Molecular and Behavioral Ecology

Dipl. Biol. Ralf Hendrix

Ralf Hendrix

Dipl. Biol. Ralf Hendrix

Department of Animal Behavior
University of Bielefeld
Morgenbreede 45
33615 Bielefeld

email: ralfhendrix(at)aol.com

Research interest

- Molecular and behavioral aspects of speciation in fire salamanders
- Larval morphology and ecology of anurans in Central Vietnam
- Taxonomy, sytematics, and zoogeography of amphibians and reptiles of the South-eastern Asian mainland

Curriculum Vitae

1989-1992 Apprenticeship as electronics installer for systems engineering
1992-1995 Field technician for sheet metal working machines
1996-1998 Wilhelm-Heinrich Riehl Kolleg, Düsseldorf (Abitur)
1999-2007 University of Bonn, 2007 Diploma (Supervisor: Prof. W. Böhme)
2007- Ph.D. student, University of Bielefeld (Supervisor: Dr. S. Steinfartz)

Ph.D. Thesis

Genetic and spatial distribution of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) during an early stage of adaptive differentiation.

Diploma Thesis

Larval morphology and ecology of anurans of a protected karst forest region in Central Vietnam (in german).

Grants and scholarships

2006 Wilhelm-Peters-Fonds of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V. (DGHT), Rheinbach, Germany
2006 Alexander Koenig Society, Friends of the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
2006 Alexander Koenig Foundation, Foundation of the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
2006 Research projekt grant of the European Union of Aquarium Curators (E.U.A.C.)
2007 Ph.D. scholarship by the Volkswagen Foundation within the scope of the “Initiative Evolutionary Biology”

Journal Referee

Bonn Zoological Bulletin
Herpetological Journal
Herpetology Notes
Revue suisse de Zoologie



Hendrix R, Fleck J, Schneider W, Schneider C, Geller D, Avci A, Olgun K, Steinfartz S (in press) First comprehensive insights into nuclear and mitochondrial DNA based population structure of Near East mountain brook newts (Salamandridae: genus Neurergus) suggest the resurrection of Neurergus derjugini. Amphibia-Reptilia. pdf

Caspers BA, Krause ET, Hendrix R, Kopp M, Rupp O, Rosentreter K, Steinfartz S (2013) The more the better - polyandry and genetic similarity are positively linked to reproductive success in a natural population of terrestrial salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). Molecular Ecology 23:239–250. pdf

Wildenhues MJ, Bagaturov MF, Schmitz A, Dao ATT, Hendrix R & Ziegler T (2011): Captive management and reproductive biology of Orlov’s Treefrog, Rhacophorus orlovi Ziegler & Köhler, 2001 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae), including larval description, colour pattern variation and advertisement call. Zoologischer Garten N.F. 80: 287–303. pdf

Ohler A, Wollenberg KC, Grosjean S, Hendrix R, Vences M, Ziegler T & Dubois A (2011): Sorting out Lalos: taxonomic revision of a group of megophryid frogs from Northern Indochina (genus Leptolalax). Zootaxa 3147: 1–83. pdf

Hendrix R, Hauswaldt S, Veith M & Steinfartz S (2010): Strong correlation between cross-amplification success and genetic distance across all members of “True Salamanders” (Amphibia: Salamandridae) revealed by Salamandra salamandra-specific microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 1038–1047. pdf

Vogel G, David P, Pauwels OSG, Sumontha M, Norval G, Hendrix R, Vu NT & Ziegler T (2009): A revision of Lycodon ruhstrati (Fischer, 1886) auctorum (Squamata: Colubridae), with the description of a new species from Thailand and a new subspecies from the Asian mainland. Tropical Zoology 22: 131–182. pdf

Hendrix R, Böhme W & Ziegler T (2009): The tadpole of the Helmeted Toad, Ingerophrynus galeatus (Günther, 1864) from Vietnam (Anura: Bufonidae). Herpetology Notes, 2: 155–160. pdf

Gawor A, Hendrix R, Vences M, Böhme W & Ziegler T (2009): Larval morphology in four species of Hylarana from Vietnam and Thailand with comments on the taxonomy of H. nigrovittata sensu latu (Anura: Ranidae). Zootaxa, 2051: 1–25. pdf

Nguyen QT, Hendrix R, Böhme W, Vu NT & Ziegler T (2008): A new species of the genus Philautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Truong Son Range, Quang Binh Province, central Vietnam. Zootaxa, 1925: 1–13. pdf

Hendrix R, Nguyen QT, Böhme W & Ziegler T (2008): New anuran records from Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Truong Son, central Vietnam. Herpetology Notes, 1: 23–31. pdf

Ziegler T, Le KQ, Vu NT, Hendrix R & Böhme W (2008): A comparative study of crocodile lizards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus AHL, 1930) from Vietnam and China. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 56(1): 181–187. pdf

Hendrix R, Gawor A, Vences M & Ziegler T (2008): The tadpole of the Narrow-mouthed frog Microhyla fissipes from Vietnam. Zootaxa, 1675: 67–68. pdf

Hendrix R, Grosjean S, Le K.Q, Vences M, Vu NT & Ziegler T (2007): Molecular identification and description of the tadpole of the Annam Flying Frog, Rhacophorus annamensis SMITH, 1924 (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Salamandra, Rheinbach, 43(11): 11–19. pdf

Hendrix R (2007): Zur Larvalmorphologie und Autökologie von Anuren eines Karstwaldschutzgebietes in Zentralvietnam: Projektvorstellung. Elaphe, Rheinbach, 15(1): 12–13. pdf

Ziegler T, Hendrix R, Vu NT, Vogt M, Forster B & Dang NK (2007): The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key. Zootaxa, 1493: 1–40. pdf


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