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Institutional Affiliations 2018-2019

Research Professor
Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Universidad de Costa Rica

Research Associate
Fundación Museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica

Course Coordinator, Ecología Tropical y Conservación
Organización para Estudios Tropicales


*undergraduate author; ^published with prior name, Chang

Stynoski JL, Stynoski PB, Noble VR. Empirical evidence for multiple costs of begging in poison frog tadpoles. In press, Zoologischer Anzeiger.


Trama FA, Rizo Patron Viale FLS, Kumar AS, Stynoski JL, McCoy MB, Springer MC. The management of Typha domingensis (Typhaceae) affects macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Palo Verde Wetland, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Ecological Restoration. 35:175-189.

Stynoski JL, O’Connell LA. Developmental morphology of granular skin glands in pre-metamorphic egg-eating poison frogs. Zoomorphology. 136:219-224.

Dugas MB, Strickler S, Stynoski JL. Tadpole begging reveals high quality. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 30:1024-1033.


*Tortorelli CM, *Gannon DG, Stynoski JL, Trama FA. Rhinella yunga Predation. Natural History Note, Herpetological Review. 47:442.

Dugas MB, Stynoski JL, Strickler S. Larval aggression is independent of food limitation in nurseries of a poison frog. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:1389-1395.

*Baruch EM, *Manger MA, Stynoski JL. Anolis humilis lizards discriminate between aposematic and cryptic model insects. Journal of Herpetology 50:245-248.


Stynoski JL, Schulte LM, Rojas B. Poison frogs, quick guide. Current Biology 25: R1026-R1028.


Stynoski JL, *Shelton G, Stynoski P. Maternally derived chemical defenses are an effective deterrent against some predators of poison frog tadpoles (Oophaga pumilio). Biology Letters 10: 20140187.

Stynoski JL, *Torres-Mendoza Y, Sasa-Marin M, Saporito RA. Ontogeny of alkaloid-based chemical defenses in the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio. Ecology 95: 587-593.


Stynoski JL, Castro E, Vargas O. Rhaebo haematiticus and Craugastor fitzingeri reproductive behavior. Natural History Note, Herpetological Review 44:129-130.


*DiRenzo G, Stynoski JL. Second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) patterning in selected frogs and lizards of Costa Rica. Anatomical Record 295:597-603.

Stynoski JL, *Noble V. To beg or to freeze: multimodal sensory integration directs behavior in a tadpole. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:191-199.


*Ozel D, Stynoski JL. Differences in escape behavior between a cryptic and an aposematic litter frog. Journal of Herpetology 45: 395-398.


Stynoski JL. Discrimination of offspring by indirect recognition in an egg-feeding dendrobatid frog (Oophaga pumilio). Animal Behaviour 78:1351-1356.


^Chang JL. Sexual dimorphism of the second-to-fourth digit length ratio (2D : 4D) in the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) in Costa Rica. Journal of Herpetology 42 (2):414-416.


*^Chang JL, *Doughty S, Wade J, Lovern MB. Sexual dimorphism in the second-to-fourth digit length ratio in green anoles, Anolis carolinensis (Squamata: Polychrotidae), from the southeastern United States. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1489-1494.