Selected Lab Publications


Suthers, Roderick A, Eric Vallet and Michel Kreutzer. 2012. Bilateral coordination and the motor basis of female preference for sexual signals in canary song. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 2950-2959.

 

Au, Whitlow and Roderick A. Suthers. 2013. Production of Sonar Signals: Structure and Form. In: Biosonar. eds. Surlykke, A., Nachtigall, P., Popper, A.N., Fay, R.R. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Springer-Verlag, New-York. In press.

 

Ohms VR, Beckers GJL, ten Cate C and Suthers RA. 2012. Vocal tract articulation revisited: the case of the monk parakeet. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215:85-92.

 

Suthers, Roderick A., Wild, J.M., Kaplan, Gisela. 2011. Mechanisms of song production in the Australian magpie. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 197:45-59. DOI 10.1007/s00359-010-1585-6 PubMed # 20852867, NIHMS # 321029


Suthers, Roderick A. 2009. Vertebrate sound production. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Michael Breed and Janice Moore, Eds.  Elsevier Ltd. Vol 3, pp. 293-303.

 

Riede, Tobias and Roderick A. Suthers. 2009. Vocal tract motor patterns and resonance during constant frequency song: the white-throated sparrow. Journal of Comparative Physiology A . 195:183-192.  PMCID NIHMS 98257.

 

Suthers, Roderick A. 2009. Signal production and amplification in birds. In: The New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Vol. 8, pp. 815-825. L. Squire (editor), Academic Press, Oxford.

 

Kubke, M. F., Wild, J. M. and Suthers, R. 2008. Airway receptors in birds. In:  Airway Chemoreceptors in the Vertebrates: Structure, Evolution and Function eds. G. Zaccone E. Cutz D. Adriaensen C. Nurse and A. Mauceri), Science Publishers. Enfield, NH. pp.195-208.

 

Zollinger, Sue Anne, Tobias Riede and Roderick A. Suthers. 2008. Two-voice complexity from a single side of the syrinx in northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos vocalizations. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:1978-1991. PMCID NIHMS 67257

 

Jensen, K.K. and Roderick A. Suthers. 2008. Real-time compensation for formant changes by beak gape in a songbird. Second International Conference  on Acoustic Communication by Animals. Extended Abstracts. Corvalis, Oregon. pp 108-109..

 

Jensen, K.K., Sue Anne Zollinger, Sue Childress and Roderick A. Suthers. 2008.  Anatomy and vibration dynamics of the sound-producing medial labia in songbird syrinxes. Second International Conference  on Acoustic Communication by Animals. Extended Abstracts. Corvalis, Oregon. pp 106-107.

 

Suthers, Roderick A. and Sue Anne Zollinger. 2008. From brain to song: The vocal organ and vocal tract. In: Neuroscience of Birdsong. H. P. Zeigler and P. Marler, editors. Cambridge University Press. , Cambridge. pp 78-98

 

Suthers, Roderick A., Peter M. Narins, Wen-Yu Lin, Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler, Annette Denzinger, Chun-He Xu and Albert S. Feng. 2006. Voices of the dead: complex nonlinear vocal signals from the larynx of an ultrasonic frog. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209:4984-4993.

 

Engel, Sophia, Roderick A. Suthers, Herbert Biebach and G. Henk Visser. 2006. Respiratory water loss during rest and flight in European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A..145:423-423

 

Vallet, Eric, Roderick A. Suthers, Michel Kreutzer and Aur�lie Tanvez. 2006. Bilateral motor skills in domestic canary song.  Acta Zoologica Sinica 52 (Supplement): 475-477.

 

Goller, Franz, Brenton Cooper and Roderick A. Suthers. 2006. Respiratory dynamics and syllable morphology in songbirds.  Acta Zoologica Sinica 52 (Supplement): 471-474.

 

Engel, Sophia, Roderick A. Suthers, Herbert Biebach, and G. Henk Visser. 2006. Respiratory water loss during rest and flight in European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A., 145: 423-432.

 

Suthers, Roderick A., Peter M. Narins, Wen-Yu Lin, Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler, Anette Denzinger, Chung-He Xu and Albert S. Feng. 2006. Voices of the dead: complex nonlinear vocal signals from the larynx of an ultrasonic frog. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209: 4984-4993.

 

Riede, Tobias, Roderick A. Suthers, Neville H. Fletcher and William E. Blevins. 2006 Songbirds tune their vocal tract to the fundamental frequency of their song. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 103:5543-5548 [download PDF]

Fletcher, N. H., T.Riede, and R.A. Suthers, 2006. Model for vocalization by a bird with distensible vocal cavity and open beak. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119:1005-1011. [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A., J. G. L. Beckers and B. S. Nelson. 2006 Vocal mechanisms for avian communication. In: Behavior and Neurodynamics for Auditory Communication. J. Kanwal and G. Ehret, editors. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 3-35.

Nelson, B. S., Beckers, G. J. L. & Suthers, R. A. 2005 Vocal tract filtering and sound radiation in a songbird. Journal of Experimental Biology. 208:297-308 [download PDF] '

Fletcher, Neville H., Tobias Riede, Gabriel J.L.Beckers and Roderick A. Suthers. 2005. Vocal tract filtering and the ‘coo’ of doves. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 116:3750-3756. [download PDF]

Nelson, Brian S. and Roderick A. Suthers. 2004. Sound localization in a small passerine bird: Discrimination of azimuth as a function of head orientation and sound frequency. Journal of Experimental Biology. 207:4121-4133 [download PDF]

Riede, Tobias, G.L.J. Beckers, W. Blevins and R. A. Suthers. 2004. Esophagus inflation and vocal tract filtering in ring doves. Journal of Experimental Biology. 207:4025-4036 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A., G.L.J Beckers and B. Nelson. The motor basis of vocal communication in birds. In: Behavior and Neurodynamics for Auditory Communication. J. Kanwal and G. Ehret, Eds. Cambridge University Press. In press.

Beckers, Gabriel J.L., B. Nelson and Roderick A. Suthers. 2004. Vocal-tract filtering by lingual articulation in a parrot. Current Biology. 14:1592-1597 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A. and Sue Anne Zollinger. 2004. Producing song: The vocal apparatus. In: Behavioral Neurobiology of Bird Song. H.P.Zeigler and P. Marler, Eds. Annals. New York Academy of Sciences. 1016:109-129 [download PDF]

Vielliard, J.M.E., Silva, M.L. da and Suthers R.A. (Eds), 2004. Advances in Bioacoustics , Vol. 1 . Rio de Janeiro: Academia Brasileira de Ci�ncias, 466 pp.

Suthers, Roderick A. 2004. Vocal mechanisms in birds and bats: A comparative view. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences) 76:247-252. [download PDF]

Narins, P. M, A.S. Feng, Wenyu Lin, H-U Schnitzler, A. Denzinger, R. A. Suthers and Chun-He Xu. 2004. Old World frog and bird vocalizations contain prominent ultrasonic harmonics. Journal of the Acoustical Society. 115:910-913. [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A ., Eric Vallet, Aurelie Tanvez and Michel Kreutzer. 2004. Bilateral song production in domestic canaries. Journal of Neurobiology. 60 :381-393 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A . 2003. How birds sing and why it matters.In: Natures’ Music: the Science of Birdsong. Peter Marler and Hans Slabbekoorn, eds. Academic Press, NY. pp 272-295.

Zollinger, S. A. and R. A. Suthers. 2004. Motor mechanisms of a vocal mimic: Implications for birdsong production. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) B. 271:483-491 [download PDF]

Mindlen, G.B., T.J. Gardner, F. Goller and R. A. Suthers. 2003. Experimental validation of a physical model for birdsong production. Physical Review E 68:041908 [download PDF]

Beckers, Gabriel J L, Roderick A. Suthers and Carel ten Cate. 2003. Mechanisms of frequency and amplitude modulation in ring dove song. Journal of Experimental Biology 206:1833-1843 [download PDF]

Beckers, Gabriel J.L., Roderick A. Suthers and Carel ten Cate. 2003. Pure-tone birdsong by resonance filtering of harmonic overtones. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 100:7372-7376 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A . and Daniel Margoliash. 2002. Motor control of birdsong. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 12:684-690 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A ., Franz Goller and J. Martin Wild. 2002. Somatosensory feedback modulates the respiratory motor program of crystallized birdsong. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 99:5680-5685 [download PDF]

Wild, J. Martin, M. M. Williams and Roderick A. Suthers. 2001. Parvalbumin-positive projection neurons characterize the vocal premotor pathway in male, but not female, zebra finches. Brain Research. 917:235-252 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A. 2001. Peripheral vocal mechanisms in birds: Are songbirds special? Netherlands J. Zool. 51:217-242. [download PDF]

Wild, J. Martin, M. N. Williams and Roderick A. Suthers. 2000. Neural pathways for bilateral vocal control in songbirds. J. Comp. Neurol. 423: 413-426. [download PDF]

Pytte, Carolyn and Roderick A. Suthers. 2000. A sensitive period for sensorimotor integration during vocal motor learning. J. Neurobiology 42:172-189 [download PDF]

Pytte, Carolyn and Roderick A. Suthers. 1999. A bird’s own song contributes to conspecific song perception. NeuroReport. 10:1773-1778

Goller, Franz and Roderick A. Suthers. 1999. Bilaterally symmetrical respiratory activity during lateralized birdsong. J. Neurobiology. 41:513-523 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A., Franz Goller and Carolyn Pytte. 1999. The neuromuscular control of birdsong. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London). 354:927-939 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A . 1999. The motor basis of vocal performance in songbirds. In: The Design of Animal Communication. M.D. Hauser and M. Konishi, editors. MIT Press. Cambridge MA. pp. 37-62

Wild, J. Martin, Franz Goller and Roderick A. Suthers. 1998. Inspiratory muscle activity during birdsong. J. Neurobiology. 36:441-453 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A.and Franz Goller. 1997. Motor correlates of vocal diversity in songbirds. In: Current Ornithology. V. Nolan Jr, E. Ketterson and C. Thompson, editors. Plenum Press, NY. Vol. 14, pp. 235-288.

Suthers, Roderick A. 1997. Peripheral control and lateralization of birdsong. J. Neurobiology 33:632-652. [download PDF]

Goller, Franz and Roderick A. Suthers. 1996. The role of syringeal muscles in controlling phonology of bird song. J. Neurophysiol. 76:287-300. [download PDF]

Goller, Franz and Roderick A. Suthers. 1996. The role of syringeal muscles in gating airflow and sound production in singing brown thrashers. J. Neurophysiol. 70:8677-876 [download PDF]

Suthers, Roderick A., Franz Goller and Rebecca S. Hartley. 1996. Motor stereotypy and diversity in the songs of mimic thrushes. J. Neurobiol. 30:231-245

Goller, Franz and Roderick A. Suthers. 1995. Implications for lateralization of bird song from unilateral gating of bilateral motor patterns. Nature 373:63-66

Allan, Susan and Roderick A. Suthers. 1994. Lateralization and motor stereotypy in song production in the brown-headed cowbird. J. Neurobiol. 25:1154-1166

Suthers, Roderick A., Franz Goller and Rebecca Hartley. 1994. Motor dynamics of song production by mimic thrushes. J. Neurobiol. 25:917-936

Suthers, Roderick A. 1994. Variable asymmetry and resonances in the avian vocal tract: A structural basis for individually distinct vocalizations. J. Comp. Physiol. A 175:457-466

Hartley, Rebecca S. and Roderick A. Suthers. 1990. Lateralization of syringeal function in the canary. J. Neurobiology 21: 1236-1248

Suthers, Roderick A . 1990. Contributions to birdsong from the left and right sides of the intact syrinx. Nature 347: 473-477