Snyder KT, Creanza N. Polygyny is linked to accelerated birdsong evolution but not to larger song repertoires. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08621-3. 

Carja O, Creanza N. The evolutionary advantage of cultural memory on heterogeneous contact networks. Theoretical Population Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.tpb.2018.09.006

Altenberg L, Creanza N, Fogarty L, Hadany L, Kolodny O, Laland KN, Lehmann L, Otto SP, Rosenberg NA, Van Cleve J, Wakeley J, 2018. Some topics in theoretical population genetics: Editorial commentaries on a selection of Marc Feldman’s TPB papers. Theoretical Population Biology.

Creanza N. (2018) Predicting societal-level cultural change. Nature Human Behavior. (News and Views). DOI: 10.1038/s41562-018-0379-3.

Kolodny O, Feldman MW, Creanza N (2018). Bridging cultural gaps: the interdisciplinary nature of cultural evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: 20170413.

Sherriah AC, Thomas EAC, Devonish H, Creanza N (2018). Using features of a Creole language to reconstruct population history: tracing the English origins of Sranan in Suriname. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London : 20170055.

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Kolodny O, Feldman MW, Creanza N (2018). Integrative studies of cultural evolution: crossing disciplinary boundaries to produce new insights. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: 20170048.

Fogarty L, Creanza N (2017). The niche construction of cultural complexity: interactions between innovations, population size and the environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372(1735):20160428.

Rathmann H, Reyes-Centeno H, Ghirotto S, Creanza N, Hanihara T, Harvati K (2017). Reconstructing human population history from dental phenotypes. Scientific Reports 7(1):12495.

Creanza N*, Kolodny O*, Feldman MW (2017). Cultural evolutionary theory: How culture evolves and why it matters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(30):7782–9.

Archuleta TL, Frazier MN, Monken AE, Kendall AK, Harp J, McCoy AJ, Creanza N, Jackson LP (2017). Structure and evolution of ENTH and VHS/ENTH‐like domains in tepsin. Traffic 18(9), 590-603.

Creanza N*, Kolodny O*, Feldman MW (2017). Greater than the sum of its parts? Modeling population contact and interaction of cultural repertoires. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 14(130), 20170171. *Contributed equally.

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Kolodny O*, Creanza N*, Feldman MW (2016). Game-changing innovations: how culture can change the parameters of its own evolution, inducing abrupt cultural shifts. PLOS Computational Biology 12(12), e1005302. *Contributed equally.

Creanza N, Feldman MW (2016). Worldwide genetic and cultural change in human evolution. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 41:85–92.

Creanza N, Fogarty L, Feldman MW (2016). Cultural niche construction of repertoire size and learning strategies in songbirdsEvolutionary Ecology 30:285–305.

Kolodny O*, Creanza N*, Feldman MW (2015). Evolution in leaps: the punctuated accumulation and loss of cultural innovations. *Contributed equally. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 10.1073/pnas.1520492112.

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Fogarty L, Creanza N, Feldman MW (2015). Cultural evolutionary perspectives on creativity and human innovationTrends in Ecology and Evolution: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.10.004.

Creanza N, Ruhlen M, Pemberton TJ, Rosenberg NA, Feldman MW, Ramachandran S (2015). A comparison of worldwide phonemic and genetic variation in human populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:1265–1272.

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Research Highlight, Nature Reviews Genetics (2015) 16:128–129.
In this Issue” (2015) PNAS 112(5):1239–1240.

Creanza N, Feldman MW (2014). Complexity in models of cultural niche construction with selection and homophily. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111:10830–10837.

Creanza N, Fogarty L, Feldman MW (2013). Exploring Cultural Niche Construction from the Paleolithic to Modern Hunter-Gatherers. In Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 1 (pp. 211–228). Springer Japan.

Fogarty L, Creanza N, Feldman MW (2013). The role of cultural transmission in human demographic change: an age-structured model. Theoretical Population Biology 88: 68–77.

Press M, Li H, Creanza N, Kramer G, Queitsch C, Sourjik V, Borenstein E (2013). Genome-scale co-evolutionary inference identifies functions and clients of bacterial Hsp90. PLoS Genetics 9: e1003631.

Creanza N*, Fogarty L*, Feldman, MW (2012). Models of niche construction with selection and assortative mating. *Contributed equally. PLoS ONE 7: e42722.

Creanza N*, Schwarz JS*, Cohen JE (2010). Intraseasonal dynamics and dominant sequences in H3N2 influenza. *Contributed equally. PLoS ONE 5: e8544.