Publications

(This list last updated August 24, 2014)

2014

  • Oberhauser, K., Altizer, S., and Nail, K. 2014. Edited volume. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect.  Cornell University Press. In press. 

  • Rushmore, J., Caillaud, D., Hall, R.J., Stumpf, R.M., Meyers, L.A. and Altizer, S. 2014. Network-based vaccination improves prospects for disease control in wild chimpanzees. Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  11(97), 20140349

  • Pierce, A., de Roode, J.C., Altizer, S., and Bartel, R. 2014. Extreme heterogeneity in parasitism despite low population genetic structure among monarch butterflies inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands. PLoS One. 9(6), e100061.

  • Cornelius, E., Davis, A.K., and Altizer, S. 2014. How important are haemoparasites to migratory songbirds? Evaluating physiological tradeoffs with infection in three neotropical migrants during stopover. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. In press.

  • Winternitz, J.C., Yabsley, M., Wares, J., and Altizer, S. 2014. Wild cyclic voles maintain high neutral and MHC diversity independently of parasitism. Evolutionary Ecology. 28: 957-975.

  • Hall, R.J., Bartel, R. and Altizer, S. 2014. Greater migratory propensity in hosts lowers pathogen transmission and impacts. Journal of Animal Ecology. 83: 1068-1077.

  • Huang, S., Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P., Stephens, P.R., Gittleman, J.L., and Altizer, S. 2014. Phylogenetically related and ecologically similar carnivores harbor similar parasite assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology.  83(3), 671-680

  • Davis, A. and Altizer, S. 2014. New perspectives on monarch migration, evolution and population biology. To appear in:  Monarchs in a Changing World:  Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Edited by:  K. Oberhauser, S. Altizer, K. Nail.  Cornell University Press. In press.

  • Altizer, S. and DeRoode, J.C. 2014. Monarchs and their debilitating parasites: immunity, migration and medicinal plant use.  To appear in:  Monarchs in a Changing World:  Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Edited by:  K. Oberhauser, S. Altizer, K. Nail.  Cornell University Press. In press.

  • Pierce, A.A., Chamberlain, N.L., Kronforst, M.R., Altizer, S. and J.C. DeRoode. 2014. Unraveling the mysteries of monarch migration and global dispersal through molecular genetic  techniques. To appear in:  Monarchs in a Changing World:  Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Edited by:  K. Oberhauser, S. Altizer, K. Nail.  Cornell University Press. In press

2013

  • Blackwood, J.C., Streicker, D.G., Altizer, S., and Rohani, P. 2013. Resolving the roles of immunity, pathogenesis, and immigration for rabies persistence in vampire bats. PNAS. 110(51): 20837–20842

  • Winternitz, J., Michey, S., Garamszegi, L., Huang, S., Stephens, P., and Altizer, S. 2013. Sexual selection explains more functional variation in the mammalian MHC than parasitism. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B.  280(1769), 20131605

  • Sander, S.E., de Roode, J.C., Davis, A.K., and Altizer, S. 2013. Genetic factors and host traits predict spore morphology for a butterfly pathogen. Insects. 4: 447-462.

  • Altizer, S., Ostfeld, R.S., Harvell, C.D., Johnson, P.T.J., and Kutz, S. 2013. Climate change and infectious disease: from evidence to a predictive framework.  Science.  341: 514-519.  PDF

  • Satterfield, D., Wright, A. and Altizer, S. 2013. Lipid reserves trade off against immune defense in healthy and diseased migrating monarchs (Danaus plexippus). Current Zoology, 59: 393-402.

  • J. Rushmore, D. Caillaud, L. Matamba, R. M. Stumpf, S. P. Borgatti, and S. Altizer. 2013. Social network analysis of wild chimpanzees with insights for infectious disease risk. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82: 976-986.

2012

  • Streicker, D.G., Altizer, S., Velasco-Villa, A., and Rupprecht, CE. 2012. Variable evolutionary routes to host establishment across repeated rabies virus host shifts among bats. PNAS, 109 (48): 19715-20; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1203456109
  • Streicker, D.G., Recuenco, S., Valderrama, W., Gomez-Benavides, J., Vargas, I., Pacheco, V., Condori, R.E, Montgomery, J., Rupprecht, C.E., Rohani, P. and Altizer, S. 2012. Ecological and anthropogenic drivers of rabies exposure in vampire bats: implications for transmission and control. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B.279(1742):3384-92.
  • Davis, A.K., J. Chi, C. Bradley and S. Altizer. 2012. The redder the better: wing color predicts flight performance in monarch butterflies. PLoS One, 7: e41323
  • Winternitz, J.C., Yabsley, M. and Altizer, S. 2012. Parasite infection and host dynamics in a naturally fluctuating rodent population. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 90(9): 1149-1160.
  • Han, B.  and Altizer, S.  2012.  Conservation and Infectious Disease.  In:  Levin, S. (ed)  Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. 2nd Edition. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 
  • Bartel, R. and Altizer, S. 2012. From protozoan infection in monarch butterflies to colony collapse disorder in bees: are emerging infectious diseases proliferating in the insect world? In: Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecosystem Health. Second edition. Edited by: A. Aguirre, P. Daszak and R. Ostfeld. 

2011

  • Altizer, S., Han, B and Bartel, R. 2011. Animal migrations and infectious disease risk. Science. 331: 296-302. PDF

  • Bartel, R., Oberhauser, K., DeRoode, J. and Altizer, S. 2011. Monarch migration and parasite transmission in eastern North America.  Ecology. 92, 342-351 PDF **Cover article

  • Hawley, D.M. and Altizer, S. 2011. Disease ecology meets ecological immunology: Understanding the links between organismal immunity and infection dynamics in natural populations. Functional Ecology, 25: 48-60. PDF

2010

  • Kilpatrick, A.M. and Altizer, S. 2010. Disease Ecology. Nature Education Knowledge. 1(11):13 LINK
  • Altizer, S. and DeRoode, JC. 2010. When butterflies get bugs: the ABCs of butterfly disease. American Butterflies Magazine. 18: 16-26. PDF
  • DeRoode, JC and Altizer, S. 2010. Host-parasite genetic interactions and virulence-transmission relationships in natural populations of monarch butterflies. Evolution, 64:502-514. PDF
  • Altizer, S., and Davis, A.K. 2010.  Populations of monarch butterflies with different migratory behaviors show divergence in wing morphology. Evolution. 64:1018-1028. PDF **Cover article

2009

  • Harvell, C.D., Altizer, S., Cattadori, I., Harrington, L. and Weil, E. 2009. Climate change and wildlife diseases: when does the host matter the most?  Ecology. 90: 912-920. PDF

  • Lindsey, E., Mehta, M., Dhulipala, V., Oberhauser, K. and Altizer, S. 2009. Crowding and disease: effects of host density on parasite infection in monarch butterflies. Ecological Entomology .34:551-561. PDF
  • DeRoode, JC, Chi, J, Rarick, RM, and Altizer, S. 2009. Strength in numbers: high parasite burdens increase transmission of a protozoan parasite of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Oecologia, 161:67–75. PDF
  • Davis, A.K., Altizer, S., Oberhauser, S. Ries, L., Frey, D., Crewe, T, Howard, A., Rendon-Salinas, E., Bartel, R., Batalden, R., and Nibbelink, N. 2009. Recommendations for integrating monarch butterfly monitoring data in North America to address conservation and management needs. Final Report to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. July 2009.

2008

  • De Roode, J.C., Yates, A.J. and Altizer, S. 2008. Virulence-transmission trade-offs and population divergence in virulence in a naturally-occurring butterfly parasite. PNAS. 105: 7489-7494. PDF

  • Bradley, C.A., Gibbs, S.E.J. and Altizer, S. 2008. Urban land use predicts west nile virus exposure in songbirds. Ecological Applications. 18: 1083-1092. PDF

  • Lindsey, E.A. and Altizer, S. 2008. Immunity and sex differences in response to selection in monarch butterflies. Evolutionary Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-008-9258-0. PDF

  • De Roode, J.C., Pedersen, A.P., Hunter. M. and Altizer, S. 2008. Host plant species affects virulence in monarch butterfly parasites. Journal of Animal Ecology 77(1): 120-126. PDF

  • Altizer, S. and Pedersen, A. 2008. Host-pathogen evolution, biodiversity and disease risks for natural populations. In "Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action” edited by Scott Carroll and Charles Fox. Oxford University Press.
  • Perkins, S., Altizer, S., Bjornstad, O., Burdon, J., Clay, K., Gomez-Aparicio, L., Jeschke, J., Johnson, P., Lafferty, K., Malstrom, C., Martin, P., Power, A., Thrall, P., Strayer, D. and M. Uriarte. 2008. Infectious disease in invasion biology. In R. Ostfeld, F. Keesing and V. Eviner (eds.), Infectious disease ecology: Effects of disease on ecosystems and of ecosystems on disease.  Princeton University Press.

2007

  • Pedersen, A.B., Jones, K., Nunn, C.L. and Altizer, S. 2007. Infectious diseases and extinction risk in wild mammals. Conservation Biology 21(5): 1269-1279. PDF

  • De Roode, J.C., Gold, L.R. and Altizer, S. 2007. Virulence determinants in a natural butterfly-parasite system. Parasitology, 134: 657-668. PDF

  • Bradley, C.A. and Altizer, S. 2007. Urbanization and the ecology of wildlife diseases. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22: 95-102. PDF

  • Altizer, S., Nunn, C.L. and Lindenfors, P. 2007. Do threatened hosts have fewer parasites? A comparative study in primates. Journal of Animal Ecology, 76: 304-314. PDF

2006

  • Nunn, C.L. and Altizer, S. 2006. Infectious Diseases in Primates: Behavior, Ecology and Evolution. Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution. Oxford University Press. (Link here to see the Book Review from Trends in Ecology and Evolution).

  • Altizer, S., Dobson, A., Hosseini, P., Hudson, P., Pascual, M., and Rohani, P. 2006. Seasonality and population dynamics: infectious diseases as case studies. Ecology Letters. 9: 467-484. PDF

  • Cherry, J.J., D.H. Ley, and S. Altizer. 2006. Genotypic analyses of Mycoplasma gallisepticum isolates from songbirds by random amplification of polymorphic DNA and amplified-fragment length polymorphism. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 42: 421-428. PDF

  • Ezenwa, V.O., Price, S.A., Altizer, S., Vitone, N.D. and Cook, K.C. 2006. Host traits and parasite species richness in even and odd-toed hoofed mammals (Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla) Oikos. 115: 526-536. PDF

2005

  • Hotchkiss, E.R., A.K. Davis, J.J. Cherry and S. Altizer. 2005. Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis and the behavior of wild house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) at bird feeders. Bird Behavior 17(1): 1-8. PDF

  • Bradley, C. and S. Altizer. 2005. Parasites hinder monarch butterfly flight: implications for disease spread in migratory hosts. Ecology Letters 8: 290-300. PDF

  • Davis, A.K., B. Farrey and S. Altizer. 2005. Variation in thermally-induced melanism in monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from three North American populations. Journal of Thermal Biology 30(5): 410-421. PDF

  • Ladner, D. and S. Altizer. 2005. Oviposition preference and larval performance of North American monarch butterflies on four Asclepias species. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 116: 9-20. PDF

  • Pedersen, A., M. Poss, C.L. Nunn, A. Cunningham, and S. Altizer. 2005. Patterns of host specificity and transmission among parasites of free-living primates. International Journal for Parasitology 35: 647-657. PDF

  • Nunn, C.L., S.M. Altizer, W. Sechrest, and A. Cunninham. 2005. Latitudinal gradients of parasite species richness in primates. Diversity and Distributions 11: 249-256. PDF

  • Nunn, C.L. and S. Altizer. 2005. The global mammal parasite database: an online resource for infectious disease records in wild primates. Evolutionary Anthropology (Invited submission) 14: 1-2. PDF

  • Dhondt, A.A., Altizer, S., Cooch, E.G., Davis, A.K., Dobson, A.P., Driscoll, M.J.L., Hartup, B.K., Hawley, D.M., Hochachka, W.M., Hosseini, P.R., Jennelle, C.S., Kollias, G.V., Ley, D.H., Swarthout, E.C.H., and Sydenstricker, K.V. 2005. Dynamics of a novel pathogen in an avian host: mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches. Acta Tropica 94(1): 77-93. PDF

2004

  • Altizer, S., A.K. Davis, K.C. Cook and J.J. Cherry. 2004. Age, sex, and season affect the risk of mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in a southeastern house finch population. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82 (5): 755-763. PDF

  • Altizer, S., Hochachka, W., and Dhondt, A. 2004. Seasonal dynamics of mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in eastern North American House Finches. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 309-322. PDF

  • Nunn, C., Altizer, S., Sechrest, W., Jones, K.E., Barton, R., and Gittleman, J. 2004. Parasites and the evolutionary diversification in primate clades. The American Naturalist 164: S90-S103. PDF

  • Davis, A.K., B. Farrey and S.M. Altizer. 2004. Quantifying monarch butterfly larval pigmentation using digital image analysis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 113: 145-147. PDF

  • Farrey, B. and A.K. Davis. 2004. Monarch butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) with 3 tubercle pairs in South Florida. Florida Entomologist 87(3): 408-411.

  • Davis, A.K., S. M. Altizer and E. Friedle. 2004. A non-destructive, automated method of counting spores of Ophryocystis elektroscirrha in infected monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Florida Entomologist 87(2): 231-234. PDF

  • Altizer, S.M., Oberhauser, K.O., and Geurts, K.A. 2004. Transmission of the protozoan parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, in monarch butterfly populations. Pages in Oberhauser, K., and M. Solensky (eds.). The monarch butterfly: biology and conservation. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY. PDF

  • Borland, J., C. Johnson, T. Crumpton, M. Thomas, S. Altizer, and K. Oberhauser. 2004. Characteristics of fall migratory monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, in Minnesota and Texas. Pages in Oberhauser, K., and M. Solensky (eds.). The monarch butterfly: biology and conservation. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY.

  • Davis, A.K., K.C. Cook and S.M. Altizer. 2004. Leukocyte profiles in wild House Finches with and without mycoplasmal conjunctivitis, a recently emerged bacterial disease. Ecohealth 1: 362-373. PDF

  • Nunn, C.L. and Altizer, S.M. 2004. Sexual selection, behavior and sexually transmitted diseases. Pages 117-130 in: Sexual Selection in Primates: New and Comparative Perspectives. P.M. Kappeler and C.P. van Schaik (eds). Cambridge University Press. PDF

  • Faustino, C., C.S. Jennelle, V. Connolly, A.K. Davis, E.C. Swarthout, E.G. Cooch, and A.A. Dhondt. 2004. Mycoplasmal gallisepticum infection dynamics in a House Finch population: empirical analysis of seasonal variation in survival, encounter and transmission rate. Journal of Animal Ecology 73(4): 651-669. PDF

  • Vitone, N.D., S.M. Altizer, and C.L. Nunn. 2004. Body size, diet and sociality influence the species richness of parasitic worms in primates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6: 183-199. PDF

2003

  • Altizer, S., Nunn, C., Thrall, P., Gittleman, J., Ezenwa, V., Pulliam, J., Pedersen, A., Dobson, A., Poss, M., Cunningham, A., Antonovics, J., and Jones, K. 2003. Social organization and disease risk in mammals: integrating theory and empirical studies. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 34: 517-47. PDF

  • Altizer, S., Harvell, C.D., and Friedle, E. 2003. Rapid evolutionary dynamics and disease threats to biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18(11):589-596. PDF

  • Nunn, C.L., Altizer, S.M., Jones, K.E., and Sechrest, W. 2004. Comparative tests of parasite species richness in primates. The American Naturalist 162(5): 597-614. PDF

  • Milligan, J., A.K. Davis, and S. Altizer. 2003. Errors associated with using colored leg bands to identify wild birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 74 (2):111-118. PDF

2002

  • Harvell, D., Mitchell, C.E., Ward, J.R., Altizer, S., Dobson, A., Ostfeld, R.S., and Samuels, M.D. 2002. Climate warming and disease risks for terrestrial and marine biota. Science 296: 2158-2162. PDF

  • Davis, A.K. and S. Altizer. 2002. Southern exposure: new study shows unexpectedly high House Finch eye disease in Atlanta, Georgia. Birdscope Spring. 12-13.

  • Foufopoulos, J., Altizer, S., and Dobson, A. 2002. Interactions between wildlife and domestic livestock in the tropics. Pp. 219-244. In: Vandermeer, J. (ed.) Tropical Agroecosystems. CRC Press.

2001 and earlier

  • Altizer, S.M. 2001. Migratory behaviour and host-parasite co-evolution in natural populations of monarch butterflies infected with a protozoan parasite. Evolutionary Ecology Research 3: 611-632. PDF

  • Dhondt, A.A., Hochachka, W.M., Altizer, S.M., and Hartup, B.K. 2001. The house finch hot zone: citizen science on the trail of an epidemic. Living Bird 20(4): 24-30.

  • Altizer, S.M., Oberhauser, K.S. and Brower, L.P. 2000. Associations between host migration and the prevalence of a protozoan parasite in natural populations of monarch butterflies. Ecological Entomology 25: 125-139. PDF

  • Altizer, S., Foufopoulos, J., and Gager, A. 2000. Conservation and Disease. In: Levin, S. (ed) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

  • Altizer, S.M. and Oberhauser, K.S. 1999. Effects of the protozoan parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, on the fitness of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 74(1): 76-88. PDF

  • Packer, C., Altizer, S., Appel, M., Brown, E., Martenson, J., O’Brien, S.J., Roelke-Parker, M., Hofmann-Lehmann, R., and Lutz, H. 1999. Viruses of the Serengeti: Patterns of infection and mortality in African lions. Journal of Animal Ecology 68(6): 1161-78. PDF

  • Altizer, S.M ., Thrall, P.H. and Antonovics, J. 1998. Vector behavior and the transmission of anther-smut infection in Silene alba. American Midland Naturalist 139: 147-163. PDF

  • Oudemans, P., Antonovics, J., Alexander, H.M., Altizer, S., Thrall, P.H., Rose, L. 1998. The distribution of mating-type bias in natural populations of the anther-smut Ustilago violacea on Silene alba in Virginia . Mycologia 90(3): 372-381.

  • Stephens, D.S., Moxon, E.R., Adams, J., Altizer, S., Antonovics, J., Aral, S., Berkelman, R., Bull, J., Cauthen, G., Farley, M.M., Glasgow, A., Glasser, J.W., Katner, H., Kelley, S., Mittler, J., Nahmias, A.J., Nichol, S., Perrot, V., Pinner, R.W., Schrag, S., Small, P., and Thrall, P.H. 1998. Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases: a multidisciplinary perspective. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 315(2): 64-75.

  • Altizer, S.M . and Augustine, D.J. 1997. Interactions between frequency-dependent and vertical transmission in host-parasite systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 264: 807-814. PDF

  • Brower, L.P., Fink, L.S., Brower, A.V.S., Leong, K., Oberhauser, K, Altizer, S., Taylor , O., Vickerman, D., Calvert, W.H., Van Hook, T., Alonso, A., Malcolm, S.B., Owen, D.F., and Zalucki, M.P. 1995. On the dangers of interpopulational transfers of monarch butterflies. BioScience 45(8): 540-544. PDF