Dr. Adriana M. Jeckel


Biotic Interactions

+41 31 684 49 59
31, Brückentrakt, 1st floor
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Biotic Interactions
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern

I am a chemical ecologist interested in understanding the evolution and the mechanism of resistance and sequestration of dietary compounds in different types of organisms. Currently, I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoc fellow studying how herbivores are able to resist and accumulate plant specialized metabolites to subsequently use these compounds against their natural enemies.

Jump to: 2022


Jeckel, Adriana M.; Beran, Franziska; Züst, Tobias; Younkin, Gordon; Petschenka, Georg; Pokharel, Prayan; Dreisbach, Domenic; Ganal-Vonarburg, Stephanie Christine; Robert, Christelle Aurélie Maud (2022). Metabolization and sequestration of plant specialized metabolites in insect herbivores: Current and emerging approaches. Frontiers in physiology, 13(1001032), p. 1001032. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fphys.2022.1001032

Jeckel, A. M., Bolton S. K., Waters, K. R., Antoniazzi, M. M., Jared, C., Matsumura K., Nishikawa, K., Morimoto, Y., Grant, T., Saporito, R. A. (2022). Dose‐dependent alkaloid sequestration and N‐methylation of decahydroquinoline in poison frogs. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, v.337, p. 537-546. 10.1002/jez.2587


Montesinos, R.; Jeckel, A.M.; Pavan, S.E.; Targino, M. (2021). Bokermannohyla gouveai (Itatiaia Treefrog). Parental Care. Herpetological Review, v.52, p. 113


Carvalho, A.L.G; Jeckel, A.M.; Nisa, C.; Luna, M.C.; Piantoni, C. (2020). A novel epidermal gland type in lizards (α-gland): structural organization, histochemistry, protein profile and phylogenetic origins. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlaa140. 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa140

Soares, K.D.A.; Jeckel, A.M.; Silva, G.M.; Giovannetti, V.; Mathubara, K. (2020). University extension and teacher training in Brazil: The Zoology Summer Course. Revista Brasileira de Extensão Universitária, v. 11, p. 315–330. 10.36661/2358-0399.2020v11i3.11475

Jeckel, A.M.; Matsumura, K.; Nishikawa, K.; Morimoto, Y.; Saporito, R.A.; Grant, T.; Ifa D.R. (2020). Use of whole‐body cryosectioning and desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging to
visualize alkaloid distribution in poison frogs. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, v. 55, e4520. 10.1002/jms.4520


Werneck, F.P; Jeckel, A.M.; Friol, N.R.; Toledo, D.G.P.; Targino, M; Montesinos, R.; Nascimento, L.B.; Silvano, D.L.; França, D.P.F; Pereira, J.A.; Pinto, R.R.; Costa-Rodrigues, A.P.V.; Pereira, E.G.; Mângia, S.; Canedo, C. (2019). Diagnóstico e propostas para ampliar a representatividade de pesquisadoras em Herpetologia no Brasil. Herpetologia Brasileira, v. 8, p. 36–48.

Jeckel, A.M.; Kocheff, S.; Saporito, R.; Grant, T. (2019) .Geographically separated orange and blue populations of the Amazonian poison frog Adelphobates galactonotus (Anura, Dendrobatidae) do not differ in alkaloid composition or palatability. Chemoecology, v. 29, p. 225–234. 10.1007/s00049-019-00291-3

Jeckel, A.M.; Caorsi, V.Z. ; Grant, T; Borges-Martins, M. (2019). The Nuptial Pads of Melanophryniscus (Anura: Bufonidae), with the Unexpected Occurrence of Nuptial-Pad-Like Structures in Females of Two Species. Journal of Herpetology, v. 53, p. 53–61. DOI: 10.1670/18-104


Grant, T.; Rada, M.; Anganoy-Criollo, M.; Batista, A.; Dias, P.H.; Jeckel, A.M.; Machado, D.J.; Rueda-Almonacid, J.V. (2017). Phylogenetic Systematics of Dart-Poison Frogs and Their Relatives Revisited (Anura: Dendrobatoidea). South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 12, p. S1–S90. 10.2994/SAJH-D-17-00017.1

Rada, M.; Jeckel, A.M.; Caorsi, V.Z.; Barrientos, L.S.; Rivera-Correa, M.; Grant, T. A  (2017). Remarkable New White-Eyed Glassfrog Species of Sachatamia from Colombia (Anura: Centrolenidae), with Comments on the Systematics of the Genus. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 12, p. 157–173. 10.2994/SAJH-D-16-00041.1

Jeckel, A.M.; Henrique, R.S. A (2017). Zoologia e seu Papel na Sociedade. In: Beneti, J.S.; Montesinos, R; Giovannetti, V. (Org.). Tópicos de pesquisa em Zoologia. 1 ed., p. 177-184.


Jeckel, A.M.; Saporito, R.A.; Grant, T. (2015). The relationship between poison frog chemical defenses and age, body size, and sex. Frontiers in Zoology, v. 12, p. 1-8. 10.1186/s12983-015-0120-2

Jeckel, A.M.; Grant, T.; Saporito, R.A. (2015). Sequestered and Synthesized Chemical Defenses in the Poison Frog Melanophryniscus moreirae. Journal of Chemical Ecology, v. 41, p. 505–512. 10.1007/s10886-015-0578-6

Carvajalino-Fernandez, J.M.; Jeckel, A.M.; Indicatti, R.P. (2013). Melanophryniscus moreirae (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae): Dormancy and hibernacula use during cold season. Herpetologia Brasileira, v. 2, p. 61