Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Elizabeth Derryberry

Assistant Professor - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Contact Info


  • Ph.D., Duke University, Biology, 2007
  • B.A., Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2000

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Research Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2011-2012
  • Research Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, 2010-2012

Research & Teaching Specializations: Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology, Communication


  • NSF, IOS: Animal Behavior Cluster, 2014-2017
  • Louisiana Board of Regents, Pfund, 2014-2015
  • HHMI-National Academy Education Fellow, 2011
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, Duke University, 2005
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2000-2003

Selected Publications

  • In Review. “Impacts of avian malaria and related haematozoan parasites on lifetime reproductive success and survivorship in migratory songbirds”. Oikos. (ISI Impact Factor: 3.32) With Zylberberg, Bruener, MacDougall-Shackleton, Cornelius, and Hahn.
  • In Review. “The drivers of tropical speciation.” Nature. (ISI Impact Factor: 38.597) With Smith, McCormack, Cuervo, Hickerson, Aleixo, Cadena, Perez, Burney, Harvey, Faircloth, Glenn, and Brumfield.
  • 2014. “Hzar: Hybrid zone analysis using an R software package.” Molecular Ecology Reaources 14:652-663. (ISI Impact Factor: 7.432; Cited by 1) With Maley, Brumfield.
  • 2014. “Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution evolution in adaptive radiation.” Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature12874. (ISI Impact Factor: 0.34; Cited by 1) With Tobias, Cornwallis, Claramunt, Brumfield, Seddon.
  • 2013. “Phylogeny and classification of Automolus foliage-gleaners and allies (Furnariidae).” Condor. 115(2): 375-385 (ISI Impact Factor: 1.290). With Claramunt, Cadena, Cuervo, Sanin, Brumfield.

*Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses

  • EBio-2020: Theories and Methods of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • EBIO-2130: Introduction to Animal Behavior
  • EBIO-4230: Molecular Evolution and Ecology

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4