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 2013, Effects of noise on sound detection and acoustic communication in fishes. in H Brumm (ed.), Animal Communication and Noise, Animal Signals and Communication 2. Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp. 65-90.

Lechner, W & Ladich, F 2011, 'How do albino fish hear?', Journal of Zoology, vol. 283, no. 3, pp. 186-192.

Ladich, F & Bass, AH 2011, Vocal behavior of fishes: anatomy and physiology. in AP Farrell (ed.), Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment. vol. 1, Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam [u.a.], pp. 321-329.

Ladich, F 2010, Hearing in Vertebrates. in Elsevier Encyclopedia "Animal Behaviour". Unknown publisher, pp. 54-60.