Tobias Riede, Research Associate, University of Utah

Tobias Riede is a researcher affiliated with the National Center for Voice and Speech and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah. He conducts research on the physiology and functional morphology of sound production in vertebrates. Comparative analysis of living animals provides a useful tool for the understanding of the mechanisms of vocal communication, including humans and the evolution of human speech.

Selected publications

Riede, T (2010) Elasticity and stress relaxation of rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) vocal folds. J Experimental Biology 213, 2924-2932.

Titze, IR, Riede, T (2010): A Cervid vocal fold model suggests greater glottal efficiency in calling at high frequencies. PLoS Computational Biology 6(8): e1000897.

Riede, T, Fisher, JH, Goller, F (2010): Sexual dimorphism of the sound generating labia and the cartilaginous framework in the syrinx of zebra finches. PLoS One 5(6): e11368.

Riede, T, Suthers, RA (2009): Vocal tract motor patterns and resonance during constant frequency song: the white-throated sparrow. J Comparative Physiology A 195, 183-192.

Riede, T, Tokuda, IT, Munger, JB, Thompson, SL (2008) Mammalian laryngeal air sacs add variability to the vocal tract impedance: Physical and computational modeling. J Acoustical Society of America, 124, 634-647.

Riede, T, Arcadi, AC, Owren, MJ (2007): Nonlinear acoustics in pant hoots and screams of common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Vocalizing at the edge. J Acoustical Society of America 121: 1758-1767.

Riede, T, Suthers, RA, Fletcher, N, Blevins, W (2006): Songbirds tune their vocal tract to the fundamental frequency of their song.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103: 5543-5548.

Contact Info:
Contact at Department of Biology at the University of Utah

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