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Adelman, J., Carter, A., Hopkins, W., Hawley, D. 2013. Deposition of pathogenic Mycoplasma gallisepticum onto bird feeders: host pathology is more important than temperature-driven increases in food intake.  Biology Letters 9 20130594: doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0594.

Hochachka, W., Dhondt, A., Dobson, A., Hawley, D., Ley, D., Lovette, I. 2013. Multiple host transfers, but only one successful lineage in a continent-spanning emergent pathogen. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 280: 20131068.

Hawley D.M., Osnas, E.E., Dobson, A.P., Hochachka, W.M., Ley, D.H., Dhondt, A.A. 2013. Parallel Patterns of Increased Virulence in a Recently Emerged Wildlife Pathogen. PLoS Biology 11(5): e1001570.

Grodio, J.L., Ley, D.H., Schat, K.A., Hawley, D.M. Chronic Mycoplasma conjunctivitis in house finches: host antibody response and M. gallisepticum V1hA expression. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 15:129-137.

Adelman, J.S., Kirkpatrick, L., Grodio, J.L., and Hawley, D.M. House finch populations differ in early inflammatory signaling and pathogen tolerance at the peak of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection. American Naturalist 181: 674-689.

Hawley, D.M., DuRant, S.E., Wilson, A.F., Adelman, J.S., and Hopkins, W.A.  2012.  Additive metabolic costs of thermoregulation and pathogen infection.  Online early: Functional Ecology.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.01978x.

Hawley, D.M., and Fleischer, R.J.  2012.  Contrasting epidemic histories reveal pathogen-mediated balancing selection on class II MHC diversity in a wild songbird.  PLoS One 7: e30222.

Grodio, J.L., Hawley, D.M., Osnas, E.E., Ley, D.H., Dhondt, K.V., Dhondt, A.A., Schat, K.A. 2012.  Pathogenicity and immunogenicity of three Mycoplasma gallisepticum isolates in house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus).  Veterinary Microbiology 155: 53-61.

Hawley, D.M., Etienne, R.S., Ezenwa, V.O., and Jolles, A.E. 2011. Does animal behavior underlie covariation between hosts' exposure to infectious agents and susceptibility to infection? Implications for disease dynamics. Online Early: Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Durant, S.E., Hopkins, W.A., Hawley, D.M., and Hepp, G.R. 2011. Incubation Temperature Affects Multiple Measures of Immunocompetence in Young Wood Ducks (Aix Sponsa). Online Early: Biology Letters. Featured in Science Now.

Hawley, D.M., Grodio, J., Frasca, S. Jr., Kirkpatrick, L. and Ley, D.H. 2011. Experimental infection of domestic canaries (Serinus canaria domestica) with Mycoplasma gallisepticum: a new model system for a wildlife disease. Avian Pathology 40: 321-327.

Hawley, D.M. & Altizer, S.A. 2010. Disease ecology meets ecological immunology: Understanding the links between organismal immunity and infection dynamics in natural populations. Functional Ecology 25, 48-60

Hawley, D.M., Dhondt, K.V., Dobson, A.P., Grodio, J.L., Hochachka, W.M., et al. 2010. Common garden experiment reveals pathogen isolate but no host genetic diversity effect on the dynamics of an emerging wildlife disease. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 1680-1688

Bouwman, K.M. and Hawley, D.M. 2010. Sickness behavior acting as an evolutionary trap? Male house finches preferentially feed near diseased conspecifics. Biology Letters 6, 462-465. Featured in Nature 463: 888 and on Scientific American 60-Second Science.

Hawley, D.M., Hallinger, K.A., and Cristol D.A. 2009. Compromised immunocompetence in free-living tree swallows exposed to mercury. Ecotoxicology 18: 499-503.

Hawley, D.M., Briggs, J., Dhondt, A.A., and Lovette, I.J. 2008.  Reconciling molecular signatures across markers:  mitochondrial DNA confirms founder effect in invasive North American house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Conservation Genetics 9, 637-643.

Hawley, D.M., Jennelle C.S., Sydenstricker, K.V., and Dhondt, A.A.  2007.  Pathogen resistance and immunocompetence covary with social status in house finches.  Functional Ecology 21, 520-527.

Hawley, D.M., Davis, A.K., and Dhondt, A.A.  2007.  Transmission-relevant behaviours shift with pathogen infection in wild house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus).  Canadian Journal of Zoology 85: 752-757.

Dhondt, A.A., Sydenstricker, K.S., Hawley, D.M., and Jennelle, C.J.  2007.  Experimental evidence for fomite transmission of Mycoplasma gallisepticum in house finches.  Avian Pathology 36, 205-208.

Hawley, D.M.  2006.  Asymmetric effects of experimental manipulations of social status on individual immune response.  Animal Behaviour 71, 1431-1438.

Hawley, D.M., Hanley, D., Dhondt, A.A., and Lovette, I.J.  2006.  Molecular evidence for a founder effect in invasive house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations experiencing an emergent disease epidemic.  Molecular Ecology 15, 263-275.

Dhondt A.A., Badyaev A., Dobson A.P., Hawley D.M., Hochachka W.M., and Driscoll M.J. 2006.  Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis spreads more slowly in native than in introduced range of the host. Ecohealth 3, 95-102.

Hawley, D.M., Sydenstricker, K.V., Kollias, G.V., and Dhondt, A.A. 2005.Genetic diversity predicts pathogen resistance and cell-mediated immunocompetence in house finches.  Biology Letters 1, 326-329.