning in anuran parental care: Tadpole transport logistics in the poison frog Allobates femoralis” (02.12.2014)

– oral presentation: “The Genetic Mating System in the Reticulated Glass Frog Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Centrolenidae)” (01.12.2014)

– oral presentation: “Of active females and resting males: High inter-patch dynamics in a spatially structured population of Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Centrolenidae)” (03.12.2014)

27.09.-01.10.2013 27th international symposium “Mensch Tier Umwelt” (Litschau, Austria)

– invited oral presentation: “Where shall I bring all my kids? Kaulquappentransport bei Allobates femoralis” (29.09.2013)

22.-27.08.2013 17th European Congress of Herpetology (SEH) (Veszprém, Austria)

– oral presentation: “Tadpole transport logistics in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis" (23.08.2013)

04.-08.08.2013 Behaviour 2013: International Ethological Conference (IEC) & Association for the Study of

Animal Behaviour (ASAB) (Newcastle, UK)

– oral presentation: “Tadpole transport logistics in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis" (05.08.2013)

02.-05.04.2013 Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö) (Vienna, Austria)

– oral presentation: “Determinants of fitness in species with complex life cycles - an island experiment in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis" (05.04.2013)

08.-14.08.2012 7th World Congress of Herpetology (WCH) (Vancouver, Canada)

– invited oral presentation in the symposium “Poison Frog Evolution, Ecology and Behavior”: “The genetic mating system and analyses of reproductive success in Allobates femoralis” (08.08.2012)

07.07.-12.07.2010 2010 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Providence, US)

– invited oral presentation: “Calling Activity, Territory Size and Reproductive Success in the Dedrobatoid Frog Allobates femoralis (Aromobatidae) – An Integrative Approach” in the symposium “Acoustic communication in frogs and fishes: integrating physiology, environment, and behaviour“ (08.07.2010)

28.09.-02.10.2009 15th European Congress of Herpetology (SEH) (Kusadasi, Turkey)

– oral presentation: “Population genetics and reproductive behaviour in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis” (01.10.2009)

15.-18.08.2009 Synposium „The use of vertebrate model systems to study social evolution“ (Adelboden,

Switzerland)

– oral presentation: “Allobates femoralis – a handy fellow for anuran socio-biology”

17.-22.08.2008 6th World Congress of Herpetology (WCH) (Manaus, Brazil)

– invited oral presentation in the symposium “Dendrobatoid Frog Biology”: “Phonotactic approach pattern in the neotropical frog Allobates femoralis: A spatial and temporal analysis.” (18.08.2008)

19.-23.09.2007 14th Congress of the European Herpetological Society (SEH) (Porto, Portugal)

– Poster: “Phonotactic Movement in Allobates femoralis

 

 

Seminar presentations:

01.12.2016 Seminar lecture in the Warkentin Lab at Boston University (Boston, US)

– oral presentation: “Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog.”

30.11. 2016 Seminar lecture in the O’Connell Lab at Harvard University (Boston, US)

– oral presentation: “Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog.”

15.09.2016 Seminar lecture at the “Institute of Laboratory Animal Science and Biomodels Austria” (Vienna, AUT)

– invited oral presentation: “Poison frogs in cognitive and behavioural science”

12.11.2015 Seminar series of the Ethology Department, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

– invited oral presentation: “Clever frogs? Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog.”

13.10.2015 Invited speaker at the "Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series" at Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK)

- invited oral presentation: "Clever frogs? Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog"

01.04.2015 Department Seminar of the Comparative Cognition unit at the Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

– oral presentation: “Clever frogs? Behavioural flexibility and strategic planning during parental care in a poison frog.”

28.11.2013 Friends of “Haus des Meeres” (Vienna, Austria)

 – invited oral presentation: “Where shall I bring all my kids? Kaulquappentransport bei Allobates femoralis

07.06.2013 Department seminar University of Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria)

– invited oral presentation: “Determinants of fitness in species with complex life cycles: an island experiment in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis

07. 07. 2010 Department seminar Yale University (New Haven, US)

– oral presentation: “Allobates femoralis – a handy fellow for anuran sociobiology”

01.07.2010 Department seminar UCLA (Los Angeles, US)

– oral presentation: “Allobates femoralis – a handy fellow for anuran sociobiology”

 

 

Functions in Journals:

 

since 2010 member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Amphibia-Reptilia

 

 

Ad-hoc referee for Peer-review Journals:

 

Molecular Ecology, Biological Reviews, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology, Frontiers in Zoology, Zoology, PlosOne, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Organisms Diversity and Evolution, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Herpetological Journal.

 

 

Scientific memberships:

 

Austrian Herpetological Society (ÖGH)

Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH)

Ethological Society

 

Awards & Fellowships:

 

2016 Gertrud Pleskot Award of the faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, € 7.000,-

2015 Award from the city of Vienna “Förderungspreis der Stadt Wien” € 4.000,-

2014 Hertha-Firnberg fellowship € 223.500,-

2013 Laudimaxima 2013 € 5.000,-

2011 Ferdinand Starmühlner Research prize for Herpetology € 4.000,-

2011 L'ORÉAL Österreich “For women in science” € 20.000,-

2011 Theodor-Körner Preis für Wissenschaft und Kunst, presented by the Austrian federal president € 1.500,-

2009 DOCfFORTE (Austrian Academy of Sciences) € 60.000,-

2007 Excellence merit (University of Vienna) € 726,-

2007 Forschungsstipendium (University of Vienna) € 6.000,-

2007 Förderungsstipendium (University of Vienna) € 2.490,-

2007 Grant for congress partizipation (University of Vienna) € 350,-

2006 Excellence merit (University of Vienna) € 360,-

2005 Excellence merit (University of Vienna) € 726,-

2005 Travel grant “KWA” (University of Vienna) € 650,-

2005 Förderungsstipendium (University of Vienna) € 1000,-

 

Research projects:

 

“Behavioural Flexibility in Anuran Amphibians”.

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Project: T699 Firnberg-Program

Duration: 2015-2017

€ 223.500

 

“Determinants of fitness in species with complex life cycles”.

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Project: P24788-B22

Duration: 2012-2017

€ 355.383,54

 

“The genetic mating system and patterns of parental care in Dendrobates tinctorius”.

Funded by the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, (“Programme AMAZONIE – Nouragues Research Grant” 2011)

Duration: 2011

€ 6.000

 

2009–2012: “The genetic mating system and parameters of reproductive success in Allobates femoralis” - dissertation project.

Funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and L'ORÉAL Austria

DOCfFORTE (Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2009-2011, € 60.000)

For women in science (L'ORÉAL Austria, 2011-2012, € 20.000)

€ 80.000

 

 

Involvement in Third-Party-Projects:

 

“Social structures in amphibians”, PI: Max Ringler

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Project J3868

duration: 2016-2019

function: molecular analysis, publishing of results

 

“Modelling social transmission: how relationships, group size and group structure influence social learning in wild and captive corvids”, PI: Christine Schwab

Funded by the WWTF, Project CS11-008

duration: 2012-2015

own position: performing molecular work, data analysis, publishing of results

 

"Vergleich der genetischen Variabilität zwischen In situ und Ex situ-Populationen ausgewählter Aphanius-Arten (Fam.Cyprinodontidae)“

Funded by the Austrial National Bank (Österreichische Nationalbank, ÖNB), PI: Anton Weissenbacher (Vienna Zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn).

duration: 2012

own position: performing molecular work, data analysis, writing final report

 

„Cognition and Communication” – PhD Program, Speaker: Thomas Bugynar

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Project W1234

function: co-supervision and mentoring of PhD students

 

“Effects of artificial tadpole development sites on population density and population structure in Allobates femoralis (Aromobatidae)”.

Funded by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France (“Programme AMAZONIE – Nouragues Research Grant” 2009), PI: Max Ringler

duration: 2009

own position: assistance in writing the application, designing experiments, performing field work, and publication of results.

 

“Brother where art thou callin’? Acoustic spacing and kinship-mediated site choice in a territorial frog, Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae)”.

Funded by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France (“Programme AMAZONIE – Nouragues Research Grant” 2008), PI: Max Ringler

duration: 2008

own position: assistance in writing the application, designing experiments, performing field work, and publication of results.

 

Collaborators:

 

Araya-Ajoy Yimen, NOR.

Blumstein Daniel, UCLA, US.

Hödl Walter, University of Vienna, AT.

Huber Ludwig, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, AT.

Jehle Robert, University of Salford, UK.

Narins Peter, UCLA, US.

O’Connell Lauren, Harvard University, US.

Pašukonis Andrius, Harvard University.

Ringler Max, UCLA, US.

Rojas Bibiana, University of Jyväskylä, FIN.

Schulte Lisa, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BEL.

Walsh Patrick, UK.