Camilo Rodríguez, MSc


Supervisor: Prof. Walter Hödl

My research interest is focused primarily in the relationships between the ecology of amphibians and the physiology to understand the evolutionary processes, which underly the diversification in the tropics. Particularly, I am interested in how the hormonal mechanisms modulate the social behaviour in poison frogs. To date, I worked in two different research areas: Firstly, the relationship between steroid hormones with the aposematic syndrome and secondly, to determine the existence of variation in phenotypic and behavioural traits of frogs, which explain the relative vulnerability or protection against predators and diseases. Under the supervision of Prof. Walter Hödl, my PhD project will focus on the interaction of testosterone with the trade off between parental care and aggressiveness in the model species, the Neotropical poison frog Allobates femoralis.


Amézquita, A., Ramos, Ó., González, M. C., Rodríguez, C., Medina, I., Simões, P. I. and Lima, A.P. (2017), Conspicuousness, color resemblance, and toxicity in geographically diverging mimicry: The pan-Amazonian frog Allobates femoralis. Evolution, 71: 1039-1050.