total publications: 39

first author publications: 16

last author publications: 10

39. Sonnleitner R, Loretto M-C, Ringler M, Ringler E (2020) Experience shapes accuracy in territorial decision-making in a poison frog. Biology Letters 16: 20200094


38. Fischer M-T, Ringler M, Ringler E*, Pašukonis A* (2020) Reproductive behavior drives female space use in a sedentary Neotropical frog. PeerJ  8:e8920 *shared senior authorhsip


37. Schulte LM, Ringler E, Rojas B, Stynoski JL (2020) Developments in Amphibian Parental Care Research: History, Present Advances and Future Perspectives. Herpetological Monographs  in press


36. Stückler S, Ringler M, Pašukonis A, Weinlein S, Hödl W, Ringler E (2019) Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of the Prolonged Courtship in Brilliant-Thighed Poison Frogs, Allobates femoralis. Herpetologica, 75: 268-279. DOI: 10.1655/Herpetologica-D-19-00010.1


35. Fouilloux CA, Ringler E, Rojas B (2019) Quick guide: Cannibalism. Current Biology, 29: R1295-R1297. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.09.068


34. Sanchez E, Rodríguez A, Grau J, Lötters S, Künzel S, Saporito RA, Ringler E, Schulz S, Wollenberg Valero KC, Vences M (2019) Transcriptomic signatures of experimental alkaloid consumption by poison frogs. Genes 10: 733. DOI: 10.3390/genes10100733


33. Ringler E, Cobo-Cuan A, Coates M, Harris NG*, Narins PM* (2019) MEMRI for visualizing brain activity after auditory stimulation in frogs. Behavioral Neuroscience 133: 329–340. DOI:10.1037/bne0000318 *shared senior authorhsip


32. Spring S, Lehner M, Huber L, Ringler E (2019) Oviposition and father presence reduce clutch cannibalism by female poison frogs. Frontiers in Zoology 16: 8. DOI:10.1186/s12983-019-0304-2


31. Fuxjäger L, Wanzenböck S, Ringler E, Wegner KM, Ahnelt H, Shama LNS (2019) Within-generation and transgenerational plasticity of mate choice in oceanic stickleback under climate change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374: 20180183. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0183


30. Szipl G, Ringler E, Bugynar T (2018) Attacked ravens flexibly adjust signalling behaviour according to audience composition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180375. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0375


29. Ringler E, Szipl G, Harrigan RJ, Bartl-Binder P, Mangione R, Ringler M (2018) Hierarchical decision-making balances current and future reproductive success. Molecular Ecology 27: 2289-2301. DOI:10.1111/mec.14583


28. Ringler E (2018) Testing skin swabbing for DNA sampling in dendrobatid frogs. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 245–251. DOI:10.1163/15685381-17000206                                                


27. Szipl G, Ringler E, Spreafico M, Bugnyar T (2017) Calls during agonistic interactions vary with arousal and raise audience attention in ravens. Frontiers in Zoology 14: 57. DOI:10.1186/s12983-017-0244-7


26. Berkunsky I, Quillfeldtb P, Brightsmithc DJ, ... Ringler E, ... Masello JF (2017) Current threats faced by Neotropical parrot populations. Biological Conservation 214: 278–287. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.016 PDF


25. Pašukonis A, Beck KB, Fischer M-T, Weinlein S, Stückler S, Ringler E (2017) Induced parental care in a poison frog: a tadpole cross-fostering experiment. Journal of Experimental Biology  220: 3949-3954. DOI:10.1242/jeb.165126 PDF


24. Ringler M, Szipl G, Hödl W, Khil L, Kofler B, Lonauer M, Provin C, Ringler E (2017) Acoustic ranging in poison frogs—it is not about signal amplitude alone. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 114. DOI:10.1007/s00265-017-2340-2 PDF


23. Ringler E, Beck KB, Weinlein S, Huber L, Ringler M. Adopt, ignore or kill? Parental decision making by male poison frogs. Scientific Reports 7: 43544. DOI:10.1038/srep43544 PDF


22.  Pašukonis A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Ringler E, Mangione R, Steininger J, Warrington I, Hödl W (2016) The significance of spatial memory for water finding in a tadpole-transporting frog. Animal Behaviour 116: 89-98. DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.023



21. Ringler E, Pašukonis A, Ringler M, Huber L (2016) Sex-specific offspring discrimination reflects respective risks and costs of misdirected care in a poison frog. Animal Behaviour 114: 173-179. DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.008 PDF


20. Mangold A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E (2015) Low reproductive skew despite high male-biased operational sex ratio in a glass frog with paternal care. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 181. DOI:10.1186/s12862-015-0469-z PDF


19. Ringler E, Pašukonis A, Fitch WT, Huber L, Hödl W, Ringler M (2015) Flexible compensation of lost uniparental care in a poison frog. Behavioral Ecology 26: 1219-1225. DOI:10.1093/beheco/arv069   PDF


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18. Erich M, Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E (2015) Brood-partitioning behaviour in unpredictable environments: hedging the bets? Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 1011-1017. DOI:10.1007/s00265-015-1913-1 . PDF


17. Ringler M, Hödl W, Ringler E (2015) On populations, pools and peccaries: simulating the impact of ecosystem engineers on Neotropical rainforest frogs. Behavioral Ecology. 26: 340-349. DOI:10.1093/beheco/aru243 . PDF


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16. Ringler E, Mangione R, Ringler M (2014) Where have all the tadpoles gone? Individual genetic tracking of amphibian larvae until adulthood. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 737-746. DOI:10.1111/1755-0998.12345 . PDF


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15. Ringler M, Mangione R, Pasukonis A, Rainer G, Gyimesi K, Felling-Wagner J, Kronaus H, Réjou-Méchain M, Reiter K, Ringler E (2014) High-resolution forest mapping for behavioural studies in the Nature Reserve ‘Les Nouragues’, French Guiana. Journal of Maps 12: 26-32. DOI:10.1080/17445647.2014.972995 PDF


14. Rausch A, Sztatecsny M, Jehle R, Ringler E, Hödl W (2014) Male body size and parental relatedness but not nuptial colouration influence paternity success during scramble competition in Rana arvalis. Behaviour. 51: 1869-1884. DOI:10.1163/1568539X-00003220 . PDF


13. Ringler E, Mangold A, Trenkwalder K, Ringler M, Hödl W (2014) Characterisation of nine new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Reticulated Glass Frog Hyalinobatrachium valerioi (Centrolenidae). Amphibia-Reptilia. 35: 243-246. DOI:10.1163/15685381-00002940 . PDF


12. Ringler E, Pašukonis A, Hödl W, Ringler M (2013) Tadpole transport logistics in a Neotropical poison frog – indications for strategic planning and adaptive plasticity in anuran parental care. Frontiers in Zoology 10:67. DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/1742-9994-10-67 PDF


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11. Pašukonis A, Ringler M, Brandl H, Mangione R, Ringler E, Hödl W (2013) The Homing Frog: High Homing Performance in a Territorial Dendrobatid Frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae). Ethology 119: 762–768. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12116 PDF


10. Ringler E, Pasukonis A, Hödl W, Ringler M (2013) Characterisation of seven new polymorphic microsatellite loci in the brilliant-thighed poison frog Allobates femoralis (Dendrobatidae), and their cross-species utility in three other dendrobatid species. Herpetological Journal 23: 175–178 PDF


9. Ringler E, Rojas B, Ringler M, Hödl W (2012) Characterisation of nine polymorphic microsatellite loci in the dyeing poison frog Dendrobates tinctorius (Dendrobatidae), and their cross-species utility in two other dendrobatoid species. Herpetological Journal 22: 263–265 PDF


8. Ringler E, Ringler M, Jehle R, Hödl W (2012) The Female Perspective of Mating in A. femoralis, a Territorial Frog with Paternal Care – A Spatial and Genetic Analysis. PLoS ONE 7(6): e40237. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0040237 PDF


7. Ringler E (2012) The use of cross-species testing of microsatellite markers and sibship analysis in ex situ population management. Conservation Genetics Resources. 4: 815–819. DOI:10.1007/s12686-012-9642-5 PDF


6. Ringler M, Ringler E, Magaña Mendoza D, Hödl W (2011) Intrusion Experiments to Measure Territory Size: Development of the Method, Tests Through Simulations, and Application in the Frog Allobates femoralis. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25844. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0025844 PDF


5. Ursprung E, Ringler M, Jehle R, Hödl W (2011) Strong male/male competition allows for nonchoosy females: high levels of polygynandry in a territorial frog with paternal care. Molecular Ecology 20: 1759-1771. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05056.x PDF


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4. Ursprung E, Ringler M, Jehle R, Hödl W (2011) Toe regeneration in the Neotropical frog Allobates femoralis (Aromobatidae). Herpetological Journal 21: 83-86. PDF


3. Ringler M, Ursprung E, Hödl W (2010) Predation on Allobates femoralis (Boulenger 1884; Anura: Aromobatidae) by the colubrid snake Xenopholis scalaris (Wucherer 1861). Herpetology Notes 3: 301-304. PDF


2. Ringler M, Ursprung E, Hödl W (2009) Site fidelity and patterns of short- and long-term movement in the brilliant-thighed poison frog Allobates femoralis (Aromobatidae). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1281-1293. DOI:10.1007/s00265-009-0793-7 PDF


1. Ursprung E, Ringler M, Hödl W (2009) Phonotactic approach pattern in the neotropical frog Allobates femoralis: A spatial and temporal analysis. Behaviour 146: 153-170. DOI:10.1163/156853909x410711 PDF