Selection of Publications



Rosenblum, E.B., C.E. Parent, E.T. Diepeveen, K. Bi. 2017. Convergent phenotypic evolution despite contrasting demographic histories in the fauna of White Sands. American Naturalist.[pdf]

Byrne, A.Q., A. Rothstein, T.J. Poorten, Jesse Erens, M.L. Settles, E. B. Rosenblum. 2017. Unlocking the story in the swab: a new genotyping assay for the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Molecular Ecology Resources.[pdf]

Des Roches, S. ,R. Sollmann, K. Calhoun, E. B. Rosenblum. 2017. Survival by genotype: patterns at Mc1r are not black and white at the White Sands ecotone. Molecular Ecology.[pdf]

Poorten, T.J., R.A. Knapp, E.B. Rosenblum. 2017. Population genetic structure of the endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) in Yosemite National Park based on multi-locus nuclear markers. Conservation Genetics.[pdf]

Calisi, R.M., S. Chintamen, L.J. Kriegsfeld, E.B. Rosenblum. 2017. Neuroanatomical changes related to a changing environment in Lesser Earless Lizards. Journal of Herpetology.[pdf]

Voyles, J, L.; Johnson, R. Kelly, C. Barron, D. Miller, J. Minster, J. Rohr, E.B. Rosenblum. 2017. Diversity in growth patterns among strains of the lethal fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis across extended thermal optima. Oecologia.[pdf]


Knapp, R.A., G.M. Fellers, P.M. Kleeman, D.A.W. Miller, V.T. Vredenburg, E.B. Rosenblum, C.J. Briggs. 2016. Large-scale recovery of an endangered amphibian despite ongoing exposure to multiple stressors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (42): 11889–11894.[pdf]

Poorten, T.J., E.B. Rosenblum. 2016. Comparative study of host response to chytridiomycosis in a susceptible and a resistant toad species. Molecular Ecology doi:10.1111/mec.13871.[pdf]

Laurent, S., S.P. Pfeifer, M.L. Settles, S.S. Hunter, K.M Hardwick, L. Ormond, V. Sousa, J.J. Jensen, E.B. Rosenblum. 2016. The population genomics of rapid adaptation: disentangling signatures of selection and demography in white sands lizards. Molecular Ecology 25(1):306-323.[pdf]

Meek, M., C. Wells, K. Tomalty, J. Ashander, E. Cole, D. Gille, B. Putman, J. Rose, M. Savoca, L. Yamane, J. Hull, D. Rogers, E.B. Rosenblum, J.F. Shogren, R. Swaisgood, B. May. 2016. We should not be afraid to talk about fear of failure in conservation. Biological Conservation 194: 218-219.

Davis, L.R., K. Klonoski, H.L. Rutschow, K.J. Van Wijk, Q. Sun, M.M. Haribal, R.A. Saporito, A. Vega, E.B. Rosenblum, K.R. Zamudio, J.M. Robertson. 2016. Host Defense Skin Peptides Vary with Color Pattern in the Highly Polymorphic Red-Eyed Treefrog. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Krohn, R.K., A.R., E.B. Rosenblum. 2016. Geographic Color Variation and Physiological Color Change in Eastern Collared Lizards (Crotaphytus collaris) from Southern New Mexico, USA. Herpetologica.[pdf]

Byrne, A.Q., J. Voyles, G. Rio-Sotelo, E.B. Rosenblum. 2016. Insights from genomics into spatial and temporal variation in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science 142: 269-290.[pdf]

Des Roches, S., L.J. Harmon, E.B. Rosenblum. 2016. Colonization of a novel depauperate habitat leads to trophic niche shifts in three desert lizard species. Oikos. 10.1111/oik.02493.[pdf]

Poorten, T., M. Stice-Kishiyama, C. J. Briggs, E.B. Rosenblum . 2016. Mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa) did not produce detectable antibodies in immunization experiments with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(1):154-158.[pdf]


Meek, M., C. Wells, K. Tomalty, J. Ashander, E. Cole, D. Gille, B. Putman, J. Rose, M. Savoca, L. Yamane, J. Hull, D. Rogers, E.B. Rosenblum, J.F. Shogren, R. Swaisgood, B. May. 2015. Overcoming the fear of failure to improve the conservation of extremely small populations. Biological Conservation 184:209-217.[pdf]

Langwig, K.E., J. Voyles, M.Q. Wilber, W.F. Frick, K. Murray, D.S. Blehert, B.M. Bolker, J.P. Collis, T.L. Cheng, M.C Fisher, J.R. Hoyt, D.L. Lindner, H.I. McCallum, R. Puschendorf, E.B. Rosenblum , M. Toothman, CK.R. Willis, C.J. Briggs, A.M. Kilpatrick. 2015. Context dependent conservation responses to emerging wildlife diseases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13(4):195-202.[pdf]

Refsnider, J.M., T.J. Poorten, P.F. Langhammer, P.A. Burrowes, E.B. Rosenblum. 2015. Genomic correlates of virulence attenuation in the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 115.021808.[pdf]

Refsnider, J.M., S. Des Roches, E.B. Rosenblum. 2015. Evidence for ecological release over a fine spatial scale in a lizard from the White Sands formation. Oikos. 10.1111/oik.02406.[pdf]

Des Roches, S., M.S. Brinkmeyer, L.J. Harmon, E.B. Rosenblum. 2015. Ecological release and directional change in White Sands lizard trophic ecomorphology. Evolutionary Ecology 29(1):1-16.[pdf]

Hardwick, K.M., L. Harmon, S.D. Hardwick, E.B. Rosenblum. 2015. When field experiments yield unexpected results: lessons learned from measuring selection in White Sands lizards. PLoS One 10(2): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118560.[pdf]


Rosenblum, C.E. Parent, E. Brandt. 2014. The molecular basis of phenotypic convergence. Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 45: 203-226.[pdf]

Voyles, J., A.M. Kilpatrick, J.P. Collins, M.C. Fisher, W.F. Frick, H. McCallum, C.K.R. Willis, D.S. Blehert, K.A. Murray, R. Puschendorf, E.B. Rosenblum, B.M. Bolker, T.L. Cheng, K.E. Langwig, D.L. Lindner, M. Toothman, M.Q. Wilber, C.J. Briggs. 2014. Moving Beyond Too Little, Too Late: Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases in Wild Populations Requires International Policy and Partnerships. EcoHealth [pdf]

Piovia-Scott, J., K. Pope, S.J. Worth, E.B. Rosenblum, T. Poorten, J. Refsnider, L.A. Rollins-Smith, L.K. Reinert, H.L. Wells, D. Rejmanek, S. Lawler, J. Foley. 2014. Phenotypic and genomic correlates of virulence in the frog-killing fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: Evidence from a California amphibian die-off. The ISME Journal 2014: 1-9.[pdf]

Des Roches, S., M. Brinkmeyer, L. Harmon, E.B. Rosenblum. 2014. Ecological release and directional change in White Sands lizard trophic ecomorphology. Evolutionary Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s10682-014-9740-9.[pdf]

Voyles, J., L. Johnson, C. Briggs, S. Cashins, R. Alford, L. Berger, L. Skerratt, R. Speare, E.B. Rosenblum. 2014. Experimental evolution alters the rate and temporal pattern of population growth in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a lethal fungal pathogen of amphibians. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1199.[pdf]


Rosenblum et al. Complex history of the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus revealed with genome resequencing data. PNAS 21: 3110-3120.[pdf]

Hardwick, K.M., J.M. Robertson., E.B. Rosenblum. Asymmetrical mate preference in recently adapted White Sands and black lava populations of Sceloporus undulatus. Current Zoology 59 (1): 20–30.[pdf]

Des Roches, S., J. Torresdal, T.W. Morgan, L.J. Harmon, E.B. Rosenblum. 2013 Beyond black and white: divergent behavior and performance in three rapidly evolving lizard species at white sands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society DOI: 10.1111/bij.12165.[pdf]


Rosenblum, M. Settles, G. Murdoch, T. Poorten. 2012. Only skin deep: the genetics of death by the chytrid fungus in endangered frogs. Molecular Ecology 21: 3110-3120.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., B.A.J. Sarver, J.W. Brown, S. Des Roches, K.M. Hardwick, T.D. Hether, J.M. Eastman, M.W. Pennell, L.J. Harmon (Rosenblum and Harmon contributed equally). 2012. Goldilocks meets Santa Rosalia: an ephemeral speciation model explains patterns of diversification across time scales. Evolutionary Biology doi 10.1007/s11692-012-9171-x.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., T.J. Poorten, S. Joneson, M. Settles. 2012. Substrate-specific gene expression in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the chytrid pathogen of amphibians. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49924 .[pdf]

Nuismer, S.L., A. MacPherson, E.B. Rosenblum. 2012. Crossing the threshold: gene flow, dominance, and the critical level of standing genetic variation required for adaptation to novel environments. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25(12): 2665-2671.[pdf]

Kronforst, M.R., G.S Barsh, A. Kopp, J. Mallet, A. Monteiro, S.P. Mullen, M. Protas, E.B. Rosenblum, C.J. Schneider, H.E Hoekstra. 2012. Unraveling the thread of nature's tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research 25(4): 411-433.[pdf]

Voyles, J., V.T. Vredenburg, T.S. Tunstall, J.M Parker, C.J. Briggs, E.B. Rosenblum. 2012. Pathophysiology in mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa and Rana sierrae) during a chytriodiomycosis outbreak. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35374.[pdf]

Voyles, J., L.R. Johnson, C.J. Briggs, S.D. Cashins, R.A. Alford, L. Berger, L. Skerratt, R. Speare, E.B. Rosenblum, L.F. Skerratt, R. Speare. 2012. Temperature alters reproductive life history patterns in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a lethal pathogen associated with the global loss of amphibians. Ecology and Evolution: doi: 10.1002/ece3.334.[pdf]


Rosenblum, E.B., L.J. Harmon. 2011. "Same same but different": Replicated ecological speciation at White Sands. Evolution 65(4):946-960.[pdf]

Joneson, S. J., J.E. Stajich, S.H. Shiu, E.B. Rosenblum. 2011. Genomic transition to pathogenicity in chytrid fungi. PLoS Pathogens 7(11): e1002338 [pdf]

DesRoches, S., L.J. Harmon, E.B. Rosenblum. 2011. Ecological release in White Sands lizards. Ecology and Evolution 1(4): 571-578. [pdf]

Robertson, J., K. Hoversten, M. Grundler, T. Poorten, D. Hews, E. B. Rosenblum. 2011. Colonization of novel White Sands habitat associated with changes in lizard anti-predator behavior. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103(3):657-667.[pdf]

Voyles, J., E.B. Rosenblum, L. Berger. 2011. Interactions between Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and its amphibian hosts: a review of pathogenesis and immunity. Microbes and Immunity 13(1): 25-32.[pdf]

Russell, D.M., C.S. Goldberg, L. Sprague, L.P. Waits, D.E. Green, K.L. Schuler, E.B. Rosenblum. 2011. Ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations of northern Idaho. Herpetological Review 42(2): 223-225.[pdf]



Rosenblum, E.B., H. Römpler, T. Schöneberg, H.E. Hoekstra. 2010. Molecular and functional basis of phenotypic convergence in white lizards at White Sands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(5): 2113-2117.[pdf]

Robertson, J., Rosenblum, E.B. 2010. Male territoriality and “sex confusion” in recently adapted lizards at White Sands. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1928-1936.[pdf]

Manceau, M.C., V. Domingues, C.R. Linnen, E.B. Rosenblum, H.E. Hoekstra. 2010. The genetic basis of phenotypic convergence: lessons from pigmentation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2439-2450.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., J. Voyles, T.J. Poorten, J.E. Stajich. 2010. The deadly chytrid fungus: a story of an emerging pathogen. PLoS Pathogens 6(1): e1000550.[pdf]

Voyles, J., K. Richards-Hrdlicka, S.D. Cashins, E.B. Rosenblum, A.D. Hyatt, L. Berger, L.F. Skerratt. 2010. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: Requirement for further collection and archiving Diseases of Aquatic Organisms doi: 10.3354/dao02216.[pdf]

Russell, D.M., C.S. Goldberg, L.P. Waits, E.B. Rosenblum. 2010. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection dynamics in the Columbia Spotted Frog Rana luteiventris in north Idaho, USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 92: 223–230.[pdf]



Rosenblum, E.B., T. Poorten, M. Settles, G. Murdoch, J. Robert, N. Maddox and M.B. Eisen. 2009. Genome-wide transcritional response of Silurana (Xenopus) tropicalis to infection with the deadly chytrid fungus. PLoS ONE 4(8):e6494.[pdf]

Robertson, J, E.B. Rosenblum. 2009. Rapid divergence of social signal coloration across the White Sands ecotone for three lizard species under strong natural selection. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98:243-255.[pdf]

Voyles, J., S.D. Cashins, E.B. Rosenblum, R. Pushendorf. 2009. Preserving pathogens for wildlife conservation: a case for action on amphibian declines. Oryx 43(4):527-529.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., M.C. Fisher, T.Y. James, J.E. Stajich, J.E. Longcore, L.R. Gentry, T.J. Poorten. 2009. A molecular perspective: biology of the emerging pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms doi: 10.3354/dao02179.[pdf]

Richmond, J.Q., A.E. Savage, E.B. Rosenblum, K.R. Zamudio. 2009. Toward immunogenetic studies of amphibian chytridiomycosis: Linking innate and acquired immunity. BioScience 59(4):311-320.[pdf]

Rosenblum E.B., and D. Burkett. 2009. Species account: Aspidoscelis gypsii. In Lizards of the Southwest. Eds. L. Jones and R. Lovich. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Arizona

Rosenblum E.B., R. Blaine, and D. Burkett. 2009. Species account: Holbrookia maculata. In Lizards of the Southwest. Eds. L. Jones and R. Lovich. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Arizona



Rosenblum, E.B., J. Stajich, N. Maddox, and M.B. Eisen. 2008. Global gene expression profiles of life stages of the deadly amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(44):17034-17039.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B. 2008. Preference for local mates in a recently diverged population of the Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata) at White Sands. Journal of Herpetology 42(3):572-583.[pdf]

Conrod, W., and E.B. Rosenblum 2008. A desert Galapagos. Natural History Magazine.117(4):16-18.



Rosenblum, E.B., M. Hickerson, and C. Moritz. 2007. A multilocus perspective on colonization accompanied by selection and gene flow. Evolution 61(12):2971-2985.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., and J. Novembre (both authors contributed equally) 2007. Ascertainment bias in spatially-structured populations: a case study in the Eastern Fence Lizard. Journal of Heredity 98(4):331-336.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., N. Belfiore, and C. Moritz. 2007. Anonymous nuclear marker discovery in the Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus. Molecular Ecology Notes 7(1):113-116.[pdf]

Crawford, N.G., J. Zaldivar-Rae, C. Hagen, A. Schable, E.B. Rosenblum, M.G. Ritchie, T.W. Reeder, J.A. Graves, and T.C. Glenn. 2007. Thirteen polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci from whiptails of the genus Aspidoscelis and related cnemidophorine lizards. Molecular Ecology Notes 8(1)219-223.


2006 and before

Rosenblum, E.B. 2006. Convergent evolution and divergent selection: lizards at the White Sands ecotone. American Naturalist. 167(1): 1-15.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B. 2005. The role of phenotypic plasticity in color variation in Tularosa Basin lizards. Copeia 2005(3): 586-596.[pdf]

Rosenblum, E.B., H.E. Hoekstra, and M.W. Nachman. 2004. Adaptive reptile color variation and the evolution of the Mc1r gene. Evolution 58(8): 1794-1808.[pdf]

Kann, L.M., E.B. Rosenblum, and D.M. Rand. 1998. Aging, mating, and the evolution of mtDNA heteroplasmy in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95(5): 2372-2377.