Dr Robert Jehle

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions



I am a population biologist with an unexplainable fondness for amphibians, ponds, and rainforests. After completing my PhD in Zoology at the University of Vienna (Austria) I obtained an EU Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship to conduct research at the Molecular Ecology Laboratory of the University of Sheffield. I then pursued my research and teaching with temporary academic positions at Sheffield and the University of Bielefeld (Germany), before arriving at the University of Salford in 2008.

Areas of Research

My main research interests revolve around the ecology, evolution, behaviour and conservation of amphibians at the level of populations. I have been involved in studies on all three amphibian orders (anurans, urodeles, and caecilians), covering wild populations from Europe, Central & South America, Africa and Asia.

I am also collaboratively involved in population biological studies on other vertebrates, such as for example tropical eels and Mesoamerican crocodiles.


I contribute to about 10 modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels each academic year. My teaching reflects both my past education as well as my ongoing research, and covers a wide range of topics largely in the area of wildlife conservation. I believe in a versatile approach to teaching, and have developed activities which range from large-classroom lectures and laboratory practicals to residential rainforest fieldtrips.

I have been external examiner for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at three academic institutions.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD Zoology (University of Vienna)