Global Mammal Parasite Database


(This list last updated August 30, 2008)

Gillespie, T.R., C.L. Nunn and F.H. Leendertz (in press). Integrative approaches to primate infectious disease: Implications for biodiversity conservation and global health. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology.

Davies, T.J. and Pedersen, A.B. 2008. Phylogeny and geography predict pathogen community similarity in wild primates and humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society Ser. B. 275: 1695-1701. (PDF)

K.E. Jones, N. Patel, M. Levy, A. Storeygard, D. Balk, J.L. Gittleman and P. Daszak. 2008. Global trends in emerging infectious diseases. Nature. 451, 990-993. (PDF)

Altizer, S. and Pedersen, A. 2008. Host-pathogen evolution, biodiversity and disease risks for natural populations. In "Conservation Biology: Evolution in Action" edited by Scott Carroll and Charles Fox. Oxford University Press. Pp. 268-260.

Nunn, C.L., P.H. Thrall, K. Stewart, A.H. Harcourt. 2008. Emerging infectious diseases and animal social systems. Evolutionary Ecology. 22:519-543. (PDF)

Pedersen, A., K. Jones, C. Nunn, and S. Altizer. 2007. Infectious diseases and extinction risk in wild mammals. Conservation Biology. 21(5): 1269-1279.(PDF)

Hopkins, M.E. and Nunn, C.L. 2007. A global gap analysis of infectious agents in wild primates. Diversity and Distribution. 13: 561-572 (PDF)

Altizer, S., C. L. Nunn, and P. Lindenfors. 2007. Do threatened hosts have fewer parasites? A comparative study in primates. Journal of Animal Ecology. 76: 304-314. (PDF)

Lindenfors, P., C. L. Nunn, K. E. Jones, A. A. Cunningham, W. Sechrest, and J. L. Gittleman. (2007). Parasite species richness in carnivores: effects of host body mass, latitude, geographic range and population density. Global Ecology and Biogeography.(DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00301.x). (PDF)

Ezenwa, V.O., Price, S.A., Altizer, S., Vitone, N.D. and Cook, K.C. 2006. Host traits and parasite species richness: patterns and processes in even and odd-toed hoofed mammals (Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla) Oikos. 115: 526-536. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L. and Dokey, A.T.W. 2006. Ranging patterns and parasitism in primates. Biology Letters.2:351-354. (PDF)

Nunn, C. and S. Altizer. 2006. Infectious Disease and Primate Socioecology. Oxford University Press. Link to OUP description of this book here.

Pedersen, A., Poss, M., Nunn, C.L., Cunningham. A. and Altizer, S. 2005. Patterns of host specificity and transmission among parasites of free-living primates. International Journal for Parasitology 35: 647-657. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L., Altizer, S.M. Sechrest, W. and Cunninham, A. 2005. Latitudinal gradients of parasite species richness in primates. Diversity and Distributions 11: 249-256. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L. and Altizer, S. 2005. The global mammal parasite database: an online resource for infectious disease records in wild primates. Evolutionary Anthropology (Invited submission) 14: 1-2. (PDF)

Nunn, C., Altizer, S., Sechrest, W., Jones, K.E., Barton, R., and Gittleman, J. 2004. Parasites and the evolutionary diversification of primate clades. American Naturalist 164 (suppl.): S90-S103. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L. and Altizer, S.M. 2004. Sexual selection, behavior and sexually transmitted diseases. In: Sexual Selection in Primates: New and Comparative Perspectives. P.M. Kappeler and C.P. van Schaik (eds). (PDF)

Nunn, C.L., Altizer, S.M., Jones, K.E., and Sechrest, W. 2004. Comparative tests of parasite species richness in primates. American Naturalist. 162(5): 597-614. (PDF)

Vitone, N.D., S.M. Altizer, and C.L. Nunn. 2004. Body size, diet and sociality influence the species richness of parasitic worms in primates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6: 183-199. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L. 2003. Behavioral defences against sexually transmitted diseases in primates. Animal Behaviour 66:37-48. (PDF)

Altizer, S., Nunn, C., Thrall, P., Gittleman, J., Ezenwa, V., Pulliam, J., Pedersen, A., Dobson, A., Poss, M., Cunningham, A., Antonovics, J., and Jones, K. 2003. Social organization and disease risk in mammals: integrating theory and empirical studies. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 34: 517-47. (PDF)

Altizer, S., Harvell, C.D., and Friedle, E. 2003. Rapid evolutionary dynamics and disease threats to biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 18(11):589-596 (PDF)

Nunn, C.L., J.L. Gittleman and J. Antonovics 2003. A comparative study of white blood cell counts and disease risk in carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London Series B. 270:347-356. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L. 2002. A comparative study of leukocyte counts and disease risk in primates.  Evolution 56: 177-190. (PDF)

Nunn, C.L. 2002. Spleen size, disease risk and sexual selection:  A comparative study in primates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 4:91-107. (PDF)