Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Ladich

Phone: +43-1-4277-76119
Mail: friedrich.ladich[at]

Research interests

My research focuses on acoustic communication in fishes. The work covers sound generating organs and their neuronal control, the design of acoustic signals, acoustical behavior, the significance of sounds, and the perception of sounds. The latter includes the inner ear structure, the auditory periphery, hearing sensitivity, the ability to detect temporal patterns and encode conspecific sounds, and the effects of ambient and anthropogenic noise on hearing and communication.


Ladich, F 2014, Diversity in hearing in fishes: Ecoacoustical, communicative, and developmental constraints. in C Köppl, GA Manley, AN Popper & RR Fay (eds), Insights from Comparative Hearing. vol. 49, Springer, New York, New York, Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, vol. 49, pp. 289-321.

Ladich, F 2014, 'Fish bioacoustics', Current Opinion in Neurobiology, vol. 28, pp. 121-127.

Schulz-Mirbach, T, Metscher, B, Hess, M & Ladich, F 2013, Do swim bladder specializations in cichlids correlate with modified inner ear morphology? in 50 Years of Underwater Bioacoustics. 50 Years of Underwater Bioacoustics, Sarasota, United States, 25/05/13.