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Anuran Communication
       

 

Social life of amphibians is generally loud. Besides calling, many frogs also communicate by means of visual, tactile, chemical or even seismic signals. Therefore, to solve the mysteries of anuran communication we are investigating their multimodal channels of signal transmission and reception.

Our current main projects focus on voiceless or on earless species of the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest.

             
             
 
Have a look at some selected Frog communication and related papers below
             
 

Goutte et al. 2017. Evidence of auditory insensitivity to vocalisation frequencies in two frogs. Scientific Reports. PDF

     
 

Forti et al. 2017. Behavioural response evoked by conspecific distress calls in two Neotropical treefrogs. Ethology. PDF

             
 

Forti et al. 2017. Can treefrog phylogeographical clades and species' phylogenetic topologies be recovered by bioacoustical analyses? Plos One. PDF

     
 
Köhler et al. 2017. The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice. Zootaxa. PDF
             
 
Toledo et al. 2015. The value of audiovisual archives. Science. PDF
             
             
 
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
 
WASIS is our recently developed freeware software. It compares sound files and identify different species (not only anurans) based on your self-constructed call library. Try the current version and help us to improve it!
 
For additional data and other publications click here!
             
 

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