Radespiel Ute


Institute of Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany

Poste occupé:
Adjunct professor


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Domaine d'expertise :
Behavior Forest fragmentSpecies distribution and occurrencesNocturnal speciesGeneticsOthers

Studied Biology from 1983-1990 in Regensburg and Göttingen (Germany)

Doctoral degree in 1998 at the University of Hannover (Germany)

Research fellow at the TiHo between 1998-2002 incl. one year postdoctoral studies in

London/Cardiff, U.K.

2002-2005 : Lecturer at the TiHo

2005: Habilitation in the field of Zoology

2006-2009 : senior lecturer at TiHo

since 2009 : adjunct professor at the TiHo

Research activities incl. yearly visits to Madagascar since 1995

Member of the International Primatological Society (IPS), Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP), Society for Tropical Ecology (gtoe), GERP, Zoological Society (DZG), IUCN SSC PSG

Review activities for > 9 funding agencies (incl. DFG, DAAD, Leakey Foundation, Primate Conservation

Inc., Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung) and for > 25 scientific journals

80 scientific publications, 24 book chapters, 121 contributions to scientific meetings, 57 oral presentations.

Supervision of 19 PhD students, 6 Master students, 10 Diploma students and 16 Bachelor students

Domaines d’expertise/Area of expertise: Behaviour, social structure, habitat use, genetics,

taxonomy, species distribution and occurrences, nocturnal species and forest fragmentation

Espèces étudiées / Species: Microcebus sp., Lepilemur sp.

1.        Hohenbrink, P.; Mundy, N.I.; Radespiel, U. (2017): Population genetics of mouse lemur vomeronasal receptors: current versus past selection and demographic inferences. BMC Evol. Biol., 17, 28. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-0874-6.

2.       Hohenbrink, S.; Schaarschmidt, F.; Bünemann, K.; Gerberding, S.; Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2016): Female dominance in two basal primates, Microcebus murinus and M. lehilahytsara: variation and determinants. Anim. Behav., 122, 145-156.

3.       Zimmermann, E.; Radespiel, U. (2014): Species concepts, diversity and evolution in primates: lessons to be learnt from mouse lemurs. Evol. Anthropol., 23, 11-14.

4.      Radespiel, U.; Bruford, M.W. (2014): Fragmentation genetics of rainforest animals: insights from recent studies. Cons. Gen., 15, 245-260. 

5.       Radespiel, U.; Ratsimbazafy, J.H.; Rasoloharijaona, S.; Raveloson, H.; Andriaholinirina, N.; Rakotondravony, R.; Randrianarison, R.M.; Randrianambinina, B. (2012): First indications of a highland specialist among mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) and evidence for a new mouse lemur species from eastern Madagascar. Primates 53, 157-170.

6.       Thorén, S.; Quietzsch, F.; Schwochow, D.; Sehen, L.; Meusel, C.; Meares, K.; Radespiel, U. (2011). Seasonal changes in feeding ecology and activity pattern in two sympatric mouse lemur species, the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) and the golden-brown mouse lemur (M. ravelobensis), in northwestern Madagascar. Int. J. Prim. 32, 566-586.

7.       Schneider, N.; Chikhi, L.; Currat, M.; Radespiel, U. (2010): Signals of recent spatial
expansions in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). BMC Evolutionary Biology
10, 105.

8.       Rakotondravony, R.; Radespiel, U. (2009): Varying patterns of coexistence of two mouse lemur species (Microcebus ravelobensis and M. murinus) in a heterogeneous landscape. Am. J. Primatol. 71, 928-938.

9.       Radespiel, U.; Jurić, M.; Zimmermann, E. (2009). Sociogenetic structures, dispersal and the risk of inbreeding in a small nocturnal lemur, the golden-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus ravelobensis). Behaviour 146, 607-628.

10.    Olivieri, G.L.; Sousa, V.; Chikhi, L., Radespiel U. (2008): From genetic diversity and structure to conservation: Genetic signature of recent population declines in three mouse lemur species (Microcebus spp.) in northwestern Madagascar. Biol. Cons. 141, 1257-1271.