Appel HM & Cocroft RB. 2014. Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insect herbivore chewing. Oecologia 175:1257-1266. (pdf)

Cocroft, RB, Hill, P, Wessel, A & Gogala, M, editors. 2014. Studying vibrational communication. Springer, Berlin.

Cocroft, RB, Gogala,M, Hill, PSM & Wessel, A. 2014. Fostering research progress in a rapidly growing field. In: Cocroft et al. (eds), Studying Vibrational Communication, Springer, Berlin.

Cocroft, RB, Hamel, JA, Su, Q & Gibson, JS. 2014. Vibrational playback experiments: challenges and solutions. In: Cocroft et al. (eds), Studying Vibrational Communication, Springer, Berlin.



Cocroft, RB & Appel, HM. 2013. Comments on “green symphonies.” Behavioral Ecology 2013 doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars230 (pdf)

Horisk, CS & Cocroft, RB. 2013. Animal signals: always influence, sometimes information. Pp. 259-280 in: Animal Communication Theory: Information and Influence (Stegmann, U, ed.). Oxford University Press.  (pdf)



Cocroft, RB & Sullivan-Beckers, LE. 2012. Female preference functions provide a window into cognition, the evolution of communication, and speciation in plant-feeding insects. In J. Vonk & T. Shackleford (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology, pp. 339-355. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pdf)

Hamel, JA & Cocroft, RB. 2012. Negative feedback from maternal signals reduces false alarms by collectively signaling offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:3820 – 3826. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1181(pdf)

Rodríguez, RL, Haen, C, Cocroft, RB & Fowler-Finn, KD. 2012. Males adjust signaling effort based on female mate preference cues. Behavioral Ecology. 23: 1218-1225. doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars105 (pdf)

Legendre, F, Marting, PR & Cocroft, RB. 2012. Competitive masking of vibrational signals during mate searching in a treehopper. Animal Behavior 83:361-368. (pdf)



Cocroft, RB. 2011. The public world of insect vibrational communication. Molecular Ecology 20: 2041-2043. (pdf)

DeLuca, PD & Cocroft RB.  2011 The influence of age on male mate searching behaviour in thornbug treehoppers. Ethology 117: 1-11. (pdf)



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 64:2043–2051. (pdf)    

Hamilton, KGA & Cocroft, RB. 2010. North American species of Enchenopa (Hemiptera: Membracidae): taxonomic assessment based on adults. Entomological News 20:554-565. (pdf)

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. 2010. Modeling complex phenotypes: Generalized linear models using spectrogram predictors of animal communication signals. Biometrics 66: 914-924. (pdf)

Cocroft, RB &Hamel, JA. 2010. Vibrational communication in the “other” social insects: a diversity of ecology, signals, and signal function. Pp. 47-68 in O’Connell-Rodwell, CE (ed.), Vibrational Communication in Animals. Research Signposts, Trivandrum, India. (pdf)

Cocroft, RB. 2010. Vibrational Communication. In: Breed, M & Moore, J Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (Elsevier, 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. 2009. An ecologist marvels at animals that learn to eavesdrop. Nature 460: 439. (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)

Borduin R, Ramaswamy K, Mohan A, Cocroft RB & Nair S. 2008. Modeling the rapid transmission of information within a social group of insects: emergent patterns in the antipredator signals.American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Conference ProceedingsDSCC2008-2298: 1441-1444.

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)



Rodriguez, RL & Cocroft, RB. 2006. Divergence in female duetting signals in the Enchenopa binotata species complex of treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Ethology 112:1231–1238. (pdf)

McNett, GD, Miles, RN,  Homentcovschi, D & Cocroft, RB. 2006. A method for two-dimensional characterization of animal vibrational signals transmitted along plant stems. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 192:1245-1251. (pdf)

Rodríguez, 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)

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 & De Luca, PA. 2006. Size-frequency relationships in insect vibrational signals. Pp. 99-110 in Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution (eds. Claridge, MF & Drosopoulos, S).  Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL. (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, MF & Drosopoulos, S). Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL.  (pdf)



Rodriguez, RL, Schul, J, Cocroft, RB & Greenfield, MD. 2005. The contribution of tympanic transmission to fine temporal signal evaluation in an ultrasonic moth. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:4159-4165. (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 B272:1023-1029 (pdf).



Rodríguez, 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. Antipredator 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)


≤ 2000

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. (HTML)

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. 1996. Social behavior and communication in the neotropical cicada Fidicina mannifera.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69(S):85-97. (pdf)

Cocroft, RB. 1996. Insect vibrational defence signals. Nature 382:679-680 (pdf).

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. (pdf)

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. (pdf)

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. (pdf)

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. (pdf)

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. (pdf)