Sandra Telfer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Species interactions in a parasite community drive infection risk in a wildlife population
    Sandra Telfer
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Science 330:243-6. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Effects of abundance on infection in natural populations: field voles and cowpox virus
    Michael Begon
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Epidemics 1:35-46. 2009
  3. doi request reprint The vicious circle and infection intensity: the case of Trypanosoma microti in field vole populations
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, UK
    Epidemics 1:162-7. 2009
  4. pmc The dynamics of health in wild field vole populations: a haematological perspective
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:984-97. 2008
  5. pmc Cowpox virus infection in natural field vole Microtus agrestis populations: significant negative impacts on survival
    Sarah Burthe
    Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:110-9. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of murid gammaherpesvirus 4 within wild, sympatric populations of bank voles and wood mice
    Sandra Telfer
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    J Wildl Dis 43:32-9. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cowpox virus infection in natural field vole Microtus agrestis populations: delayed density dependence and individual risk
    Sarah Burthe
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:1416-25. 2006
  8. pmc Seasonal host dynamics drive the timing of recurrent epidemics in a wildlife population
    Michael Begon
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1603-10. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Ecological differences and coexistence in a guild of microparasites: Bartonella in wild rodents
    Sandra Telfer
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZB United Kingdom
    Ecology 88:1841-9. 2007
  10. pmc Azurocytes in wild field voles: factors associated with their occurrence
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Ecohealth 5:317-27. 2008

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Species interactions in a parasite community drive infection risk in a wildlife population
    Sandra Telfer
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Science 330:243-6. 2010
    ..We highlight the danger of mistaken inference when considering parasite species in isolation rather than parasite communities...
  2. doi request reprint Effects of abundance on infection in natural populations: field voles and cowpox virus
    Michael Begon
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Epidemics 1:35-46. 2009
    ..Nonetheless, overall, we contend that while monitoring numbers susceptible has most to offer, monitoring overall abundance may provide valuable insights into the dynamics of infection...
  3. doi request reprint The vicious circle and infection intensity: the case of Trypanosoma microti in field vole populations
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, UK
    Epidemics 1:162-7. 2009
    ..Here, we investigate the temporal relationship between host condition and intensity of infection by a specific pathogen using as a system the dynamics of the protozoan Trypanosoma microti in field vole (Microtus agrestis) populations...
  4. pmc The dynamics of health in wild field vole populations: a haematological perspective
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:984-97. 2008
    ..6. Breeding early in the year was most likely in females in better condition (high lymphocyte and red blood cell counts). 7. All the haematological parameters were affected adversely by high population densities...
  5. pmc Cowpox virus infection in natural field vole Microtus agrestis populations: significant negative impacts on survival
    Sarah Burthe
    Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:110-9. 2008
    ..6. This negative correlation between cowpox virus infection and field vole survival, with its potentially significant effect on population growth rate, is the first for an endemic pathogen in a cyclic population of wild rodents...
  6. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of murid gammaherpesvirus 4 within wild, sympatric populations of bank voles and wood mice
    Sandra Telfer
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    J Wildl Dis 43:32-9. 2007
    ..This may reflect individual variation in susceptibility, potentially related to variability in the ability to mount an effective immune response...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cowpox virus infection in natural field vole Microtus agrestis populations: delayed density dependence and individual risk
    Sarah Burthe
    Population and Evolutionary Biology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:1416-25. 2006
    ..6. Hence, these analyses confirm that there is a delayed numerical response of cowpox infection to vole density, supporting the hypothesis that endemic pathogens may play some part in shaping vole cycles...
  8. pmc Seasonal host dynamics drive the timing of recurrent epidemics in a wildlife population
    Michael Begon
    School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1603-10. 2009
    ..Model results emphasize the importance of the interplay between seasonal infection and recruitment and suggest that our empirical patterns have a relevance extending beyond our own system...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ecological differences and coexistence in a guild of microparasites: Bartonella in wild rodents
    Sandra Telfer
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZB United Kingdom
    Ecology 88:1841-9. 2007
    ..taylorii in wood mice density dependence was delayed. B. birtlesii prevalence in wood mice was related to bank vole density. The implications of these differences for species coexistence are discussed...
  10. pmc Azurocytes in wild field voles: factors associated with their occurrence
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Ecohealth 5:317-27. 2008
    ..Hence, overall our results suggest that, in females, these cells may be important for reproduction and may have a role in inducing abortion when conditions are not favorable, while in males they might be a response to infection...
  11. doi request reprint Individual growth rates in natural field vole, Microtus agrestis, populations exhibiting cyclic population dynamics
    Sarah Janette Burthe
    Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Oecologia 162:653-61. 2010
    ..This suggests that voles attain larger body size during the peak phase as a result of growing for longer...
  12. pmc Poor condition and infection: a vicious circle in natural populations
    Pablo M Beldomenico
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 275:1753-9. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Phylogeographic structure and postglacial evolutionary history of water voles (Arvicola terrestris) in the United Kingdom
    Stuart B Piertney
    NERC Molecular Genetics in Ecology Initiative, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
    Mol Ecol 14:1435-44. 2005
    ..The implications of both phylogeographical and population genetic structure are discussed in context with the conservation of water voles in Britain...
  14. doi request reprint Patterns of genetic divergence among populations of the common dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius in the UK
    Darlina Md Naim
    Division of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Mol Biol Rep 39:1205-15. 2012
    ..These findings then provide useful baseline data for supporting local management strategies...
  15. pmc Inference of cowpox virus transmission rates between wild rodent host classes using space-time interaction
    David Carslake
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZB, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:775-82. 2006
    ..The suggestion of different modes of transmission in the two species is itself consistent with the apparent absence of transmission between species...