Dr. Martin Jansen

Research interests

Field bioogy, biodiversity and biodiversity loss, bioacoustics, citizen science, conservation, evolutionary biology and human wildlife-conflicts.

Scientific articles


Fouquet, A., Marinho, P., Réjaud, A., Carvalho, T. R., Caminer, M. A. Jansen, M., Rainha, R., Rodrigues, M. T., Werneck, F. P. Lima, A. P. Hrbek, T. , Giaretta, A. A., Venegas, P. J., Chávez, G. & S.Ron (2021) Systematics and biogeography of the Boana albopunctata species group (Anura, Hylidae), with the description of two new species from Amazonia, Systematics and Biodiversity, 19:4, 375-399, DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2021.1873869



Emmrich M, Vences M, Ernst R, Köhler J, Barej MF, Glaw F, Jansen M, Rödel M-O (2020) A guild classification system proposed for anuran advertisement calls. Zoosystematics and Evolution 96(2): 515-525.

Pansonato A, Motta A, Cacciali P, Haddad CFB, Strüssmann C, Jansen M (2020) On the identity of species of Oreobates (Anura: Craugastoridae) from central South America, with the description of a new species from Bolivia. Journal of Herpetology54 (4): 393–412. doi:

Jansen, M, Engler, M, Blumer, LM, Rumiz, DI, Aramayo, JL, Krone, O. (2020) A camera trapping survey of mammals in the mixed landscape of Bolivia’s Chiquitano region with a special focus on the jaguar. CheckList 16(2): 323-335.

Azevedo, JAR, Guedes, TB, de C. Nogueira, C, Passos, P, Sawaya, RJ, Prudente, ALC, Barbo, FE, Strüssmann, C, Franco, FL, Arzamendia, V, Giraudo, AR, Argôlo, AJS, Jansen, M, Zaher, H, Tonini, JFR, Faurby S & Antonelli, A (2020): Museums and cradles of diversity are geographically coincident for narrowly distributed Neotropical snakes: Ecography 43(2): 328-339



Romero-Muñoz, A. Jansen, M., Nuñez, A. M., Almonacid, R. V., Kümmerle, T. (2019): Fires scorching Bolivia´s Chiquitano forest. Science 366, 6469: 1089.


Jansen, M., D. Santana, B. F. D. Teixeira & G. Köhler (2019) A new striped species of Dendropsophus (Anura: Hylidae) with a composite advertisement call and comments on the D. rubicundulus group. Vertebrate Zoology 69(3), DOI: 10.26049/VZ69-3-2019-01



Bálint, M., Nowak, C., Márton, O., Pauls, S. U., Wittwer, C., Aramayo B., J. L., Schulze, A., Chambert, T., Cocchiararo, B. & Jansen, M. (2018): Accuracy, limitations and cost-efficiency of eDNA-based community structure assessments in tropical frogs. Molecular Ecology Resources. 18(6): 1415-1426. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12934

Guedes TB, Sawaya RJ, Zizka A, Bérnil RS, Jansen M, Passos P, Prudente ALC, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Braz H, Nogueira CdC. & Antonelli A: Patterns, biases, and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2018; 27:14–27.



Jörn Köhler, Martin Jansen, Ariel Rodríguez, Philippe J. R. Kok, Luís Felipe Toledo, Mike Emmrich, Frank Glaw, Célio F. B. Haddad, Mark-Oliver Rödel & Miguel Vences: The use of bioacoustics in anuran taxonomy: theory, terminology, methods and recommendations for best practice. Zootaxa, 4251, 1-124, 2017

Marcel A. Caminer, Borja Milá, Martin Jansen, Antoine Fouquet, Pablo J. Venegas, Germán Chávez, Andrew Chek, Santiago R. Ron: Systematics of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus species complex (Anura: Hylidae): Cryptic diversity and the description of two new species. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0171785 March 1, 2017



Jansen, M., A. Masurowa & R. B. O’Hara (2016): Temporal variation, duty cycle and absolute calling effort during sustained calling of Leptodactylus mystacinus (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Salamandra 52(4): 328-336.

Pansonato, A., A. C. Veiga-Menoncello, J. R. Mudrek, M. Jansen, S. M. Reco-Pimentel & I. A. Martins (2016): Two new species of Pseudopaludicola Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926 (Anura: Leptodactylidae: Leiuperinae) from eastern Bolivia and western Brazil. Herpetologica, 72(3): 235-255.

Jansen, M., M. Plath, F. Brusquetti & M. Ryan (2016): Asymmetric frequency shift in advertisement calls of sympatric frogs. Amphibian-Reptilia, 37: 137-152



Schulze, A., Jansen, M. & G. Köhler (2015): Tadpole diversity of Bolivia`s lowland anuran communities: molecular identification, morphological characterization, and ecological assignment. Zootaxa, 4016(1):1-111.



Gehara, M., Crawford, A. J., Orrico, V. G. D., Rodríguez, A., Lötters, S., Fouquet, A., Barrientos, L. S., Brusquetti, F., De la Riva, I., Ernst, R., Urrutia, G. G., Glaw, F., Guayasamin, J. M., Hölting, M., Jansen, M., Kok, P. J. R., Kwet, A., Lingnau, R., Lyra, M., Moravec, J., Pombal Jr., J. P., Rojas-Runjaic, F. J. M.,  Schulze, A., Celsa Señaris, J., Solé, M., Rodrigues, M. T., Twomey, E., Haddad, C. F. B., Vences, M. and Köhler J. (2014 ). High levels of diversity uncovered in a widespread nominal taxon: continental phylogeography of the Neotropical tree frog Dendropsophus minutus. 2014. Plos One, 10 September 2014.

Brusquetti, F., Jansen, M., C. Barrio-Amorós, Magno Segalla & C. F. B. Haddad (2014): Taxonomic review of Scinax fuscomarginatus (Lutz, 1925) and related species (Anura; Hylidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171, 4: 783-821



Schulze, A. & M. Jansen: One species, two strategies? Oviposition site variation in a member of the Leptodactylus pentadctylus group (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 47, 183-191, DOI:10.1080/01650521.2012.71110

Jansen, M. & A. Schulze (2012): Molecular, morphology and bioacoustic data suggest Bolivian distribution of a large species of the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Zootaxa, 3307, 35–47



Jansen, M., R. Bloch, A. Schulze & M. Pfenninger (2011): Integrative inventory of Bolivia’s lowland frogs reveals hidden diversity. Zoologica Scripta, 40, 6, 567–583



Mebs, D., M. Jansen, G. Köhler, W. Pogoda & G. Kauert: Myrmecophagy and alkaloid sequestration in amphibians: A study on Dendrobatidae (Ameerega picta) and Microhylidae (Elachistocleis) frogs. Salamandra 46(1): 11-15.#



Jansen, M., A. Schulze, L. Werding & B. Streit (2009): Effects of extreme drought in the dry season on an anuran community in the Bolivian Chiquitano region. Salamandra 45(4): 233-238

Jansen, M., L. Gonzales & G. Köhler (2009): Description of a new species of Xenopholis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Cerrado of Bolivia with comments on Xenopholis scalaris in Bolivia. Zootaxa 2222: 31-45.

Schulze, A., Jansen, M. & G. Köhler (2009): Diversity and ecology of an anuran community in San Sebastián, Bolivia. Salamandra 45:75-90.



Jansen, M., L. Gonzales & G. Köhler (2007): New species of Hydrolaetare (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Bolivia with some notes on its natural history. Journal of Herpetology 41(4): 724-732.



Jansen, M.: Zeckenbefall bei Lacerta agilis Linnaeus, 1758 und Zootoca vivipara Jacquin, 1787 im Spessart. Salamandra, Rheinbach 38(2): 85-94.

Jansen, M. & G. Köhler: Biogeografische Analyse der Herpetofauna von ausgewählten Hochlandgebieten Nicaraguas. Salamandra, Rheinbach, 38 (4): 269-286.



Jansen, M. & G. Köhler: Ökologie des Mombacho-Salamanders, Bolitoglossa mombachoensis Köhler & McCranie, 1999, am Volcán Mombacho, Nicaragua (Caudata: Plethodontidae). Salamandra, Rheinbach, 37 (2): 83-98.