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Recent publications



  • Skinner, E., Murphy, A., Jansen, C., Shivas, M., McCallum, H., Onn, M., Reid, S., Peel, A. 2020. Associations Between Ross River Virus Infection in Humans and Vector-Vertebrate Community Ecology in Brisbane, Australia. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases ,

  • Peel, A.J., Field, H., Ruiz-Aravena, M., Edson, D., McCallum, H., Plowright, R.K., and Prada, D. (2020). Coronaviruses and Australian bats: A review in the midst of a pandemic. Australian Journal of Zoology.

  • Olival, K., Cryan, P., Amman, B., Baric, R., Blehert, D., Brook, C., Calisher, C., Castle, K., Coleman, J., Daszak, P., Epstein, J., Field, H., Frick, W., Gilbert, A., Hayman, D., Ip, H., Karesh, W., Johnson, C., Kading, R., Kingston, T., Lorch, J., Mendenhall, I., Peel, A., Phelps, K., Plowright, R., Reeder, D., Reichard, J., Sleeman, J., Streicker, D., Towner, J., Wang, a. (2020). Possibility for reverse zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to free-ranging wildlife: a case study of bats. PLOS Pathogens. 16(9): e1008758.

  • Rocha, R., Aziz, S.,Brook, C., Carvalho, W., Cooper-Bohannon, R., Frick,W., Huang,J., Kingston,T., López-Baucells, A., Maas, B., Mathews, F., Medellin, R., Olival, K., Peel, A., Plowright, R., Razgour, O., Rebelo, H., Rodrigues, L., Rossiter, S., Russo, D., Straka, T., Teeling, E., Treuer, T., Voigt, C., Webala, P. (2020). Bat conservation and zoonotic dis- ease risk: a research agenda to prevent misguided persecution in the aftermath of COVID–19 Animal Conservation /10.1111/acv.12636

  • Eby, P., Plowright, R., McCallum, H., Peel, A. (2020). Conditions predict heightened Hendra virus spillover risk in horses this winter: actions now can change outcomes Australian Veterinary Journal 98(6), 270-271.

  • Williamson, K., Wheeler, S., Kerr, J., Bennett, J., Freeman, P., Kohlhagen, J., Peel, A. , Eby,P., Merritt, T., Housen, T., Dalton, C., Durrheim, D., Chirio, L., Dale, A., Jones, D., Silas, K. (2020). Hendra in the Hunter Valley One Health 10, 100162


  • Peel, A.J., Wells, K., Giles, J., Boyd, V., Burroughs, A., Edson, D., Crameri, G., Baker, M. L., Field, H., Wang, L-F., McCallum, H., Plowright, R. K., and Clark, N. (2019) Synchronous shedding of multiple bat paramyxoviruses coincides with peak periods of Hendra virus spillover. Emerging Microbes and Infections. 8:1, 1314-1323, DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1661217

  • Hamilton, D. G., Jones, M.E., Cameron, E.Z., McCallum, H., Storfer, A., Hohenlohe, P.A., and Hamede, R.K. 2019. Rate of intersexual interactions affects injury likelihood in Tasmanian devil contact networks. Behavioral ecology, 30:1087-1095.

  • Hohenlohe, P. A., McCallum, H.I., Jones, M.E., Lawrance, M.F., Hamede, R.K., and Storfer, A. 2019. Conserving adaptive potential: lessons from Tasmanian devils and their transmissible cancer. Conservation Genetics 20:81-87.

  • Jones, M., Hamede, R., Hollings, T., and McCallum, H. 2019. Devils and disease in the landscape: the impact of disease on devils in the wild and on the Tasmanian ecosystem. Pages 85-100 in C. Hogg, S. Fox, D. Pemberton, and K. Belov, editors. Saving the Tasmanian devil: recovery using science-based management CSIRO, Canberra.

  • Jones, M. E., Hamede, R., Storfer, A., Hohenlohe, P., Murchison, E.P., and McCallum, H. 2019. Emergence, transmission and evolution of an uncommon enemy: Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease. Pages 321-341 in K. Wilson, A. Fenton, and D. Tompkins, editors. Wildlife Disease Ecology: Linking Theory to Data and Application. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

  • Patton, A. H., Margres, M.J., Stahlke, A.R., Hendricks, S., Lewallen, K., Hamede, R.K., Ruiz-Aravena, M., Ryder, O., McCallum, H.I., Jones, M.E., Hohenlohe, P.A., and Storfer, A. 2019. Contemporary demographic reconstruction methods are robust to genome assembly quality: A case study in Tasmanian devils. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36:2906-2921

  • Stephenson, E. B., Murphy, A.K., Jansen, C.C., Peel, A.J., and McCallum, H. 2019. Interpreting mosquito feeding patterns in Australia through an ecological lens: an analysis of blood meal studies. Parasites & Vectors 12:156.

  • Wells, K., Hamede, R.K., Jones, M.E., Hohenlohe, P.A., Storfer, A., and McCallum, H.I. 2019. Individual and temporal variation in pathogen load predicts long-term impacts of an emerging infectious disease. Ecology:e02613.

  • Jones, M., Hamede, R., Hollings, T., McCallum, H. (2019) Devils and disease in the landscape: the impact of disease on devils in the wild and on the Tasmanian ecosystem. Pages 85-100 in C. Hogg, S. Fox, D 

  • Hohenlohe, P.A., McCallum, H.I., Jones, M.E., Lawrance, M.F., Hamede, R.K., Storfer, A. (2019) Conserving adaptive potential: lessons from Tasmanian devils and their transmissable cancer. Conservation Genetics. 20:81-87

  • Claytor, S. C., Gummer, J., Grogan L., Skerratt, L., Webb, R., Brannelly, L., Berger, L., Roberts, A. (Early view) Susceptibility of frogs to chytridiomycosis correlates with increased levels of immunomodulatory serotonin in the skin. Cellular Microbiology (link) (IF 4.410).

  • Sokolow, S.H., Nova, N., Pepin, K.M., Peel, A.J., Pulliam, J.R.C., Manlove, K., Cross, P.C., Becker, D.J., Plowright, R.K., McCallum, H., De Leo, G.A. (2019) Ecological interventions to prevent and manage zoonotic pathogen spillover. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 374: 20180342.

  • Lunn, T.J., Restif, O., Peel, A.J., Munster, V.J., de Wit, E., Sokolow, S., van Doremalen, N., Hudson, P., McCallum, H. (2019) Dose –response and transmission: the nexus between reservoir hosts, environment and recipient hosts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 374: 20190016


  • Glennon, E.E., Becker, D.J., Peel, A.J., Garnier, R., Suu-Ire R.D., Gibson, L., Hayman, D.T.S., Wood, J.L.N., Cunningham, A.A., Plowright, R.K., and Restif, O. (2019) What is stirring in the reservoir? Modelling mechanisms of henipavirus circulation in fruit bat hosts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 374: 20190021


  • Plowright, R.K., Becker D.J., McCallum, H., Manlove, K.R. (2019) Sampling to elucidate the dynamics of infections in reservoir hosts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences. 374: 20180336

  • Brook, C.E., Ranaivoson, H.C., Broder, C.C., Cunningham, A.A., Héraud, J.M., Peel, A.J., Gibson, L., Wood, J.L., Metcalf, C.J. & Dobson, A.P., 2019. Disentangling serology to elucidate henipa- and filovirus transmission in Madagascar fruit bats. Journal of Animal Ecology.

  • Stephenson, E. B., Murphy, A. K., Jansen, C. C., Peel, A. J., & McCallum, H. (2019). Interpreting mosquito feeding patterns in Australia through an ecological lens: an analysis of blood meal studies. Parasites & Vectors, 12(1), 156.



  • Martin, L. B., Addison, B., Bean, A. G. D., Buchanan, K. L., Crino, O. L., Eastwood, J. R., Flies, A. S., Hamede, R., Hill, G. E., Klaassen, M., Koch, R. E., Martens, J. M., Napolitano, C., Narayan, E. J., Peacock, L., Peel, A. J., Peters, A., Raven, N., Risely, A., Roast, M. J., Rollins, L. A., Ruiz-Aravena, M., Selechnik, D., Stokes, H. S., Ujvari, B., Grogan, L. F. (2018) Extreme competence: keystone hosts of infections. Trends in Ecology and Evolution (IF 15.938) Online early (link).

  • Grogan, L. F., Robert, J., Berger, L., Skerratt, L. F., Scheele, B. C., Castley, J. G., Newell, D. A., McCallum, H. I. (2018) Review of the amphibian immune response to chytridiomycosis, and future directions. Frontiers in Immunology, 9:2536, (link).

  • Margres, M. J., M. E. Jones, B. Epstein, D. H. Kerlin, S. Comte, S. Fox, A. K. Fraik, S. A. Hendricks, S. Huxtable, S. Lachish, B. Lazenby, S. M. O'Rourke, A. R. Stahlke, C. G. Wiench, R. Hamede, B. Schönfeld, H. McCallum, M. R. Miller, P. A. Hohenlohe, and A. Storfer. 2018. Large-effect loci affect survival in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) infected with a transmissible cancer. Molecular Ecology doi:10.1111/mec.14853

  • Faust, C. L., H. I. McCallum, L. S. P. Bloomfield, N. L. Gottdenker, T. R. Gillespie, C. J. Torney, A. P. Dobson, and R. K. Plowright. 2018. Pathogen spillover during land conversion. Ecology Letters 21:471-483.

  • Lavery, T. H., A. R. Pople, and H. I. McCallum. 2018. Going the distance on kangaroos and water: A review and test of artificial water point closures in Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 151:31-40.

  • McCallum, H., D. H. Kerlin, W. Ellis, and F. Carrick. 2018. Assessing the significance of endemic disease in conservation-koalas, chlamydia, and koala retrovirus as a case study. Conservation Letters 11:e12425-n/a.

  • Stephenson, E. B., A. J. Peel, S. A. Reid, C. C. Jansen, and H. McCallum. 2018. The non-human reservoirs of Ross River virus: a systematic review of the evidence. Parasites & Vectors 11:188.

  • Storfer, A., P. A. Hohenlohe, M. J. Margres, A. Patton, A. K. Fraik, M. Lawrance, L. E. Ricci, A. R. Stahlke, H. I. McCallum, and M. E. Jones. 2018. The devil is in the details: Genomics of transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils. PLoS Pathogens 14:e1007098.

  • Wells, K., D. I. Gibson, N. J. Clark, A. Ribas, S. Morand, and H. I. McCallum. 2018. Global spread of helminth parasites at the human–domestic animal–wildlife interface. Global Change Biology 24:3254-3265.

  • Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Fisher, M.C., Grogan, L.F., Skerratt, L.F., Berger, L. (2018) Chytridiomycosis, in Seyedmousavi, de Hoog, Guillot, and Verweij (editors) Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals. Springer publishing, Switzerland (link).

  • Stephenson, E. B., Peel, A. J., Reid, S. A., Jansen, C. C., & McCallum, H. (2018). The non-human reservoirs of Ross River virus: a systematic review of the evidence. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1), 188. (link)

  • Peel, A. J., Baker, K. S., Hayman, D. T. S., Broder, C. C., Cunningham, A. A., Fooks, A. R., Garnier, R., Wood, J. L. N., and Restif, O.  (2018). Support for viral persistence in bats from age-specific serology and models of maternal immunity. Scientific Reports, 8(1), e0004796.  (link


  • Glennon, E. E., Restif, O., Sbarbaro, S. R., Garnier, R., Cunningham, A. A., Suu-Ire, R. D., Osei-Amponsah R, Wood, J. L. N. and Peel, A. J. (2018). Domesticated animals as hosts of henipaviruses and filoviruses: A systematic review. The Veterinary Journal, 233, 25–34. (link)

  • Grogan, L. F., Cashins, S. D., Skerratt, L. F., Berger, L., McFadden, M. S., Harlow, P., Hunter, D. A., Scheele, B. C., Mulvenna, J. (2018) Evolution of resistance to chytridiomycosis is associated with a robust early immune response. Molecular Ecology, doi:10.1111/MEC.14493. (link)


  • Grogan, L. F., Mulvenna, J., Gummer, J. P. A., Scheele, B. C., Berger, L., Cashins, S. D., McFadden, M. S., Harlow, P., Hunter, D. A., Trengove, R. D., Skerratt, L. F. (2018) Survival, gene and metabolite responses of Litoria verreauxii alpina frogs to fungal disease chytridiomycosis. Scientific Data, doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.33 (link)


  • Faust, C. L., McCallum, H., Bloomfield, L. S.P., Gottdenker, N. L., Gillespie, T. R., Torney, C. J., Dobson, A. P., Plowright, R. K. . 2017. Pathogen spillover during land conversion. Ecology Letters. (accepted Dec 4, 2017)

  • Lavery, T. H., A. R. Pople, and H. I. McCallum. 2017. Going the distance on kangaroos and water: A review and test of artificial water point closures in Australia. Journal of Arid Environments. (in press)


  • McCallum, H., D. H. Kerlin, W. Ellis, and F. Carrick. 2017. Assessing the significance of endemic disease in conservation—koalas, chlamydia, and koala retrovirus as a case study. Conservation Letters:e12425-n/a (link).


  • Grogan, L. F., Jones, D., Hero, J.-M., Ellis, W., Kerlin, D., McCallum, H. (2017) Current trends and future directions in koala chlamydial disease research. Biological Conservation 215:179-188 (link).


  • Plowright, R. K., Parrish C, McCallum H, J. Hudson P, I. Ko A, L. Graham A, O. Lloyd-Smith J. 2017. Pathways to zoonotic spillover. Nature Reviews Microbiology 15:502-510 (link)


  • Paez, D.J., Giles, J., McCallum, H., Field, H.E., Jordan, D., Peel, A.J. & Plowright, R.K. (2017) Conditions affecting the timing and magnitude of Hendra virus shedding across pteropodid bat populations in Australia. Epidemiology and Infection, 57, 1–11. (link)


  • Hardy, M.C., Desselle, M.R.Catch a Rising Star Consortium (including Peel, A.J.). (2017) Engaging rural Australian communities in National Science Week helps increase visibility for women researchers. Royal Society Open Science, 4, 170548. (link)


  • Jeong, J., Smith, C.S., Peel, A.J., Plowright, R.K., Kerlin, D.H., McBroom, J., McCallum, H. (2017) Persistent infections support maintenance of a coronavirus in a population of Australian bats (Myotis macropus). Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Jul;145(10):2053-2061. (link)


  • Preece, N. D., Abell, S. E., Grogan, L., Wayne, A., Skerratt, L. F., van Oosterzee, P., Shima, A. L., Daszak, P., Field, H., Reiss, A., Berger, L., Rymer, T. L., Fisher, D. O., Lawes, M. J., Laurance, S. G., McCallum, H., Esson, C., Epstein, J. H. (2017) A guide for ecologists: Detecting the role of disease in faunal declines and managing population recovery. Biological Conservation 214:136-146 (link).


  • McCallum H, Fenton A, Hudson PJ, Lee B, Levick B, Norman R, Perkins SE, Viney M, Wilson AJ, Lello J. 2017. Breaking beta: deconstructing the parasite transmission function. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372: 20160084. (link)

  • Wilson AJ, Morgan ER, Booth M, Norman R, Perkins SE, Hauffe HC, Mideo N, Antonovics J, McCallum H, Fenton A. 2017. What is a vector? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372: 20160085. (link)


  • Faust CL, Dobson AP, Gottdenker N, Bloomfield LSP, McCallum HI, Gillespie TR, Diuk-Wasser M, Plowright RK. 2017. Null expectations for disease dynamics in shrinking habitat: dilution or amplification? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372: 20160173. (link)


  • Grant, E. H. C., E. Muths, R. A. Katz, S. Canessa, M. J. Adams, J. R. Ballard, L. Berger, C. J. Briggs, J. T. H. Coleman, M. J. Gray, M. C. Harris, R. N. Harris, B. Hossack, K. P. Huyvaert, J. Kolby, K. R. Lips, R. E. Lovich, H. I. McCallum, J. R. Mendelson, P. Nanjappa, D. H. Olson, J. G. Powers, K. L. D. Richgels, R. E. Russell, B. R. Schmidt, A. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, M. K. Watry, D. C. Woodhams, and C. L. White. 2017. Using decision analysis to support proactive management of emerging infectious wildlife diseases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15:214-221 (link)


  • Taylor, A., H. I. McCallum, G. Watson, and G. C. Grigg. 2017. Impact of cane toads on a community of Australian native frogs, determined by 10 years of automated identification and logging of calling behaviour. Journal of Applied Ecology: doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12859 (link)


  • Peel, A.J., Wood, J.L.N., Baker, K.S., Breed, A.C., de Carvalho, A., Fernández Loras, A., Gabrieli, H.S., Gembu, G.-C., Kakengi, V.A., Kaliba, P.M., Kityo, R., Lembo, T., Mba, F.E., Ramos, D., Rodriguez-Prieto, I., Suu-Ire, R., Cunningham, A.A. & Hayman, D.T.S. (2017) How does Africa’s most hunted bat vary across the continent? Population traits of the straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) and its interactions with humans. Acta Chiropterologica, 19 (1), 77–92. (link)


  • Wells, K., Hamede, R. K., Kerlin, D. H., Storfer, A., Hohenlohe, P. A., Jones, M. E., McCallum, H. I. (2017), Infection of the fittest: devil facial tumour disease has greatest effect on individuals with highest reproductive output. Ecology Letters, 20: 770–778. doi: 10.1111/ele.12776 (link)


  • Scheele, B. C., Skerratt, L. F., Grogan, L. F., Hunter, D. A., Clemann, N., McFadden, M., Newell, D., Hoskin, C. J., Gillespie, G. R., Heard, G. W., Brannelly, L., Roberts, A. A., Berger, L. (2017) After the epidemic: Ongoing declines, stabilizations and recoveries in amphibians afflicted by chytridiomycosis. Biological Conservation 206:37–46





  • Giles, J. R., R. K. Plowright, P. Eby, A. J. Peel, and H. McCallum. (2016). Models of Eucalypt phenology predict bat population flux. Ecology and evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2382 (link)


  • Epstein, B., Jones, M., Hamede, R., Hendricks, S., McCallum, H., Murchison, E. P., Schonfeld, B., Wiench, C., Hohenlohe, P., and Storfer, A. (2016) Rapid evolutionary response to a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils. Nature Communications. 7:12684 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12684 (link).


  • Plowright, R. K., A. J. Peel, D. G. Streicker, A. Gilbert, H. McCallum, J. L. N. Wood, M. L. Baker, and O. Restif. 2016. Transmission or within-host dynamics driving pulses of zoonotic viruses in reservoir-host populations. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10: e0004796. (link)


  • Peel, A. J., K. S. Baker, D. T. S. Hayman, R. Suu-Ire, A. C. Breed, G.-C. Gembu, T. Lembo, A. Fernández Loras, D. R. Sargan, A. R. Fooks, A. A. Cunningham, and J. L. N. Wood. 2016. Bat trait, genetic and pathogen data from large-scale investigations of African fruit bats, Eidolon helvum. Scientific Data 3: 160049. (link, with associated data available from the Dryad Digital Repository)


  • Hayman, D. T. S., and A. J. Peel. 2016. Can survival analyses detect hunting pressure in a highly connected species? Lessons from straw-coloured fruit bats. 9 pp. Biological Conservation 200: 131–139. (link)


  • Lurgi M, Wells K, Kennedy M, Campbell S, Fordham DA (2016) A Landscape Approach to Invasive Species Management. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0160417. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160417 (link)

  • Peel, A. J., H. E. Field, P. A. Reid, R. K. Plowright, C. C. Broder, L. F. Skerratt, D. T. S. Hayman, O. Restif, M. Taylor, G. Martin, G. Crameri, I. Smith, M. Baker, G. A. Marsh, J. A. Barr, A. C. Breed, J. L. N. Wood, N. Dhand, J.-A. Toribio, A. A. Cunningham, I. Fulton, W. L. Bryden, C. Secombe, and L.-F. Wang. (2016). The equine Hendra virus vaccine remains a highly effective preventative measure against infection in horses and humans. A response to Zahoor and Mudie. Infection ecology & epidemiology.  6: 31658 ( (link)








  • Hollings, T., Jones, M., Mooney, N. and McCallum, H. I. (2015). Disease-induced decline of an apex predator drives invasive dominated states and threatens biodiversity. Ecology. doi: 10.1890/15-0204.1.


  • Salinas, R. A., Stiver, W. H., Corn, J. L., Lenhart, S., Collins, C., Madden, M., Vercauteren, K. C., Schmit, B. B., Kasari, E., Odoi, A., Hickling, G. and McCallum, H. (2015). An Individual-Based Model for Feral Hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Natural Resource Modeling, 28, 18-36. doi: Doi 10.1111/Nrm.12055.


  • Sharp, A. and McCallum, H. (2015). Bottom-up processes in a declining yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus celeris) population. Austral Ecology, 40, 139-150. doi: 10.1111/aec.12185.




  • Langwig, K.E., Voyles, J., Wilber, M.Q., Frick, W.F., Murray, K.A., Bolker, B.M., Collins, J.P, Cheng, T.L., Fisher, M.C., Hoyt, J.R., Lindner, D.L., McCallum, H.I., Puschendorf, R., Rosenblum, E.B., Toothman, M., Willis, C.K.R., Briggs, C.J., Kilpatrick, A.M. (in press) Context dependent conservation responses to emerging wildlife diseases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13(4):195-202.


  • Plowright, R.K., Eby, P., Hudson, P.J., Smith, I.L., Westcott, D., Bryden, W.L., Middleton, D., Reid, P.A., McFarlane, R.A., Martin, G., Tabor, G.M., Skerratt, L.F., Anderson, D.L., Crameri, G., Quammen, D., Jordan, D., Freeman, P., Wang, L.-F., Epstein, J.H., Marsh, G.A., Kung, N.Y. & McCallum, H. (2015) Ecological dynamics of emerging bat virus spillover. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20142124.


  • Kerlin D.H. and Gatton M.L. 2015. A simulation model of the within-host dynamics of Plasmodium vivax infection. Malaria Journal, 14:51. 


  • Bataille, A., Cashins, S., Grogan, L., Skerratt, L., Hunter, D., McFaddan, M., Scheele, B., Brannelly, L., Macris, A., Harlow, P., Bell, S., Berger, L., Waldman, B. (2015). Susceptibility of amphibians to chytridiomycosis is associated with MHC class II conformation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20143127. 


  • Olsson-Pons, S, Clark, NJ, Ishtiaq, F and Clegg, SM. (2015) Differences in host species relationships and biogeographical influences produce contrasting patterns of prevalence, community composition and genetic structure in two genera of avian malaria parasites in southern Melanesia. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12354.


  • Clark, NJ, Adlard, RD and Clegg, SM. (2015) Molecular and morphological characterization of Haemoproteus (Parahaemoproteus) ptilotis, a parasite infecting Australian honeyeaters (Meliphagidae), with remarks on prevalence and potential cryptic speciation. Parasitology Research DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4380-8.


  • Clark, N. J., Olsson-Pons, S., Ishtiaq, F., and Clegg, S. M. (2015) Specialist enemies, generalist weapons and the potential spread of exotic pathogens: malaria parasites in a highly invasive bird. International Journal for Parasitology. doi: (online early) (link).


  • Fiala B., Wells K., Haubenreisser J., Pittroff A., Kaya-Zeeb S., Chung A.Y.C., bin Hashim R., Keller A. (2015 early view) Monophyletic clades of Macaranga pollinating thrips show high specificity to host plant taxonomic sections. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi:10.1111/bij.12605-8.


  • Manning P., Gossner M.M., Bossdorf O., Allan E., Prati D., Blüthgen N., Boch S., Böhm S., Börschig C., Hölzel N., Jung K., Klaus V.H., Klein A.M., Kleinbecker T., Krauss J., Lange M., Müller J., Pašalić E., Socher S.A., Tschapka M., Türke M., Weiner C., Werner M., Gockel S., Hemp A., Renner S.C., Wells K., Buscot F., Kalko E.K.V., Linsenmair K.E., Weisser W.W. & Fischer M. (online early) Grassland management intensification weakens the association between the biodiversity of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology: doi:10.1890/14-1307.1


  • Wells K., Brook B.W., Lacy R.C., Mutze G.J., Peacock D.E., Sinclair R.G., Schwensow N., Cassey P., O’Hara R.B. & Fordham D.A. (2015) Timing and severity of immunizing diseases in rabbits is controlled by seasonal matching of host and pathogen dynamics. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12: doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.1184


  • Wells K., O’Hara R.B., Morand S., Lessard J.-P. & Ribas A. (2015) The importance of parasite geography and spillover effects for global patterns of host-parasite associations in two invasive species. Diversity and Distributions 21:477-486




  • Voyles, J., Kilpatrick, A.M., Collins, J.P., Fisher, M.C., Frick, W.F., McCallum, H., Willis, C.K., Blehert, D.S., Murray, K.A., Puschendorf, R., Rosenblum, E.B., Bolker, B.M., Cheng, T.L., Langwig, K.E., Lindner, D.L., Toothman, M., Wilber, M.Q. & Briggs, C.J. (2014) Moving beyond too little, too late: managing emerging infectious diseases in wild populations requires international policy and partnerships. EcoHealth. (DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0980-5).


  • Sharp, A. & McCallum, H. (2014) Bottom-up processes in a declining yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus celeris) population. Austral Ecology, (DOI 10.1111/aec.12185).


  • Narayan, E.J., Graham, C., McCallum, H. & Hero, J.-M. (2014) Over-wintering tadpoles of Mixophyes fasciolatus act as reservoir host for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. PLoS ONE, 9, e92499.


  • Hollings, T., Jones, M., Mooney, N. & McCallum, H. (2014) Trophic cascades following the disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian devil. Conserv Biol, 28, 63-75.


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