Publications

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

Lafferty, K.D., Kuris, A.M.. (2014). Ecological consequences of host manipulation by parasites. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54, E117-E117
Lafferty, K.D., Shaw, J.C. . (2013). Comparing mechanisms of host manipulation across host and parasite taxa. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, 56-66.
Shaw, J. C., Korzan, W. J., Carpenter, R. E., Kuris, A. M., Lafferty, K. D., Summers, C. H., & Øverli, Ø.. (2009). Parasite manipulation of brain monoamines in California killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis) by the trematode Euhaplorchis californiensis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 276(1659), 1137-1146.
Lafferty, K.D.. (2006). Can the common brain parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, influence human culture? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 273, 2749-2755. 
Lafferty, K. D.. (2005). Look what the cat dragged in: do parasites contribute to human cultural diversity?. Behavioural Processes, 68(3), 279-282.
Lafferty, K. D., & Morris, A. K.. (1996). Altered behavior of parasitized killifish increases susceptibility to predation by bird final hosts. Ecology, 77(5), 1390-1397.
Lafferty, K.D.. (1992). Foraging on prey that are modified by parasites. American Naturalist, 854-867.

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS

Sokolow, Susanne H, Wood, Chelsea L, Jones, Isabel J, Swartz, Scott J, Lopez, Melina, Hsieh, Michael H, Lafferty, Kevin D, Kuris, Armand M, Rickards, Chloe, De Leo, Giulio A,. (2016). Global assessment of schistosomiasis control over the past century shows targeting the snail intermediate host works best. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10, e0004794.
Sokolow, S. H., Huttinger, E., Jouanard, N., Hsieh, M. H., Lafferty, K. D., Kuris, A. M., ... & De Leo, G. A.. (2015). Reduced transmission of human schistosomiasis after restoration of a native river prawn that preys on the snail intermediate host. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(31), 9650-9655.
Sokolow, S. H., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2013). Regulation of laboratory populations of snails (Biomphalaria and Bulinus spp.) by river prawns, Macrobrachium spp.(Decapoda, Palaemonidae): Implications for control of schistosomiasis. Acta tropica, 132, 64-74. 
Mkoji, G. M., Hofkin, B. V., Kuris, A. M., Stewart-Oaten, A., Mungai, B. N., Kihara, J. H., ... & Loker, E. S.. (1999). Impact of the crayfish Procambarus clarkii on Schistosoma haematobium transmission in Kenya. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 61(5), 751-759.
Kuris, A. M.. (1973). Biological control: implications of the analogy between the trophic interactions of insect pest-parasitoid and snail-trematode systems. Experimental parasitology, 33(2), 365-379.

COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

Mordecai, E.A., Jaramillo, A.G., Ashford, J.E., Hechinger, R.F., Lafferty, K.D. . (2016). The role of competition - colonization tradeoffs and spatial heterogeneity in promoting trematode coexistence. Ecology, 97, 1484-1496
Lafferty, K.D., Harvell, C.D. . (2014). The role of infectious diseases in marine communities. In: Marine Community Ecology and Conservation (eds. Bertness, MD, Bruno, JF, Silliman, BR & Stachowicz, JJ). Sinauer Associates Sunderland Massachusetts, pp. 85-108.
Lafferty, K. D., & Tinker, M. T.. (2014). Sea otters are recolonizing southern California in fits and starts. Ecosphere, 5(5), art50.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., Dobson, A. P., Brown, J. H., & Kuris, A. M.. (2011). A common scaling rule for abundance, energetics, and production of parasitic and free-living species. Science, 333(6041), 445-448.
Lafferty, K. D.. (2010). Interacting parasites. Science(Washington), 330(6001), 187-188.
Dobson, A., Lafferty, K. D., Kuris, A. M., Hechinger, R. F., & Jetz, W.. (2008). Homage to Linnaeus: How many parasites? How many hosts?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(Supplement 1), 11482-11489.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2008). Diversity increases biomass production for trematode parasites in snails. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 275(1652), 2707-2714.
Kuris, A. M., Hechinger, R. F., Shaw, J. C., Whitney, K. L., Aguirre-Macedo, L., Boch, C. A., ... & Lafferty, K. D.. (2008). Ecosystem energetic implications of parasite and free-living biomass in three estuaries. Nature, 454(7203), 515-518.
Smith, K. F., Sax, D. F., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2006). Evidence for the role of infectious disease in species extinction and endangerment. Conservation Biology, 20(5), 1349-1357.
Lafferty, K. D., Lewis, E. E., Campbell, J. F., & Sukhdeo, M. V. K.. (2002). Interspecific interactions in trematode communities. The behavioural ecology of parasites, 153-169.
Bush, A. O., Lafferty, K. D., Lotz, J. M., & Shostak, A. W.. (1997). Parasitology meets ecology on its own terms: Margolis et al. revisited. The Journal of parasitology, 575-583.
Lafferty, K. D.. (1997). The ecology of parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem. In Parasites and Pathogens (pp. 316-332). Springer US.
Kuris, A. M., & Lafferty, K. D.. (1994). Community structure: larval trematodes in snail hosts. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 189-217.
Lafferty, K. D., Sammond, D. T., & Kuris, A. M.. (1994). Analysis of larval trematode communities. Ecology, 2275-2285.
Kuris, A. M., Blaustein, A. R., & Alio, J. J.. (1980). Hosts as islands. American Naturalist, 570-586.
Kuris, A. M., & Blaustein, A. R.. (1977). Ectoparasitic mites on rodents: application of the island biogeography theory. Science, 195(4278), 596-598.

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Needles, Lisa A., Lester, Sarah E., Ambrose, Richard, Andren, Anders, Beyeler, Marc, Connor, Michael S., Eckman, James E., Costa-Pierce, Barry A., Gaines, Steven D., Lafferty, Kevin D., Lenihan, Hunter S., Parrish, Julia, Peterson, Mark S., Scaroni, Amy E., Weis, Judith S., Wendt, Dean E.. (2015). Managing bay and estuarine ecosystems for multiple services. Estuaries and Coasts, 38, S35-S48.
Whitney, K. L., Hechinger, R. F., Kuris, A. M., & Lafferty, K. D. . (2007). Endangered light-footed clapper rail affects parasite community structure in coastal wetlands. Ecological applications, 17(6), 1694-1702.
Gerber, L. R., McCallum, H., Lafferty, K. D., Sabo, J. L., & Dobson, A.. (2005). Exposing extinction risk analysis to pathogens: is disease just another form of density dependence?. Ecological Applications, 15(4), 1402-1414.
Lafferty, K. D., Porter, J. W., & Ford, S. E.. (2004). Are diseases increasing in the ocean?. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 31-54.
Ward, J. R., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2004). The elusive baseline of marine disease: are diseases in ocean ecosystems increasing. PLoS Biol, 2(4), e120.
Lafferty, K. D., & Holt, R. D.. (2003). How should environmental stress affect the population dynamics of disease?. Ecology Letters, 6(7), 654-664.
Packer, C., Holt, R. D., Hudson, P. J., Lafferty, K. D., & Dobson, A. P.. (2003). Keeping the herds healthy and alert: implications of predator control for infectious disease. Ecology Letters, 6(9), 797-802.
Lafferty, K. D., & Gerber, L. R.. (2002). Good medicine for conservation biology: the intersection of epidemiology and conservation theory. Conservation Biology, 16(3), 593-604.
Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (1999). How environmental stress affects the impacts of parasites. Limnology and Oceanography, 44(3), 925-931.
Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (1993). Mass mortality of abalone Haliotis cracherodii on the California Channel Islands: tests of epidemiological hypotheses. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 96, 239-239.

DESCRIPTIVE PARASITE ECOLOGY

Sanders, J.L., Jaramillo, A.G., Ashford, J.E., Feist, S.W., Lafferty, K.D., Kent, M.L.. (2015). Two myxozoans from the urinary tract of topsmelt, Atherinops affinis. Journal of Parasitology, 101, 577-586.
Kuris, A. M., Lafferty, K. D., & Sokolow, S. H.. (2014). Sapronosis: a distinctive type of infectious agent. Trends in parasitology, 30(8), 386-393. 
Strona, G., Palomares, M. L. D., Bailly, N., Galli, P., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2013). Host range, host ecology, and distribution of more than 11 800 fish parasite species: Ecological Archives E094-045. Ecology, 94(2), 544-544. 
Shaw, J. C., Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2010). Ecology of the brain trematode Euhaplorchis californiensis and its host, the California killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis). Journal of Parasitology, 96(3), 482-490.
Gurney, R. H., Rybakov, A. V., Hoeg, J. T., & Kuris, A. M.. (2006). Sacculina nectocarcini, a new species of rhizocephalan (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala) parasitising the red rock crab Nectocarcinus integrifrons (Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae). Zootaxa, (1332), 37-50.

ENVIRONMENTAL PARASITOLOGY

Burge, Colleen A., Friedman, Carolyn S., Getchell, Rodman, House, Marcia, Lafferty, Kevin D., Mydlarz, Laura D., Prager, Katherine C., Sutherland, Kathryn P., Renault, Tristan, Kiryu, Ikunari, Vega-Thurber, Rebecca. (2016). Complementary approaches to diagnosing marine diseases: a union of the modern and the classic. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 371.
Lafferty, K.D., Hofmann, E.E.. (2016). Marine disease impacts, diagnosis, forecasting, management and policy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 371.
Lafferty, K.D. Mordecai, E.A.. The rise and fall of infectious disease in a warmer world [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 5(F1000 Faculty Rev): 2040  
Wood, C.L., Lafferty, K.D., DeLeo, G., Young, H.S., Hudson, P.J., Kuris, A.M. . (2016). Does biodiversity protect humans against infectious disease? Reply. Ecology, 97, 542-545
Johnson, Leah R., Ben-Horin, Tal, Lafferty, Kevin D., McNally, Amy, Mordecai, Erin, Paaijmans, Krijn P. Pawar, Samraat Ryan, Sadie J.. (2015). Understanding uncertainty in temperature effects on vector-borne disease: a Bayesian approach. Ecology, 96, 203-213.