PhD student Helen Rößler

since 2018

PhD student in the research project „Hearing in Penguins“

2016 - 2018

Master of Science Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Topic of the Master thesis: „Harbour seal vocalisations: behavioural and physiological studies"


Scientific researcher, Large Marine Vertebrate Research, Philippines

2012 - 2016

Bachelor of Science Biology, University of Hohenheim

Topic of Bachelor thesis: „Do nest holes represent a limited resource? Nest box use by edible dormice (Glis glis)“


semesters abroad, James Cook University, Australia

2007 - 2013

Physiotherapist in children's clinic

2003 - 2006

Training as physiotherapist


Anatomy and physiology of different species - Hearing organs and sound production, sound recordings in the wilderness

Antarctica Expedition

In December 2019 Helen will start a sailing expedition with Quixote Expeditions. Helen gives a brief overview of her science while onboard in December.

Peer reviewed

  • Adam I, Maxwell A, Rössler H, Hansen E B, Vellema M, Elemans C P H (2021) One-to-one innervation of vocal muscels allows precise control of birdsong. Current Biology Online
  • Rössler H, Tougaard J, Sabinsky P F, Rasmussen M H, Granquist S M, Wahlberg M (2021): Are Icelandic harbor seals accoustically cryptic to avoid predation? JASA Express Letters 1, 031201 Online 

Hearing in Penguins

Penguins are adapted perfectly to a life at land and sea. This popular group of living beings are well known, but there are some lacks of knowledge. The "Hearing in Penguins" is almost unknown, but now scientists want to investigate in this field. This research contains the training of penguins.

Project Description