Vanessa O Ezenwa

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Affiliation: University of Georgia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Host behaviour-parasite feedback: an essential link between animal behaviour and disease ecology
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
  2. pmc Reciprocal relationships between behaviour and parasites suggest that negative feedback may drive flexibility in male reproductive behaviour
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Helminth-microparasite co-infection in wildlife: lessons from ruminants, rodents and rabbits
    V O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Parasite Immunol 38:527-34. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Epidemiology. Opposite effects of anthelmintic treatment on microbial infection at individual versus population scales
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Science 347:175-7. 2015
  5. doi request reprint Hidden consequences of living in a wormy world: nematodeā€induced immune suppression facilitates tuberculosis invasion in African buffalo
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Am Nat 176:613-24. 2010
  6. doi request reprint From host immunity to pathogen invasion: the effects of helminth coinfection on the dynamics of microparasites
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 51:540-51. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Innate immunity in free-ranging African buffalo (Syncerus caffer): associations with parasite infection and white blood cell counts
    Brianna R Beechler
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 85:255-64. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Interactions between macroparasites and microparasites drive infection patterns in free-ranging African buffalo
    Anna E Jolles
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Ecology 89:2239-50. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Experimental insight into the process of parasite community assembly
    Sarah A Budischak
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 140 E Green St, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
    J Anim Ecol 85:1222-33. 2016
  10. doi request reprint Infecting epidemiology with genetics: a new frontier in disease ecology
    Elizabeth A Archie
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:21-30. 2009

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Publications15

  1. pmc Host behaviour-parasite feedback: an essential link between animal behaviour and disease ecology
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
    ..More generally, accounting for host behaviour-parasite feedbacks can help identify critical gaps in our understanding of how key host behaviours and parasite traits evolve and are maintained. ..
  2. pmc Reciprocal relationships between behaviour and parasites suggest that negative feedback may drive flexibility in male reproductive behaviour
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
    ..Our findings suggest that reciprocal feedback between host behaviour and parasitism could be a mechanism maintaining variation in male reproductive behaviour in the system. ..
  3. doi request reprint Helminth-microparasite co-infection in wildlife: lessons from ruminants, rodents and rabbits
    V O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Parasite Immunol 38:527-34. 2016
    ..For this reason, increased integration of wild studies with research in human, laboratory and veterinary animal populations can help pave the way towards a more complete understanding of the issue of co-infection. ..
  4. doi request reprint Epidemiology. Opposite effects of anthelmintic treatment on microbial infection at individual versus population scales
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Science 347:175-7. 2015
    ..Our results indicate that anthelmintic treatment can enhance the spread of microbial pathogens in some real-world situations. ..
  5. doi request reprint Hidden consequences of living in a wormy world: nematodeā€induced immune suppression facilitates tuberculosis invasion in African buffalo
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Am Nat 176:613-24. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that helminths, by influencing the likelihood of microparasite invasion, may influence patterns of disease emergence in the wild...
  6. doi request reprint From host immunity to pathogen invasion: the effects of helminth coinfection on the dynamics of microparasites
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 51:540-51. 2011
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  7. doi request reprint Innate immunity in free-ranging African buffalo (Syncerus caffer): associations with parasite infection and white blood cell counts
    Brianna R Beechler
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 85:255-64. 2012
    ..Our results also show a correlation between bactericidal competence and bovine tuberculosis infection and reveal possible functional polarizations between different types of immune response in a free-ranging mammal...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interactions between macroparasites and microparasites drive infection patterns in free-ranging African buffalo
    Anna E Jolles
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
    Ecology 89:2239-50. 2008
    ..This study is one of the first to examine the relevance of within-host immunological trade-offs for understanding parasite distribution patterns in natural populations...
  9. doi request reprint Experimental insight into the process of parasite community assembly
    Sarah A Budischak
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 140 E Green St, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
    J Anim Ecol 85:1222-33. 2016
    ..Consequently, the best strategy for managing reassembling parasite communities may also need to shift over time. ..
  10. doi request reprint Infecting epidemiology with genetics: a new frontier in disease ecology
    Elizabeth A Archie
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:21-30. 2009
    ..We also discuss areas for future research and highlight the promise of multidisciplinary collaborations among geneticists, ecologists and epidemiologists...
  11. doi request reprint A combined parasitological molecular approach for noninvasive characterization of parasitic nematode communities in wild hosts
    Sarah A Budischak
    Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 140 E Green Street, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 15:1112-9. 2015
    ..Overall, this new noninvasive strategy offers numerous advantages over lethal sampling methods for studying nematode-host interactions in wildlife and can readily be applied to a range of study systems. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint Muellerius capillaris dominates the lungworm community of bighorn sheep at the National Bison Range, Montana
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Wildl Dis 46:988-93. 2010
    ..Using molecular techniques, we positively identified the DSL from the NBR bighorns as M. capillaris. This is the first definitive record of M. capillaris infection in a free-ranging bighorn sheep population outside of South Dakota...
  13. doi request reprint COMPARISON OF MODIFIED FLOTAC AND BAERMANN TECHNIQUES FOR QUANTIFYING LUNGWORM LARVAE IN FREE-RANGING BIGHORN SHEEP (OVIS CANADENSIS) FECES, MONTANA, USA
    Paul W Snyder
    1 Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, 140 E Green Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 51:843-8. 2015
    ..The ultimate choice between using the FLOTAC and bm-Baermann methods for quantifying lungworm larvae in wildlife studies may depend on the specific nature of the research questions being addressed, balanced by practical constraints. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of supplemental feeding on gastrointestinal parasite infection in elk (Cervus elaphus): preliminary observations
    Alicia M Hines
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Vet Parasitol 148:350-5. 2007
    ..These patterns suggest that supplemental feeding may both increase exposure and decrease susceptibility of elk to GI nematodes, resulting in differences in temporal patterns of egg shedding between fed and unfed elk...
  15. doi request reprint Population genetic structure and history of a generalist parasite infecting multiple sympatric host species
    Elizabeth A Archie
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
    Int J Parasitol 41:89-98. 2011
    ..axei, point to a potentially broad capacity for rapid evolutionary change in this parasite...