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EP Derryberry, N Seddon, GE Derryberry, S Claramunt, GF Seeholzer, RT Brumfield, N Tobias. Ecological drivers of song evolution in birds: Disentangling the effects of habitat and morphology. Ecology and Evolution.


JN Phillips**, EP Derryberry. Equivalent effects of bandwidth and trill rate: support for a performance constraint as a competitive signal. Animal Behaviour 132, 209-215

SE Lipshutz**. Interspecific competition, hybridization, and reproductive isolation in secondary contact: missing perspectives on males and females. Current Zoology.

EP Derryberry. Dawn song in natural and artificial continuous day: Light pollution affects songbirds at high latitudes. Journal of Animal Ecology 86 (6), 1283-1285

SE Lipshutz**. Divergent competitive phenotypes between females of two sex-role reversed species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71 (7), 106.

KE Gentry, EP Derryberry, RM Danner, JE Danner, DA Luther. Immediate signaling flexibility in response to experimental noise in urban, but not rural, white‐crowned sparrows. Ecosphere 8 (8)

SE Lipshutz**, IA Overcast, MJ Hickerson, RT Brumfield, EP Derryberry. 2017. Behavioural response to song and genetic divergence in two subspecies of white‐crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys). Molecular ecology 26 (11), 3011-3027. Perspective by Dave Toews

JN Phillips**, EP Derryberry. 2017. Vocal performance is a salient signal for male–male competition in White-crowned Sparrows. The Auk 134 (3), 564-574

NA Mason, KJ Burns, JA Tobias, S Claramunt, N Seddon, EP Derryberry. 2017. Song evolution, speciation, and vocal learning in passerine birds. Evolution 71 (3), 786-796. News feature in PNAS

Elizabeth P Derryberry, Katherine Gentry, Graham E Derryberry, Jennifer N Phillips**, Raymond M Danner, Julie E Danner, David A Luther. 2017. White‐crowned sparrow males show immediate flexibility in song amplitude but not in song minimum frequency in response to changes in noise levels in the field. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3037

DA Luther, R Danner, J Danner, K Gentry, EP Derryberry. 2017. The relative response of songbirds to shifts in song amplitude and song minimum frequency. Behavioral Ecology 28 (2), 391-397


Zucker, MR, MG Harvey, JA Oswald, A Cuervo, EP Derryberry, RT Brumfield. 2016. The Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Phaeomyias murina) is a species complex that includes the Cocos Flycatcher (Nesotriccus ridgeway), an island form that underwent a population bottleneck. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 294-302.

Derryberry, EP+, RM Danner+, JE Danner+, GE Derryberry, JN Phillips**, SE Lipshutz**, KE Gentry, and DA Luther. 2016. Patterns of song across natural and anthropogenic soundscapes suggest that white-crowned sparrows minimize acoustic masking and maximize signal content. PLOS one 11(4): e0154456.+equal first authorship

Luther, DA, J Phillips**, and EP Derryberry. 2016. Not so sexy in the city: urban birds adjust songs to noise but compromise performance and potency in communication. Behavioral Ecology 27(1): 332-340.


Zylberberg, M, EP Derryberry, CW Breuner, EA MacDougall-Shackleton, JM Cornelius, and TP Hahn. 2015. Haemoproteusinfected birds have increased lifetime reproductive success. Parasitology 142(8): 1033-1043


Cuervo, A, FG Stiles, M Lention, RT Brumfield, and EP Derryberry. 2014. Geographic variation and phylogenetic relationships of Myiopagis olallai(Aves: Passeriformes; Tyranniade), with the description of two new taxa from the Northern Andes. Zootaxa 3873(1): 1-24.

Zhang, G, C Li, Q Li, B Li, DM Larkin, C Lee, JF Storz, A Antunes, MJ Greenwold, RW Meredith, A Ödeen, J Cui, Q Zhou, L Xu, H Pan, Z Wang, L Jin, P Zhang, H Hu, W Yang, J Hu, J Xiao, Z Yang, Y Liu, Q Xie, H Yu, J Lian, P Wen, F Zhang, H Li, Y Zeng, Z Xiong, S Liu, L Zhou, Z Huang, N An, J Wang, Q Zheng, Y Xiong, G Wang, B Wang, J Wang, Y Fan, RR da Fonseca, A Alfaro-Núñez, M Schubert, L Orlando, T Mourier, J Howard, G Ganapathy, A Pfenning, O Whitney, MV Rivas, E Hara, J Smith, M Farré, J Narayan, G Slavov, MN Romanov, R Borges, JP Machado, I Khan, MS Springer, J Gatesy, FG Hoffmann, JC Opazo, O Håstad, RH Sawyer, H Kim, KW Kim, HJ Kim, S Cho, N Li, Y Huang, MW Bruford, X Zhan, A Dixon, MF Bertelsen, EP Derryberry, W Warren, RK Wilson, S Li, DA Ray, RE Green, S J O‘Brien, D Griffin, WE Johnson, D Haussler, OA Ryder, E Willerslev, GR Graves, P Alström, J Fjeldså, DP Mindell, SV Edwards, EL Braun, C Rahbek, DW Burt, P Houde, Y Zhang, H Yang, J Wang, ED Jarvis, MTP Gilbert, J Wang& Avian Genome Consortium. 2014. Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation. Science 346(6215): 1311-1320.

Jarvis, ED, S Mirarab, AJ Aberer, B Li, P Houde, C Li, SYW Ho, BC Faircloth, B Nabholz, JT Howard, A Suh, CC Weber, RR da Fonseca, J Li, F Zhang, H Li, L Zhou, N Narula, L Liu, G Ganapathy, B Boussau, MS Bayzid, V Zavidovych, S Subramanian, T Gabaldón, S Capella-Gutiérrez, J Huerta-Cepas, B Rekepalli, K Munch, M Schierup, B Lindow, WC Warren, D Ray, RE Green, M Bruford, X Zhan, A Dixon, S Li, N Li, Y Huang, EP Derryberry, MF Bertelsen, F Sheldon, RT Brumfield, C Mello, PV Lovell, M Wirthlin, JA Samaniego, AMV Velazquez, A Alfaro-Núñez, PF Campos, T Sicheritz-Ponten, A Pas, T Bailey, P Scofield, M Bunce, D Lambert, Q Zhou, P Perelman, AC Driskell, G Ruby, B Shapiro, Z Xiong, Y Zeng, S Liu, Z Li, B Liu, K Wu, J Xiao, X Yinqi, Q Zheng, Y Zhang, H Yang, J Wang, L Smeds, FE Rheindt, M Braun, J Fjeldså, L Orlando, K Barker, KA Jønsson, W Johnson, KP Koepfli, S O’Brien, D Haussler, OA Ryder, C Rahbek, E Willerslev, GR Graves, TC Glenn, J McCormack, D Burt, H Ellegren, P Alström, S Edwards, A Stamatakis,, DP Mindell, J Cracraft, EL Braun, T Warnow, W Jun, MTP Gilbert, G Zhang. 2014. Whole genome analyses resolve the early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science 346(6215): 1320-1331.

Smith, BT, JE McCormack, AM Cuervo, MJ Hickerson, A Aleixo, CD Cadena, J Perez-Eman, CW  Burney, X. Xie, MG Harvey, BC Faircloth, TC Glenn, EP Derryberry, J Prejean, S. Fields, and RT Brumfield. 2014. The drivers of tropical speciation. Nature 515(7527): 406-409.

DerryberryEP+, GE Derryberry+, JM Maley, RT Brumfield. 2014. Hzar: Hybrid zone analysis using an R software package. Molecular Ecology Resources 14: 652-663. +equal first authorship


Tobias, JA, C. Cornwallis, EP Derryberry, S Claramunt, RT Brumfield, N Seddon. 2013. Species interactions and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution across a major radiation of birds. Nature. doi: 1038/nature12874

Claramunt, S, EP Derryberry, CD Cadena, AM Cuervo, C Sanín and RT Brumfield. 2013. Phylogeny and classification of Automolus foliage-gleaners and allies (Furnariidae). Condor 115(2): 375-385.


Tobias, JA, JD Brawn, RT Brumfield, EP Derryberry, ANG Kirschel, and N Seddon. 2012. The importance of Neotropical suboscine birds as study systems in ecology and evolution. Ornitologia Neotropical 23: 259-272. Tobias et al 2012 Neotropical birds study system.pdf

Peters, S, EP Derryberry, and S Nowicki. 2012. Songbirds learn songs least degraded by environmental transmission. Biology Letters 8(5): 736-739. Peters et al 2012 Biol Lett.pdf

DerryberryEP, S Claramunt, N Seddon, J Tobias, A Baker, and RT Brumfield. 2012. Correlated evolution of beak morphology and song in the Neotropical woodcreeper radiation. Evolution 66(9): 2784-2797. Derryberry et al 2012.pdf

Claramunt, S, EP Derryberry, RT Brumfield, and JV Remsen, Jr. 2012. Ecological opportunity and diversification in a continental radiation of birds: climbing adaptations and cladogenesis in the Furnariidae. Am. Nat. 179(5): 649-666. Claramunt et al 2012.pdf

Luther D and EP Derryberry. 2012. Birdsongs keep pace with city life: changes in song over time in an urban songbird affect communication. An Beh 83:1059-1066. Luther and Derryberry 2012Urban change.pdf

Claramunt, S, EP Derryberry, JV Remsen, Jr, and RT Brumfield. 2012. High dispersal ability inhibits speciation in a continental radiation of passerine birds. Proc Roy Soc B 279: 1567-1574. Claramunt et al 2012 Dispersal and diversification in Furnariidae.pdf

McCormack J, J Maley, S Hird, EP Derryberry, GR Graves and RT Brumfield. 2012. Next generation sequencing reveals phylogeographic structure and a species tree for recent bird divergences. Mol Phylogenet Evol 62: 397-406. McCormack et al 2012 NGS methods.pdf


DerryberryEP, S Claramunt, G Derryberry, RT Chesser, J Cracraft, A. Aleixo, J. Pérez-Emán, JV Remsen Jr, RT Brumfield. 2011. Lineage diversification and morphological evolution during an exceptional continental radiation, the Neotropical ovenbirds and woodcreepers (Aves: Furnariidae). Evolution 65(10): 2973-2986. Derryberry et al 2011 Furnariidae radiation.pdf

Derryberry 2011. Male response to historical and geographical variation in bird song. Biology Letters 7(1): 57-59.  Derryberry 2011 Biol Lett.pdf Press coverage: ScienceNow


Tobias JA, J Aben, RT Brumfield, EP Derryberry, W Halfwerk, H Slabbekoorn and N Seddon. 2010. Song divergence by sensory drive in Amazonian birds. Evolution 64(10): 2820-2839. Tobias et al 2009 Evolution.pdf

DerryberryEP, RT Chesser, S Claramunt, J Cracraft, and RT Brumfield. 2010. Certhiasomus, a new genus of woodcreeper (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae) from South America. Zootaxa 2416: 44-50. Derryberry et al 2010 Certhiasomus.pdf

DerryberryEP, S Claramunt, KE O’Quin, A Aleixo, RT Chesser, JV Remsen Jr, and RT Brumfield. 2010. Pseudasthenes, a new genus of ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2416: 61-68. Derryberry et al 2010 Pseudasthenes.pdf

Claramunt S, EP Derryberry, RT Chesser, A Aleixo, and RT Brumfield. 2010. Polyphyly of Campylorhamphus, and description of a new genus for C. pucherani (Dendrocolaptinae). The Auk 127(2): 430-439.


Chesser RT, S Claramunt, EP Derryberry, and RT Brumfield. 2009. Geocerthia, a new genus of terrestrial ovenbird (Aves: Passeriformes: Furnariidae). Zootaxa 2213: 64-68. Chesser et al 2009 Geocerthia.pdf

Derryberry 2009. Ecology shapes birdsong evolution: variation in habitat and morphology explains variation in white-crowned sparrow song. American Naturalist 174(1): 24-33. Derryberry 2009.pdf Press coverage: Science Podcast; Science Daily; Jornal Tribuna de Macau; Discoveries BBC Wildlife; Daily Planet; Columbus Dispatch


Derryberry 2007. Evolution of bird song affects signal efficacy: an experimental test using historical and current signals. Evolution 61(8): 1938 – 1945. Selected by Faculty of 1000.  Derryberry 2007.pdfDerryberry 2007 supp material.doc Selected press coverage: ScienceNOW; New Scientist; London Daily Telegraph; The Vancouver Sun; Daily Mail; Spiegel; MSNBC, LiveScience; BBC Edinburgh, NewsDrive; Discovery News, The Feedbag; AAAS, Science Update; WCHL Radio Chapel Hill; CBC, As it Happens & The Adler Show

MacDougall-Shackleton EA, EP Derryberry, J Foufopoulos, AP Dobson and TP Hahn. 2005. Parasite-mediated heterozygote advantage in an outbred songbird population. Biology Letters 1(1): 105-107. MacDougall-Shackleton et al 2005.pdf

MacDougall-Shackleton EA, EP Derryberryand TP Hahn. 2002. Non-local male mountain white-crowned sparrows have lower paternity and higher parasite loads than males singing local dialect. Behavioral Ecology 13(5): 682-689. MacDougall-Shackleton et al 2002.pdf


NA Mason, B Pasch, KJ Burns, EP Derryberry. 2017. Integrating Museum and Media Collections to Study Vocal Ecology and Evolution. The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research. CRC Press.

CM Coomes, NK Wilson, RM Danner, EP Derryberry. 2017. Does Thermal Stress Affect Mate Selection? Integrative and Comparative Biology 57, E33-E33

RM Danner, CM Coomes, EP Derryberry. 2017. High Ambient Temperatures Reduce Cognitive and Motor Performance of an Endotherm. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57, E237-E237

SE Lipshutz, EP Derryberry. 2017. Genomic Characterization of a Hybrid Zone between Sex-role Reversed Jacanas. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57, E329-E329

DL Moseley, RM Danner, JE Danner, J Phillips, GE Derryberry, DA Luther, EP Derryberry. 2017. Cultural selection as a mechanism of acoustic adaptation to city noise: a songbird chooses to copy less degraded songs. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57, E355-E355

Derryberry In press. John James Audubon: the scientist in the artist. University of Kentucky Press.

MacDougall-Shackleton EA, EP Derryberry, J Foufopoulos, AP Dobson and TP Hahn. 2004. Parasite-mediated heterozygote advantage in an outbred songbird population. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44 (6): 596-596.

Derryberry, EP and BE Ballentine. 2003. Historical changes in vocal performance: implications for mate choice. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43 (6): 855-855.

DerryberryEP, J Foufopoulos, AP Dobson, MacDougall-Shackleton EA, and TP Hahn. 2002. An investigation of the effects of two haematozoa on reproductive success in mountain white-crowned sparrows. Integrative and Comparative Biology 42 (6): 1219-1219.

Derryberry 2000. An investigation of the effects of two haematozoa on reproductive success in mountain white-crowned sparrows. Princeton University Senior Thesis.

Derryberry EP. 2000. A day in the field, Princeton Alumni Weekly, June 2000.