Hi, Folks! If you’re like me, you’re way behind on your reading goals for the year (#260papers), and your inbox is full of TOC emails that you’ve yet to open. I’m also way behind on my blogging goals, because constant dissertation writing and defense-talk-cartoon-making sucked my blog-post-writing urges dry. But I expect to revive in the near future, and until then, here’s a bunch of fun parasite ecology papers to read! Feel free to suggest any recent gems that I missed in the comments.
Buhnerkempe, M. G., Prager, K. C., Strelioff, C. C., Greig, D. J., Laake, J. L., Melin, S. R., DeLong, R. L., Gulland, F. M.D. and Lloyd-Smith, J. O. 2017. Detecting signals of chronic shedding to explain pathogen persistence: Leptospira interrogans in California sea lions. J Anim Ecol, 86: 460–472. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12656
Frick, W. F., Cheng, T. L., Langwig, K. E., Hoyt, J. R., Janicki, A. F., Parise, K. L., Foster, J. T. and Kilpatrick, A. M. 2017. Pathogen dynamics during invasion and establishment of white-nose syndrome explain mechanisms of host persistence. Ecology, 98: 624–631. doi:10.1002/ecy.1706
Guzzetta, G., Tagliapietra, V., Perkins, S. E., Hauffe, H. C., Poletti, P., Merler, S. and Rizzoli, A. 2017. Population dynamics of wild rodents induce stochastic fadeouts of a zoonotic pathogen. J Anim Ecol, 86: 451–459. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12653
Leaphart, J. C., and D. A. Zelmer. 2017. Wrecking the Curve: Altered Functional Response of Tetragoneuria (Odonata: Corduliidae) Naiads Infected with Metacercariae of Haematoloechus floedae. Journal of Parasitology 103:147–151.
Manlove, K. R., Cassirer, E. F., Plowright, R. K., Cross, P. C. and Hudson, P. J. 2017. Contact and contagion: Bighorn sheep demographic states vary in probability of transmission given contact. J Anim Ecol. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12664
Pepin, K. M., Kay, S. L., Golas, B. D., Shriner, S. S., Gilbert, A. T., Miller, R. S., Graham, A. L., Riley, S., Cross, P. C., Samuel, M. D., Hooten, M. B., Hoeting, J. A., Lloyd-Smith, J. O., Webb, C. T. and Buhnerkempe, M. G. 2017. Inferring infection hazard in wildlife populations by linking data across individual and population scales. Ecol Lett, 20: 275–292. doi:10.1111/ele.12732
Stewart, T. E. and Schnitzer, S. A. 2017. Blurred lines between competition and parasitismBlurred lines between competition and parasitism. Biotropica. doi:10.1111/btp.12444
Wilber, M. Q., Johnson, P. T. J. and Briggs, C. J. 2017. When can we infer mechanism from parasite aggregation? A constraint-based approach to disease ecology. Ecology, 98: 688–702. doi:10.1002/ecy.1675