Lisa combined in situ bioassays with chemical analyses in order to identify intra- and interspecific communication systems between different live stages in poison frogs. During her early post-doctoral research at East Carolina University (USA), she investigated the influence of peptide hormones on amphibian parental care behaviour. She now concentrates on the identification of contact pheromones in sexual communication in hylids, combining morphological, chemical, genetic and ethological approaches.
Schulte, L. M., Krauss, M., Lötters, S., Schulz, T. & Brack, W. 2015 - Decoding and discrimination of chemical cues and signals: avoidance of predation and competition during parental care behavior in sympatric poison frogs. Plos One 10, 1-17.
Schulte, L.M., Yeager, J., Schulte, R., Veith, M., Werner, P., Beck, L.A. & S. Lötters, 2011 - The smell of success: choice of larval rearing sites by means of chemical cues in a Peruvian poison frog. Animal Behaviour 81: 1147-1154.
Schulte, L.M. & S. Lötters, 2013 - The power of the seasons: rainfall triggers parental care in poison frogs. Evolutionary Ecology 27, 711-723.
Schulte, L.M. & D.C. Rössler, 2013 - Do poison frogs recognize chemical cues of the other sex or do they react to cues of stressed conspecifics? Behavioural Processes 100: 32-35.
Schulte, L.M. & S. Lötters (2014) - A danger foreseen is a danger avoided: how chemical cues of different tadpoles influence parental decisions of a Neotropical poison frog. Animal Cognition 17: 267-275.
Schulte, L.M. (2014) - Feeding or avoiding? Facultative egg-feeding in a Peruvian poison frog (Ranitomeya variabilis). Ethology Ecology & Evolution 26: 58-68.
Schulte, L.M., Schulte, R. & S. Lötters, 2013 - Avoiding predation: the importance of chemical and visual cues in poison frog reproductive behaviour. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12: 309-321 (East, M.L. & Dehnhard, M. (Ed.). New York: Springer).