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Scott Carver

Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology

Room 236, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2794 (phone)

Scott.Carver@utas.edu.au

Scott Carver is a lecturer in wildlife ecology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Tasmania. He specialises in the ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, spanning wildlife, domestic animal and human health. He is interested the transmission, pathology and emergence of infectious diseases, and pursues these interests using a combination of field studies, experiments and mathematical modelling. This, often involves collaborating with investigators in other disciplines, such as geneticists, immunologists, mathematicians and veterinarians. His research focusses on some key systems, including: sarcoptic mange in wombats, pathogen transmission in puma and bobcats, Ross River virus, and chlamydial infections of koala and agricultural animals.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDDryland Salinity and the Ecology of Ross River virusUniversity of Western AustraliaAustralia2009
MScAspects of Amphibian DeclineVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand2004
BScMajors in Physiology and BiologyVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand2001

Biography

Underpinning his research interests is a multi-disciplinary background. The combination of training in molecular and ecological biosciences, and a keen interest in mathematics and statistics has supported diverse collaborations across multiple countries. Scott completed a degree in physiology and a Masters in ecophysiology at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand (1998-2004), and a PhD on the ecology of Ross River virus at the University of Western Australia in Perth (2005-2008). He then undertook four years of postdoctoral studies in the United States. He spent two years at Montana Tech of the University of Montana (2008-2010) studying a small mammal associated hantavirus (Sin Nombre virus) that can spillover to humans and cause mortality. Following this, he spent two years at Colorado State University (2010-2012) studying pathogen exposure and cross-species transmission among puma, bobcats and domestic cats around the urban-wildland interface.

Scott joined the School of Biological Sciences in 2012. He continues his research into disease transmission in puma, bobcats and domestic cats in North America, focussing on Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (an analogue for HIV in humans). He has reengaged in mosquito-borne disease ecology in Australia, picking up where his PhD finished, with specific emphasis to understand the complex ecology and epidemiology of Ross River virus, particularly the role of marsupial hosts in human epidemic patterns. He has also established new research directions. A major focus of his lab is studying sarcoptic mange, which is the most threatening disease of wombats in Australia, and infects >100 species of mammal globally. He collaborates and co-supervises students studying Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease. He also works closely with colleagues studying the epidemiology Chlamydial infections among agricultural animals and koala, and vaccine development.

Scott has authored 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, as of July 2015. Since arriving at UTAS he has successfully attracted grants exceeding $2.5M. Funding sources include the Australian Research Council (Linkage program), US National Science Foundation (Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease program), Holsworth Wildlife Foundation, the Government of Western Australia (Funding initiative for Mosquito Management) and internal UTAS funding sources.

Research Themes

Scott's research combines the University's research themes of: Better Health; Environment, Resources and Sustainability; and Data, Knowledge and Decisions. His research interests include wildlife conservation, health, and understanding how parasites are transmitted in natural and anthropogenic settings. Scott's research is primarily focussed in Australia and North America, but has a significant global focus. This includes research into emerging infectious diseases in wildlife worldwide. While focussed on infectious diseases, Scott's lab also undertakes research with a more pure ecological focus. This includes anthopogenic impacts on individual species and communities, such as land-use impacts on platypus and aquatic invertebrate communities. His research is not focussed on any particular animal taxon (spanning aquatic invertebrates to large terrestrial carnivores), but rather focusses on critical problems and questions which relate to disease transmission and anthropogenic impacts on the environment.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2015-present, Australian Mammal Society
  • 2015-present, Mosquito Control Association of Austrlia
  • 2011-present, Wildlife Disease Association

Teaching

Disease Ecology and Epidemiology, Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Animal Biology, Community Ecology, Conservation, Wildlife, Health

Teaching expertise

  • 2013: Course coordinator. School of Zoology, University of Tasmania: Animal Evolution and Ecology (KZA211)
  • 2013: Lecturer. School of Zoology, University of Tasmania: Biology of Animals (KZA161), Functional Biology of Animals (KZA212), Zoology Research Project (KZA304), Biology and Society (KZA306), Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management (KZA360)
  • 2009-10: Course coordinator. Department of Biology, Montana Tech of the University of Montana: Biology and Man (BIOL 1016/1026), Introduction to Biodiversity Laboratory (BIOL 1096), General Zoology (BIOL 3326), Environmental Issues (BIOL 1826)

Scott has also been invited as a guest lecturer in Animal Ecology Freshman Seminar Mathematical Modeling (Department of Biology and the Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana Tech of the University of Montana), Ecology and Health (School of Population Health, University of Western Australia), Vertebrate Zoology (Ecology Department, Massey University) and Biodiversity and Conservation (School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington). He has held a teaching assistant positions within School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia (Introduction to Ecology) and School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (Cell Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Ecology and Environment and Plant Ecology)

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • 2012- Affiliate Faculty. Department of Biology, Colorado State University
  • 2011- Assistant Editor in Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Wildlife Disease Association

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Expertise

  • Host-parasite interactions
  • Epidemiology
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Community ecology
  • Virology
  • Pathology
  • Population, ecological and evolutionary genetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biological mathematics
  • Invertebrate biology
  • Vertebreate biology
  • Environmental and occupational health and safety

Awards

    • 2015: Holdsworth Wildlife Research Endowment for Paul Botwe. Co-PIs, Carver, S., Barmuta, L., Magierowski, R. Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems. $5,000
    • 2014: Government of Western Australia Funding Initiative for Mosquito Management. Carver, S. Improving understanding of Ross River virus transmission, impacts of current mosquito management and alternative vector control strategies in south-western Australia
    • 2014: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP140100315. Pilkinghorne, A., Timms, P., Carver, S. Improving the diagnosis, management and control of chlamydial infections in Australian livestock. $689,100 (ARC $509,100; Industry $189,000)
    • 2014: National Science Foundation Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases award. DEB 1413925. VandeWoude, S., Crooks, K. R., Carver, S., Funk, W. C., Craft, M. E., Earnst, H. Impacts of landscape structure, host demography, and management interventions on disease dynamics $2,140,013,  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1413925
    • 2014: Holdsworth Wildlife Research Endowment for Paul Botwe. Co-PIs, Carver, S., Barmuta, L., Magierowski, R. Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems. $5,000
    • University of Tasmania, Research Enhancement Grants Scheme $10,000

Collaboration

Scott's research involves national and international collaborations. Some of these primary collaborations include:

  • Wombats and mange: Alex Hewitt, Chris Burridge and Mike Charleston (UTAS), Adam Polkinghorne (Uni Sunshine Coast), Jonh Lesku (La Trobe Uni), Jeremy Austin (Adelaide Uni)
  • Puma, bobcats and domestic cats: Sue VandeWoude, Kevin Crooks and Chris Funk (Colorado State Uni), Meggan Craft (Uni Minnesota), Ryan Troyer (Oregon State Uni), Julia Beatty (Sydney Uni), numerous state and federal agencies across the US as well as other university based researchers
  • Mosquito-borne disease: Nicholas Beeton and Larry Forbes (UTAS), numerous state government departments and regional councils across Australia responsible for mosquito control, and mosquito and disease surveillance
  • Chlamydial infections: Adam Polkinghorne and Peter Timms (Uni Sunshine Coast)
  • Tasmanian devils: Menna Jones, Rodrigo Hamede and Gregory Woods (UTAS)

Fields of Research

  • Host-Parasite Interactions (060307)
  • Ecology (060299)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Biological Sciences (069999)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (070704)
  • Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology) (070707)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Animal Physiology - Cell (060602)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Innate Immunity (110707)
  • Animal Physiological Ecology (060806)
  • Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (070701)
  • Stochastic Analysis and Modelling (010406)
  • Ecological Physiology (060203)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Simulation and Modelling (080110)
  • Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703)
  • Medical Bacteriology (110801)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) (060405)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) (050207)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies) (110702)
  • Veterinary Parasitology (070708)
  • Anthropological Genetics (060401)
  • Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309)
  • Biological Adaptation (060303)

Research Objectives

  • Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) (920404)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales (960405)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960402)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments (960404)
  • Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection) (960401)
  • Health (929999)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960504)
  • Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960412)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960403)
  • Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) (960608)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960506)
  • Immune System and Allergy (920108)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments (960510)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management (960905)
  • Environmental Health (920405)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960804)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Air Quality (960101)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Sheep - Meat (830310)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Veterinary Diagnostics (860902)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (961202)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Zoonoses (920120)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Skin and Related Disorders (920117)

Publications

Since 2011 Scott has been an assistant editor in Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Total publications

65

Highlighted publications

(19 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleCarver S, Bevins SN, Lappin MR, Boydston EE, Lyren LM, et al., 'Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States', Ecological Applications, 26, (2) pp. 367-381. ISSN 1051-0761 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/15-0445.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lunn T

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2015Chapter in BookCarver S, Slaney DP, Leisnham PT, Weinstein P, 'Healthy wetlands, healthy people: mosquito borne disease', Wetlands and Human Health, Springer Netherlands, CM Finlayson, P Horwicz, P Weinstein (ed), Netherlands, pp. 95-121. ISBN 978-94-017-9608-8 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2015Journal ArticlePepin KM, Leach CB, Marques-Toledo C, Laass KH, Paixio KS, et al., 'Utility of mosquito surveillance data for spatial prioritization of vector control against dengue viruses in three Brazilian cities', Parasites and Vectors, 8, (98) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1756-3305 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0659-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2015Journal ArticleTompkins DM, Carver S, Jones ME, Krkosek M, Skerratt LF, 'Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: a critical perspective', Trends in Parasitology, 31, (4) pp. 149-159. ISSN 1471-4922 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2015.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Jones ME

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2015Journal ArticleCarver S, Mills JN, Parmenter CA, Parmenter RR, Richardson KS, et al., 'Toward a mechanistic understanding of environmentally forced zoonotic disease emergence: sin nombre hantavirus', Bioscience, 65, (7) pp. 651-666. ISSN 0006-3568 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Harris RL

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2014Journal ArticleBeatty JA, Troyer RM, Carver S, Barrs VR, Espinasse F, et al., 'Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1; a widely endemic potential pathogen of domestic cats', Virology, 460-461 pp. 100-107. ISSN 0042-6822 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2014.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2014Journal ArticleTroyer RM, Beatty JA, Stutzman-Rodriguez KR, Carver S, Lozano CC, et al., 'Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors', Journal of Virology, 88, (8) pp. 3914-3924. ISSN 0022-538X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JVI.03405-13 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2012Journal ArticleBevins SN, Carver SS, Boydston EE, Lyren LM, Alldredge M, et al., 'Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: implications for infectious disease transmission', PLoS-One, 7, (2) Article e31403. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031403 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

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2012Journal ArticleCarver SS, Scorza AV, Bevins SN, Riley SPD, Crooks KR, et al., 'Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, (9) pp. 3080-3083. ISSN 0095-1137 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01558-12 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

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2012Journal ArticleHaley NJ, Mathiason CK, Carver SS, Telling GC, Zabel MD, et al., 'Sensitivity of protein misfolding cyclic amplification versus immunohistochemistry in ante-mortem detection of chronic wasting disease', Journal of General Virology, 93 pp. 1141-1150. ISSN 0022-1317 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.039073-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2011Journal ArticleCarver SS, Kuenzi A, Bagamian KH, Mills JN, Rollin PE, et al., 'A temporal dilution effect: hantavirus infection in deer mice and the intermittent presence of voles in Montana', Acta Oecologica: International Journal of Ecology, 166 pp. 713-721. ISSN 1146-609X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1882-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2011Journal ArticleCarver SS, Trueax JT, Douglass R, Kuenzi A, 'Delayed density-dependent prevalence of Sin Nombre virus infection in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in central and western Montana', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47, (1) pp. 56-63. ISSN 0090-3558 (2011) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 21269997 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

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2011Journal ArticleHaley NJ, Mathiason CK, Carver SS, Zabel M, Telling GC, et al., 'Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease Prions in Salivary, Urinary, and Intestinal Tissues of Deer: Potential Mechanisms of Prion Shedding and Transmission', Journal of Virology, 85, (13) pp. 6309-6318. ISSN 0022-538X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00425-11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 38

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2011Journal ArticleZheng X, Carver SS, Troyer RM, Terwee JA, VandeWoude S, 'Prior virus exposure alters the long-term landscape of viral replication during Feline Lentiviral Infection', Viruses, 3 pp. 1891-1908. ISSN 0956-9979 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/v3101891 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2010Journal ArticleCarver SS, Bell BD, Walsman B, 'Does Chytridiomycosis Disrupt Amphibian Skin Function?', Copeia, 3 pp. 487-495. ISSN 0045-8511 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1643/CH-09-128 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25

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2010Journal ArticleCarver SS, Kilpatrick AM, Kuenzi A, Douglass R, Ostfeld RS, et al., 'Environmental monitoring to enhance comprehension and control of infectious diseases', Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12 pp. 2048-2055. ISSN 1464-0325 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/C0EM00046A [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2009Journal ArticleCarver SS, Bestall A, Jardine A, Ostfield RS, 'Influence of Hosts on the Ecology of Arboviral Transmission: Potential Mechanisms Influencing Dengue, Murray Valley Encephalitis, and Ross River Virus in Australia', Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9, (1) pp. 51-64. ISSN 1530-3667 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2008.0040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25

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2009Journal ArticleCarver SS, Spafford H, Storey A, Weinstein P, 'Dryland salinity and the ecology of Ross River virus: the ecological underpinnings of the potential for transmission', Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9, (6) pp. 611-622. ISSN 1530-3667 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2008.0124 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12

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2004Journal ArticleBell BD, Carver SS, Mitchell NJ, Pledger S, 'The recent decline of a New Zealand endemic: how and why did populations of Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi crash over 1996-2001?', Biological Conservation, 120, (2) pp. 189-199. ISSN 0006-3207 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.02.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 58

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Journal Article

(56 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Koolhof IS, Carver S, 'Epidemic host community contribution to mosquito-borne disease transmission: Ross River virus', Epidemiology and Infection, 145, (4) pp. 656-666. ISSN 0950-2688 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0950268816002739 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Koolhof IS

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2017Martin AM, Burridge CP, Ingram J, Fraser TA, Carver S, 'Invasive pathogen drives host population collapse: effects of a travelling wave of sarcoptic mange on bare -nosed wombats', Journal of Applied Ecology pp. 1-30. ISSN 1365-2664 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Martin AM; Burridge CP; Ingram J; Fraser TA

2017Stanhope J, Carver S, Weinstein P, 'Health outcomes of beekeeping: a systematic review', Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, (2) pp. 100-111. ISSN 0021-8839 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00218839.2017.1291208 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Stanhope J

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2017Rowbottom R, Carver S, Barmuta LA, Weinstein P, Allen GR, 'Mosquito distribution in a saltmarsh: determinants of eggs in a variable environment', Journal of Vector Ecology, 42, (1) pp. 161-170. ISSN 1081-1710 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jvec.12251 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rowbottom R; Barmuta LA; Allen GR

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2016Carver S, Bevins SN, Lappin MR, Boydston EE, Lyren LM, et al., 'Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States', Ecological Applications, 26, (2) pp. 367-381. ISSN 1051-0761 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/15-0445.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lunn T

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2016Gilbertson MLJ, Carver S, VandeWoude S, Crooks KR, Lappin MR, et al., 'Is pathogen exposure spatially autocorrelated? Patterns of pathogens in puma (Puma concolor) and bobcat (Lynx rufus)', Ecosphere, 7, (11) Article e01558. ISSN 2150-8925 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1558 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Hohnen R, Tuft K, Legge S, Walters N, Johanson L, et al., 'The significance of topographic complexity in habitat selection and persistence of a declining marsupial in the Kimberley region of Western Australia', Australian Journal of Zoology, 64, (3) pp. 198-216. ISSN 0004-959X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/ZO16015 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hohnen R; Tuft K; Johnson CN

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2016Lunn T, Macgregor J, Munks S, Carver S, 'Dermatophilus congolensis infection in platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia, 2015', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 52, (4) pp. 965-967. ISSN 0090-3558 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7589/2016-02-030R [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lunn T; Munks S

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2016Simpson K, Johnson CN, Carver S, 'Sarcoptes scabiei: the mange mite with mighty effects on the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)', PLOS One, 11, (3) Article e0149749. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149749 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Simpson K; Johnson CN

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2016Waugh C, Khan SA, Carver S, Hanger J, Loader J, et al., 'A prototype recombinant-protein based Chlamydia pecorum vaccine results in reduced Chlamydial burden and less clinical disease in free-ranging koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)', PLoS ONE, 11, (1) Article e0146934. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146934 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2016Carver S, 'The Koala, an Iconic Animal under Threat', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 52, (2) pp. 197-198. ISSN 0090-3558 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.7589/52-02-39 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Fraser TA, Charleston M, Martin A, Polkinghorne A, Carver S, 'The emergence of sarcoptic mange in Australian wildlife: an unresolved debate', Parasites and Vectors, 9, (1) Article 316. ISSN 1756-3305 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1578-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Fraser TA; Charleston M; Martin A

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2015Carver S, Beatty JA, Troyer RM, Harris RL, Stutzman-Rodriguez K, et al., 'Closing the gap on causal processes of infection risk from cross-sectional data: structural equation models to understand infection and co-infection', Parasites and Vectors, 8, (1) Article 658. ISSN 1756-3305 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1274-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Harris RL

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2015Carver S, Mills JN, Parmenter CA, Parmenter RR, Richardson KS, et al., 'Toward a mechanistic understanding of environmentally forced zoonotic disease emergence: sin nombre hantavirus', Bioscience, 65, (7) pp. 651-666. ISSN 0006-3568 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Harris RL

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2015Hohnen R, Tuft KD, Legge S, Radford IJ, Carver S, et al., 'Post-fire habitat use of the golden-backed tree-rat (Mesembriomys macrurus) in the northwest Kimberley, Western Australia', Austral Ecology, 40, (8) pp. 941-952. ISSN 1442-9985 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aec.12278 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hohnen R; Johnson CN

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2015McEvoy J, While GM, Sinn DL, Carver S, Wapstra E, 'Behavioural syndromes and structural and temporal consistency of behavioural traits in a social lizard', Journal of Zoology, 296, (1) pp. 58-66. ISSN 0952-8369 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12217 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM; Sinn DL; Wapstra E

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2015Botwe PK, Barmuta LA, Magierowski R, McEvoy P, Goonan P, et al., 'Temporal patterns and environmental correlates of macroinvertebrate communities in temporary streams', PLoS ONE, 10, (11) Article e0142370. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142370 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Botwe PK; Barmuta LA; Magierowski R

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2015Rowbottom R, Carver S, Barmuta LA, Weinstein P, Foo D, et al., 'Resource limitation, controphic ostracod density and larval mosquito development', PLoS One, 10, (11) Article e0142472. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142472 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Rowbottom R; Barmuta LA; Allen GR

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2015Stanhope J, Carver S, Weinstein P, 'The risky business of being an entomologist: a systematic review', Environmental Research, 140 pp. 619-633. ISSN 0013-9351 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.05.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Stanhope J

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2015Tompkins DM, Carver S, Jones ME, Krkosek M, Skerratt LF, 'Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: a critical perspective', Trends in Parasitology, 31, (4) pp. 149-159. ISSN 1471-4922 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2015.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Jones ME

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2015Pepin KM, Leach CB, Marques-Toledo C, Laass KH, Paixio KS, et al., 'Utility of mosquito surveillance data for spatial prioritization of vector control against dengue viruses in three Brazilian cities', Parasites and Vectors, 8, (98) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1756-3305 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0659-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2014Beatty JA, Troyer RM, Carver S, Barrs VR, Espinasse F, et al., 'Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1; a widely endemic potential pathogen of domestic cats', Virology, 460-461 pp. 100-107. ISSN 0042-6822 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2014.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2014Haley NJ, Carver S, Hoon-Hanks LL, Henderson DM, Davenport KA, et al., 'Detection of chronic wasting disease in the lymph nodes of free-ranging cervids by real-time quaking-induced conversion', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52, (9) pp. 3237-3243. ISSN 0095-1137 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01258-14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2014Troyer RM, Beatty JA, Stutzman-Rodriguez KR, Carver S, Lozano CC, et al., 'Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors', Journal of Virology, 88, (8) pp. 3914-3924. ISSN 0022-538X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JVI.03405-13 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2013Haley NJ, Van de Motter A, Carver S, Henderson D, Davenport K, et al., 'Prion-seeding activity in cerebrospinal fluid of deer with chronic wasting disease', PLoS One, 8, (11) Article e81488. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081488 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2013Lagana DM, Lee JS, Lewis JS, Bevins SN, Carver S, et al., 'Characterization of regionally associated Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in bobcats (Lynx rufus)', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49, (3) pp. 718-722. ISSN 0090-3558 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7589/2012-10-243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

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2013Richardson KS, Kuenzi A, Douglass RJ, Hart J, Carver S, 'Human exposure to particulate matter potentially contaminated with Sin Nombre Virus', EcoHealth, 10, (2) pp. 159-165. ISSN 1612-9202 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-013-0830-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2013Wood BA, Carver S, Troyer RM, Elder JH, VandeWoude S, 'Domestic cat microsphere immunoassays: Detection of antibodies during feline immunodeficiency virus infection', Journal of Immunological Methods, 396 pp. 74-86. ISSN 0022-1759 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jim.2013.08.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2012Bevins SN, Carver SS, Boydston EE, Lyren LM, Alldredge M, et al., 'Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: implications for infectious disease transmission', PLoS-One, 7, (2) Article e31403. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031403 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

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2012Carver SS, Scorza AV, Bevins SN, Riley SPD, Crooks KR, et al., 'Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50, (9) pp. 3080-3083. ISSN 0095-1137 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01558-12 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

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2012Haley NJ, Mathiason CK, Carver SS, Telling GC, Zabel MD, et al., 'Sensitivity of protein misfolding cyclic amplification versus immunohistochemistry in ante-mortem detection of chronic wasting disease', Journal of General Virology, 93 pp. 1141-1150. ISSN 0022-1317 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.039073-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2012Jones CP, Carver SS, Kendall LV, 'Evaluation of common anesthetic and analgesic techniques for tail biopsy in mice', Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 51, (6) pp. 1-7. ISSN 1559-6109 (2012) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 23294888 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2012Werner AK, Goater S, Carver S, Robertson G, Allen GR, et al., 'Environmental drivers of Ross River virus in southeastern Tasmania, Australia: towards strengthening public health interventions', Epidemiology and Infection, 140, (2) pp. 359-371. ISSN 0950-2688 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0950268811000446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Allen GR

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2011Carver S, Goater S, Allen GR, Rowbottom RM, Fearnley E, et al., 'Relationships of the Ross River virus (Togoviridae: Alphavirus) vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae), to biotic and abiotic factors in saltmarshes of south-eastern Tasmania, Australia: a preliminary study', Australian Journal of Entomology, 50, (4) pp. 344-355. ISSN 1326-6756 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2011.00825.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Allen GR; Rowbottom RM

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2011Carver SS, Trueax JT, Douglass R, Kuenzi A, 'Delayed density-dependent prevalence of Sin Nombre virus infection in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in central and western Montana', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47, (1) pp. 56-63. ISSN 0090-3558 (2011) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 21269997 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

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2011Haley NJ, Mathiason CK, Carver SS, Zabel M, Telling GC, et al., 'Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease Prions in Salivary, Urinary, and Intestinal Tissues of Deer: Potential Mechanisms of Prion Shedding and Transmission', Journal of Virology, 85, (13) pp. 6309-6318. ISSN 0022-538X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00425-11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 38

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2011Richardson K, Carver SS, Douglass R, Kuenzi A, 'Effect of Rock Cover on Small Mammal Abundance in a Montana Grassland', Intermountain Journal of Sciences, 17, (1-4) pp. 20-29. ISSN 1081-3519 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Weinstein P, Judge D, Carver SS, 'Biological and cultural coevolution and emerging infectious disease: Ross River virus in Australia', Medical Hypotheses, 76 pp. 893-896. ISSN 0306-9877 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2011Zheng X, Carver SS, Troyer RM, Terwee JA, VandeWoude S, 'Prior virus exposure alters the long-term landscape of viral replication during Feline Lentiviral Infection', Viruses, 3 pp. 1891-1908. ISSN 0956-9979 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/v3101891 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2011Carver SS, Kuenzi A, Bagamian KH, Mills JN, Rollin PE, et al., 'A temporal dilution effect: hantavirus infection in deer mice and the intermittent presence of voles in Montana', Acta Oecologica: International Journal of Ecology, 166 pp. 713-721. ISSN 1146-609X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1882-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2010Carver SS, 'Resistance of mammal assemblage structure to dryland salinity in a fragmented landscape', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 93 pp. 119-128. ISSN 0035-922X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

2010Carver SS, Bell BD, Walsman B, 'Does Chytridiomycosis Disrupt Amphibian Skin Function?', Copeia, 3 pp. 487-495. ISSN 0045-8511 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1643/CH-09-128 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25

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2010Carver SS, Kilpatrick AM, Kuenzi A, Douglass R, Ostfeld RS, et al., 'Environmental monitoring to enhance comprehension and control of infectious diseases', Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12 pp. 2048-2055. ISSN 1464-0325 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/C0EM00046A [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2010Carver SS, Mills JN, Kuenzi A, Flietstra T, Douglass R, 'Sampling Frequency Differentially Influences Interpretation of Zoonotic Pathogen and Host Dynamics: Sin Nombre Virus and Deer Mice', Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10, (6) pp. 575-583. ISSN 1530-3667 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2009.0222 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2010Carver SS, Spafford H, Storey A, Weinstein P, 'The Roles of Predators, Competitors, and Secondary Salinization in Structuring Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Assemblages in Ephemeral Water Bodies of the Wheatbelt of Western Australia', Environmental entomology, 39, (3) pp. 798-810. ISSN 0046-225X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1603/EN09235 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2010Cline BJ, Carver SS, Douglass RJ, 'Relationship of Human Behavior within Outbuildings to Potential Exposure to Sin Nombre Virus in Western Montana', Ecohealth, 7, (3) pp. 389-393. ISSN 1612-9202 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-010-0318-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2009Carver SS, Bestall A, Jardine A, Ostfield RS, 'Influence of Hosts on the Ecology of Arboviral Transmission: Potential Mechanisms Influencing Dengue, Murray Valley Encephalitis, and Ross River Virus in Australia', Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9, (1) pp. 51-64. ISSN 1530-3667 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2008.0040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25

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2009Carver SS, Spafford H, Storey A, Weinstein P, 'Dryland salinity and the ecology of Ross River virus: the ecological underpinnings of the potential for transmission', Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9, (6) pp. 611-622. ISSN 1530-3667 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2008.0124 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 12

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2009Carver SS, Spafford H, Storey A, Weinstein P, 'Colonization of ephemeral water bodies in the wheatbelt of Western Australia by assemblages of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): role of environmental factors, habitat, and disturbance', Environmental Entomology, 38, (6) pp. 1585-1594. ISSN 0046-225X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1603/022.038.0609 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

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2009Carver SS, Storey A, Spafford H, Lynas J, Chandler L, et al., 'Salinity as a driver of aquatic invertebrate colonisation behaviour and distribution in the wheatbelt of Western Australia', Hydrobiologia: The International Journal on Limnology and Marine Sciences, 617 pp. 75-90. ISSN 0018-8158 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-008-9527-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

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2009van Schie C, Spafford H, Carver SS, Weinstein P, 'Salinity tolerance of Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) from two regions in southwestern Australia', Australian Journal of Entomology, 48, (4) pp. 293-299. ISSN 1326-6756 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2009.00719.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9

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2008Carver SS, Sakalidis V, Weinstein P, 'House mouse abundance and Ross River virus notifications in Victoria, Australia', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12, (5) pp. 528-533. ISSN 1201-9712 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.02.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2007Jardine A, Speldewinde P, Carver SS, Weinstein P, 'Dryland Salinity and Ecosystem Distress Syndrome: Human Health Implications', Ecohealth, 4 pp. 10-17. ISSN 1612-9202 (2007) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-006-0078-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33

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2007Spafford H, Jardine A, Carver SS, Tarala K, van Wees M, et al., 'Laboratory determination of efficacy of a Santalum spicatum extract for mosquito control', Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 23, (3) pp. 304-311. ISSN 1943-6270 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2005Carver SS, Bell B, Waldman B, 'Proceedings of the society for research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand', New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 32, (3) pp. 219-232. ISSN 0301-4223 (2005) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03014223.2005.9518413 [eCite] [Details]

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2004Bell BD, Carver SS, Mitchell NJ, Pledger S, 'The recent decline of a New Zealand endemic: how and why did populations of Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi crash over 1996-2001?', Biological Conservation, 120, (2) pp. 189-199. ISSN 0006-3207 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.02.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 58

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Carver S, Slaney DP, Leisnham PT, Weinstein P, 'Healthy wetlands, healthy people: mosquito borne disease', Wetlands and Human Health, Springer Netherlands, CM Finlayson, P Horwicz, P Weinstein (ed), Netherlands, pp. 95-121. ISBN 978-94-017-9608-8 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Carver S, 'Radiology of Australian Mammals (book review)', Quarterly Review of Biology, 91 pp. 230-231. ISSN 0033-5770 (2016) [Review Single Work]

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2015Carver S, Rowbottom R, 'Mosquito eradication: the story of killing campto', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, published online 26 March pp. 1-2. ISSN 1448-6563 (2015) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2015.1023689 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rowbottom R

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Koolhof IS, Bettiol SS, Carver SS, 'Predictive forecasting of Ross River virus outbreaks and their relative severity in Western Australia', 12th Symposium of the Mosquito Control Association of Australia and Arbovirus Research in Australia, 4-9 September, 2016, Surfers Paradise, Queensland (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Koolhof IS; Bettiol SS

2016Koolhof IS, Carver SS, Bettiol SS, Murray LJ, 'The disconnect': Public and professional perceptions on mosquito management and vector-borne diseases', Environmental Health Australia 41st National Conference, 31 October - 3 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Koolhof IS; Bettiol SS; Murray LJ

2013Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Vector mosquitoes increase generation time in the presence of competitors owing to resource limitation', Proceedings of the 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, 4-9 August 2013, Minneapolis, MN USA, pp. 104. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Barmuta LA

2012Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Ecological interactions and the Ross river virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Tasmania', 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012, 25-28 November 2012, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Barmuta LA

2011Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Salt marshes of south-eastern Tasmania: biotic and abiotic factors and their relationship with the Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae)', Poster presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, November 2011, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Barmuta LA

2011Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Mosquito ecology and management of Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae)', Poster presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, November 2011, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Barmuta LA

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

15

Total funding

$3,255,047

Projects

Evaluating the benefits in Tasmanian devils of immune responses to transmissible cancer (2017)$25,000
Description
A one year field and laboratory study to further our work on the evolution of resistance and tolerance in Tasmanian devils to facial tumor disease and to advance knowledge of immunology of devils for vaccine research. This work is a collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK; Carver SS; Woods GM
Year
2017
Wombat Health Management and Monitoring Project (2016)$15,260
Description
The project will support control efforts of treatments of wombats for parasitic mange and enable adequate monitoring of population health. This project will involve training and engaging a local team of volunteers to assist with monitoring the recovery of the wombat population at Narawntapu National Park. Funding will be provided to engage school students for educational purposes and to raise awareness of the plight of the wombats. It aims to establish long-term, cost-effective monitoring system for local biodiversity at Narawntapu N.P, and to build knowledge in the North West Tasmanian community of local biodiversity values and threats to these.
Funding
Cradle Coast Authority ($15,260)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS
Year
2016
Detection and Investigation of Chytrid in Tasmania Amphibian Communities (2016)$7,500
Description
Detection and investigation of chytrid fungus in amphibian communities in Tasmania
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($7,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS
Year
2016
Assessing genetic health and diversity of the not-so-common, 'common' wombat (Vombatus ursinus) (2016)$5,000
Description
This project has two major aims, (1) to understand population structure in the bare-nosed wombat across the existing range, and (2) Reveal historical changes in population size (i.e. bottlenecks, growth, stasis)
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Burridge CP; Martin A
Year
2016
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devil populations and DFTD in long-diseased areas (2016)$25,000
Description
Tasmanian devils persist in areas long affected by facial tumour disease. We will reveal how epidemic anddemographic patterns are changing, and how devil's social and spatial organisation, breeding and dispersal maintainpopulations in the landscape. The project will help predict the epidemic outcome and the future of the devil.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK; Carver SS
Year
2016
Developing a chlamydial vaccine for koalas (2016 - 2019)$536,364
Description
This project aims to produce an optimised, safe, field-tested, protective Chlamydia vaccine for koalas. In many regions of Australia, Chlamydia infection severely reduces female koala reproductive rates, threatening the species long term survival. This project builds on work developing a prototype vaccine for koala Chlamydia, and intends to produce a vaccine ready for potential registration and use by koala care centres, wildlife hospitals and government departments.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($339,000)
Collaborators
Dreamworld ($10,000); Endeavour Veterinary Ecology Pty Ltd ($30,000); Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ($30,000); Moreton Bay Regional Council ($30,000); University of the Sunshine Coast ($92,364); Zoo and Aquarium Association Inc ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of the Sunshine Coast
Research Team
Timms P; Carver SS; Polkinghorne A
Period
2016 - 2019
Grant Reference
LP160100138
Wombat disease and genome consortium (2015 - 2017)$6,766
Description
Philanthropic donations to study the wombat genome and undertake research guided management of sarcoptic manage in a wombat population.
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($5,766); Highland Conservation Pty Ltd ($1,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS
Period
2015 - 2017
Transcriptional and phylogenetic analysis of sarcoptic mange in the common wombat (2015 - 2016)$10,000
Description
Answer key questions about the impacts of sarcoptic mange on the common wombat by investigating key immune genes, phylogenetic history of the mite and understand the influence of secondary infections.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Polkinghorne A; Fraser T
Period
2015 - 2016
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas (2015 - 2017)$16,250
Description
This project will reveal the mechanisms underlying continued persistence of low density wild devil populations in areas where population and stochastic modelling have predicted a genuine risk of local extinction.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,250)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK; Carver SS; Comte S
Period
2015 - 2017
Tasmanian devil conservation physiology: Role of devil immune system in Devil Facial Tumour Disease progression (2015 - 2017)$16,100
Description
The project aims to establish the biochemistry blood indicator baseline in wild devils and assess how it changes at different stages of infection.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,100)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Carver SS; Hamede Ross RK; Ruiz Aravena MIA
Period
2015 - 2017
Impacts of landscape structure, host demography, and management interventions on disease dynamics (2014 - 2017)$1,887,100
Funding
National Science Foundation ($1,887,100)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Colorado State University
Research Team
Carver SS
Period
2014 - 2017
Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems (2014 - 2016)$16,500
Description
This project will take advantage of an existing database describing land use characteristics, water quality and other environmental variables spanning streams from Natural Resource Management areas across South Australia. The dataset is under the banner of the Australian River Assessment System (AUSRIVAS) comprising over 900 stream sites periodically sampled since 1997, with the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority as the lead agency for the program and the Australian Water Quality Centre (South Australian Corporation) as a third party partner. Models of a-diversity will be explored using taxonomic and trait-based approaches in response to land-use and other environmental variables. To achieve this, regression models will be used to evaluate the hypothesized drivers (e.g. salinity, stream flow, nutrient condition, land-use type) of community structure. Information theoretic approaches will then be used to compare multiple models or hypothesis. The project will then compare and contrast how the best models of taxonomic indices compare to best models of trait-based indices. Structural equation models will be used to model direct and indirect determinants of macroinvertebrates. Coefficients associated with these direct and indirect pathways and their significance will be obtained and how much of the variation in the macroinvertebrate communities will be explained by the direct and indirect environmental determinants.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Magierowski RH; Botwe PK; Barmuta LA
Period
2014 - 2016
Improving understanding of Ross River virus transmission, impacts of current mosquito management and alternative vector control (2014)$17,607
Description
This project will model Ross River virus in Western Australia to apply to improved management. It aims to integrate mechanistic modelling with mosquito-borne disease control management.
Funding
Department of Health Western Australia ($17,607)
Scheme
Grant-Funding Initiative for Mosquito Management
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Beeton N; Forbes LK
Year
2014
Improving the diagnosis, management and control of chlamydial infections in Australian livestock (2014 - 2017)$660,600
Funding
Australian Research Council ($509,100)
Collaborators
Central West Livestock Health and Pest Authority ($15,000); McGarvie Smith Institute ($15,000); NSW Department of Primary Industry ($90,000); Tablelands Livestock Health and Pest Authority ($15,000); University of the Sunshine Coast ($16,500)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of the Sunshine Coast
Research Team
Polkinghorne A; Timms P; Carver SS; Mahony J; Walker E; Potter A; Guest L; Watt B
Period
2014 - 2017
Grant Reference
LP140100315
Impacts of seasonal forcing of host and vector populations on epidemic dynamics of vector-borne disease across continental Australia (2013)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS
Year
2013

Research Supervision

Scott currently advises/supervises/co-supervises seven PhD, two Masters, two Honours and one undergrad research student. He also employs (part time) two postdoctoral researchers. He has previously mentored one postdoc, two Masters, four Honours and 16 undergraduate research students.

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDSalinity, Biotic Interactions and the Ecology and Epidemiology of Ross River Virus Vectors in South-eastern Tasmania2011
PhDTaxa vs Traits: Analysing stream communities in South Australian dry environments2013
PhDCo-infection, Stress and Contagious Cancer in the Tasmanian Devil2014
PhDDemography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas2014
PhDThe evolution and ecology of sarcoptic mange in common wombats2014
PhDTranscriptional and Phylogenetic Analysis of Progressive Sarcoptic Mange in the Common Wombat2015
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