Dr. Michael Greenfield

  • Adjunct Professor

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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1978


Dr. Greenfield's research interest is animal communication and sexual selection.

Selected Publications

  • Greenfield, M.D. & B. Merker.  (2023)  Coordinated rhythms in animal species, including humans: Entrainment from bushcricket chorusing to the philharmonic orchestra.  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews  153: 105382  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.1053823: 105382 
  • Thévenet, J., Papet, L., Campos, Z., Greenfield, M., Boyer, N., Grimault, N. & N. Mathevon.  (2022).  Spatial release from masking in crocodilians.  Nature Communications Biology  https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03799-7
  • Greenfield, M.D., Aihara, I., Amichay, G., Anichini, M. & V. Nityananda.  (2021)  Rhythm interaction in animal groups:  Selective attention in communication networks.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376 (1835), 20200324.
  • Greenfield, M.D., Honing, H., Kotz, S.A. & A. Ravignani.  (2021).  Synchrony and rhythm interaction:  From the brain to behavioral ecology.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376 (1835), 20200324.
  • Greenfield, M.D.  (2020).  Sexual selection goes dynamic. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology, 100112.
  • Koseva, B.S., Hackett, J.L, Zhou, Y., Harris, B.R., Kelly, J.K., Greenfield, M.D., Gleason, J.M. & S.J. Macdonald.  (2019)  Quantitative trait mapping and genome assembly in the lesser wax moth Achroia grisellaG3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics,  9(7), 2349-2361.
  • Ravignani, A., Verga, L. & M.D. Greenfield.  (2019).  Interactive rhythms across species: The evolutionary biology of animal chorusing and turn-taking.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,  1453, 12-21.
  • Esquer-Garrigos, Y., Streiff, R., Party, V., Nidelet, S., Navascués, M. & M.D. Greenfield  (2019)  Pleistocene origins of chorusing diversity in Mediterranean bushcrickets (Ephippiger diurnus).  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  126(3), 598-613..
  • Rebar, D., Barbosa, F. & M.D. Greenfield. (2019)  Female reproductive plasticity to the social environment and its impact on male reproductive success.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73(4), 1-14.
  • Barbosa, F., Rebar, D. & M.D. Greenfield  (2018)  When do trade-offs occur?  The roles of energy constraints and trait flexibility in bushcricket populations.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology,  31, 287-301.
  • Greenfield, M.D.  2017.  Book review: ‘Sound : A very short introduction’, by M. Goldsmith.  Physics Today.
  • Mahamoud-Issa, M., Marin-Cudraz, T., Party, V. & M.D. Greenfield  (2017)  Phylogeographic structure without pre-mating barriers: Do habitat fragmentation and low mobility preserve song and chorus diversity in a European bushcricket?  Evolutionary Ecology,  31, 865-884.
  • Greenfield, M.D., Marin-Cudraz, T. & V. Party  (2017)  Evolution of synchronies in insect choruses. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society,  122, 487-504.
  • Rebar, D. & M.D. Greenfield  (2017)  When do acoustic cues matter? Perceived competition and reproductive plasticity over lifespan in a bushcricket. Animal Behaviour, 128, 41-49.
  • Greenfield, M.D.  2016.  Evolution of acoustic communication in insects.  Pages 17-47 (ch. 1) in Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: Insect Hearing (G. Pollack & A.C. Mason, eds.).  Springer-Verlag.
  • Greenfield, M.D.  2016.  Sexual selection.  Pages 79-88 (ch. 5) in Pheromone Communication in Moths: Evolution, Behavior and Application (J. Allison & R.T. Cardé, eds.).  University of California Press.
  • Reid, A., Marin-Cudraz, T., Windmill, J.F.C. & M.D. Greenfield  (2016)  Evolution of directional hearing in moths via conversion of bat detection devices to asymmetric pressure gradient receivers.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (48), e7740-e7748.
  • Greenfield, M.D., Esquer-Garrigos, Y., Streiff, R. & V. Party  (2016)  Animal choruses emerge from receiver psychology. Scientific Reports 6, 34369 | DOI: 10.1038/srep, 34369.
  • Gleason, J.M., Zhou, Y., Hackett, J.L., Harris, B.R. & M.D. Greenfield  (2016)  Development of a genomic resource and quantitative trait loci mapping of male calling traits in the lesser wax moth, Achroia grisella. PloS ONE11(1), e147014.
  • Esquer-Garrigos, Y., Greenfield, M.D., Party, V. & R. Streiff  (2016)   Characterization of 16 novel microsatellite loci for Ephippiger diurnus (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) using pyrosequencing technology and cross-species amplification. European Journal of Entomology, 113, 302-306.
  • Marin-Cudraz, T. & M.D. Greenfield  (2016)  Finely tuned choruses: bushcrickets adjust attention to neighboring singers in relation to the acoustic environment they create.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70, 1581-1589.
  • Barbosa, F., D. Rebar & M.D. Greenfield  (2016)  Female preference functions drive interpopulation divergence in male signaling: call diversity in the bushcricket Ephippiger diurnus.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, 2219-2228.
  • Rebar, D., F. Barbosa & M.D. Greenfield  (2016)  Acoustic experience influences male and female pre- and post-copulatory behaviors in a bushcricket.  Behavioral Ecology, 27, 434-443.
  • Barbosa, F., D. Rebar & M.D. Greenfield  (2016)  Reproduction and immunity trade-offs constrain mating signals and nuptial gift size in a bushcricket.  Behavioral Ecology, 27, 109-117.
  • Alem, S., C. Clanet, A. Dixsaut, V. Party & M.D. Greenfield.  2015.  What determines lek size?  Cognitive constraints and per capita attraction of females limit male aggregation in an acoustic moth.  Animal Behaviour, 100, 106-115.
  • Party, V., R. Streiff, T. Marin-Cudraz & M.D. Greenfield.  2015.  Group synchrony and alternation as an emergent property: elaborate chorus structure in a bushcricket is an incidental by-product of female preference for leading calls.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69, 1957-1973
  • Jarrige, A., M. Body, D. Giron, M.D. Greenfield & M. Goubault.  2015.  Amino acid composition of the bushcricket spermatophore and the function of courtship feeding: variable composition suggests a dynamic role of the nuptial gift.  Physiology and Behavior, 151, 463-468.
  • Greenfield, M.D.  2015.  Signal interactions and interference in insect choruses : Singing and listening in the social environment.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A,  201. 143-154. Special issue :  Insect hearing: From physics to ecology.