Charles B Brown

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tulsa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Where has all the road kill gone?
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:R233-4. 2013
  2. pmc Prevalence of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae: Alphavirus) in insect vectors increases over time in the presence of an invasive avian host
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:34-41. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Host and vector movement affects genetic diversity and spatial structure of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2164-73. 2008
  4. pmc Isolation of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae: Alphavirus) from field-collected eggs of Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:375-9. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Overwintering of infectious Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae: Alphavirus) in Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) in North Dakota
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:391-4. 2009
  6. pmc Winter ecology of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus) in the Central Great Plains
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:355-63. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Ecological divergence of two sympatric lineages of Buggy Creek virus, an arbovirus associated with birds
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Ecology 90:3168-79. 2009
  8. pmc Natural infection of vertebrate hosts by different lineages of Buggy Creek virus (family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Arch Virol 155:745-9. 2010
  9. pmc Persistence of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus) for two years in unfed swallow bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae: Oeciacus vicarius)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:436-41. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Bird movement predicts Buggy Creek virus infection in insect vectors
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:304-14. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Population dynamics of a bird-borne arbovirus
    Charles Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Where has all the road kill gone?
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:R233-4. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Prevalence of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae: Alphavirus) in insect vectors increases over time in the presence of an invasive avian host
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:34-41. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Host and vector movement affects genetic diversity and spatial structure of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2164-73. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc Isolation of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae: Alphavirus) from field-collected eggs of Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:375-9. 2009
    ..The specialized ecological niche of BCRV in swallow bugs and at cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Vieillot) nesting sites may promote vertical transmission of this virus...
  5. ncbi request reprint Overwintering of infectious Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae: Alphavirus) in Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) in North Dakota
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:391-4. 2009
    ..The results show that infectious BCRV commonly overwinters in the adult stages of its vector at northern latitudes in North America...
  6. pmc Winter ecology of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus) in the Central Great Plains
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:355-63. 2010
    ..Its overwintering mechanisms may provide insight into those of other alphaviruses of public health significance for which such mechanisms are poorly known...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ecological divergence of two sympatric lineages of Buggy Creek virus, an arbovirus associated with birds
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    Ecology 90:3168-79. 2009
    ..In contrast, the recent arrival of the introduced House Sparrow and its high competence as a BCRV amplifying host may be favoring the more bird-dependent lineage A...
  8. pmc Natural infection of vertebrate hosts by different lineages of Buggy Creek virus (family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Arch Virol 155:745-9. 2010
    ..BCRV appears to have diverged into two lineages based on different modes of transmission...
  9. pmc Persistence of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus) for two years in unfed swallow bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae: Oeciacus vicarius)
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:436-41. 2010
    ..These data demonstrate the persistence of potentially infectious BCRV in unfed swallow bugs for at least 2 yr in nature...
  10. ncbi request reprint Bird movement predicts Buggy Creek virus infection in insect vectors
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:304-14. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Heritable basis for choice of group size in a colonial bird
    C R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:14825-30. 2000
    ..Variation in group size probably results in part from a polymorphism in genetic preferences within the population, and the range in colony sizes is maintained by natural selection on the type of bird occupying each site...
  12. pmc Arbovirus infection increases with group size
    C R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1833-40. 2001
    ..The results have implications for both understanding the fitness consequences of coloniality for cliff swallows and understanding the temporal and spatial variation in arboviral epidemics...
  13. pmc Spleen volume varies with colony size and parasite load in a colonial bird
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1367-73. 2002
    ..The results do not support spleen size as being a signal of differential life-history investment in immunological defence among individuals and thus run counter to interpretations from recent cross-species comparisons...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mosquito abundance is correlated with cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) colony size
    Charles B Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, OK, USA
    J Med Entomol 39:115-20. 2002
    ..Our results cannot be explained by date- or weather-related sampling artifacts or by differences in habitat between sites. Most likely, mosquitoes, especially A. vexans, are attracted to the vicinity of large cliff swallow colonies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Between-group transmission dynamics of the swallow bug, Oeciacus vicarius
    Charles R Brown
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Vector Ecol 30:137-43. 2005
    ..By understanding how long-distance movement by this vector varies in time and space, we can better predict where and when BCRV epizootics may occur...
  16. ncbi request reprint Experimental inoculation of house sparrows (Passer domesticus) with buggy creek virus
    Kathryn P Huyvaert
    Department of Biological Science, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:331-40. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Ecological correlates of buggy creek virus infection in Oeciacus vicarius, southwestern Nebraska, 2004
    Amy T Moore
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:42-9. 2007
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Phylogeographical structure and evolutionary history of two Buggy Creek virus lineages in the western Great Plains of North America
    Abinash Padhi
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    J Gen Virol 89:2122-31. 2008
    ..The phylogeography and evolution of BCRV could be better understood once we determine the nature of the ecological differences between the lineages...
  19. pmc Prevalence and pathology of West Nile virus in naturally infected house sparrows, western Nebraska, 2008
    Valerie A O'Brien
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:937-44. 2010
    ..Nestling birds, especially those reared late in the summer when WNV activity is typically greatest, may be important in virus amplification...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pathology and virus detection in tissues of nestling house sparrows naturally infected with Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae)
    Valerie A O'Brien
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104, USA
    J Wildl Dis 46:23-32. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of clinical illness, gross pathology, and histopathology for a WEEV-complex alphavirus in a field-collected passerine species...
  21. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of Buggy Creek virus: evidence for multiple clades in the Western Great Plains, United States of America
    Martin Pfeffer
    Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Neuherbergstrasse 11, 80937 Munich, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:6886-93. 2006
    ..Viral gene flow occurs when cliff swallows move (bugs) between colony sites, and the genetic structure of BCRV may reflect the limited dispersal abilities of its insect vector...
  22. ncbi request reprint Testosterone and group size in cliff swallows: testing the "challenge hypothesis" in a colonial bird
    Linda C Smith
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240, United States
    Horm Behav 47:76-82. 2005
    ..The results support the predictions of the challenge hypothesis...
  23. ncbi request reprint In vitro correlates of Ld-restricted resistance to toxoplasmic encephalitis and their critical dependence on parasite strain
    Jennifer J Johnson
    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Immunol 169:966-73. 2002
    ..gondii and is observed with all the derivatives of type II strains tested, but not with a type I strain. These results have important implications for vaccine development...
  24. pmc Resting naive CD4+ T cells are massively infected and eliminated by X4-tropic simian-human immunodeficiency viruses in macaques
    Yoshiaki Nishimura
    Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:8000-5. 2005
    ..This finding is consistent with the prodigious levels of plasma viremia measured during acute X4-tropic SHIV infections of macaques being generated almost entirely by resting naive CD4(+) T cells...
  25. ncbi request reprint Nonparametric estimation of natural selection on a quantitative trait using mark-recapture data
    Olivier Gimenez
    Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, England
    Evolution 60:460-6. 2006
    ..However, the survival function was not symmetric, indicating that body mass might not be under stabilizing selection as suggested previously...
  26. pmc Stabilizing selection on body mass in the sociable weaver Philetairus socius
    Rita Covas
    Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1905-9. 2002
    ..We present evidence for strong stabilizing selection on body mass, verifying the prediction that body mass probably results from a trade-off between the risks of starvation at low mass and predation at high mass...

Research Grants4

  1. Population dynamics of a bird-borne arbovirus
    Charles Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..e., colony sites) can be reliably identified and ecological hypotheses tested. ..