On Caroline Guevara-Molina’s 2022 Integr. Org. Biol. paper – Heat-induced hatching of red-eyed treefrog embryos: Hydration and clutch structure increase behavioral thermal tolerance

Newly hatched red-eyed treefrog embryo on a clutch of shrunken, dry eggs
Red-eyed treefrog embryos hatch early to escape from drying

When the heat is on, red-eyed treefrogs hatch early – Smithsonian Magazine

On Julie Jung’s 2020 J. Exp. Biol. paper – Multimodal mechanosensing enables treefrog embryos to escape egg predators

Parrot snake attacks red-eyed treefrog embryos

Lateral line helps premature treefrogs evade jaws of death – Inside JEB

On Julie Jung’s 2019 J. Exp. Biol. paper – How do red-eyed treefrog embryos sense motion in egg predator attacks? Assessing the role of vestibular mechanoreception

2019 JEB Outstanding Paper shortlist – “A fascinating finding, carefully planned experiments and very well written up”

Developing ears key for red-eyed treefrog embryo survival – Inside JEB

Graphic from Inside JEB highlighting Jung et al. 2019

On Jesse Delia’s 2017 J. Evol. Biol. paper – Patterns of parental care in Neotropical glassfrogs: fieldwork
alters hypotheses of sex-role evolution

2.Cochranella granulosa mother-JD-p550Cochranella granulosa mother brooding eggs – Jesse Delia

Under a flashlight, a Eureka moment about frogs – New York Times

For glass frogs, moms matter after all – Science News

(Some) frogs are better parents than we thought – BU Research

Egg-sitting glassfrogs create safe exit for tadpoles – Smithsonian Newsdesk

Glassfrogs pee on their eggs to protect them – The Wire


On Kristina Cohen’s 2016 J. Exp. Biol. paper – How embryos escape from danger

Red-eyed treefrog embryos hatch in seconds – Inside JEB

Baby frogs have a super-speedy way to escape snakes – National Geographic Phenomena/Not Exactly Rocket Science

Video reveals how iconic frog’s embryos escape death – Science, complete with music video

Badass frog embryos can hatch in seconds to escape snakes and wasps – The Verge

Frog embryos speed-hatch to escape danger – Live Science

When under attack, these frogs hatch themselves – New York Times/Science Take

Baby frogs hatch in a hurry when snakes attack – IFLScience!

Researcher studies how embryos escape from danger – BU Research

Frog embryos escape from snakes by releasing egg-dissolving enzymes from their faces – The Science Explorer

Clever treefrogs – Popular Science

Baby frogs escape from snake in seconds – Mongabay

Video captures tadpole escape artists in Panama – Eureka Alerts/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Les embryons de grenouilles sont capables de fuir les prédateurs – Sciences et Avenir

On escape hatching and the Development of Adaptive Embryo Behavior

Boston University Research article (with video) about the work we’re doing on our 5-year NSF-funded project.

Another version of the “Escape Hatch” story, in Bostonia magazine.

Discover Magazine article (by BU Science Journalism graduate Kate Wheeling)

On Jesse Delia’s 2014 Proc. R. Soc. B paper – hatching to escape paternal neglect

Hyalinobatrachium fleishmanni embryos and father – Jesse Delia
Hyalinobatrachium fleishmanni embryos and father – Jesse Delia

“When Dad’s go missing, frogs start hatching” – Science

“See-through frog embryos know when Dad’s not watching” – Live Science

“Abandoned frog eggs can hatch early” – Science News

On BU’s new Herpetology course

Spring 2014, by Professors Christopher Schneider and Karen Warkentin, with TF Kristina Cohen

Nets and Nooses: Adventures in Herpetology (story by BU Journalism MA students)

Teachable moments in gator country – BU Today

Smithsonian Magazine – 2013

“How the treefrog has redefined our view of biology” – On red-eyed treefrogs, hatching, phenotypic plasticity, and our research life in the Warkentin Lab at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

Science Friday – Treefrog tremulation

On Michael Caldwell’s PhD research and Current Biology paper on vibrational communication in competitive interactions between male red-eyed treefrogs (Caldwell et al 2010)