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Arne Schulze

 

Arne Schulze

Ph.D. student

B4.5: SNAKEBITE ENVENOMING: A GLOBALLY NEGLECTED DISEASE

Research interests/current works

Thesis: “Amphibians in a mosaic of savannah, dry forest and rainforest: Which factors influence diversity and reproduction in the lowlands of Bolivia?”

Barcoding and reproductive modes of frogs and toads with special focus on the larval stages and their eco-morphological gilds:

- register and describe reproductive modes and larval stages of the amphibians in the savannah, the Chiquitano forest and the tails of the Amazon forest

- compare the modes of reproduction of amphibians in the savannah, the Chiquitano forest and the tails of the Amazon forest

- formation of eco-morphological guilds of tadpoles in the different habitats

- formulate a hypothesis about the development of diversity patterns, i.e. to find out whether eco-climatic or historio-biogeographic factors are responsible for these patterns.

Sampling of the lowland amphibians to test for infectious disease (chytridiomycosis)

Sampling venomous snakes in the lowlands of Bolivia in order to test their diversity and distribution, their medical importance and the diversity and variability of their toxins (see B4.5)

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Phone: 069 7542 1571
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