James Erdmann, Ph.D. student

Major advisor: Michael Reichert

Amphibians, bioacoustics, behavioral ecology, machine learning, phylogenetics

A.S. Biology, 2013, Laramie County Community College

B.S. Zoology, 2015 University of Wyoming

M.S. Biology, 2017, Southeastern Louisiana University

Email: james.erdmann@okstate.edu


Specific Interests

I am currently interested in developing software to streamline bioacoustics analyses (particularly for frogs) and looking at the comparative evolution of frog calls, testing call complexity as a possible driver of diversification.



  • Erdmann, J. A., O. Ljustina, and C. A. Maiese. 2018. Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Greensnake). Nocturnal foraging. Herpetological Review 49:349. (Natural history note)
  • Erdmann, J. A., C. D. Godwin, M. R. Villalba-Guerra, D. C. Campbell, J. Donini, C. E. Parker, A. E. E. Rupp, C. A. Weyand, M. A. J. Partin, T Borgardt, and C. K. Beachy. 2018. Larval Life History of the Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus) in Southeast Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 17:221–229.
  • Erdmann, J. A., W. A. Estes-Zumpf, C. Snoberger, Z. J. Walker, and A. Pocewicz. 2018. Expanding knowledge of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Wyoming, USA. Herpetological Review 49:37–41.
  • Godwin, C. D., O. Ljustina, and J. A. Erdmann. 2018. Gastrophryne carolinensis (Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad). Arboreal activity. Herpetological Review 49:95–96. (Natural history note)
  • Ljustina, O, J. A. Erdmann, and J. S. Doody. 2017. Nerodia clarkii (Saltmarsh Watersnake). Retreat site use. Herpetological Review 48:678–679. (Natural history note)
  • Erdmann, J. A. 2017. Hemidactylus parvimaculatus (Sri Lankan Spotted House Gecko). Herpetological Review 48:125. (Geographic distribution note)