14 great papers

In my last post, I jokingly suggested several papers that might “Make the Parasite Ecology Blog Great Again.” Today, Nov. 14, I want to tell you about 14 actually great papers that came out (very) recently. Most of these are still on my to-read list, but I’m hoping that sharing them helps to motivate me to prioritize some reading time in the near future. Feel free to make more suggestions in the comments!

  1. Ok, not a paper, but CHECK. OUT. THIS. DATASET! Doña, J., Proctor, H., Mironov, S., Serrano, D. and Jovani, R. (2016), Global associations between birds and vane-dwelling feather mites. Ecology, 97: 3242. doi:10.1002/ecy.1528
  2. Manlove, K., Cassirer, E. F., Cross, P. C., Plowright, R. K. and Hudson, P. J. (2016), Disease introduction is associated with a phase transition in bighorn sheep demographics. Ecology, 97: 2593–2602. doi:10.1002/ecy.1520
  3. Nowakowski, A. J., Whitfield, S. M., Eskew, E. A., Thompson, M. E., Rose, J. P., Caraballo, B. L., Kerby, J. L., Donnelly, M. A. and Todd, B. D. (2016), Infection risk decreases with increasing mismatch in host and pathogen environmental tolerances. Ecol Lett, 19: 1051–1061. doi:10.1111/ele.12641
  4. Woodroffe, R., Donnelly, C. A., Ham, C., Jackson, S. Y. B., Moyes, K., Chapman, K., Stratton, N. G. and Cartwright, S. J. (2016), Badgers prefer cattle pasture but avoid cattle: implications for bovine tuberculosis control. Ecol Lett, 19: 1201–1208. doi:10.1111/ele.12654
  5. Scheele, B. C., Hunter, D. A., Banks, S. C., Pierson, J. C., Skerratt, L. F., Webb, R. and Driscoll, D. A. (2016), High adult mortality in disease-challenged frog populations increases vulnerability to drought. J Anim Ecol, 85: 1453–1460. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12569
  6. Leung, T. L. F. and Koprivnikar, J. (2016), Nematode parasite diversity in birds: the role of host ecology, life history and migration. J Anim Ecol, 85: 1471–1480. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12581
  7. Iverson, S. A., Gilchrist, H. G., Soos, C., Buttler, I. I., Harms, N. J. and Forbes, M. R. (2016), Injecting epidemiology into population viability analysis: avian cholera transmission dynamics at an arctic seabird colony. J Anim Ecol, 85: 1481–1490. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12585. (I want to read this if for no other reason than because the term “smoldering infection” occurs in the abstract.)
  8. Ingersoll, T. E., Sewall, B. J. and Amelon, S. K. (2016), Effects of white-nose syndrome on regional population patterns of 3 hibernating bat species. Conservation Biology, 30: 1048–1059. doi:10.1111/cobi.12690
  9. Dougherty, E. R., Carlson, C. J., Bueno, V. M., Burgio, K. R., Cizauskas, C. A., Clements, C. F., Seidel, D. P. and Harris, N. C. (2016), Paradigms for parasite conservation. Conservation Biology, 30: 724–733. doi:10.1111/cobi.12634
  10. Friesen, O. C. and Roth, J. D. (2016), Alternative prey use affects helminth parasite infections in grey wolves. J Anim Ecol, 85: 1265–1274. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12544
  11. Wood, C.L. and P. T. J. Johnson (2016) How Does Space Influence the Relationship Between Host and Parasite Diversity?. Journal of Parasitology: October 2016, Vol. 102, No. 5, pp. 485-494.
  12. VanderWaal, K. L. and Ezenwa, V. O. (2016), Heterogeneity in pathogen transmission: mechanisms and methodology. Funct Ecol, 30: 1606–1622. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12645
  13. Loss, S.R., Noden, B.H., Hamer, G.L. et al. (2016). A quantitative synthesis of the role of birds in carrying ticks and tick-borne pathogens in North America. Oecologia 182: 947.
  14. Hopkins, S.R., J.M. Wojdak, and L.K. Belden. (2016). Defensive symbionts mediate host-parasite interactions at multiple scales. Trends in Parasitology. *wink*


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