Representative Publications


Bancroft, B.A., B.A. Han, C.L. Searle, L.M. Biga, D.H. Olson, L.B. Kats, J.J. Lawler, and A.R. Blaustein. 2011. Species-level correlates of susceptibility to the pathogenic amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the United States. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 1911-1920. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., R. A. Alford and R. N. Harris. 2009. The value of well-designed experiments in studying diseases with special reference to amphibians. EcoHealth 6:373-377. PDF

Blaustein,A.R. and A. Dobson. 2006. Extinctions: A message from the frogs. Nature 439:143-144. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., S.S. Gervasi, P.T.J. Johnson, J.T. Hoverman, L.K. Belden, P.W. Bradley, and G.Y. Xie. 2012. Ecophysiology meets conservation: understanding the role of disease in amphibian population declines. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:1688-1707. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., D.G. Hokit, R.K. O'Hara and R.A. Holt. 1994. Pathogenic fungus contributes to amphibian losses in the Pacific-Northwest. Biological Conservation 67:251-254. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. and P.T.J. Johnson. 2003. Explaining frog deformities. Scientific American 288:60-65. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. and P.T.J. Johnson. 2003. The complexity of deformed amphibians. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1:87-94. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. and P.T.J. Johnson. 2010. When an infection turns lethal. Nature 465: 881-882. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., A.M. Kuris, and J.J. Alió. 1983. Pest and parasite species-richness problems. The American Naturalist 122(4): 556-566. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., J.M. Romansic, E.A. Scheessele, B.A. Han, A.P. Pessier and J.E. Longcore. 2005. Interspecific variation in susceptibility of frog tadpoles to the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Conservation Biology 19: 1460-1468. PDF

Bradley, P.W., S.S. Gervasi, J. Hua, R.D. Cothran, R.R. Relyea, D.H. Olson and A.R. Blaustein. 2015. Sensitivity to the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis varies among amphibian populations. Conservation Biology. 29:1347-1356 PDF

Buck, J.C., L. Truong, and A.R. Blaustein. 2011. Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus? Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 3549-3553. PDF

Buck, J.C., J.R. Rohr and A.R. Blaustein. 2016. Effects of nutrient supplementation on host-pathogen dynamics of the amphibian chytrid fungus: A community approach. Freshwater Biology. 61:110-120. PDF

Buck, J.C., K.I. Scholz, J.R. Rohr and A.R. Blaustein. 2015. Trophic dynamics in an aquatic community: Interactions among primary producers, grazers and a pathogenic fungus. Oecologia. 178:239-248. PDF

Chestnut, T., C. Anderson, R. Popa, A.R. Blaustein, M. Voytek, D.H. Olson, and J. Kirshtein. 2014. Hetergeneous occupancy and density estimates of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in waters of North America. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106790. PDF

Chivers, D.P, B.D. Wisenden, C.J. Hindman, T.A. Michalak, R.C. Kusch, S.G.W Kaminskyj, K.L Jack, M. C. O Ferrari, R.J. Pollock, C.F. Halbgewachs, M.S. Pollock, S. Alemadi, C.T. James, R.K Savaloja, C.P Goater, A. Corwin, R.S Mirza, J.M. Kiesecker, G.E Brown, J.C Adrian Jr., P.H Krone, A.R. Blaustein, and A. Mathis. 2007. Epidermal ‘alarm substance’ cells of fishes maintained by non-alarm functions: possible defence against pathogens, parasites and UVB radiation. Proceeding of the Royal Society B. 1-9. PDF

Cothran, R.D., S.S. Gervasi, C. Murray, B.J. French, P.W. Bradley, J. Urbina, A.R. Blaustein, and R.A. Relyea. 2015. Carotenoids and amphibians: effects on life history and susceptibility to the infectious pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Conservation Physiology 3: doi10.1093/consphys/cov005. PDF

Dang, T.D., Searle, C.L. and Blaustein, A.R. 2017. Virulence variation among strains of the emerging infectious fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) in multiple amphibian host species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms Vol 124: 233-239. PDF

Fuller, C.A. and A.R. Blaustein. 1996. Effects of parasite Eimeria arizonensis on survival of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Ecology 77: 2196-2202. PDF

Garcia, T.S., J.M. Romansic, and A.R. Blaustein. 2006. Survival of three species of anuran metamorphs exposed to UV-B radiation and the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 72: 163–169. PDF

Gervasi, S., C. Gondhalekar, D.H. Olson, and A.R. Blaustein. 2013. Host identity matters in the amphibian-Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis system: fine-scale patterns of variation in responses to a multi-host pathogen. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54490. PDF

Gervasi, S., E. Hunt, M. Lowry and A.R. Blaustein. 2014. Temporal patterns in immunity, Infection load, and disease susceptibility: understanding the drivers of host responses in the amphibian-chytrid fungus system. Functional Ecology. 28:569-578. PDF

Gervasi, SS., J. Urbina, J. Hua, T. Chestnut, R.A. Reyea, & A.R. Blaustein. 2013. Experimental evidence for American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) susceptibility to chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). EcoHealth DOI: 10.1007/s10393-013-0832-8. PDF

Gervasi S.S., Stephens P.R., Hua J., Searle C.L., Xie, G.Y., Urbina J., Olson, D.H., Bancroft B.A., Weis V., Hammond, J.I., Relyea R.A., and Blaustein A.R. 2017. Linking Ecology and Epidemiology to Understand Predictors of Multi-Host Responses to an Emerging Pathogen, the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus. PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167882. PDF

Groner, M.L., J.C. Buck, S. Gervasi, A.R. Blaustein, L.K. Reinhert, L.A. Rollins-Smith, M.E. Bier, J. Hempel, and R. Relyea. 2013. Larval exposure to predator cues alters immune function and response to a fungal pathogen in post-metamorphic wood frogs. Ecological Applications 23(6): 1443-1454. PDF

Han, B.A., Bradley, P.W., and A.R. Blaustein. 2008. Ancient behaviors of larval amphibians in response to an emerging fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 241 - 250. PDF

Han, B.A., J.L. Kerby, C.L. Searle, A. Storfer, and A.R. Blaustein. 2015. Host species composition influences infection severity among amphibians in the absence of spillover transmission. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.1385. PDF

Han, B.A., C.L. Searle, and A.R. Blaustein. 2011. Effects of an infectious fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, on amphibian predator-prey interactions. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16675. PDF

Johnson, P.T.J., K.B. Lunde, E.M. Thurman, E.G. Ritchie, S.N. Wray, D.R. Sutherland, J.M. Kapfer, T.J. Frest, J. Bowerman and A.R. Blaustein. 2002. Parasite (Ribeiroia ondatrae) infection linked to amphibian malformations in the western United States . Ecological Monographs 72: 151-168. PDF

Jones, D.K., Dang, T.D., Urbina, J., Bendis, R.J., Buck, J.C., Cothran, R.D., Blaustein, A.R., and Relyea, R.A. 2017. Effect of Simultaneaous Amphibian Exposure to Pesticides and an Emerging Fungal Pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 671-679. PDF

Kiesecker, J.M. and A.R. Blaustein. 1995. Synergism between UV-B radiation and a pathogen magnifies amphibian embyro mortality in nature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 92: 11049-11052. PDF

Kiesecker J.M. and A.R. Blaustein. 1997. Influences of egg laying behavior on pathogenic infection of amphibian eggs. Conservation Biology 11(1): 214-220. PDF

Kiesecker, J.M. and A.R. Blaustein. 1999. Pathogen reverses competition between larval amphibians. Ecology 80(7): 2442-2448. PDF

Kiesecker, J.M., A.R. Blaustein and C.L. Miller. 2001. Transfer of a pathogen from a fish to amphibians. Conservation Biology 15:1064-1070. PDF

Kuris, A.M., A.R. Blaustein, and J.J. Alió. 1980. Hosts as islands. The American Naturalist 116(4): 570-586. PDF

Lefcort, H. and A.R. Blaustein. 1991. Parasite load and brightness in lizards - an interspecific test of the Hamilton and Zuk Hypothesis. Journal of Zoology 224:491-499.

Lefcort, H. and A.R. Blaustein. 1995. Disease, predator avoidance, and vulnerability to predation in tadpoles. Oikos 74:469-474.

Rohr, J.R., Raffel, T.R., Blaustein, A.R., Johnson, P.T.J., Paull, S.H., and S. Young. 2013. Using physiology to understand climate-driven changes in disease and their implications for conservation. Conservation Physiology 1(1): cot022. PDF

Romansic, J.M., K.A. Diez, E.M. Higashi, A.R. Blaustein. 2006. Effects of nitrate and the pathogenic water mold Saprolegnia on survival of amphibian larvae. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 68: 235–243. PDF

Romansic, J.M., K.A. Diez, E.M. Higashi, J. Johnson, A.R. Blaustein. 2009. Effects of the pathogenic water mold Saprolegnia ferax on survival of amphibian larvae. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 83: 187-193. PDF

Romansic, J.M., E.M. Higashi, K.A. Diez, and A.R. Blaustein. 2007. Susceptibility of newly-metamorphosed frogs to a pathogenic water moulds (Saprolegnia sp.). Herpetological Journal 17: 161-166. PDF

Romansic, J.M., P.T.J. Johnson, C.L. Searle, J.E. Johnson, T.S. Tunstall, B.A. Han, J.R. Rohr, and A.R. Blaustein. 2011. Individual and combined effects of multiple pathogens on Pacific treefrogs. Oecologia 166(4): 1029-1041. PDF

Romansic, J.M., A.A. Waggener, B.A. Bancroft, and A.R. Blaustein. 2009. Influence of ultraviolet-B radiation on growth, prevalence of deformities, and susceptibility to predation in Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) larvae. Hydrobiologia 624: 219-233. PDF

Romansic, J.M., Johnson J.E., Wagner R.S., Hill R.H., Gaulke C.A., Vredengurg V.T., and Blaustein A.R. 2017. Complex interactive effects of water molde, herbicide, and the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on Pacific treefrog Hyliola regilla hosts. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 123: 227-238. PDF

Searle, C.L., Belden, L.K., Du, P., and A.R. Blaustein. 2014. Stress and chytridiomycosis: exogenous exposure to corticosterone does not alter amphibian susceptibility to a fungal pathogen. Journal of Experimental Zoology 321A: 243-253. PDF

Searle, C.L., L.M. Biga, J.W. Spatafora, and A.R. Blaustein. 2011. A dilution effect in the emerging amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(39): 16322-16326. PDF

Searle, C.L., S.S. Gervasi, J. Hua, J.I. Hammond, R.A. Relyea, D.H. Olson, and A.R. Blaustein. 2011. Differential host susceptibility to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, an emerging amphibian pathogen. Conservation Biology 25(5): 965-974. PDF

Searle, C.S., G.Y. Xie, and A.R. Blaustein. 2013. Development and infectious disease in hosts with complex life cycles. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60920. PDF

Xie, G.Y., Olson, D.H., and Blaustein, A.R. 2016. Projecting the global distribution of the emerging amphibian fungal pathogem Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, based on IPCC climate futures. Plos One 11(8): e0160746. PDF