Leary, Christopher J.

Research Interests:
Endocrine and neural systems underlying animal communication and behavior.

PhD, 2005, University of Oklahoma
MS, 1998, Auburn University
BS, 1992, Auburn University


Leary, C.J. 2009. Hormones and acoustic communication in anuran amphibians. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49:452-470.

Edwards, C.J., Leary, C.J., Rose, G.J. 2008. Mechanisms of long-interval selectivity in midbrain auditory neurons: roles of excitation, inhibition and plasticity. Journal of Neurophysiology 100:3407-3416.

Leary, C.J., Garcia, A.M., Knapp, R. 2008. Density-dependent mating tactic expression is linked to stress hormone in Woodhouse’s toad. Behavioral Ecology 19:1103-1110.

Leary, C.J., Garcia, A.M., Knapp, R., Hawkins, D.L. 2008. Relationships among steroid hormone levels, vocal effort and body condition in an explosive-breeding toad. Animal Behaviour 76:175-185.

Leary, C.J., Edwards, C.J., Rose, G.J. 2008. Midbrain auditory neurons integrate excitation and inhibition to generate duration selectivity: an in vivo whole-cell patch study in anurans. Journal of Neuroscience 28:5481-5493.

Edwards, C.J., Leary, C.J., Rose, G.J. 2007. Counting on inhibition and rate-dependent excitation in the auditory system. Journal of Neuroscience 27:13384-13392.

Leary, C.J., Garcia, A.M., Knapp, R. 2006. Stress hormone is implicated in satellite-caller associations and sexual selection in the Great Plains toad. The American Naturalist 168:431-440.

Leary C.J., Garcia, A.M., Knapp, R. 2006. Elevated corticosterone levels elicit non-calling mating tactics in male toads independently of changes in circulating androgens. Hormones and Behavior 49:425-432.

Leary, C.J., Fox, D.J., Shepard, D.B., Garcia, A.M. 2005. Body size, age, growth, and alternative mating tactics in toads: satellite males are smaller but not younger than calling males. Animal Behaviour 70:663-671.

Leary, C.J., Jessop, T.S., Garcia, A.M., Knapp, R. 2004. Steroid hormone profiles and relative body condition of calling and satellite toads: implications for proximate regulation of behavior in anurans. Behavioral Ecology 15(2):313-320. 

Leary, C.J. 2001. Investigating opposing patterns of character displacement in release and advertisement vocalizations of Bufo americanus and B. fowleri (Anura; Bufonidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:1577-1585.

Leary, C.J. 2001. Evidence of convergent character displacement in release vocalizations of Bufo fowleri and B. terrestris (Anura; Bufonidae). Animal Behaviour 61:431-438.