Trevor D. Price

Research Summary
Trevor Price is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. His main research interests are on Himalayan biodiversity, of birds and trees especially, the evolution of color vision in birds, and speciation processes, again largely focusing on birds as a model. Orcid ID: 0000-0002-4423-8999 NIH Commons ID: TREVORPRICE
Macroecology, India's biodiversity, color vision in birds, speciation
  • University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, BA (hons) Natural Sciences 06/1975
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D. Quantitative genetics 06/1984
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
Awards & Honors
  • 1976 - 1977 Leverhulme overseas scholarship
  • 1984 - American Society of Naturalists Young Investigator’s Award
  • 2005 - Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2005 - Mercator Fellow
  • 2007 - E. O. Wilson award American Society of Naturalists
  • 2011 - Elected fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 - Cooper Ornithological Society Miller
  1. Reichard DG, Atwell JW, Pandit MM, Cardoso GC, Price TD, Ketterson ED. Urban birdsongs: higher minimum song frequency of an urban colonist persists in a common garden experiment. Anim Behav. 2020 Dec; 170:33-41. View in: PubMed

  2. Supriya K, Price TD, Moreau CS. Competition with insectivorous ants as a contributor to low songbird diversity at low elevations in the eastern Himalaya. Ecol Evol. 2020 May; 10(10):4280-4290. View in: PubMed

  3. Schumm M, White AE, Supriya K, Price TD. Ecological Limits as the Driver of Bird Species Richness Patterns along the East Himalayan Elevational Gradient. Am Nat. 2020 05; 195(5):802-817. View in: PubMed

  4. Weir JT, Price TD. Song playbacks demonstrate slower evolution of song discrimination in birds from Amazonia than from temperate North America. PLoS Biol. 2019 10; 17(10):e3000478. View in: PubMed

  5. Servedio MR, Powers JM, Lande R, Price TD. Evolution of sexual cooperation from sexual conflict. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 11 12; 116(46):23225-23231. View in: PubMed

  6. Schumm M, Edie SM, Collins KS, Gómez-Bahamón V, Supriya K, White AE, Price TD, Jablonski D. Common latitudinal gradients in functional richness and functional evenness across marine and terrestrial systems. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 08 14; 286(1908):20190745. View in: PubMed

  7. White AE, Dey KK, Mohan D, Stephens M, Price TD. Regional influences on community structure across the tropical-temperate divide. Nat Commun. 2019 06 14; 10(1):2646. View in: PubMed

  8. Rana SK, Gross K, Price TD. Drivers of elevational richness peaks, evaluated for trees in the east Himalaya. Ecology. 2019 01; 100(1):e02548. View in: PubMed

  9. Hooper DM, Griffith SC, Price TD. Sex chromosome inversions enforce reproductive isolation across an avian hybrid zone. Mol Ecol. 2019 03; 28(6):1246-1262. View in: PubMed

  10. Wheatcroft D, Price TD. Collective Action Promoted by Key Individuals. Am Nat. 2018 10; 192(4):401-414. View in: PubMed

  11. Nordén KK, Price TD. Historical Contingency and Developmental Constraints in Avian Coloration. Trends Ecol Evol. 2018 08; 33(8):574-576. View in: PubMed

  12. Price T, Lovette IJ, Bermingham E, Gibbs HL, Richman AD. The Imprint of History on Communities of North American and Asian Warblers. Am Nat. 2000 Oct; 156(4):354-367. View in: PubMed

  13. Hooper DM, Price TD. Chromosomal inversion differences correlate with range overlap in passerine birds. Nat Ecol Evol. 2017 Oct; 1(10):1526-1534. View in: PubMed

  14. Price TD, Khan R. Evolution of Visual Processing in the Human Retina. Trends Ecol Evol. 2017 11; 32(11):810-813. View in: PubMed

  15. Price TD. Sensory Drive, Color, and Color Vision. Am Nat. 2017 08; 190(2):157-170. View in: PubMed

  16. Price T, Chi E, Pavelka M, Hack M. POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL VARIATION IN THE FEATHER TIP. Evolution. 1991 May; 45(3):518-533. View in: PubMed

  17. Liou LW, Price TD. SPECIATION BY REINFORCEMENT OF PREMATING ISOLATION. Evolution. 1994 Oct; 48(5):1451-1459. View in: PubMed

  18. Sala JJ, Mayampurath A, Solmos S, Vonderheid SC, Banas M, D'Souza A, LaFond C. Predictors of pressure injury development in critically ill adults: A retrospective cohort study. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2021 Feb; 62:102924. View in: PubMed

  19. Price T, Turelli M, Slatkin M. PEAK SHIFTS PRODUCED BY CORRELATED RESPONSE TO SELECTION. Evolution. 1993 Feb; 47(1):280-290. View in: PubMed

  20. Price TD, Helbig AJ, Richman AD. EVOLUTION OF BREEDING DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE OLD WORLD LEAF WARBLERS (GENUS PHYLLOSCOPUS). Evolution. 1997 Apr; 51(2):552-561. View in: PubMed

  21. Schluter D, Price T, Mooers AØ, Ludwig D. LIKELIHOOD OF ANCESTOR STATES IN ADAPTIVE RADIATION. Evolution. 1997 Dec; 51(6):1699-1711. View in: PubMed

  22. Price T, Schluter D. ON THE LOW HERITABILITY OF LIFE-HISTORY TRAITS. Evolution. 1991 Jun; 45(4):853-861. View in: PubMed



  25. Price T. Environmental and genotype-by-environment influences on chick size in the Yellow-browed leaf warbler Phylloscopus inornatus. Oecologia. 1991 May; 86(4):535-541. View in: PubMed

  26. Price T. Reproductive responses to varying food supply in a population of Darwin's finches: Clutch size, growth rates and hatching synchrony. Oecologia. 1985 Jun; 66(3):411-416. View in: PubMed

  27. Hudson EJ, Price TD. Pervasive Reinforcement and the Role of Sexual Selection in Biological Speciation. J Hered. 2014 Dec 01; 105(S1):821-833. View in: PubMed

  28. Tomašových A, Kennedy JD, Betzner TJ, Kuehnle NB, Edie S, Kim S, Supriya K, White AE, Rahbek C, Huang S, Price TD, Jablonski D. Unifying latitudinal gradients in range size and richness across marine and terrestrial systems. Proc Biol Sci. 2016 05 11; 283(1830). View in: PubMed

  29. Supriya K, Rowe M, Laskemoen T, Mohan D, Price TD, Lifjeld JT. Early diversification of sperm size in the evolutionary history of the old world leaf warblers (Phylloscopidae). J Evol Biol. 2016 Apr; 29(4):777-89. View in: PubMed

  30. Symes LB, Price TD. Sexual Stimulation and Sexual Selection. Am Nat. 2015 Apr; 185(4):iii-iv. View in: PubMed

  31. Price T. The debate on determinants of species richness. Am Nat. 2015 May; 185(5):571. View in: PubMed

  32. Lapiedra O, Price TD. Revisiting Fisher: range size drives the correlation between variability and abundance of British bird eggs. J Evol Biol. 2015 06; 28(6):1278-82. View in: PubMed

  33. Bloch NI, Price TD, Chang BS. Evolutionary dynamics of Rh2 opsins in birds demonstrate an episode of accelerated evolution in the New World warblers (Setophaga). Mol Ecol. 2015 May; 24(10):2449-62. View in: PubMed

  34. Hooper DM, Price TD. Rates of karyotypic evolution in Estrildid finches differ between island and continental clades. Evolution. 2015 Apr; 69(4):890-903. View in: PubMed

  35. Bloch NI, Morrow JM, Chang BS, Price TD. SWS2 visual pigment evolution as a test of historically contingent patterns of plumage color evolution in warblers. Evolution. 2015 Feb; 69(2):341-56. View in: PubMed

  36. Atwell JW, Cardoso GC, Whittaker DJ, Price TD, Ketterson ED. Hormonal, behavioral, and life-history traits exhibit correlated shifts in relation to population establishment in a novel environment. Am Nat. 2014 Dec; 184(6):E147-60. View in: PubMed

  37. Alcaide M, Scordato ES, Price TD, Irwin DE. Genomic divergence in a ring species complex. Nature. 2014 Jul 03; 511(7507):83-5. View in: PubMed

  38. Price TD, Hooper DM, Buchanan CD, Johansson US, Tietze DT, Alström P, Olsson U, Ghosh-Harihar M, Ishtiaq F, Gupta SK, Martens J, Harr B, Singh P, Mohan D. Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan songbirds. Nature. 2014 May 08; 509(7499):222-5. View in: PubMed

  39. Harr B, Price T. Climate change: a hybrid zone moves north. Curr Biol. 2014 Mar 17; 24(6):R230-2. View in: PubMed

  40. Alström P, Hooper DM, Liu Y, Olsson U, Mohan D, Gelang M, Le Manh H, Zhao J, Lei F, Price TD. Discovery of a relict lineage and monotypic family of passerine birds. Biol Lett. 2014 03; 10(3):20131067. View in: PubMed

  41. Ghosh-Harihar M, Price TD. A test for community saturation along the Himalayan bird diversity gradient, based on within-species geographical variation. J Anim Ecol. 2014 May; 83(3):628-38. View in: PubMed

  42. Johansson US, Ekman J, Bowie RC, Halvarsson P, Ohlson JI, Price TD, Ericson PG. A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013 Dec; 69(3):852-60. View in: PubMed

  43. Wheatcroft D, Price TD. Learning and signal copying facilitate communication among bird species. Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Apr 22; 280(1757):20123070. View in: PubMed

  44. Servedio MR, Price TD, Lande R. Evolution of displays within the pair bond. Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Apr 22; 280(1757):20123020. View in: PubMed

  45. Dalvi S, Sreenivasan R, Price T. Exploitation in northeast India. Science. 2013 Jan 18; 339(6117):270. View in: PubMed

  46. Harr B, Price T. Speciation: clash of the genomes. Curr Biol. 2012 Dec 18; 22(24):R1044-6. View in: PubMed

  47. Price TD. Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary: pressures on biodiversity (E. O. Wilson award address). Am Nat. 2012 Nov; 180(5):535-45. View in: PubMed

  48. Weir JT, Wheatcroft DJ, Price TD. The role of ecological constraint in driving the evolution of avian song frequency across a latitudinal gradient. Evolution. 2012 Sep; 66(9):2773-83. View in: PubMed

  49. Kennedy JD, Weir JT, Hooper DM, Tietze DT, Martens J, Price TD. Ecological limits on diversification of the Himalayan core Corvoidea. Evolution. 2012 Aug; 66(8):2599-613. View in: PubMed

  50. Goldberg EE, Lande R, Price TD. Population regulation and character displacement in a seasonal environment. Am Nat. 2012 Jun; 179(6):693-705. View in: PubMed

  51. Scordato ES, Bontrager AL, Price TD. Cross-generational effects of climate change on expression of a sexually selected trait. Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 10; 22(1):78-82. View in: PubMed

  52. Price TD. Adaptive radiations: there's something about finches. Curr Biol. 2011 Dec 06; 21(23):R953-5. View in: PubMed

  53. Price TD, Mohan D, Tietze DT, Hooper DM, Orme CD, Rasmussen PC. Determinants of northerly range limits along the Himalayan bird diversity gradient. Am Nat. 2011 Oct; 178 Suppl 1:S97-108. View in: PubMed

  54. Weir JT, Price TD. Limits to speciation inferred from times to secondary sympatry and ages of hybridizing species along a latitudinal gradient. Am Nat. 2011 Apr; 177(4):462-9. View in: PubMed

  55. Price TD. The roles of time and ecology in the continental radiation of the Old World leaf warblers (Phylloscopus and Seicercus). Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010 Jun 12; 365(1547):1749-62. View in: PubMed

  56. Rundell RJ, Price TD. Adaptive radiation, nonadaptive radiation, ecological speciation and nonecological speciation. Trends Ecol Evol. 2009 Jul; 24(7):394-9. View in: PubMed

  57. Price TD, Kirkpatrick M. Evolutionarily stable range limits set by interspecific competition. Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Apr 22; 276(1661):1429-34. View in: PubMed

  58. Kirkpatrick M, Price T. Sensory ecology: in sight of speciation. Nature. 2008 Oct 02; 455(7213):601-2. View in: PubMed

  59. Sol D, Price TD. Brain size and the diversification of body size in birds. Am Nat. 2008 Aug; 172(2):170-7. View in: PubMed

  60. Wheatcroft DJ, Price TD. Reciprocal cooperation in avian mobbing: playing nice pays. Trends Ecol Evol. 2008 Aug; 23(8):416-9. View in: PubMed

  61. Price TD, Yeh PJ, Harr B. Phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of a socially selected trait following colonization of a novel environment. Am Nat. 2008 Jul; 172 Suppl 1:S49-62. View in: PubMed

  62. Price TD, Sol D. Introduction: genetics of colonizing species. Am Nat. 2008 Jul; 172 Suppl 1:S1-3. View in: PubMed

  63. Phillimore AB, Price TD. Density-dependent cladogenesis in birds. PLoS Biol. 2008 Mar 25; 6(3):e71. View in: PubMed

  64. Mittelbach GG, Schemske DW, Cornell HV, Allen AP, Brown JM, Bush MB, Harrison SP, Hurlbert AH, Knowlton N, Lessios HA, McCain CM, McCune AR, McDade LA, McPeek MA, Near TJ, Price TD, Ricklefs RE, Roy K, Sax DF, Schluter D, Sobel JM, Turelli M. Evolution and the latitudinal diversity gradient: speciation, extinction and biogeography. Ecol Lett. 2007 Apr; 10(4):315-31. View in: PubMed

  65. Johansson US, Alström P, Olsson U, Ericson PG, Sundberg P, Price TD. Build-up of the Himalayan avifauna through immigration: a biogeographical analysis of the Phylloscopus and Seicercus warblers. Evolution. 2007 Feb; 61(2):324-33. View in: PubMed

  66. Knudson KJ, Price TD. Utility of multiple chemical techniques in archaeological residential mobility studies: case studies from Tiwanaku- and Chiribaya-affiliated sites in the Andes. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2007 Jan; 132(1):25-39. View in: PubMed

  67. Price TD. Phenotypic plasticity, sexual selection and the evolution of colour patterns. J Exp Biol. 2006 Jun; 209(Pt 12):2368-76. View in: PubMed

  68. Kelly C, Price TD. Correcting for regression to the mean in behavior and ecology. Am Nat. 2005 Dec; 166(6):700-7. View in: PubMed

  69. Irwin DE, Bensch S, Irwin JH, Price TD. Speciation by distance in a ring species. Science. 2005 Jan 21; 307(5708):414-6. View in: PubMed

  70. Yeh PJ, Price TD. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the successful colonization of a novel environment. Am Nat. 2004 Oct; 164(4):531-42. View in: PubMed

  71. Hoekstra HE, Price T. Evolution. Parallel evolution is in the genes. Science. 2004 Mar 19; 303(5665):1779-81. View in: PubMed

  72. Kelly C, Price TD. Comparative methods based on species mean values. Math Biosci. 2004 Feb; 187(2):135-54. View in: PubMed

  73. Price TD, Qvarnström A, Irwin DE. The role of phenotypic plasticity in driving genetic evolution. Proc Biol Sci. 2003 Jul 22; 270(1523):1433-40. View in: PubMed

  74. Price TD. Domesticated birds as a model for the genetics of speciation by sexual selection. Genetica. 2002 Nov; 116(2-3):311-27. View in: PubMed

  75. Price TD, Bouvier MM. The evolution of F1 postzygotic incompatibilities in birds. Evolution. 2002 Oct; 56(10):2083-9. View in: PubMed

  76. Coyne JA, Price TD. Little evidence for sympatric speciation in island birds. Evolution. 2000 Dec; 54(6):2166-71. View in: PubMed

  77. Lande R, Price T. Genetic correlations and maternal effect coefficients obtained from offspring-parent regression. Genetics. 1989 Aug; 122(4):915-22. View in: PubMed

  78. Wheatcroft DJ,
    Price TD. Rates of signal evolution are associated with the nature of interspecific communication. Behavioral Ecology. 2014; 26 :83–90.::::

  79. Singh P
    Price TD. Causes of the latitudinal gradient in birdsong complexity assessed from geographical variation within two Himalayan warbler species. Ibis. 2015; 157:511-527.::::

  80. Kennedy JD,
    Wang Z,
    Weir J T,
    Rahbek C,
    Fjeldså J,
    Price TD. Into and out of the tropics: the generation of the latitudinal gradient among New World passerine birds. Journal of Biogeography. 2014; 41:1746-1757.::::

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  83. Kennedy JD,
    Price TD,
    Fjeldså J
    Rahbek C. Historical limits on species co-occurrence determine variation in clade richness among New World passerine birds. Journal of Biogeography. 2017; 44:736–747.::::

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