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Tumulty JP, Miller SE, Van Belleghem SM, Weller HI, Jernigan CM, Vincent S‡, Staudenraus RJ‡, Legan AW, Polnaszek TJ, Uy FMK, Walton A, Sheehan MJ. Evidence for a selective link between cooperation and individual recognition. In revision for Current Biology.
bioRxiv preprint:

Moss JB, Tumulty JP, Fischer EK. Co-option of ancestral signal elements in the evolution of a cooperative parental behavior. Accepted at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Tumulty JP, Fouilloux CA‡, Goyes Vallejos J, Bee MA. 2022. Predicting and measuring decision rules for social recognition in a Neotropical frog. The American Naturalist. 200(2): E77-E92.

Tumulty JP, Lange ZK, Bee MA. 2022. Identity signaling, identity reception, and the evolution of social recognition in a Neotropical frog. Evolution. 76(1), 158-170.

Miller SE, Jernigan CM, Legan AW, Miller CH, Tumulty JP, Walton A, Sheehan MJ. 2021. Animal behavior missing from data archives. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 36(11): 960-963.

Tumulty JP & Bee MA. 2021. Ecological and social drivers of neighbor recognition and the dear enemy effect in a poison frog. Behavioral Ecology. 32(1), 138–150

Tanner JC & Tumulty JP. 2020. The signals and category boundaries that enable categorical perception: a comment on Green et al. Behavioral Ecology​. 31(4): 871

Tumulty JP & Sheehan MJ. 2020. What drives diversity in social recognition systems? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7(517).

Walton A, Tumulty JP, Toth AL, Sheehan MJ. 2020. Hormonal modulation of reproduction in Polistes fuscatus social wasps: dual functions in both ovary development and sexual receptivity. Journal of Insect Physiology. 120: 103972.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans E‡ & Tumulty JP. 2019. “Reverse” sexual dichromatism in a Neotropical frog. Ethology. 125: 957–964.

Narins PM, Meenderink SWF, Tumulty JP, Cobo-Cuan A, Márquez R. 2018. Plant-borne vibrations modulate calling behaviour in a tropical amphibian. Current Biology. 28: R1333-R1334.

Tumulty JP*, Pašukonis A*, Ringler M, Forester JD, Hödl W, Bee MA. 2018Brilliant-thighed poison frogs do not use acoustic identity information to treat territorial neighbours as dear enemies. Animal Behaviour. 141: 203-220.
*Equal contribution

Tumulty JP. 2018. Dear Enemy Effect. in J. Vonk and T. Shackelford, eds. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer International Publishing, Cham.

Bee MA, Reichert MS & Tumulty J. 2016. Assessment and recognition of rivals in anuran contests. Advances in the Study of Behavior. 48.

Tumulty J, Morales V & Summers K. 2014. The biparental care hypothesis for the evolution of monogamy: experimental evidence in an amphibian. Behavioral Ecology. 25(2): 262-270. (Editor’s choice)

Highlighted in an article for the Estonian newspaper “Sirp”:

Summers K & Tumulty J. 2013. Parental care, sexual selection, and mating systems in Neotropical poison frogs. In: RH. Macedo & G. Machado. Sexual Selection: Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics. Waltham (MA): Elsevier Academic Press.

Other works

Tumulty J. 2005. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of BFREE. Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education. Toledo, Belize