Empowering Latina scientists
Ximena E. Bernal, Bibiana Rojas, María Alejandra Pinto-E, Ángela M. Mendoza- Henao, Adriana Herrera-Montes, Maria Isabel Herrera-Montes, Andrea del Pilar Cáceres Franco, and 254 signatories. (Full list of signatories, including J Yeager) Science, 2019 (PDF)

Successful multimodal amphibian defence in the neotropical frog Trachycephalus, including handling and recovery costs to would-be predators
Yeager J, Zarling A, Rodriguez C.
Herpetology Notes, 2019 (PDF)

Warning signal brightness co-varies with toxicity but not testosterone or aggregate carotenoids in an exceptionally conspicuous poison frog
Crothers L, Saporito R, Yeager J Lynch K, Friesen C and Richards-Zawacki C.
Evolutionary Ecology 2016 (PDF)

Dendrobatidae and Bufo coniferus.
Yeager J
Herpetological Review, 2013 (PDF)

Carotenoid supplementation enhances reproductive success in captive strawberry poison frogs
Dugas M, Yeager J, and Richards-Zawacki CL
Zoo Biology , 2013 (PDF)

No evidence for differential survival or predation between sympatric color morphs of an aposematic poison frog
Richards-Zawacki CL, Yeager J, Bart H
Evolutionary Ecology, 2013 (PDF)

Phenotypic and genetic divergence among poison frog populations in a mimetic radiation
Twomey E, Yeager J, Brown J, Morales V, Cummings M, and Summers K
PLOS ONE, 2013 (PDF)

Testing for Selection on Color and Pattern in a Mimetic Radiation
Yeager J, Brown JL, Morales V, Cummings M, and K Summers.
Current Zoology, 2011 (PDF)

Bioluminescent aposematism in millipedes
Marek P, Papaj D, Yeager J, Molina S, and W Moore.
Current Biology, 2011 (PDF)

The smell of success: choice of larval rearing sites by means of chemical cues in a Peruvian poison frog
Schulte L, Yeager J, Schulte R, Veith M, Werner P, Beck L, and S Lötters.
Animal Behaviour, 2011 (PDF)

A new Technique for the production of large numbers of clay models for Field studies of predation
Yeager J, Wooten C, and K Summers.
Herpetological Review, 2011 (PDF)

PUBLICATIONS: Publications in the pipeline

How natural and sexual selection advances divergence through the speciation continuum
Edwards DL, Yeager J, Brock K, and Suswaram M.
In Review: Targeted Journal: Nature Ecology and Evolution, full manuscript available upon request.

Ethical considerations in conserving the jewels of the rainforest: mediating conservation and sustainable biocommerce
Yeager J, Baquero L
In Preparation: Targeted Journal: Conservation Biology, full manuscript available upon request.

Low risk of predation associated with phenotypic diversity in an aposematic species.
Yeager J, Dugas M, Bart HPS*, Richards-Zawacki C.
In Revision

Admixture in hybrid zones drives origin and establishment of novel warning coloration in Heliconius butterflies.
Van Belleghem SM, Shaak SG, Yeager J, Benson C, Rosser N, Ray DA, Noonan B, Papa R, Mallet J, Brooks CP, McMillan WO and Counterman BA
In Review

Selection and admixture in a polytypic poison frog.
Yeager J, Derryberry G, Blum M and Richards-Zawacki
In prep, full manuscript available upon request

Insights into the existence of polymorphism in aposematic prey from predator learning experiment.
Yeager J, Donato E*, Dugas M and Richards-Zawacki C.
In prep, full manuscript available upon request

Impacts of fine scale microhabitat variation to phenotypic traits under selection in incipient speciation
Yeager J, McGraw K, Saporito R, Owens B, Giltz S and Richards-Zawacki C.
In prep, full manuscript available upon request


Twomey, EM, Brown JL, Yeager, J (2015). Excidobates captivus. Species account in the book: Andean Poison Frogs. Conservation International. In Press.

Yeager, J and Kahn, T (2015). Amereega silverstonei. Species account in the book: Andean Poison Frogs. Conservation International. In Press.

Yeager, J. Field Notes on Silverstone’s Poison Frog. 2007. Leaf Litter Magazine. Tree Walkers International. Vol. 1.1 pp 1-4.

Yeager, J. Epipedobates silverstonei: Rode Rana Peruana van de Cordillera Azul. September, 2006. Dendrobatidae Nederland. Vol 18. Pp 6-10. (Reprint of above article in Dutch, including magazine cover photo)

Yeager, J. The Oophaga pumilio of Escudo de Veraguas. Leaf Litter Magazine. Tree Walkers International. Vol. 3.1 pp 54-58.


Film Assistant (2004-current): British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Life in Cold Blood (2008), The Journey of Life (2004) and The Amber Time Machine (2004), Seven Worlds (in production)

Film Assistant and Interviewed Scientist (2009): Animal Planet
Nick Baker's Weird Creatures

Scientific Consultation for the CITES Amphibian Guide (2006): Environment Canada


“From the Brink of Extinction, Some Frogs Defy the Odds”
Discover Blog, November 2014.

"For the love of the poison frog Ephrata native uses innovative approach to fund research trip to Panama"
The Ephrata Review, May 2012

"Tattoo You: A tattoo with your name on his body is just one of the incentives a scientist from Akron offers in a new online venture to encourage the public to fund his research into poison frogs in Panama."
Lancaster Online, April 2012

Millipede nocturnal aposematism, “Green Glow Helps Repel Nocturnal Predators”
Tulane New Wave, October 2011.

Rediscovery of Excidobates captivus, “Peru’s Tiny Gems.”
National Geographic Magazine
, April 2007.

Rediscovery of Atelopus varius (Costa Rica), “Young UD scientist finds frog thought to be extinct”
UD Daily (University of Delaware newsletter), July 2005.