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Willis, Amy, and Bell, Rayna C. 2018. Uncertainty in phylogenetic tree estimates. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (in press)

Gilbert, Cassandra M., and Bell, Rayna C. 2018. Evolution of advertisement calls in an island radiation of African reed frogs. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123:1-11.

Bell, Rayna C., Webster, Grant N. and Whiting, Martin J. 2017. Breeding biology and the evolution of dynamic sexual dichromatism in frogs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30:2104-2115. doi:10.1111/jeb.13170

Hydeman, Marina E., Longo, Ana V., Velo-Antón, Guillermo, Rodriguez, David, Zamudio, Kelly R., Bell Rayna C. 2017. Prevalence and genetic diversity of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Central African island and continental amphibian communities. Ecology and Evolution 7:7729–7738. doi:10.1002/ece3.3309

Bell, Rayna C., Parra, Juan L., Badjedjea, Gabriel , Barej, Michael F., Blackburn, David C., Burger, Marius, Channing, Alan, Dehling, J. Maximilian, Greenbaum, Eli, Gvozdík, Václav, Kielgast, Jos, Kusamba, Chifundera, Lötters, Stefan, McLaughlin, Patrick J., Nagy, Zoltan T., Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Portik, Daniel M., Stuart, Bryan L., VanDerWal, Jeremy, Zassi-Boulu, Ange Ghislain, Zamudio, Kelly R. 2017. Idiosyncratic responses to climate-driven forest fragmentation and marine incursions in reed frogs from Central Africa and the Gulf of Guinea Islands. Molecular Ecology 26:5223-5244.  doi:10.1111/mec.14260

Fritch, Ethan J., Bell, Rayna C., Stuart, Bryan L., Lentz, Thomas B. 2017. Status of Frog Virus 3-like Ranavirus in anurans of two national parks in Gabon. Herpetological Review 48(3):561-563.

Zamudio, Kelly R., Bell, Rayna C. and Mason, Nicholas A. 2016. Phenotypes in phylogeography: Species’ traits, environmental variation, and vertebrate diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(29): 8041-8048. doi:10.1073/pnas.1602237113

Zamudio, Kelly R., Bell, Rayna C., Nali, Renato C., Haddad, Cé and Prado, Cynthia P. A. 2016. Polyandry, Predation, and the Evolution of Frog Reproductive Modes. The American Naturalist, 188: S41-S61. doi:10.1086/687547

Bell, Rayna C. and Scheinberg, Lauren A. 2016. Hyperolius molleri (Moller’s Reed Frog) and Phrynobatrachus dispar (Peters’ River Frog). Heterospecific amplexus. Herpetological Review, 47(1): 109

Bell, Rayna C. 2016. A New Species of Hyperolius (Amphibia: Hyperoliidae) from Príncipe Island, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. Herpetologica, 72(4): 343-351. doi:10.1655/Herpetologica-D-16-00008.1

Bell, Rayna C., Drewes, Robert C., Channing, Alan, Gvoždík, Václav, Kielgast, Jos, Lötters, Stefan, Stuart, Bryan L. and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2015. Overseas dispersal of Hyperolius reed frogs from Central Africa to the oceanic islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Journal of Biogeography, 42(1): 65-75. doi:10.1111/jbi.12412

Bell, Rayna C., Drewes, Robert C. and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2015. Reed frog diversification in the Gulf of Guinea: Overseas dispersal, the progression rule, and speciation. Evolution, 69(4): 904-915. doi:10.1111/evo.12623

Barej, Michael F., Rödel, Mark-Oliver, Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Gonwouo, Nono L., Penner, Johannes, Gvoždík, Václav, Günther, Rainer, Bell, Rayna C., Nagel, Peter and Schmitz, Andreas 2014. Light shines through the spindrift – Phylogeny of African torrent frogs (Amphibia, Anura, Petropedetidae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 71: 261-273.doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.001

Titus, Valorie R., Bell, Rayna C., Becker, C. G. and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2014. Connectivity and gene flow among Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) populations in highly modified anthropogenic landscapes. Conservation Genetics, 15(6): 1447-1462. doi:10.1007/s10592-014-0629-5

Hydeman, Marina E., Bell, Rayna C., Drewes, Robert C. and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2013. Amphibian chytrid fungus confirmed in endemic frogs and caecilians on the island of São Tomé, Africa. Herpetological Review, 44: 254-257.

Bell, Rayna C., Belmaker, Amos, Couch, Courtney S., Marchetto, Katherine M., Simonis, Joseph L., Thomas, R. Q., Sparks, Jed P., Brown, Julia M., Francisco, Kainana S. and Manuel, Mark E. 2013. Effectiveness of Erythrina gall wasp biocontrol and implications for the recovery of threatened Wiliwili trees (Fabaceae: Erythrina sandwicensis) 1. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 140(2): 215-224. doi:10.3159/TORREY-D-12-00069.1

Bell, Rayna C., MacKenzie, Jason B., Hickerson, Michael J., Chavarria, Krystle L., Cunningham, Michael, Williams, Stephen E. and Moritz, Craig 2012. Comparative multi-locus phylogeography confirms multiple vicariance events in co-distributed rainforest frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1730): 991-999. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.1229

Bell, Rayna C., Brasileiro, Cinthia A., Haddad, Cé and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2012. Evolutionary history of Scinax treefrogs on land-bridge islands in south-eastern Brazil. Journal of Biogeography, 39(9): 1733-1742. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02708.x

deCarvalho, Tagide N., Fergus, Daniel J., Bell, Rayna C. and Shaw, Kerry L. 2012. Rhythmic male reproductive behavior controls timing of courtship and mating in Laupala cerasinaBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(9): 1333-1340. doi:10.1007/s00265-012-1388-2

Bell, Rayna C. and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2012. Sexual dichromatism in frogs: natural selection, sexual selection and unexpected diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1748): 4687-4693. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1609

Bell, Rayna C., Gata Garcia, Adriana V., Stuart, Bryan L. and Zamudio, Kelly R. 2011. High Prevalence of the Amphibian Chytrid Pathogen in Gabon. EcoHealth, 8(1): 116-120. doi:10.1007/s10393-010-0364-4

Bell, Rayna C., Parra, Juan L., Tonione, Maria, Hoskin, Conrad J., Mackenzie, Jason B., Williams, Stephen E. and Moritz, Craig 2010. Patterns of persistence and isolation indicate resilience to climate change in montane rainforest lizards. Molecular ecology, 19(12): 2531-2544. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04676.x

Banner photo: Hyperolius thomensis. These colorful reed frogs are endemic to São Tomé Island and breed in water-filled tree hole cavities (photo by Andrew Stanbridge).