A. Stanley Rand (1932 - 2005)
Staff Scientist Emeritus
Behavioral Ecology of Reptiles and Amphibians
A collaborative project with Mike Ryan (University of Texas) studying sexual selection and the evolution of communication in tungara frogs Physalaemus pustulosus and its congeners. We are using computer synthesized sounds and the phonotaxis of females and evoked calling of males to explore the active acoustic space of these animals.
Education and Degrees
B.A., DePauw University, 1950.
Ph. D., Harvard University, 1961.
1997 Gray, L. A. and Rand, A. S. A daybreak chorus in the frog, Agalychnis callidryas. J. Herp. 31:440-441.
1997 McClelland, B. E, Wilczynski, W., and Rand, A. S. Sexual dimoprhism and species differences in the neurophysiology and morphology of the acoustic communication system of two neotropical hylids. J. Comp. Physiol. A 180: 451-462.
1998 Kime, N. M., Rand A. S., Kapfer, M., and Ryan, M. Repeatability of female choice in the tungara frog: A permisive preference for complex characters. Animal Behavior 55:641-649.
1998 Cannatella, D. C., Hillis, D. M., Chippindale, P., Weigt, L. Rand, A. S., and Ryan, M. J. Phylogeny of frogs of the Physalaemus pustulosus species group, with an examination of data incongruence. Systematic Biology 47:311-335.
1998 Ryan, M. J. and Rand, A. S. Evoked vocal responses in male tEngara frogs: preexisiting biases in male responses? Animal Behavior 56:1509-1516
2001 Wilczynski, W. Rand, A. S., and Ryan, M. J. Evolution of calls and Auditory Tuning in the Physalaemus pustulosus species group. Brain., Behavior and Evolution 58:137-151.
2001 Ryan, M.J.; Phelps S.M.; Rand A.S. How evolutionary history shapes recognition mechanisms. Trends in Cognitive Science 5:143-148.