Herpetology


A new subgenus for the genus Gephyromantis

The Madagascar-endemic genus Gephyromantis Methuen, 1920 contains an ecologically diverse radiation of frogs, from totally terrestrial species found far from water, to species only ever found a couple of metres from it; from large, robust frogs to dainty, fragile ones. Their calls range from loud, rasping croaks, to high pitched […]


2016 Expedition to Marojejy 3

Marojejy is a rainforest-clad mountain massif in northeastern Madagascar. The park was established in 1952 as a strict nature reserve, but was changed to a national park in 1998[1]. Several notable biological research expeditions have been led to this mountain, the most significant of which was the Goodman expedition in […]


Off to Marojejy 2

After two weeks of packing, planning, and other prpre-expedition normalcies, finally I am off to Madagascar – I in fact just got on the S-Bahn to the airport, helped in no small amount by my partner Ella.   The expedition ahead promises to be a very interesting one. Together with […]


A year or so in review

With the rebirth of this website, I wanted to give a little progress report for the last year, and what I am working on at the moment. In October of 2015 I completed my MSc in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and almost immediately […]