Linda Trueb

Linda Trueb

Curator Emerita
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Research: 

Although my general research interests are centered on the systematics and morphology of amphibians, with particular emphasis on amphibian osteology and on anurans, I have conducted studies of the systematic relationships and evolution of fossil and living lower tetrapods (i.e., temnospondyls).  These studies were undertaken to (1) sort out systematic problems, and (2) describe evolutionary patterns in order to (3) speculate on evolutionary processes and mechanisms.  I am interested in the osteological diversity of fossil and Recent amphibians, the patterns of this diversity, and the mechanisms by which these patterns have been achieved.

Grant-supported research has supported work on pipoid anurans, which are represented by fossil and Recent taxa included in three families and about 13 genera.  This research effort has involved phylogenetic analyses of pipoid frogs to resolve intergeneric relationships of fossil and living taxa.  Data on which the analyses are based include primarily (but not exclusively) morphological (external morphology of adults and larvae, and myological and osteological observations) and ontogenetic information. Several collaborative studies with Dra. Ana Báez (Univ. Buenos Aires) produced descriptions and phylogenetic studies of fossil and Recent pipoid frogs from South America, Africa, and Europe (Cretaceous, Oligocene and Miocene, 65–30 mya). 

Collaboration in an NSF-funded Amphibian Tree-of-Life Grant has funded baseline studies of morphological diversity of some large, poorly known groups of frogs—namely, Glassfrogs of the New World tropics, and microhylid frogs.  The latter is a particularly enigmatic group of about 450 species found around the world.  These anurans seem to have undergone a radiation that produced a morphological diversity among their ranks nearly equivalent to that seen across all frogs and toads; as a consequence, the relationships and evolutionary history of microhylids have proved intractable until tissue samples became available for molecular analyses.  Now that a coarse framework of relationships is available, we are free to address some fascinating evolutionary questions with respect to the peculiar morphologies of these anurans and their larvae.

Publications: 

1964.  The biology of the hylid frog Triprion petasatus.  Copeia 1964(2):308–321. (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1966.  The Neotropical hylid frogs of the genus Smilisca.  Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 17:281–375. (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1966.  Morphology and development of the skull in Hyla septentrionalis. Copeia 1966(3):562–573.

1967.  Two new species of tree frogs (genus Phyllomedusa) from Panama. Copeia 1967(1):125–131. (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1967.  The hemipenis of an anomalepidid snake.  Herpetologica 23(3):235–238. (Charles W. Myers, co-author).

1968.  Cranial osteology of the hylid frog Smilisca baudinii.  Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18(2):11–35.

1968.  Variation in the tree frog Hyla lancasteri.  Copeia 1968(2):285–299.

1969.  Pternohyla, P. dentata, P. fodiens.  Cat. Amer. Amph. Rept. (77):1–4.

1970.  Evolutionary relationships of casque-headed tree frogs with co-ossified skulls (family Hylidae).  Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18(7):547–716.

1970.  Systematic status and life history of Hyla verrucigera Werner.  Copeia 1970(4):601–610.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1970.  The generic status of Hyla siemersi Mertens.  Herpetologica 26(2):254–267.

1971.  A synopsis of Neotropical hylid frogs, genus Osteocephalus.  Occas. Pap., Mus. Nat. Hist., Univ. Kansas (1):1–47.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1971.  Phylogenetic relationships of certain Neotropical toads with the description of a new genus (Anura: Bufonidae).  Contrib. Sci. Ser., Los Angeles County Mus. Nat. Hist. (216):1–40.

1971.  The morphology, systematics and evolution of the Old World treefrogs (Rhacophoridae and Hyperoliidae).  A Review. Sys. Zool. 20(4):465–468.

1972.   Hyla crucialis Harlan, 1826 (Amphibia):  Proposed suppression under plenary powers. Z. N. (S) 1982. Bull. Zool. Nomencl. 29(pt. 1):39–40.

1973.  Bones, frogs, and evolution.  Pp. 65–132 in  J. L. Vial (ed.), Evolutionary biology of the anurans: Contemporary research on major problems.  Columbia, MO:  Univ. Missouri Press.

1974.  Systematics and evolution of the Greater Antillean hylid frogs.  Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas (24):1–60.  (Michael J. Tyler, co-author).

1974.  Systematic relationships of Neotropical horned frogs, genus Hemiphractus (Anura: Hylidae). Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas (29):1–60.

1976.  Systematic status and relationships of the hylid frog Nyctimantis rugiceps Boulenger. Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas (58):1–14.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1976.  Description of a new species of telmatobiine frog, Telmatobius (Amphibia: Leptodactylidae), from the Andes of northern Chile.  Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas  (62):1–10.  (Alberto Veloso M., co-author).

1976.  Catalogue of publications in herpetology published by The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History.  Spec. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas (1):1–15.

1977.  Osteology and anuran systematics: Intrapopulational variation in Hyla lanciformis.  Sys. Zool. 26(2):165–184.

1978.  Where to find:  The Association of Systematics Collections.  Museum News 56(3):12–15.  (Stephen R. Edwards, co-author). 

1978.  An extraordinary new marsupial frog (Hylidae:  Gastrotheca)from Peru.  Copeia 1978(3):498–503.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1979.  Leptodactylid frogs of the genus Telmatobius in Ecuador with the description of a new species.  Copeia 1979(3):714–733.

1980.  A new species of Eleutherodactylus from the cloud forests of western Ecuador (Leptodactylidae).  Copeia 1980(3):392–396.  (John D. Lynch, co-author).

1981.  Tongue propulsion in Rhinophrynus:  a mechanism unique in frogs.  Abstract, Annu. Meet. Amer. Soc. Zool.  (Carl Gans, co-author).

1981.  Basic Structure and Evolution of Vertebrates by Erik Jarvik.  A Review.  J. Vert. Paleontol. 1(3-4):389–397.  (Hans-Peter Schultze, co-author).

1982.  The cranial osteology and hyolaryngeal apparatus of Rhinophrynus dorsalis (Anura: Rhinophrynidae) with comparisons to Recent pipid frogs.  J. Morphol. 171(1):11–40.  (David C. Cannatella, co-author).

1983.  Feeding specializations of the Mexican Burrowing Toad, Rhinophrynus dorsalis (Anura: Rhinophrynidae).  J. Zool. (London) 199(2):189–208.  (Carl Gans, co-author).

1983.  Frogs of the Hyla columbiana group:  Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships.  Spec. Publ. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard Univ.  Pp. 33–51 in A. G. J. Rhodin and K. Miyata (eds).  Advances in Herpetology and Evolutionary Biology.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1984.  Hyperossification in dwarf frogs of the family Brachycephalidae.  Abstract, Annu. Meet. Amer. Soc. Zool. (Pere Alberch, co-author).

1984.  Relationships of Recent pipoid frogs.  Abstract, Annu. Meet. Amer. Soc. Zool. (David C. Cannatella, co-author).

1984.  Description of a new species of Pipa from Panama.  Herpetologica, (3):225–234.

1985.  Miniaturization in the anuran skull: a case study of heterochrony. Pp. 113–121  in Vertebrate Morphology, Duncker/Fleischer (eds.).  Fortschritte der Zoologie, 30.  Gustav Fisher Verlag, Stuttgart, New York.  (P. Alberch, co-author)

1985.  A summary of osteocranial development in anurans with notes on the sequence of cranial ossification in Rhinophrynus dorsalis (Anura: Pipoidea:  Rhinophrynidae).  S. African J. Sci., 81:181–185.

1986.  Biology of Amphibians.  New York:  McGraw-Hill Book Co. 670 pp.  (William E. Duellman, co-author)

1986.  Systematics, morphology, and phylogeny of genus Pipa (Anura: Pipoidea).  Herpetologica, 4:142–449.  (David C. Cannatella, co-author)

1988.  Evolution of pipoid frogs: intergeneric relationships of the aquatic frog family Pipidae (Anura).  Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 94:1–38.(David C. Cannatella, co-author).

1988.  Cryptic species of hylid marsupial frogs.  J. Herpetol. 22(2):159–179.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1988.  Evolution of pipoid frogs: morphology and phylogenetic relationships of Pseudhymenochirus. J. Herpetol. 4:439–456.  (David C. Cannatella, co-author).

1989.  Treefrogs of the Hyla parviceps group from the Amazon Basin in southern Peru.  Herpetologica 1:1–10.  (William E. Duellman, co-author).

1989.  A synopsis of the development of the skull of Pipa pipa (Anura: Pipoidea: Pipidae) and its evolutionary significance.  Pp. 232–234 in H. Splechtna & H. Hilgers (eds), Trends in Vertebrate Morphology.  Stuttgart: Gustav Fisher Verlag. 

1991.  Toward an understanding of Amphibians:  two centuries of systematic history.  Pp. 175–188 in H.-P. Schultze and L. Trueb (eds), Origins of the Higher Groups of Tetrapods:  Controversy and Consensus.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press.  (Richard Cloutier, co-author).

1991.  A phylogenetic investigation of the inter- and intrarelationships of the Lissamphibia (Amphibia:  Temnospondyli).  Pp. 223–313 in H.-P. Schultze and L. Trueb (eds), Origins of the Higher Groups of Tetrapods:  Controversy and Consensus.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press.  (Richard Cloutier, co-author).

1991.  Origins of the Higher Groups of Tetrapods:  Controversy and Consensus.  Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press.  724 pp.  (Co-edited with H.-P. Schultze). 

1991.  Osteology, skeletal development, and chondrocranial structure of Hamptophryne boliviana (Anura: Microhylidae).  J. Morphol. 209:311–330.  (Rafael O. de Sá, co-author).

1992.  Skeletal development in Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae).  J. Morphol. 214:1–41.   (Co-authored with James Hanken).

1993.  Patterns in cranial diversity among the Lissamphibia.  Pp. 255–343 in J. Hanken and B. K. Hall (eds.), The Vertebrate Skull: Patterns of Structural and Systematic Diversity.  Vol. 2.   Chicago, IL:  University of Chicago Press. 

1993.  The Book of the Toad, A Natural and Magical History of Toad-Human Relations.  Book Review.  Copeia 3: 907–908. 

1995.  Carl Gans:  a perspective.  Carl Gans – Bibliography.  Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, 98 (1994/95) 4: 201–221.

1995.  Festschrift in honor of Carl Gans.  Zool. Anal. Complex Systems, 98(4):201–313  Gustav Fischer:  Jena.  Linda Trueb, Editor.

1996.  Historical constraints and morphological novelties in the evolution of the skeletal system of pipid frogs (Anura:  Pipidae).  Pp. 349–389 in Tinsley, R. C., & H. R. Kobel, The Biology of Xenopus.  J. Zool. Soc. London.  Oxford:  Clarendon Press.

1996.  Diversity of Life:  A Study Guide and Laboratory Manual.  Christopher Haufler, co-author.  416 pp. 

1997.  Redescription of the Paleogene Shelania pascuali from Patagonia and its bearing on the relationships of fossil and Recent pipoid frogs.  Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas.  4:1–41.  A. M. Báez, co-author.

1998.  Frogs.  Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia.

1998.  Salamanders.  Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia.

1999.  The early Cretaceous pipoid anuran Thoraciliacus:  redescription, revaluation, and taxonomic status.  Herpetologica  55(2):139–157.

2000.  Ontogeny of the Bizarre:  An osteological description of Pipa pipa (Anura:  Pipidae), with an account of skeletal development in the species.  J. Morphol.  243:75–104  (L. A. Púgener and Anne M. Maglia, co-authors). 

2000.  Báez, A. M., L. Trueb, J. Calvo.  A report on the earliest known pipoid frog from South America, with the description of a new genus and species from the middle Cretaceous of Argentina.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20 (3):490–500.

2001.  Trueb, L., and D. Massemin.  The osteology  and relationships of Pipa aspera (Amphibia:  Anura:  Pipidae), with notes on its natural history in French Guiana.  Amphibia-Reptilia  1(22)33–54.

2001.  Maglia, A. M., L. A. Púgener, and L. Trueb.  Comparative development of frogs: using phylogeny to understand ontogeny.  Am. Zool.  41 (3):538–551. 

2002.  Trueb, L.  Amphibian Biology.  Vol. 4.  Palaeontology.  The Evolutionary History of Amphibians.  By Harold Heatwole and Robert L. Carroll (eds.).  2000.  Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty. Limited, 43 Rickard Road, Chipping Norton, NSW 2170, Australia.  ISBN 0-949324-87-6.  524 p.  $137.50 (hard cover).  Book Review. Copeia, 2002: 708–713.

2003.  Duellman, William E., and Linda Trueb. Frogs. Pp. 64–87 in T. R. Halliday and K. Adler (eds.). New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2003.  Trueb, L.  Structure and function.  Pp. 15–27 in Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.  2nd Ed.  Vol. 6.  Amphibians.  Hutchins, M., W. E. Duellman, and N. Schlager (eds.).  Farmington Hills, MI:  Gale Group.

2003.  Trueb, L.  Mesoamerican burrowing toads (Rhinophrynus).  Pp. 95–97 in Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.  2nd Ed.  Vol. 6.  Amphibians.  Hutchins, M., W. E. Duellman, and N. Schlager (eds.).  Farmington Hills, MI:  Gale Group.

2003.  Trueb, L.  Clawed frogs and Surinam toads (Pipidae).  Pp. 99–107 in Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.  2nd Ed.  Vol. 6.  Amphibians.  Hutchins, M., W. E. Duellman, and N. Schlager (eds.).  Farmington Hills, MI:  Gale Group.

2003.  Trueb, L.. and M. Laurin.  Early evolution and fossil history.  Pp. 7–14 in Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.  2nd Ed.  Vol. 6.  Amphibians.  Hutchins, M., W. E. Duellman, and N. Schlager (eds.).  Farmington Hills, MI:  Gale Group.

2003.  Pugener, L. A., A. M. Maglia, and L. Trueb.  Revisiting the contributions of larval characters to an analysis of phylogenetic relationships of basal anurans.  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.  139:129–155.

2005.  Trueb, L., C. F. Ross, and R. Smith.  A new pipoid anuran from the Late Cretaceous of South Africa.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.  25(3):533–547.

2006.  Trueb, L., and A. M. Báez.  Revision of the Early Cretaceous Cordicephalus from Israel and an assessment of its relationships among pipoid frogs.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.  26(1): 44–59.

2006.  Trueb, L.  Evolution of the Amphibian Skull.  Natalia S. Lebedkina.  [Translated and edited by Sergei V. Smirnov.]  2004.  Advances in Amphibian Research in the former Soviet Union.  S. L. Kuzmin and R. Altig, Editors.  Volume 9.  Pensoft, Sofia, Bulgaria.  ISSN 1310-8840; ISBN  954-642-222-3.  265 p.  44.50 € (paperback). Book Review. Copeia, 2006 (3):578–579.

2006.  Duellman, W.E., L. Trueb, and E. Lehr.  A new species of marsupial frog (Anura:  Hylidae:  Gastrotheca) from the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Peru.  Copeia 2006 (4): 595–603.

2007.  Guayasamin, J. M., and L. Trueb.  A new species of Glass Frog (Anura:  Centrolenidae) from the lowlands of northwestern Ecuador, with comments on centrolenid osteology.  Zootaxa, 1447:27–45.

2007.  Lehr, E., and L. Trueb. A new genus and two new species of microhylid frogs from Andean Peru, with osteological descriptions and comparisons with Nelsonophryne (Anura: Microhylidae).  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.  149:583–609.

2007.  Lehr, E., L. Trueb, P. J. Venegas, and E. Arbeláez.  Descriptions of the tadpoles of two Neotropical microhylid frogs, Melanophryne carpish and Nelsonophryne aequatorialis (Anura: Microhylidae).  Journal of Herpetology 4:581–589.

2008.  Guayasamin, J. M., S. Castroviejo-Fisher, J. Ayarzagüena, L. Trueb, and C. Vilà.  Phylogenetic relationships of Glassfrogs (Centrolenidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48:574–595.

2008.  Trueb, L., and E. Lehr.  A new species of Phrynopus (Anura, Strabomantidae) from Peru, with comments on the osteology of the genus.  Phyllomedusa  7(1):11–24.

2008.  Trueb, L.  “How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper,” Second edition, by B. Gustavii.  Book review.  Quarterly Review of Biology 83(4):389.

2009.  Guayasamin, J. M., S. Castroviejo, L. Trueb, J. Ayarzagüena, M. Rada, and C. Vilà.  Phylogenetic systematics of Glassfrogs (Amphibia: Centrolenidae) and their sister taxon Allophryne ruthveni.  Zootaxa  2100:1–97.

2009.  Heinicke, M. P., W. E. Duellman, L. Trueb, B. Means, R. D. MacCulloch, and S. B. Hedges.  A new frog family (Anura: Terrarana) from South America and an expanded direct-developing clade revealed by molecular phylogeny. Zootaxa 2211:1–35.

2011.  Trueb, L. A perspective on VerNet.  Blog posting available at:  http://vernet.org

2011.  Book Review.   Copeia 2011:611–612.

2011.  Trueb, L., R. Diaz, and D. C. Blackburn.  Osteology and chondrocranial morphology of Gastrophryne carolinensis (Anura: Microhylidae), with a review of the osteological diversity of New World microhylids.  Phyllomedusa 10(2):99–135.

2012.  De la Riva, I., L. Trueb, and W. E. Duellman.  A new species of Telmatobius (Anura:  Telmatobiidae) from montane forests of southern Peru, with a review of osteological features of the genus.  South American Journal of Herpetology 7(2):91–109.

Education: 

1968:  Ph.D. (Zoology), The University of Kansas.
1964:  Organization for Tropical Studies.
1961–1962:  B.A. (Zoology), The University of Kansas.
1958–1961:  University of California, Berkeley.

Grants: 

2009:  NSF Supplemental Funding Request to NSF 0334928:  Systematic Biology:  Collaborative Research:  AmphibiaTree—an integrated phylogenetic and phyloinformatics approach to the tree of amphibians.  Submitted 06 May 2003 with Univ. Texas, Austin, Harvard, and Univ. California, Berkeley.  $237,000.  Trueb and Brown co-PIs.  RET:  $12,110.

2007:  Krishtalka, Trueb, et al.:  NSF 0646470:  Expansion of the Collections of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center.  24 mo.   $498,821.  28 July 2006.

2007:  Trueb, L.  NSF 0739389: The HerpNET Community Informatics Project:  Development of a Distributed Information Network of North American Herpetological Databases (HerpNET). REU.  $4,901.

2006:  NSF 0608011. DEB – Syst. Biol.  Dissertation Improvement Grant Proposal.  Evolutionary relationships, biogeography, and conservation of glass frogs (Anura:  Centrolenidae).  Co-PI with Juan Manuel Guayasamin.  $11,883.

2004:  NSF Supplemental Funding Request No. 0506826 ($17,342; DBI) ) to The HerpNET Community Informatics Project:  Development of a Distributed Information Network of North American Herpetological Databases (HerpNET)   Principal Investigator: Linda Trueb  Date Submitted:  Nov. 12, 2004  2:10PM. Existing Award Number: 0132303  Program: BIOLOGICAL DATABASES & INFORMATION.  Funds requested to move and integrate University of Miami Herp Collection.

2004:  NSF 0334928:  Systematic Biology:  Collaborative Research:  AmphibiaTree—an integrated phylogenetic and phyloinformatics approach to the tree of amphibians.  Submitted 06 May 2003 with Univ. Texas, Austin, Harvard, and Univ. California, Berkeley.  $237,000.  Trueb and Brown co-PIs.

2003:  U.S.G.S.  Contract to study deformed anuran larvae.   $10,845.

2002:  NSF 0132303:  The HerpNET Community Informatics Project:  Development of a Distributed Information Network of North American Herpetological Databases (HerpNET).  Co-PIs:  Linda Trueb, David B. Wake, David Vieglais.  Submitted 13 July 2001.  $2.5 million.  60 mo.  DBI.  Awarded. $500,000/annum

1995:  National Science Foundation Grant BSR 95-21691, $230,000—36-mo project: “Frogs, Fossils and Phylogeny:  Vanishing Expertise and a Model System for Cross-training Paleontological and Neontological Systematists.”  Year 1:  $68,823;  Year 2:  $96,170; Year 3:  $64,836.

1989:  National Science Foundation Grant BSR 89-18161 $200,140—36-mo project: "African Clawed Frogs: Toward a Phylogenetic Consensus of Diverse Data Sets."

1985:  National Science Foundation Grant BSR 85-08470, $4,000—12-mo REU Supplement.

1985:  National Science Foundation Grant BSR 85-08470, $140,939—36-mo project: "The Evolution of Pipoid Frogs: Resolution of a Paradox."

1983:  University Biomedical Sciences Support Grant (NIH), #4154-7118, $5,500—1983: "Three-dimensional Graphics Reconstruction."

1982:  National Science Foundation Grant BSR 82-07681, $112,820—36-mo project: "The Evolution of Pipoid Frogs: Resolution of a Paradox."

1974:  University General Research Award, #3342-5308.

Awards: 

2000:  Distinguished Herpetologist, Herpetologists’ League

1996:  Vice Chancellors Fellow, University of Kansas.

1992:  President, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

1990:  ARTISYST (Artificial Intelligence and Modern Computer Methods in Systematic Biology) Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the University of California at Davis.  September 1990.  One of 45 participants competitively selected.

1979:  Invited Lecturer, Department of Zoology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 6 wk.

1978:  Graduate Service Award for Outstanding service and Contribution to Graduate Education in the Department of Systematics and Ecology.

Teaching: 

1- Scientific Illustration (100%)
2- Scientific Writing (100%)
3- Amphibian Biology (50%)
4- Topics in Evolutionary Morphology:
                (a) morphometrics (50%)
                (b) heterochrony (50%)
                (c) vertebrate skull (100%)
                (d) functional morphology (50%)
                (e) origins of higher categories of tetrapods (50%)
5- Anuran Osteology (100%)
6- Techniques in Herpetological Systematics (50%)
7- Scientific Communication (50%)
8- Trends in Curation and Collection Management (50%)
9- Herpetology (100%)
10- Systematics (50%)

Professional Presentations: 

2007:       Trueb, L. & Lehr, E.  A startling new microhylid tadpole from Peru.  Poster presentation at Joint Annual Herpetological Meetings, St. Louis, MO.  11–17 July 2007.  Abstract published.

2007:       Guayasamin, J. M., & Trueb, L. Evolution of morphology and behavior in Glassfrogs. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists. July 11–16, 2007. St. Louis, MO. Abstract published.

2007:       Spencer, C., M. S. Koo, H. Constable, D. Wake, and L. Trueb.  Advances in georeferencing specimen data for natural history collections.  Oral contribution at Joint Annual Herpetological Meetings, St. Louis, MO.  11–17 July 2007.  Abstract published.

2006:       Spencer, C. and L. Trueb. HerpNET: A New and Improved One-stop Shop for Amphibian and Reptile Collections Data.   ASIH/SSAR/HL.  12–17 July 2006.  New Orleans.  Abstract published on CD

2005:       Lehr, E., and L. Trueb.  Diversity among montane New World microhylids. Treffen deutscher Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen in Nordamerika.  Organized by the German Scholars Organization in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the German Research Society.  9–11 September 2005.  University of California, San Diego.  Poster.

2005:       Lehr, E., and L. Trueb.  Diversity among montane New World microhylids (Anura:  Microhylidae). Joint Annual Meetings of the ASIH, SSAR, and HL.  6–11 July 2005.  Tampa, Florida.  Abstract published.

2005:       Spencer, C. L., L. Trueb, and D. Wake.  Use of HerpNET data for ecological nice modeling research. Joint Annual Meetings of the ASIH, SSAR, and HL.  6–11 July 2005.  Tampa, Florida.  Abstract published.

2005:       Spencer, C. L., L. Trueb, and D. Wake.  HerpNET: an online distributed database of amphibian and reptile museum collection for use in biodiversity and phylogenetic research.  Poster presentation.  Joint Annual Meetings of the ASIH, SSAR, and HL.  6–11 Jul, 2005.  Tampa, Florida.  Abstract published.

2005:       Spencer, C. L., L. Trueb, and D. Wake.  HerpNET: an online distributed database of amphibian and reptile museum collection for use in biodiversity and phylogenetic research.  Poster presentation.  5th World Congress of Herpetology.  19–24 June.  Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2005:       L. Trueb & A. M. Báez.  Revision y afinidades del anuro pipoideo Cordicephalus Nevo del Aptiano de Israel.  XXI Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontología de Vertebrados, May 3–6, Museo Carmen Funes, Neuquen, Argentina.  2005.  Abstract published.

2004:       Spencer, C., Trueb, L., and D. B. Wake.  HerpNET:  a distributed database of North American herpetological collections. May 2004.  Combined meetings of Amer. Soc. Ichthyol. Herpetol./ Herpetologists’ League/ Soc. Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Norman, Oklahoma.  Abstract published

2004:       Lehr, E. (Presenter), G. Fritzsch, and L. Trueb. Phrynopus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) phylogeny analysed using mtDNA sequence data and comparative osteology May 2004.  Combined meetings of Amer. Soc. Ichthyol. Herpetol./ Herpetologists’ League/ Soc. Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Norman, Oklahoma.  Abstract published

2003:       L. Trueb (presenter) & Carol Meteyer.  Craniofacial malformations in natural populations of North American Rana (Amphibia:  Anura).  01 July 2003.  Combined meetings of Amer. Soc. Ichthyol. Herpetol./ Herpetologists’ League/ Soc. Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Manaus, Brazil.  Abstract published

2001:       The Status of North American Herpetological Collections.”  29 August 2001.  Joint meetings of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles & The Herpetologists’ League.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  Linda Trueb and David B. Wake.

2000:      “Tail autonomy in salamanders.”  Poster: Joint Meeting of ASIH, HL, SSAR in La Paz, Mexico:  14–21 June 2000.  Linda Trueb, Anne Maglia, and Sharon Paillor.

1998:      “Comparative development of basal frogs.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.”  04 January 1998.  Boston, MA.  Anne Maglia, Analía Púgener, and Linda Trueb.

1997:      “Relationships of archaeobatrachian frogs:  using ontogeny to elucidate phylogeny.”  Third World Congress of Herpetology.  Prague, Czech Republic.  02–10 August 1997.  Anne Maglia, Analía Púgener, and Linda Trueb.

1997:      “Comparative development of basal frogs.”  Fifth International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology.  12 –17 July 1997.  University of Bristol, U.K.  Anne Maglia, Analía Púgener, and Linda Trueb.

1997:      “The bearing of the Paleogene frog Shelania pascuali on the relationships of fossil and Recent pipoid anurans.” Third World Congress of Herpetology.  02–10 August 1997.  Prague, Czech Republic.  Linda Trueb and A. M. Báez.

1987:      American Society of Zoologists, December, New Orleans (with Richard Cloutier).

1987:      American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, June, Albany (with Richard Cloutier).

1987:      American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, June, Albany (with Richard Cloutier).

1986:      American Society of Zoologists, December, Memphis (with Rebecca Pyles).

1986:      Amer. Soc. Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, June, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

1986:      2nd International Symposium on Vertebrate Morphology, August, Vienna, Austria.

1984:      Amer. Soc. Zool., December, Denver.

1982:      Herp. League--SSAR, August

1981:      American Society of Zoologists, December, Louisville.

Major Field Experience: 

During the past 34 years, I have conducted fieldwork in southern Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Central America, and South America.  Most of my experience is in the Neotropics—specifically, Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula and southern Mexico), Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru.  These field activities are varied and include two trips by camping vehicles for the purpose of collecting amphibians and reptiles primarily in montane environments; the first (ca. 7 mo) involved work in southern Mexico and Central America, whereas the second (ca. 13 mo) included Venezuela and the Andes of western South America from Colombia to Chile and Bolivia.  Other field activities have involved treks (e.g., across the mountains of western Panama) and protracted on-site inventories (e.g., eastern Panama, Amazonian Ecuador, Amazonian Peru).  The specific dates and sites of fieldwork are listed below.

1994:        Amazonian Peru:  3 weeks.
1992:        Puerto Rico:  1 week.
1991:        Amazonian Peru:  1 month.
1989:        Amazonian Peru:  1 month.
1986:        Amazonian Peru:  1 month.
1985:        Jamaica:  1 week.
1984:        South Africa:  1 month.
1979:        Southern Australia:  1 month.
1976:        Northwestern North America:  6 weeks.
1976:        Kenya and Tanzania:  3 weeks.
1974–75: Northern and western South America:  13 months.
1971:        Andean Ecuador:  6 weeks.
1969:        Amazonian Ecuador:  1 month.
1968:        Amazonian Ecuador:  10 weeks.
1967:        Amazonian Ecuador:  1 month.
1966:        Mexico and Central America:  7 months.
1965:        Darién, Panama:  1 month.
1964:        Costa Rica:  2 months.
1963:        Yucatán, Mexico:  2 weeks. 

Professional Societies: 

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde
Herpetologists' League
Kansas Herpetological Society
Societas Europaea Herpetologica
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Society for the Study of Evolution
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology
Society of Systematic Biology
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Willi Hennig Society