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Reader in Population Biology, University of Salford

Robert Jehle is a population biologist with an unexplainable fondness for amphibians, ponds, and rainforests.

After completing his PhD in Zoology at the University of Vienna (Austria) in 2000, he obtained an EU Marie Curie fellowship to conduct research at the University of Sheffield. He then pursued his research and teaching with temporary academic positions at Sheffield and the University of Bielefeld (Germany), before becoming a Lecturer (2008), Senior Lecturer (2012) and Reader (2017) at the University of Salford.

Robert is currently a Trustee for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) Trust, a Council Member of the Tropical Biology Association (TBA), and an Associate Editor of Animal Conservation and the Herpetological Journal.

His main research interests revolve around the ecology, evolution and conservation of amphibians. He has participated in studies on all three amphibian orders (anurans, urodeles, and caecilians), covering wild populations from Europe, Central & South America, Africa and Asia. He is also collaboratively involved in population biological studies on other vertebrates, such as for example Pacific eels or Mesoamerican crocodiles.


  • –present
    Reader in Population Biology, University of Salford


  • 2000 
    University of Vienna (Austria), PhD in Zoology