Delia Glassfrog Cover
Biology PhD candidate Jesse Delia’s first paper from his dissertation was published on Friday as the cover story in the most recent Journal of Evolutionary Biology, and is getting some media attention, including in BU Research, the cover of BU Today, and the New York Times.

This paper reports a combination of intensive nocturnal field observations of parental care behavior in 40 species of glassfrogs, field experiments testing the functions of and parental commitment to care, and phylogenetic analyses to elucidate evolutionary patterns. It fundamentally changes our understanding of parental behavior and sex role evolution in this group of frogs, and shows how field research is still crucial for understanding the diversity of life, even in this age of genomics.

Delia is a member of the Warkentin Lab, as well as a two-time winner of the Kunz Fund in Biology Award.