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Publications

For most current publication list, please see Emilie's google scholar profile.

T Kijimoto, EC Snell-Rood, MH Pespeni, G Rocha, K Kafadar, AP Moczek. 2014. The nutritionally responsive transcriptome of the polyphenic beetle Onthophagus taurus and the importance of sexual dimorphism and body region. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281 link

D Tilman, EC Snell-Rood. 2014. Commentary -- Diversity breeds complementarity. Nature 515: 44-45. link

EC Snell-Rood, A Espeset, CJ Boser, WA White, R Smykalski. 2014. Anthropogenic changes in sodium affect neural and muscle development in butterflies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (28), 10221-10226. link

E Swanson and EC Snell-Rood. 2014. A molecular signaling approach to linking intraspecific variation and macro-evolutionary patterns. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 805-821. link

Estes. AM, DJ Hearn, EC Snell-Rood, M Feindler, K Feeser, T Abede, JC Dunning Hotopp, and AP Moczek. 2013. Vertical transmission of a unique gut microbiome in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae). PLoS One 8: e79061 link.

Snell-Rood, E. C., and N. Wick. 2013. Anthropogenic environments exert variable selection on cranial capacity in mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 link

Snell-Rood, E. C., G. Davidowitz, and D. R. Papaj. 2013. Plasticity in learning causes immediate and trans-generational changes in energy allocation. Integrative and Compmarative Biology. 53: 329-339. link

Snell-Rood, E. C. 2013. Evolutionary causes and consequences of behavioral plasticity. Animal Behaviour 85 (5), 1004-1011 link

Snell-Rood, E. C., A. Troth,* A. P. Moczek. 2013. DNA methylation as a mechanism of nutritional plasticity: limited support from horned beetles. Journal of Experimental Zoology B 320B: 22-34. *shared first authorship link

Snell-Rood, E. C. 2012. Selective processes in development: implications for the costs and benefits of phenotypic plasticity. Integrative and Comparative Biology link

Snell-Rood, E. C., and A. P. Moczek. 2012. Insulin signaling as a mechanism underlying developmental plasticity: the role of FOXO in a nutritional polyphenism. PLoS One 7: e34857 link

Snell-Rood, E. C. 2012. The effect of climate on acoustic signals: does atmospheric sound absorption matter for bird song and bat echolocation? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131: 1650-1658. link

Snell-Rood, E. C., G. Davidowitz, and D. R. Papaj. 2011. Reproductive tradeoffs of learning in a butterfly. Behavioral Ecology 22: 291-302 (doi: 10.1093/beheco/arq169) link

Snell-Rood, E. C., A. Cash, M. V. Han, T. Kijimoto, A. Andrews, and A. P. Moczek. 2011. Developmental decoupling of alternative phenotypes: insights from the transcriptomes of horn-polyphenic beetles. Evolution 65: 231-245. link

Choi, J.-H., T. Kijimoto, E. Snell-Rood, H. Tae, Y. Yang, A. Moczek, and J. Andrews. 2010. Gene discovery in the horned beetle Onthophagus taurus. BMC Genomics 11: 703. link

Pfennig, DW, MA Wund, EC Snell-Rood, T Cruickshank, and CD Schlichting. 2010. Phenotypic plasticity's impacts on diversification and speciation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 459-467.PDF

Snell-Rood, EC, JD Van Dyken, T. Cruickshank, MJ. Wade, and A. Moczek. 2010. Toward a population genetic framework of developmental evolution: costs, limits, and consequences of phenotypic plasticity. BioEssays 32:71-81. PDF

Snell-Rood, E. C, and D. R. Papaj. 2009. Patterns of phenotypic plasticity in common and rare environments: a study of host use and color learning in the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. American Naturalist 173: 615-631. DOI: 10.1086/597609 PDF Appendix A 

Snell-Rood, E. C., D. R. Papaj, and W. Gronenberg. 2009. Brain size: a global or induced cost of learning? Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 73:111-128. DOI: 10.1159/000213647 

Snell-Rood, E. C., and A. V. Badyaev. 2008. Ecological gradient of sexual selection: Elevation and song complexity in finches.  Oecologia 157: 545-551. link

Snell-Rood, E. C., and D. R. Papaj. 2006. Learning signals within sensory environments: does host cue learning in butterflies depend on background? Animal Biology 56: 173-192. PDF

Snell-Rood, E. C., and D. A. Cristol. 2005. Prior residence, per se, increases social status in wintering flocks of White-throated Sparrows. Ethology 111:441-454. PDF 

Badyaev, A. V., and E. C. Snell-Rood. 2003.  Rapid evolutionary divergence of environment-dependent sexual traits in speciation: a paradox? Acta Zoologica Sinica 52. PDF

Snell-Rood, E. C., and D. A. Cristol. 2003. Avian communities of created and natural wetlands: bottomland forests in Virginia.  Condor 105: 303-315.  PDF

Commentaries

Moczek, A. P., and E. C. Snell-Rood.  2008. The basis of bee-ing different: the role of gene silencing in plasticity.  Evolution and Development 10: 511-513. PDF

Papaj, D. R., and E. C. Snell-Rood. 2007. Memory flies sooner from flies that learn faster. PNAS 104: 13539-13540. 

Book Chapters

Papaj, D. R., E. C. Snell-Rood, and J. M. Davis. 2008. Learning. Pp 2154-2160 In S. E. Jøgensen and B. D. Fath (Eds), Behavioral Ecology. Vol [3] of Encyclopedia of Ecology, 5 vols. Oxford: Elsevier.email for reprint

Snell-Rood, E. C. 2010. Cost of learning. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1, pp. 406-410 Oxford: Academic Press. email for reprint

Snell-Rood, E. C., and A. P. Moczek. In press. Horns and the role of development in the evolution of beetle contests. In: Animal Contests. Ed. By: ICW Hardy and M Briffa. Cambridge University Press, UK.

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