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Hawley Lab: Selected Recent Publications

(For a comprehensive list, see Dana Hawley's Google Scholar profile)


*Fleming-Davies A.E., *Williams, P.D., Dhondt, A.A., Dobson, A.P., Hochachka, W.M., Leon, A.E., Ley, D.H., Osnas, E.E., and Hawley, D.M. Incomplete host immunity favors the evolution of virulence in an emergent wildlife pathogen. Science 359:1030-1033. *contributed equally.  Full text available at:

Vinkler, M., Leon, A.E., Kirkpatrick, L., Dalloul, R.A., and Hawley, D.M. 2018. Differing house finch cytokine expression responses to original and evolved isolates of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. Frontiers in Immunology 9:13.

Moyers, S.C., Adelman, J.S., Farine, D.R., Thomason, C.A., and Hawley, D.M. 2018. Feeder density enhances house finch disease transmission in experimental epidemics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 373: 20170090. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0090

Thomason, C.A, Mullen, N., Belden, L.K., May, M., and Hawley, D.M. 2017. Resident microbiome disruption with antibiotics enhances virulence of a colonizing pathogen. Scientific Reports 7:16177. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16393-3

Leon, A.E., and Hawley, D.M. 2017. Host responses to pathogen priming in a natural songbird host. Ecohealth 14: 793-804. doi: 10.1007/s10393-017-1261-x

Adelman, J., and Hawley, D. 2017. Tolerance of infection: a role for animal behavior, potential immune mechanisms, and consequences for parasite transmission. Hormones and Behavior 88:79-86.

Flint, B.F., Hawley, D.M., and Alexander, K.A. 2016. Do not feed the wildlife: associations between garbage use, aggression, and disease in banded mongooses (Mungos mungo). Ecology and Evolution 6: 5932-5939. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2343

Love, A.C., Foltz, S.L., Adelman, J.S., Moore, I.T., and Hawley, D.M. 2016. Changes in corticosterone concentrations and behavior during Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 235: 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.06.008.

Ezenwa, V.O., Archie E.A., Craft, M. Hawley, D.M., Martin, L.B., Moore, J. and White, L. 2016. Host-behavior-parasite feedbacks: an essential link between animal behavior and disease ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283: 20153078. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.3078

Adelman, J.S., Moyers, S.C., Farine, D.R., and Hawley, D.M. 2015. Feeder use predicts both acquisition and transmission of a contagious pathogen in a North American songbird.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151429. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1429

Moyers, S.C., Kosarski, K.B., Adelman, J.S., and Hawley, D.M. 2015. Interactions between social behavior and the acute phase response in house finches. Behaviour 15: 2039-2058. DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003312

Harris, M.C., Dotseth, E.J., Jackson, B.T., Zink, S.D., Marek, P.E., Paulson, S.L., Kramer, L.D., and Hawley, D.M. 2015. Detection and isolation of La Crosse virus in field-collected Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Appalachian Region, USA.  Emerging Infectious Diseases 21: 646-649. DOI: 10.3201/eid2104.140734

Harris, M.C., Yang, F., Jackson, D., Dotseth, E., Paulson, S., and Hawley, D. 2015.  La Crosse virus field detection and vector competence of Culex mosquitoes. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 93: 461-467. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0128

Fairbanks, B.M., Hawley, D.M., and Alexander, K.A. 2015. No evidence for avoidance of visibly diseased conspecifics in the highly social banded mongoose (Mungos mungo). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 371-381. DOI:10.1007/s00265-014-1849-x

Adelman, J.S., Moore, I.T., and Hawley, D.M. 2015. House finch responses to Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection do not vary with experimentally increased aggression. The Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A 323: 39-51. DOI: 10.1002/jez.1894

Adelman, J.S., Moyers, S.C., and Hawley, D.M. 2014.  Using remote biomonitoring to understand heterogeneity in immune-responses and disease-dynamics in small, free-living animals. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 377-386. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icu088

Fairbanks, B.M., Hawley, D.M., and Alexander, K.A. 2014. The impact of health status on dispersal behavior in banded mongooses (Mungos mungo). Ecohealth 11: 258-262. DOI:10.1007/s10393-014-0912-4

Williams, P.D., Dobson, A.P., Dhondt, K.V., Hawley, D.M., and Dhondt, A.A.  2014.  Evidence of trade-offs shaping virulence evolution in an emerging wildlife pathogen.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 1271-1278. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12379

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.

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. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1068

Adelman, J.S., Kirkpatrick, L., Grodio, J.L., and Hawley, D.M. 2013. House finch populations differ in early inflammatory signaling and pathogen tolerance at the peak of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection. American Naturalist 181: 674-689. DOI: 10.1086/670024