Laura sandberger-Loua

tropical ecologist, herpetologist


 picture taken by C. Radke

I am an ecologist and population geneticist with a taxomic focus on amphibians and a geographic focus on West Africa. My main research interest is to understand the influence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors on species distributions and population persistence (compare as well my publication list).


Until February 2018 I worked as post-doc at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. I was part of the Herpetology working group, which is headed by Mark-Oliver Rödel and situated within the department of Evolution and Geoprocesses.


I was working as Project Manager for Fauna & Flora International in the Biosphere Reserve Ziama Forest, in Guinea, West Africa. The Ziama is the last refuge for forest elephants in Guinea and has a very high biodiversity. Despite these observations and it's grand beauty, scientifically the area is understudied.


Currently, I am on maternity leave.