Feldman Lab


Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. In Prep.  Geographic structure in TTX resistance in the Sierra Nevada garter snake (Thamnophis couchii): the imprint of biogeography on adaptive variation. Molecular Ecology.

Angielczyk, K.D., Burroughs, R.W. & C.R. Feldman. Submitted. Do Turtles Follow the Rules?  Latitudinal gradients in richness, body size, and geographic range size of the world's turtles. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution.

Malaney, J.L., Feldman, C.R., Cox, M., Wolff, P., Wehausen, J.D. & M.D. Matocq. Submitted.  Translocated to the fringe: molecular genetic and niche variation in Bighorn sheep of the Great Basin and northern Mojave deserts.  Diversity and Distributions.

Frincke-Craig, M., Brown, J.L., Briggs, C.W., Poulson, S., M.W. Collopy & Feldman, C.R. Submitted.  Relationships between plumage coloration, diet diversity, and winter body condition in the Lesser Goldfinch.  Journal of Ornithology.

McGlothlin, J.W., Chuckalovcak, J.P., Janes, D.E., Edwards, S.V., Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Pfrender, M.E., & E.D. Brodie III. 2014.  Parallel evolution of tetrodotoxin resistance in three voltage-gated sodium channel genes in the garter snake Thamnophis sirtalisMolecular Biology and Evolution.

Keehn, J.E., Nieto, N.C., Gienger, C.M., Tracy, C.R. & C.R. Feldman. 2013.  Evolution on a desert island: Body size divergence between the reptiles of Nevada’s Anaho Island and the mainland around Pyramid Lake. Journal of Zoology 291: 269-278.

Angielczyk, K.D. & C.R. Feldman. 2013. How to be a miniature turtle: the ontogeny of plastron shape in emydine turtles.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 727-755.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. 2012. Constraint shapes convergence in tetrodotoxin resistant sodium channels of snakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 4556–4561.

  1. Designated a “Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000): Wang I, Losos J.  http://f1000.com/14262963#evaluations.

  2. Interviewed by Big Picture Science. 12 March 2012.

  3. Profiled in Science Daily: Neurotoxin Resistance in Snakes Around the World.

Wilson, J.S., Forister, M.L., Dyer, L.A., O'Connor, J.M., Burls, K., Feldman, C.R., Jaramillo, M.A., Miller, J.S., Rodríguez-Castañeda, G., Tepe, E.J., Whitfield, J.B. & B. Young. 2012. Complex relationships between host use and diversification across three trophic levels in two Neotropical forests. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 532–546.

Feldman, C.R., Flores-Villela, O. & T.J. Papenfuss. 2011. Phylogeny, biogeography, and display evolution in the tree and brush lizard genus Urosaurus (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 714-725.

Forister, M.L. & C.R. Feldman. 2011. Phylogenetic cascades and the origins of tropical diversity. Biotropica 43: 270-278.

Angielczyk, K.D., Feldman, C.R. & G. Miller. 2011. Adaptive evolution of plastron shape in emydine turtles. Evolution 65: 377-394.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. 2010. Genetic architecture of a feeding adaptation: garter snake (Thamnophis) resistance to tetrodotoxin bearing prey.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277: 3317–3325.

Feldman, C.R. & R.F. Hoyer. 2010. A new species of snake from California and Oregon in the genus Contia (Squamata: Colubridae). Copeia 2010: 255-268.

Feldman, C.R., Brodie, E.D. Jr., Brodie, E.D., III & M.E. Pfrender. 2009. The evolutionary origins of beneficial alleles during the repeated adaptation of garter snakes to deadly prey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 13415-13420.

  1. Highlighted in the evolution text for majors Evolution: Making Sense of Life: Zimmer, C. & D.J. Emlen. 2012. Chapter 15: Intimate Partnership: How Species Adapt to Each Other.

  2. Designated a “Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000): Hoyt D, Promislow D.  F1000.com/1164086.

  3. Profiled in The New York Times: Carroll S.B.  2009. The New York Times. 21 Dec. 2009.

  4. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Lowe B. 2009. Herpetological Review 40: 390.

Fontanella, F., Feldman, C.R. Siddall, M.E. & F.T. Burbrink. 2008. Phylogeography of Diadophis punctatus: extensive lineage diversity and repeated patterns of historical demography in a trans-continental snake. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 1049-1070.

McGaugh, S., Alacs, E.A., Edwards, S.V., Feldman, C.R., Georges, A., Sites, J.W., jr., & N. Valenzuela. 2007. From molecules to organisms: research applications of modern genetic tools for turtle biology and conservation in Defining turtle diversity: proceedings of a workshop on genetics, ethics, and taxonomy of tortoises and freshwater turtles. Shaffer, H.B., FitzSimmons, N.N., Georges, A., & A.G.J. Rhodin, eds. Chelonian Research Monographs 4: 47-72.

Matocq, M.D., Shurtliff, Q.R. & C.R. Feldman. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of the woodrat genus Neotoma (Rodentia: Muridae): implications for the evolution of phenotypic variation in male external genitalia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42: 637-652.

Feldman, C.R. & G.S. Spicer. 2006. Comparative phylogeography of woodland reptiles in California: repeated patterns of cladogenesis and population expansion. Molecular Ecology 15: 2201-2222.

Parham, J.F., Feldman, C.R. & J.L. Boore. 2006. The complete mitochondrial genome of the enigmatic bigheaded turtle (Platysternon): Description of unusual genomic features and the reconciliation of phylogenetic hypotheses based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 11.1-11.11.

Parham, J.F., Macey, J.R., Papenfuss, T.J., Feldman, C.R., Türkozan, O., Polymeni, R. & J.L. Boore. 2006. The phylogeny of Mediterranean tortoises and their close relatives (Testudona tax. nov.) based on complete mitochondrial genome sequences from museum specimens: with comments on mitochondrial genomic features, phylogenetic taxonomy, and paleobiogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 50-64.

Feldman, C.R. & K.E. Omland. 2005. Phylogenetics of the common raven complex (Corvus: Corvidae) and the utility of ND4, COI, and intron seven of the nuclear gene b-fibrinogen in avian molecular systematics. Zoologica Scripta 34: 145-156.

Buskirk, J.R., Parham, J.F. & C.R. Feldman. 2005. On the hybridisation between two distantly related Asian turtles (Testudines: Sacalia x Mauremys). Salamandra 41: 21-26.

Brodie, E.D., III, Feldman, C.R., Hanifin, C.T, Motychak, J.E., Mulcahy, D.G., Williams, B.L. & E.D. Brodie, Jr. 2005. Parallel arms races between garter snakes and newts involving tetrodotoxin as the phenotypic interface of coevolution. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 343-356.

Feldman, C.R. & J.F. Parham. 2004. Molecular systematics of Old World stripe-necked turtles (Testudines: Mauremys). Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 28-37.

Ashton K.G & C.R. Feldman. 2003. Bergmann’s rule in non-avian reptiles: turtles follow it, lizards and snakes reverse it. Evolution 57: 1151-1163.

  1. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Greenbaum E. 2003. Herpetological Review 34: 290.

Feldman, C.R. & G.S. Spicer. 2002. Mitochondrial variation in sharp-tailed snakes (Contia tenuis): evidence of a cryptic species. Journal of Herpetology 36: 648-655.

Feldman, C.R. & J.F. Parham. 2002. Molecular phylogenetics of emydine turtles: taxonomic revision and the evolution of shell kinesis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22: 388-398.

  1. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Greenbaum E. 2003. Herpetological Review 34: 190.

Parham, J.F., Simison, W.B., Kozak, K.H., Feldman, C.R. & S. Haitao.2001. New Chinese turtles: endangered or invalid? A reassessment of two species using mitochondrial DNA, allozyme electrophoresis and known locality specimens. Animal Conservation 4: 357-367.

  1. Profiled in Nature: Dalton R. 2003. Nature. 423: 219-220.

  2. Profiled in Herpetological Review: Greenbaum E. 2002. Herpetological Review 33: 88-89.

Peer-Review Publications
Peer-Review Notes & Commentaries

Rocha et al (123 authors). 2014. Specimens collection: An essential tool. Science 344: 814-815.

  1. Profiled in Science Daily: Collecting biological specimens essential to science and conservation, experts argue.

  2. Profiled in Nature World News: Specimen Collection Does Not Lead to Species Extinction, Scientists Say.

  3. Profiled in newswise: Collecting Biological Specimens Essential to Science and Conservation.

  4. Profiled in phys.org: Collecting biological specimens essential to science and conservation.

Feldman, C.R. Nieto, N.C. Bettaso, J.B. & C.M. Gienger. 2013. Sceloporus uniformis.  Diet. Herpetological Review 44: 514.

Petersen, F.F., de Queiroz, A., Feldman, C.R., Mendelson, J.R. III, & R.J.      Feldman-Matocq. 2013. Trachemys scripta.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 44: 272.

Norman, B.R., Barrow, A.D. & C.R. Feldman. 2012. Contia longicauda.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 43: 307.

Feldman, C.R. & A. de Queiroz. 2012. Thamnophis elegans.  Diet. Herpetological Review 43: 497-498

Greene, R.R. & C.R. Feldman. 2009. Thamnophis atratus.  Diet. Herpetological Review 40: 103-104.

Feldman, C.R., Vindum, J.V. & R.W. Hansen. 2007. Thamnophis elegans.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 38: 222.

Feldman, C.R. & D.G. Mulcahy. 2003. Ambystoma macrodactylum.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 34: 160.

Feldman, C.R., Mulcahy, D.G. & R.W. Hansen. 2003. Xantusia vigilis.  Distribution. Herpetological Review 34: 167.

Parham, J.F. & C.R. Feldman. 2003. Lampropeltis zonata.  Diet. Herpetological Review 34: 150.

Parham, J.F. & C.R. Feldman. 2002. Generic revisions of emydine turtles. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 6: 30-32.

Feldman, C.R. & J.F. Parham. 2001.  Molecular systematics of emydine turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4: 224-228.

Feldman, C.R. & J.A. Wilkinson. 2000. Rana muscosa.  Predation. Herpetological Review 31: 102.

Feldman, C.R. & J.A. Wilkinson. 2000. Thamnophis sirtalis.  Diet. Herpetological Review 31: 248.