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  • BOOK:  Ezenwa, V.O., Altizer, S., and Hall, R.J. 2022.  Animal Behavior and Parasitism.  Oxford University Press.  

  • Ezenwa, V.O, Altizer, S., and Hall, R.J. 2022. Animal behavior and parasitism: where have we been, where are we going?  In: Animal Behavior and Parasitism. Ezenwa, V.O., Altizer, S., and Hall, R.J. Oxford University Press.

  • Hall, RJ, Altizer, S, Peacock, SJ and Shaw, AK. 2022. Animal migration and infection dynamics: recent advances and future frontiers. In: Animal Behavior and Parasitism. Ezenwa, V.O., Altizer, S., and Hall, R.J. Oxford University Press.

  • Majewska, A.A., Davis, A.K., Altizer, S. and de Roode, J.C., 2022. Parasite dynamics in North American monarchs predicted by host density and seasonal migratory culling. Journal of Animal Ecology, 91(4), pp.780-793. **Cover article

  • Sánchez, C.A., Penrose, M.T., Kessler, M.K., Becker, D.J., McKeown, A., Hannappel, M., Boyd, V., Camus, M.S., Padgett-Stewart, T., Hunt, B.E., Graves, A.F., Peel, A.J., Westcott, D.A., Rainwater, T.R, Chumchal, M.M., Cobb, G.P., Altizer, S., Plowright, R.K., and Boardman, W.S.J. 2022. Land use, season, and parasitism predict metal concentrations in Australian flying fox fur. Science of The Total Environment, 841, p.156699.

  • Teitelbaum, C.S., Altizer, S. and Hall, R.J., 2022. Habitat Specialization by Wildlife Reduces Pathogen Spread in Urbanizing Landscapes. The American Naturalist, 199(2), pp.238-251. 

  • Resetarits EJ, Bartlett LJ, Wilson CA, Willoughby AR. (2022) Parallels in Parasite Behavior: The other side of the host-parasite relationship. Animal Behavior and Parasitism, Oxford Press.

  • Farrell, M.J., Brierley, L., Willoughby, A., Yates, A. and Mideo, N., 2022. Past and future uses of text mining in ecology and evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289(1975), p.20212721.


  • Sánchez C.A., Ragonese I.G., de Roode J.C., Altizer S. 2021. Thermal tolerance and environmental persistence of a protozoan parasite in monarch butterflies. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 183:107544.

  • Prouty, C., Barriga, P., Davis, A.K., Krischik, V. and Altizer, S., 2021. Host plant species mediates impact of neonicotinoid exposure to Monarch butterflies. Insects, 12(11), p.999.

  • Becker, D.J., Broos, A., Bergner, L.M., Meza, D.K., Simmons, N.B., Fenton, M.B., Altizer, S. and Streicker, D.G., 2021. Temporal patterns of vampire bat rabies and host connectivity in Belize. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 68(2), pp.870-879.


  • Satterfield, D.A., Sillett, T.S., Chapman, J., Altizer, S., Marra, P. 2020. Seasonal movements of insects: massive, influential, and overlooked. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 18(6): 335-344.

  • Schroeder, H., Majewska, A. and Altizer, S., 2020. Monarch butterflies reared under autumn‐like conditions have more efficient flight and lower post‐flight metabolism. Ecological Entomology. 45(3): 562-572

  • Becker, D., Speer, K., Brown, A., Fenton, M.B., Washburne, A., Altizer, S., Streicker, D., Plowright, R., Chizhikov, V., Simmons, N.B. and Volokhov, D., 2020. Ecological and evolutionary drivers of hemoplasma infection and bacterial genotype sharing in a Neotropical bat community. Molecular Ecology. 29(8): 1534-1549

  • Majewska, A.A. and Altizer, S. 2020. Planting gardens to support insect pollinators. Conservation Biology. 34: 15-25

  • Teitelbaum, C., Altizer, S., Hall, R.J. 2020. Movement rules determine nomadic species’ responses to resource supplementation and degradation. Journal of Animal Ecology. Early online.

  • Becker, D. J., Broos, A., Bergner, L., Meza, D. K., Simmons, N. B., Fenton, M. B., Altizer, S. and Streicker, D. (2020) Temporal patterns of vampire bat rabies and host connectivity in Belize. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, (doi: 10.1111/tbed.13754) (Early Online Publication)

  • Sanchez, C.A., Reardon, T.B., O’Leary, M., van Weenan, J., Altizer, S., and Boardman, W.S.J. 2020. Body condition predicts grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) foraging movements in an urban landscape. Movement Ecology. In revision.

  • Sánchez, C.A., Altizer, S. and Hall, R.J., 2020. Landscape-level toxicant exposure mediates infection impacts on wildlife populations. Biology letters, 16(11), p.20200559.

  • Teitelbaum, C.S., Hepinstall-Cymerman, J., Kidd-Weaver, A., Hernandez, S.M., Altizer, S. and Hall, R.J., 2020. Urban specialization reduces habitat connectivity by a highly mobile wading bird. Movement ecology, 8(1), pp.1-13.

  • Wimberly, M.C., Davis, J.K., Evans, M.V., Hess, A., Newberry, P.M., Solano-Asamoah, N., and C.C. Murdock. Land cover affects microclimate and determines the spatial pattern of temperature suitability for arbovirus transmission in an urban landscape. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2020) 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008614 


  • Majewska, A.A. and Altizer, S., 2019. Exposure to non-native tropical milkweed promotes reproductive development in migratory monarch butterflies. Insects, 10(8), p.253.

  • Majewska, A.A., Schneider, A., Simms, S., Altizer, S., and Hall, R.J. 2019. Multiple transmission routes sustain high prevalence of a virulent parasite in a butterfly host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286 (1910), 20191630.

  • Herrera, J., Rushmore, J., Chakraborty, D., Altizer, S., and Nunn, C.L. 2019. The changing ecology of primate parasites: insights from wild-captive comparisons. American Journal of Primatology.  81(7), e22991

  • Majewska, A.A., Satterfield, D.A., Harrison, R.B., Altizer, S., and Hepinstall-Cymerman, J. 2019. Urbanization predicts infection risk by a protozoan parasite in monarch butterflies from the southern U.S. and Hawaii. Landscape Ecology. 34 (3), 649-661

  • Agrawal, A.A., Altizer, S., Hunter, D., Marra, P.P. and Wolf, S.A., 2019. Conservation of declining migratory animals: An interdisciplinary analysis of biology, sociology, and policy. OSF Preprints (

  • Becker, D.J., Nachtmann, C., Argibay, H.D., Botto, G., Gábor D., Czirják, A., , Escalera-Zamudio,, M., Carrera, J.E., Tello, C., Winiarski, E., Greenwood, A.D., Rojas-Anaya, E., Loza-Rubio, E., Lavergne, A., de Thoisy, B., Plowright, R., Altizer, S., Streicker, D.G. 2019. Leukocyte profiles reflect geographic range limits in a widespread Neotropical bat. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Early online.  

  • Stephens, P.R., Altizer, S., Ezenwa, V., Gittleman, J.G., Moan, E., Han B., Huang, S., and Pappalardo, P. 2019. Parasite sharing in wild ungulates and their predators: effects of phylogeny, range overlap, and trophic links. Journal of Animal Ecology. 88:1017–1028.


  • Becker, D.J., Snedden, C.E., Altizer ,S. and Hall, R.J. 2018. Host dispersal responses to resource supplementation determine pathogen spread in wildlife metapopulations. American Naturalist. 192 (4), 503-51797.

  • Becker, D.J., Bergner, L.M., Bentz, A.B., Orton, R.J, Altizer, S., and Streicker, D.G. 2018. Genetic diversity, infection prevalence, and possible transmission routes of Bartonella spp. in vampire bats. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12(9): e000678696.

  • Sánchez, C.A., Becker, D.J., Teitelbaum, C.S., Barriga, P., Brown, L.M., Majewska, A.A., Hall, R.J. and Altizer, S., 2018. On the relationship between body condition and parasite infection in wildlife: a review and meta‐analysis. Ecology Letters, 21(12), pp.1869-1884.

  • Becker, D.J., Teitelbaum, C.S., Murray, M.H., Curry, S.E., Welch, C.N., Ellison, T., Adams, H.C., Rozier, R.S., Lipp, E.K., Hernandez, S.M., Altizer, S. and Hall, R.J. 2018. Assessing the contributions of intraspecific and environmental sources of infection in urban wildlife: Salmonella enterica and white ibis as a case study. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 15(149), p.20180654.

  • Becker, D.J., Hall, R.J., Forbes, K.M., Plowright, R.K., and Altizer, S. 2018. Anthropogenic resource subsidies and host–parasite dynamics in wildlife. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373(1745): 20170086.

  • Teitelbaum, C., Huang, S., Hall, R.J., and Altizer, S. 2018. Migratory behavior predicts greater parasite diversity in ungulates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285 (1875), 20180089

  • Satterfield,D., Maerz, J.C., Hunter, M.D., Flockhart, D.T.T., Hobson, K., Norris, D.R., Streit, H., de Roode, J.C., and Altizer, S. 2018. Migratory monarchs that encounter resident monarchs show life-history changes and higher rates of parasite infection. Ecology Letters, 21(11), pp.1670-1680

  • Altizer, S., Becker, D.J., Epstein, J., Forbes, K., Gillespie, T., Hall, R.J., Hawley, D., Hernandez, S., Martin, L.M., Plowright, R., Satterfield, D. and Streicker, D.S. 2018. Food for contagion: synthesis and future directions for studying host–parasite responses to resource shifts in anthropogenic environments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373(1745), p.20170102.

  • Majewska, A., Simms, S., Davis, A.K., and Altizer, S. 2018. Do characteristics of pollinator-friendly gardens predict the diversity, abundance and reproduction of butterflies? Insect Conservation and Diversity, 11(4): 370-382.

  • Satterfield, D., Marra, P., Silett, S., and Altizer, S. 2018, Responses of migratory species and their pathogens to supplemental feeding. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373(1745), p.20170094.

  • Becker, D.J., Gabor, A.C., Volokhov, D., Bentz, AlB., Carrera, J.E., Camus, M.S., Navara, K.J., Chizhikov, V.E., Fenton, B., Simmons, N.B., Gilbert, A.T., Recuenco, S.E., Altizer, S., and Streicker, D.G. 2018. Livestock expansion predicts vampire bat demography, immune profiles, and bacterial infection risk. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373: 20170089

  • Becker, D., Streicker, D. and Altizer, S., 2018. Using host species traits to understand the consequences of resource provisioning for host–parasite interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology. 87(2): 511-525


  • Volokhov, D.V., Becker, D.J., Bergner, L.M., Camu, M.S., Orton, R.J., Chizhikov, V.E., Altizer, S.M., and Streicker, D.G. 2017. Novel hemotropic mycoplasmas are widespread and genetically diverse in vampire bats. Epidemiology and Infection. 145(15): 3154-3167

  • Thogmartin, W.E., Widerholt, R., Oberhauser, K., Drum, R.G., Diffendorfer, J.E., Altizer, S., Taylor, O.R., Pleasants, J., Semmens, D., Semmens, B., Erickson, R., Libby, K., and Lopez-Hoffman, L. 2017. Monarch butterfly population decline in North America: identifying the threatening processes. Royal Society Open Science. 4(9): 170760

  • Flockhart, D.T., Fitzgerald, B., Brower, L.P., Derbyshire, R., Altizer, S., Hobson, K.A., Wassenaar, L.I. and Norris, D.R., 2017. Migration distance as a selective episode for wing morphology in a migratory insect. Movement Ecology, 5(1), p.7.

  • Becker, D.J., Chumchal, M.M., Bentz, A.B., Platt, S.G., Czirják, G.Á., Rainwater, T.R., Altizer, S. and Streicker, D.G., 2017. Predictors and immunological correlates of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats. Royal Society Open Science, 4(4), p.170073.

  • Satterfield, D.A., Altizer, S., Williams, M.K. and Hall, R.J., 2017. environmental persistence influences infection dynamics for a butterfly pathogen. PloS One, 12(1), p.e0169982.

  • Flockhart, D.T., Brower, L.P., Ramirez, M.I., Hobson, K.A., Wassenaar, L.I., Altizer, S. and Norris, D.R., 2017. Regional climate on the breeding grounds predicts variation in the natal origin of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico over 38 years. 2017.Global Change Biology. 23(7): 2565–2576.

  • Stephens, P.R., Pappalardo, P., Huang, S., Byers, J.E., Farrell, M.J., Gehman, A., Ghai, R.R., Haas, S.E., Han, B., Park, A.W. Schmidt, J.P., Altizer, S, Ezenwa, V.O., and Nunn, C.L. 2017. Global Mammal Parasite Database version 2.0. Ecology. 98(5): 1476-1476.


  • Hall, R.J., Brown, L.M. and Altizer, S., 2016. Modeling vector-borne disease risk in migratory animals under climate change.Integrative and Comparative Biology, p.icw049.

  • McKay, A.F., Ezenwa, V.O. and Altizer, S., 2016. Unravelling the costs of flight for immune defenses in the migratory monarch butterfly. Integrative and Comparative Biology, p.icw056.

  • Satterfield, D.A., Villablanca, F.X., Maerz, J.C. and Altizer, S., 2016. Migratory monarchs wintering in California experience low infection risk compared to monarchs breeding year-round on non-native milkweed. Integrative and Comparative Biology, p.icw030.

  • McKay, A.F., Ezenwa, V.O. and Altizer, S., 2016. Consequences of food restriction for immune defense, parasite infection, and fitness in monarch butterflies. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 89(5), pp.389-401.

  • Barriga, P.A., Sternberg, E.D., Lefèvre, T., de Roode, J.C. and Altizer, S., 2016. Occurrence and host specificity of a neogregarine protozoan in four milkweed butterfly hosts (Danaus spp.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 140, pp.75-82.

  • Streicker, D.G., Winternitz, J.C., Satterfield, D.A., Condori-Condori, R.E., Broos, A., Tello, C., Recuenco, S., Velasco-Villa, A., Altizer, S. and Valderrama, W., 2016. Host–pathogen evolutionary signatures reveal dynamics and future invasions of vampire bat rabies.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p.201606587.

  • Stephens, P.R., Altizer, S., Smith, K.F., Alonso Aguirre, A., Brown, J.H., Budischak, S.A., Byers, J.E., Dallas, T.A., Jonathan Davies, T., Drake, J.M. and Ezenwa, V.O., 2016. The macroecology of infectious diseases: a new perspective on global‐scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts. Ecology Letters, 19(9), pp.1159-1171.


  • Altizer, S., Hobson, K.A., Davis, A.K., De Roode, J.C. and Wassenaar, L.I., 2015. Do Healthy Monarchs Migrate Farther? Tracking Natal Origins of Parasitized vs. Uninfected Monarch Butterflies Overwintering in Mexico. PloS One, 10(11).

  • Rushmore, J., Allison, A.B., Edwards, E.E., Bagal, U., Altizer, S., Cranfield, M.R., Glenn, T.C., Liu, H., Mudakikwa, A., Mugisha, L., Muller, M.N., Stumpf, R.M., Thompson, M.E., Wrangham, R. & Yabsley, M.J. 2015. Screening wild and semi-free ranging great apes for putative sexually transmitted diseases: Evidence of Trichomonadidae infections. American Journal of Primatology, 77 (10), 1075-1085

  • Han, B., Park, A.W., Jolles, A. and Altizer, S. 2015. Behavioral allometry and infectious disease transmission in wild mammals,Journal of Animal Ecology, 84.3 (2015): 637-646

  • Huang, S., Drake, J. M., Gittleman, J. L. and Altizer, S. 2015. Parasite diversity declines with host evolutionary distinctiveness: a global scale analysis of carnivores. Evolution. 69 (3): 621-630

  • Becker, D., Streicker, D., and Altizer, S. 2015. Linking anthropogenic resources to wildlife-pathogen dynamics: a review and meta-analysis. Ecology Letters. 18.5 (2015): 483-495

  • Satterfield, D., Maerz, J. and Altizer, S. 2015. Loss of migratory behavior supports high parasite prevalence in a butterfly host.Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B.  1801: 20141734.


  • Zhan,S., Zhang, W., Niitepõld, K., Hsu, J., Fernández Haeger, J., Zalucki, M., Altizer, S., de Roode, J., Reppert, S., and Kronforst, M. 2014. The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning coloration. Nature. 514 (7522), 317-321

  • Pierce, A., Zalucki, M., Banguara, M., Udawatta, M., Kronforst, M., Altizer, S., Fernandez-Haeger, J., and de Roode, J. 2014. Serial founder effects and genetic differentiation during worldwide range expansion of monarch butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B.  281 (1797), 20142230

  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 Ecology77(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.


  • 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


  •  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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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