Professor, Faculty of Science
Dr Ulmar Grafe is a Professor of Biology at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He received his PhD from Cornell University (USA) and his Habilitation from UniversitÃ¤t WÃ¼rzburg (Germany). He has worked in Brunei at the Faculty of Science and the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Research since 2005. Prof Grafe is a tropical ecologist, behavioural ecologist, and animal physiologist with particular interests in understanding the functional role of amphibians in forest ecosystems, the sensory ecology of frog-biting midges, animal-plant mutualisms, and multimodal communication.
Functional diversity of amphibians
Sensory ecology of frog-biting midges
Community ecology of Bornean frogs
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Meuche, I., A. Keller, H.H. Ahmadsah, N. Ahmad & T.U. Grafe 2016. Silent listeners: Can acoustic preferences of blood-sucking eavesdroppers (Diptera: Corethrellidae) predict the parasitism risk of their anuran hosts? Behavioral Ecology Early Access
Sickel W., T.U. Grafe, I. Meuche, I. Steffan-Dewenter, A. Keller 2016. Diet determines bacterial diversity and community structure in Bornean pitcher plants. Microbial Ecology First Online.
Bauer, U., K. Rembold & T. U. Grafe 2016. Carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plants are a rich food source for a diverse vertebrate community. Journal of Natural History 50: 483-495.
Konopik, O., I. StCurrent Biology Covereffan-Dewenter, T.U. Grafe 2015. Effects of logging and oil palm expansion on stream frog communities on Borneo, Southeast Asia. Biotropica 47:636-643. Editorâ€™s Choice 47(5).
SchÃ¶ner, M.G, C.R. SchÃ¶ner, R. Simon, T.U. Grafe, S. Puechmaille, LJ. Liaw, G. Kerth 2015. Bats are acoustically attracted to mutualistic carnivorous plants. Current Biology 25:1911-1916. (Highlighted as cover of journal)
Grant type: URG, Grant Number: 105, Project Title: Spatial ecology and movement patterns of amphibians and reptiles in rainforests of Brunei Darussalam, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr Ulmar Grafe, Funding Details: yes, Start Date: 28/03/2010, End Date: 30/09/2011
Grant Type: URG, Grant Number: 193, Project Title: Interactions between carnivorous pitcher plants and woolly bats in Borneo, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr Ulmar Grafe, Funding Details: yes, Start Date: 27/06/2011, End Date: 30/07/2016
Grant Type: BRC, Grant Number: 13, Project Title: Diversity and distribution of parasitic flies in Brunei Darussalam with implications for human health , Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr Ulmar Grafe, Dr Norhayati Ahmad, Funding Details: yes, Start Date: 25/10/2010, End Date: 25/10/2015
Grant Type: BRC, Grant Number: 11, Project Title: Studies of the diversity, distribution, bioacoustics and ecomorphology of Bats (Chiroptera), a major, highly diverse but understudied group of mammals in Brunei Darussalam, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr Ulmar Grafe
Dr Hussein Taha (pending), Funding Details: yes, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 25/10/2015