Sullivan Beckers, LE & Cocroft RB. 2010. The importance of female choice, male-male competition and signal transmission as causes of selection on male mating signals. Evolution 64: 3158-3171. (pdf)
McNett GD, Luan L & Cocroft RB. 2010. Wind-induced noise alters signaler and receiver behavior in vibrational communication. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (online first). (pdf)
Cocroft, RB & Hamel, JA. In press. Vibrational communication in the “other” social insects: a diversity of ecology, signals, and signal function. O'Connell-Rodwell, C (ed.), Vibrational Communication in Animals. Research Signposts. (pdf)
Hamilton, KGA & Cocroft, RB. 2010. North American species of Enchenopa (Hemiptera: Membracidae): taxonomic assessment based on adults. Entomological News, in press
Cocroft, RB, Rodriguez, RL & Hunt, RE. 2010. Host shifts and signal divergence:mating signals covary with host use in a complex of specialized plant-feeding insects. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99: 60–72. (pdf)
Holan, SH, Wikle, CK, Sullivan Beckers, LE & Cocroft, RB. 2009. Modeling complex phenotypes: Generalized linear models using spectrogram predictors of animal communication signals. Biometrics (early online). (pdf)
Ramaswamy, K & Cocroft, RB. 2009. Collective signals in treehopper broods provide predator localization cues to the defending mother. Animal Behaviour 78: 697-704. (pdf)
De Luca, PA & Cocroft, RB. 2009. Age-related changes in an insect mating signal have no effect on female choice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:1787-1798. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB, Rodriguez, RL & Hunt, RE. 2008. Host shifts, the evolution of communication and speciation in the Enchenopa binotata species complex of treehoppers. Pp. 88-100 in: Tilmon, KJ (ed.), Specialization, Speciation and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.(pdf)
De Luca, PA & Cocroft, RB. 2008. The effects of age and relatedness on mating patterns in thornbug treehoppers: inbreeding avoidance or inbreeding tolerance? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1869-1875. (pdf)
McNett, GD & Cocroft, RB. 2008. Host shifts favor vibrational signal divergence in Enchenopa binotata treehoppers. Behavioral Ecology 19:650-656. (pdf)
Rodriguez, RL, Sullivan LM, Snyder RL & Cocroft, RB. 2008. Host shifts and the beginning of signal divergence. Evolution 62:12-20. (pdf)
Rodriguez, RL, Ramaswamy, K & Cocroft, RB. 2006. Evidence that female preferences have shaped male signal evolution in a clade of specialized plant-feeding insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273:2585-2593. (pdf)
McNett, GD, Miles, RN, Homentcoschii, D & Cocroft RB. 2006. A method for two-dimensional characterization of animal vibrational signals transmitted along plant stems. Journal of Comparative Physiology A (online) (pdf)
Cocroft, RB, Shugart, HJ, Konrad, KT & Tibbs, K. 2006. Variation in plant substrates and its consequences for insect vibrational communication. Ethology 112:779-789. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB & McNett, GD. 2006. Vibrational communication in treehoppers(Hemiptera: Membracidae). Pp. 305-317 in Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution (eds. Claridge, M. F. & Drosopoulos, S.). CRC Press. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB & DeLuca, PA. 2006. The influence of size on variation in the plant-borne vibrational signals of insects. Pp. 99-110 in Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution (eds. Claridge, M. F. & Drosopoulos, S.). CRC Press. (pdf)
Cocroft RB & Rodríguez RL. 2005. The behavioral ecology of insect vibrational communication. BioScience 55:323-334. (pdf)
RB. 2005. Vibrational communication facilitates cooperative foraging in a phloem-feeding insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 272:1023 - 1029 (pdf)
Rodriguez, RL, Sullivan, L, & Cocroft, RB. 2004. Vibrational communication and reproductive isolation in the Enchenopa binotata species complex of treehoppers. Evolution 58: 571-578. (pdf)
Sattman, DA & Cocroft, RB. 2003. Phenotypic plasticity and repeatability in signals of Enchenopa treehoppers, with implications for gene flow among host-shifted populations. Ethology 109:981-994. (pdf)
Angulo, A, Cocroft, RB, Reichle, S. 2003. Species identity in the genus Adenomera (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in southeastern Peru. Herpetologica 59:490-504. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB. 2003. The social environment of an aggregating, ant-attended treehopper. Journal of Insect Behavior 16:79-95. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB. 2002. Maternal defense as a limited resource: unequal predation risk in broods of an insect with maternal care. Behavioral Ecology 13:125-133. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB. 2001. Vibrational communication and the ecology of group-living, herbivorous insects. American Zoologist 41:1215-1221. (pdf)
Miles, RN, Cocroft, RB, Gibbons, C and Batt, D. 2001. A bending wave simulator for investigating directional vibration sensing in insects. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 110:579-587. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB, Tieu, T, Hoy, RR & Miles, R. 2000. Mechanical directionality in the response to substrate vibration in a treehopper. Journal of Comparative Physiology 186: 695-705. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB. 1999. Thornbug to thornbug: the inside story of insect song. Natural History 108:52-57.
Cocroft, RB. 1999. Offspring-parent communication in a subsocial treehopper (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Umbonia crassicornis ). Behaviour 136:1-21. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB. 1999. Parent-offspring communication in response to predators in a subsocial treehopper (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Umbonia crassicornis). Ethology 105:553-568 (pdf)
Barnett, K, Cocroft, RB & Fleishman, L. 1999. Possible communication by substrate vibration in a chameleon. Copeia 1999:225-228. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB & Pogue, M. 1997. Social behavior and communication in the neotropical cicada Fidicina mannifera . Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69(S):85-97.
Cocroft, RB. 1996. Insect vibrational defence signals. Nature 382:679-680.
Schultz, T, Cocroft, RB & Churchill, G. 1996. Reconstruction of ancestral character states. Evolution 50:504-511. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB & Ryan, MJ. 1995. Patterns of advertisement call evolution in toads and chorus frogs . Animal Behaviour 49:283-303. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB. 1994. A cladistic analysis of chorus frog phylogeny (Hylidae: Pseudacris ). Herpetologica 50:420-437.
deVries, PJ, Cocroft, RB & Thomas, J. 1993. Comparison of acoustical signals in Maculinea butterfly caterpillars and their obligate host Myrmica ants. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 49:229-238.
Ryan, MJ, Cocroft, RB & Wilczynski, W. 1990. The role of environmental selection in intraspecific divergence of mate recognition signals in the cricket frog Acris crepitans. Evolution 44:1869-1872. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB, McDiarmid, WR, Jaslow, A & Ruiz-C., P. 1990. Vocalizations of eight species of Atelopus , with comments on communication in the genus. Copeia 1990:631-643
Cocroft, RB & Hambler, K. 1989. Observations on a commensal relationship of the microhylid frog Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata and the burrowing theraphosid spider Xenesthis immanis in southeastern Peru. Biotropica 21:2-8. (pdf)
Cocroft, RB & Heyer, WR. 1988. Notes on the frog genus Thoropa (Amphibia, Leptodactylidae) with a description of a new species ( Thoropa saxatilis ). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 101:209-220.
Heyer, WR & Cocroft, RB. 1986. Descriptions of two new species of Hylodes from the Atlantic Forests of Brazil (Amphibia, Leptodactylidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 99:100-109.