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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)

Cocroft 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.




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