Santos, JC, RD Tarvin, LA O'Connell, D Blackburn, and LA Coloma. 2018. Diversity within diversity: Transcriptomic characterization of eukaryotic symbionts in poison frogs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125: 40–50. pdf link


Tarvin*, RD, CM Borghese*, W Sachs, JC Santos, L Yu, LA O'Connell, DC Cannatella, RA Harris, and HH Zakon. 2017. Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance. Science 357: 1261–1266. pdf link

Tarvin*, RD, E Powell*†, JC Santos, SR Ron, and DC Cannatella. 2017. The birth of aposematism: High phenotypic divergence and low genetic diversity in a young clade of poison frogs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109: 283–295. pdf link


Tarvin, RD, JC Santos, LA O’Connell, HH Zakon, and DC Cannatella. 2016. Convergent substitutions in sodium channel suggest multiple origins of toxin resistance in poison frogs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:1068-1081. pdf link

Santos*, JC, RD Tarvin*, and LA O'Connell*. 2016. A review of chemical defense in poison frogs (Dendrobatidae): Ecology, pharmacokinetics and autoresistance. In: Schulte, BA, TE Goodwin, MH Ferkin, editors. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. p. 305-337. pdf link book

2015 & before

Tarvin, RD, CS Bermúdez, VS Briggs, and KM Warkentin. 2015. Carry-over effects of size at metamorphosis in red-eyed treefrogs: higher survival but slower growth of larger metamorphs. Biotropica 47:218-226. pdf link [college thesis]

Tarvin, RD, P Peña, and SR Ron. 2014. Changes in population size and survival in Atelopus spumarius (Anura: Bufonidae) are not correlated with chytrid prevalence. Journal of Herpetology 48:291-297. pdf link

Muñoz, M, NG Crawford, TJ McGreevy, NJ Messana, RD Tarvin, LJ Revell, RM Zandvliet, JM Hopwood, E Mock, AL Schneider, and CJ Schneider. 2013. Divergence in coloration and ecological speciation in the Anolis marmoratus species complex. Molecular Ecology 22:2668-2682. pdf link

*Authors contributed equally
†Undergraduate mentee

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