Parasite Ecology

In review

Keogh, C. L., O. Miura, T. Nishimura, & J. E. Byers. (in review).  The paradox of parasite escape: less infected, more infectable.  Ecology.



Hughes, A. R., T.C. Hanley,  J. E. Byers,  J. H. Grabowski,  J. C. Malek, M. F. Piehler, & D. L. Kimbro.  2017.  Genetic by environmental variation but no local adaptation in juvenile oysters (Crassostrea virginica).  Ecology and Evolution 7: 697–709.  PDF

Gehman, A. M. and J. E. Byers2017. Non-native parasite enhances susceptibility of host to native predators.  Oecologia 183: 919–926.  PDF

Gehman, A. M., J. H. Grabowski, A. R. Hughes, D. L. Kimbro, M. F. Piehler, & J. E. Byers..  2017.  Predators, environment and host characteristics influence the probability of infection by an invasive castrating parasite.  Oecologia 183: 139–149. PDF


Malek, J. C. and J. E. Byers2016.  Predator effects on host-parasite interactions in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 556: 131-141. PDF

Stephens, P. R., S. Altizer, K. F. Smith, A. A. Aguirre, J. H. Brown, S.A. Budischack, J. E. Byers, T. A. Dallas, T.J. Davies, J. M. Drake, V. O. Ezenwa, M. J. Ferrell, J.L. Gittleman, B. A. Han, S. Huang, R. A. Hutchinson, P. Johnson, C. L. Nunn, D. Onstad, A. Park, G. M. Vazquez-Prokopec, J. P. Schmidt, & R. Poulin.  2016.  The macroecology of infectious diseases: A new perspective on global-scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts.  Ecology Letters 19: 1159-1171. PDF

Byers, J. E., Z. C. Holmes, & A. M. H. Blakeslee.  2016.  Consistency of trematode infection prevalence in host populations across large spatial and temporal scales. Ecology 97(7): 1643-1649. PDF

Keogh, C. L., M. E. Sanderson, & J. E. Byers.  2016.  Local adaptation to parasite selective pressure: comparing three congeneric co-occurring hosts. Oecologia 180(1): 137-147. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3461-9.   PDF


Byers, J. E., A. J. Malek, L. E. Quevillon, I. Altman, & C.L. Keogh.  2015.  Opposing selective pressures decouple pattern and process of parasitic infection over small spatial scale.  Oikos 124(11): 1511-1519.  doi 10.1111/oik.02088. PDF


Byers, J. E., T. L. Rogers, J. H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, M. F. Piehler, & D. L. Kimbro. 2014.  Host and parasite recruitment correlated at a biogeographic scale.  Oecologia 174: 731-738. PDF


Dunn, A.M., M.E. Torchin, M.J. Hatcher, P.M. Kotanen , D.M. Blumenthal,  J.E. Byers, C.A.C. Coon, V.M. Frankel, R.D. Holt, R.A. Hufbauer, A.R. Kanarek, K.A. Schierenbeck, L.M. Wolfe, & S.E. Perkins. 2012.  Indirect effects of parasites in invasions.  Functional Ecology 26: 1262-1274. PDF

Blakeslee, A.M.H.,  I. Altman, A.W. Miller, J. E. Byers, C.E. Hamer, & G.M. Ruiz.  2012. Parasites and invasions: a biogeographic examination of parasites and hosts in native and introduced ranges.  J. of Biogeography 39: 609-622. PDF


Byers, J. E., I. Altman, A. M. Grosse, T. C. Huspeni, & J.C. Maerz.  2011.  Using parasitic trematode larvae to quantify an elusive vertebrate host. Conservation Biology 25(1): 85-93. PDF


Blakeslee, A.M.H., C.L. Keogh, J. E. Byers, A.M. Kuris, K.D. Lafferty, & M.E. Torchin. 2009.  Differential escape from parasites by two competing introduced crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 393: 83-96. PDF

Byers, J. E.  2009. Including parasites in food webs. Trends in Parasitology 25(2): 55-57. PDF


Blakeslee, A.M.H. and J. E. Byers. 2008. Using parasites to inform ecological history: comparisons among three congeneric marine snails. Ecology 89(4): 1068-1078. PDF

Byers, J. E., A. Blakeslee, E. Linder, A. Cooper, & T. Maguire. 2008. Controls of spatial variation in the prevalence of trematode parasites infecting a marine snail. Ecology 89(2):439-451. PDF


Wood, C. L.*, J. E. Byers, K. Cottingham, I. Altman, M. Donahue, & A. Blakeslee. 2007. Parasites alter community structure. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 104(22): 9335-39. [*winner of ESA’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Award 2008] PDF


Torchin, M.E., J. E. Byers, & T. Huspeni.  2005.  Differential parasitism of native and introduced snails: replacement of a parasite fauna. Biological Invasions 7(6): 885-894. PDF


Byers, J. E.  2000. Competition between two estuarine snails: implications for invasions of exotic species.  Ecology 81(5): 1225-1239. PDF