Chouteau, M., Summers, K., Morales, V., & Angers, B. 2011. Advergence in Müllerian mimicry: the case of the poison dart frogs of Northern Peru revisited. Biology Letters, published online 16 March 2011.

Sun, G., Yang, Z., Kosch, T., Summers, K., & Huang, J. 2011. Evidence for acquisition of virulence effectors in pathenogenic chytrids. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11.


Wang, I, & Summers, K. 2010. Genetic structure is correlated with phenotypic divergence rather than geographic isolation in the highly polymorphic strawberry poison frog. Molecular Ecology, 19: 447-458.

Brown JL,Maan M, Cummings M, Summers K. 2010.  Evidence for selection on coloration in a Panamanian poison frogs: a coalescentbased approach. Journal of Biogeography 37: 891–901. PDF

Brown JL, Morales V, Summers K. 2010. A key ecological trait drove the evolution of evolution of biparental care and monogamy in amphibian. The American Naturalist 175: 436–446. PDF Appendix Highlighted in Nature 464: 990-991 PDF

Summers, K & Crespi, BJ. 2010. Xmrks the spot: life history tradeoffs, sexual selection and the evolutionary ecology of oncogenesis. Molecular Ecology, 19: 3022-3024.


Brown JL, Morales V, Summers K. 2009. An experimental demonstration of tactical parasitism of conspecific reproduction via larval cannibalism in Peruvian poison frogs.  Biology Letters. PDF

Brown JL, Morales V, Summers K. 2009. Home range size and location in relation to reproductive resources in poison frogs: a Monte Carlo approach using GIS data. Animal Behaviour 77 (2009): 547-554. PDF

Brown JL, Chouteau M, Glenn T, Summers K. 2009. The development and analyses of twenty-one microsatellite loci for three species of Amazonian poison frogs.  Conservation Genetic Resources 1: 1877-7252 PDF


Twomey, E., V. Morales, and K. Summers. 2008. Evaluating condition-specific and asymmetric competition in a species distribution context. Oikos 117: 1175-1184. | PDF 

Brown JL, Twomey E, Morales V, Summers K. 2008.  Phytotelm size in relation to parental care and mating strategies in two species of Peruvian poison frogs. Behaviour 145, 1139-1165. PDF

Brown JL, Morales V, Summers  K. 2008.  The evolution of parental care, habitat selection and larval life history in Peruvian poison frogs.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology.  21(6):  1534-1543. PDF

Twomey, E., V. Morales, and K. Summers. 2008. Effects of kinship on intraspecific competition in larvae of the poison frog Ameerega bassleri (Anura: Dendrobatidae). Phyllomedusa 7: 121-126. | PDF


Roberts, J.L., Brown, J.L., Schulte, R.,  Arizabal, W, and Summers, K. 2007. Rapid diversification of coloration among populations of a poison frog isolated on sky peninsulas in the central cordilleras of Peru. Journal of Biogeography 34:417-426. | PDF

Summers, K., McKeon, C.S., Heying, H., Hall, J., & Patrick, W. 2007. Social and environmental influences on egg size evolution in frogs.  Journal of Zoology 271:225-232. |PDF


Crespi, B. & Summers, K.  2006. Positive selection in the evolution of cancer.  Biological Reviews 81:407-424. | PDF

Brown, J.L., Schulte, R. & Summers, K. 2006. A new species of Dendrobates (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from the Amazonian lowlands in Peru.  Zootaxa 1152: 45-58. | PDF

Roberts, J.L., Brown, J.L., Arizabal, W., von May, R.,, Schulte, R., & Summers, K.  2006. Genetic divergence and speciation in lowland and montane Peruvian poison frogs.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41:149-164. | PDF

Roberts, J.L., J. L. Brown, R. von May, W. Arizabal, A. Presar, R. Symula, R. Schulte, and K. Summers. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships among poison frogs of the genus Dendrobates(Dendrobatidae): A molecular perspective and increased taxon sampling. The Herpetological Journal 16:377-385. | PDF

Summers, K., McKeon, C.S. & Heying, H. 2006. The evolution of parental care and egg size: a comparative analysis in frogs.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 273:687-692. | PDF 


Crespi, B. and Summers, K.  2005. Evolutionary biology of cancer. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20:545-552. | PDF

Summers, K.  2005. The evolutionary ecology of despotism. Evolution and Human Behavior26:106-135. | PDF

Summers, K. and Crespi, B. 2005. Cadherins in maternal-foetal interactions: red queen with a green beard?  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 272:643-649. | PDF


Summers, K., Cronin, T.W., and Kennedy, T. 2004. Cross-breeding of distinct color morphs of the strawberry poison frog (Dendrobates pumilio) from the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. Journal of Herpetology 38:1-8. 

Summers, K. & McKeon, C.S. 2004. The evolutionary ecology of phytotelmata use in poison frogs. Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan193:55-73.

Siddiqi, A., Cronin, T.W., Loew, E.R., Vorobyev, M. & Summers, K. 2004. Interspecific and intraspecific views of color signals in the strawberry poison frog, Dendrobates pumilio.Journal of Experimental Biology 207:2471-2485. | PDF


...older than 2004

Symula, R., Schulte, R. and Summers, K. 2003. Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the Amazonian poison frogs (genus Dendrobates). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution26:452-475. | PDF

Summers, K., Cronin, T.W. and Kennedy, T. 2003. Variation in spectral reflectance among populations of Dendrobates pumilio, the strawberry poison frog, in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. Journal of Biogeography 30:35-53. | PDF

Summers, K. et al. 2003. Parasitic exploitation as an engine of diversity.  Biological Reviews78:639-675. | PDF

Summers, K. 2003.  Convergent evolution of bright coloration and toxicity in frogs.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100:12533-12534. | PDF

Summers, K. 2002. Relative abundance of leaf litter anurans in primary forest in the Nusagandi Biological Reserve, Panama. Herpetological Natural History 9:69-73. 

Summers, K.  2002. Forest for the frogs, frogs for the forest.  Herpetological Review 33:16-18.

Summers, K. da Silva, J. and Farwell, M. A. 2002. Intragenomic conflict and cancer. Medical Hypotheses 59:170-179. | PDF 

Summers, K.  2001.  Iron, infection and the evolutionary ecology of heart disease.  Medical Hypotheses 58:687-690. | PDF

Symula, R., Schulte, R. and Summers, K. 2001. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for a mimetic radiation in Peruvian poison frogs supports a Müllerian mimicry hypothesis.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268: 2415-2421. | PDF

Summers, K. and Clough, M. 2001. The evolution of coloration and toxicity in the poison frogs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 98(11):6227-6232. | PDF

Summers, K. 2000. Mating and aggressive behaviour in dendrobatid frogs from Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica: a comparative study. Behaviour 137:7-24

Summers, K. 1999. Evolutionary psychology, birth order, and family dynamics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14:86-87. |PDF

Summers, K., Symula, R., Clough, M. and Cronin, T.W.  1999. Visual mate choice in poison frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 266:1-5. | PDF

Summers, K. and Earn, D.J.D. 1999. The cost of polygyny and the evolution of female care in poison frogs.  Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 66:515-538.

Summers, K. 1999. The effects of cannibalism on Amazonian poison frog egg and tadpole deposition and survivorship in Heliconia axil pools. Oecologia 119:557-564. | PDF

Summers, K. 1992. Mating strategies in two species of dart-poison frogs: a comparative study.Animal Behavior 43:907-919.