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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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)

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

Fields of Research

  • Host-Parasite Interactions (060307)
  • Ecology (060299)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology) (070707)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (070704)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Ecological Physiology (060203)
  • Biological Sciences (069999)
  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Virology (060506)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Simulation and Modelling (080110)
  • Animal Physiology - Cell (060602)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Stochastic Analysis and Modelling (010406)
  • Humoural Immunology and Immunochemistry (110705)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Innate Immunity (110707)
  • Animal Physiological Ecology (060806)
  • Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (070701)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) (060405)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Medical Bacteriology (110801)
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) (050207)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Veterinary Parasitology (070708)
  • Anthropological Genetics (060401)
  • Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309)
  • Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies) (110702)
  • 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)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Infectious Diseases (920109)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments (960404)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960402)
  • Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection) (960401)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960504)
  • Health (929999)
  • Immune System and Allergy (920108)
  • Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960412)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960403)
  • Zoonoses (920120)
  • Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) (960608)
  • Environmental Management Systems (960604)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960506)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • 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)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960804)
  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Air Quality (960101)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Sheep - Meat (830310)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Veterinary Diagnostics (860902)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (961202)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Animal Welfare (839901)
  • 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

97

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 - 14Web of Science - 13

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, 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 - 7

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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 - 9Web of Science - 7

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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 - 85Web of Science - 87

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 - 17Web of Science - 13

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 - 22Web of Science - 22

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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 - 32Web of Science - 30

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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 - 46Web of Science - 42

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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 - 14Web of Science - 11

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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 - 17Web of Science - 14

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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 - 20Web of Science - 17

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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]

DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-47.1.56 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web 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 - 67Web of Science - 58

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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 - 4Web of Science - 4

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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 - 30Web of Science - 29

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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 - 22Web of Science - 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 - 37Web of Science - 31

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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 - 20Web of Science - 14

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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 - 72Web of Science - 64

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Journal Article

(83 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Beeton NJ, Carver S, Forbes LK, 'A model for the treatment of environmentally transmitted sarcoptic mange in bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus)', Journal of Theoretical Biology, 462 pp. 466-474. ISSN 0022-5193 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.11.033 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Beeton NJ; Forbes LK

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2019Davies GTO, Kirkpatrick JB, Cameron EZ, Carver S, Johnson CN, 'Ecosystem engineering by digging mammals: effects on soil fertility and condition in Tasmanian temperate woodland', Royal Society Open Science pp. 1-10. ISSN 2054-5703 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180621 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Davies GTO; Kirkpatrick JB; Cameron EZ; Johnson CN

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2018Pye R, Patchett A, McLennan E, Thomson R, Carver S, et al., 'Immunization strategies producing a humoral IgG immune response against devil facial tumor disease in the majority of Tasmanian devils destined for wild release', Frontiers in Immunology, 9 Article 259. ISSN 1664-3224 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00259 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Pye R; Patchett A; Kreiss A; Woods GM; Lyons AB

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2018Flies EJ, Lau CL, Carver S, Weinstein P, 'Another emerging mosquito-borne disease? Endemic Ross River Virus transmission in the absence of marsupial reservoirs', Bioscience, 68, (4) pp. 288-293. ISSN 0006-3568 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Flies EJ

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2018Kozakiewicz CP, Carver S, Burridge CP, 'Under-representation of avian studies in landscape genetics', Ibis, 160, (1) pp. 1-12. ISSN 0019-1019 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12532 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Kozakiewicz CP; Burridge CP

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2018Martin 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, 55, (1) pp. 331-341. ISSN 1365-2664 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12968 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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

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2018Martin AM, Fraser TA, Lesku JA, Simpson K, Roberts GL, et al., 'The cascading pathogenic consequences of Sarcoptes scabiei infection that manifest in host disease', Royal Society Open Science, 5, (4) Article 180018. ISSN 2054-5703 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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

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2018Powers JA, Chiu ES, Kraberger SJ, Roelke-Parker M, Lowery I, et al., 'Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) disease outcomes in a domestic cat breeding colony: Relationship to endogenous FeLV and other chronic viral infections', Journal of Virology, 92, (18) Article e00649-18. ISSN 0022-538X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00649-18 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2018Kozakiewicz CP, Burridge CP, Funk WC, Vandewoude S, Craft ME, et al., 'Pathogens in space: Advancing understanding of pathogen dynamics and disease ecology through landscape genetics', Evolutionary Applications, 11, (10) pp. 1763-1778. ISSN 1752-4563 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/eva.12678 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kozakiewicz CP; Burridge CP

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2018Quigley BL, Carver S, Hanger J, Vidgen ME, Timms P, 'The relative contribution of causal factors in the transition from infection to clinical chlamydial disease', Scientific Reports, 8, (1) Article 8893. ISSN 2045-2322 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27253-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Ruiz-Aravena M, Jones ME, Carver SS, Estay S, Espejo C, et al., 'Sex bias in ability to cope with cancer: Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285, (1891) Article 20182239. ISSN 0962-8452 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2239 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ruiz-Aravena M; Jones ME; Hamede RK

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2018Serieys LE, Lea AJ, Epeldegui M, Armenta TC, Moriarty J, et al., 'Urbanization and anticoagulant poisons promote immune dysfunction in bobcats', Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences, 285, (1871) Article 20172533. ISSN 0962-8452 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2533 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2018Sprague WS, Troyer RM, Zheng X, Wood BA, Macmillan M, et al., 'Prior puma lentivirus infection modifies early immune responses and attenuates feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats', Viruses, 10, (4) Article 210. ISSN 1999-4915 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/v10040210 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Bommana S, Walker E, Desclozeaux M, Jelocnik M, Timms P, et al., 'Molecular and serological dynamics of Chlamydia pecorum infection in a longitudinal study of prime lamb production', PeerJ, 6 Article e4296. ISSN 2167-8359 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4296 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2018Fraser TA, Martin A, Polkinghorne A, Carver S, 'Comparative diagnostics reveals PCR assays on skin scrapings is the most reliable method to detect Sarcoptes Scabiei infestations', Veterinary Parasitology, 251 pp. 119-124. ISSN 0304-4017 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Fraser TA; Martin A

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2017Denholm L, Beeton NJ, Forbes LK, Carver S, 'A model for the dynamics of Ross River Virus in the Australian environment', Letters in Biomathmatics, 4, (1) pp. 187-206. ISSN 2373-7867 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/23737867.2017.1359697 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Beeton NJ; Forbes LK

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2017Escobar LE, Carver S, Romero-Alvarez D, VandeWoude S, Crooks KR, et al., 'Inferring the ecological niche of Toxoplasma gondii and Bartonella spp. in wild felids', Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 4 Article 172. ISSN 2297-1769 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00172 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Fountain-Jones NM, Craft ME, Funk WC, Kozakiewicz C, Trumbo DR, et al., 'Urban Landscapes can change virus gene flow and evolution in a fragmentation-sensitive carnivore', Molecular Ecology, 26, (22) pp. 6487-6498. ISSN 0962-1083 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Fountain-Jones NM; Kozakiewicz C

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2017Fraser TA, Shao R, Fountain-Jones NM, Charleston M, Martin A, et al., 'Mitochondrial genome sequencing reveals potential origins of the scabies mite Sarcoptes scabiei infesting two iconic Australian marsupials', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, (1) Article 233. ISSN 1471-2148 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-1086-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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

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2017Hamede RK, Beeton NJ, Carver S, Jones ME, 'Untangling the model muddle: Empirical tumour growth in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 6217. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06166-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hamede RK; Beeton NJ; Jones ME

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2017Burnard D, Huston WM, Webb JK, Jelocnik M, Reiss A, et al., 'Molecular evidence of Chlamydia pecorum and arthropod-associated Chlamydiae in an expanded range of marsupials', PLoS One, 7, (1) Article 12844. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13164-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2017Kellner A, Carver S, Gramza A, Lewis JS, VandeWoude S, et al., 'Outdoor recreation at the wildland-urban interface: examining human activity patterns and compliance with dog management policies', Natural Areas Journal, 37, (4) pp. 515-529. ISSN 0885-8608 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3375/043.037.0408 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Koolhof IS, Bettiol S, Carver S, 'Fine-temporal forecasting of outbreak probability and severity: Ross River virus in Western Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, 145, (14) pp. 2949-2960. ISSN 0950-2688 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S095026881700190X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Koolhof IS; Bettiol S

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Koolhof IS

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2017Kozakiewicz CP, Carver S, Austin JJ, Shephard JM, Burridge CP, 'Intrinsic factors drive spatial genetic variation in a highly vagile species, the wedge-tailed eagle Aquila audax, in Tasmania', Journal of Avian Biology, 48, (7) pp. 1025-1034. ISSN 0908-8857 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jav.01326 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kozakiewicz CP; Burridge CP

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2017Lewis JS, Logan KA, Alldredge MW, Carver S, Bevins SN, et al., 'The effects of demographic, social, and environmental characteristics on pathogen prevalence in wild fields across a gradient of urbanization', PLoS One, 12, (11) Article 0187035. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Lunn T, Munks S, Carver S, 'The impacts of timber harvesting on stream biota - an expanding field of heterogeneity', Biological Conservation, 213 pp. 154-166. ISSN 0006-3207 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.06.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lunn T; Munks S

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2017Miller C, Boegler K, Carver S, MacMillan M, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H, et al., 'Pathogenesis of oral FIV infection', PLoS One, 12, (9) Article e0185138. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185138 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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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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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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2017Jelocnik M, Islam MM, Madden D, Jenkins C, Branley J, et al., 'Development and evaluation of rapid novel isothermal amplification assays for important veterinary pathogens: Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia pecorum', PeerJ, 9 Article e3799. ISSN 2167-8359 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3799 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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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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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 - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Lunn T

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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 - 12Web of Science - 12

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

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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 - 2Web of Science - 2

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 - 15Web of Science - 13

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 - 20Web of Science - 17

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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

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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 - 10Web of Science - 7

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 - 17Web of Science - 13

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 - 8Web of Science - 7

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 - 17Web of Science - 16

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

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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 - 9Web of Science - 7

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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 - 3Web of Science - 3

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 - 7Web of Science - 6

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 - 85Web of Science - 87

Co-authors: Jones ME

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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 - 22Web of Science - 22

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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 - 21Web of Science - 18

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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 - 32Web of Science - 30

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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 - 8Web of Science - 8

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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 - 3Web of Science - 3

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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 - 6Web of Science - 5

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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 - 22Web of Science - 20

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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 - 14Web of Science - 11

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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 - 17Web of Science - 14

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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. 808-814. ISSN 1559-6109 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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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 - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Allen GR

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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 - 46Web of Science - 42

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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 - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Allen GR; Rowbottom RM

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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 - 20Web of Science - 17

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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]

DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-47.1.56 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web 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 - 67Web of Science - 58

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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 - 4Web of Science - 5

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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 - 4Web of Science - 4

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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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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 - 22Web of Science - 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 - 4Web of Science - 2

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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 - 30Web of Science - 29

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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 - 37Web of Science - 31

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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 - 20Web of Science - 14

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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 - 11

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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 - 19Web of Science - 17

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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 - 14Web of Science - 10

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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 - 9Web of Science - 7

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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 - 40Web of Science - 40

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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 - 72Web of Science - 64

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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2015Carver S, Slaney DP, Leisnham PT, Weinstein P, 'Healthy wetlands, healthy people: mosquito borne disease', Wetlands and Human Health, Springer, 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 - 7

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Review

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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

(11 outputs)
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2018Koolhof I, Bettiol S, Carver S, Charleston M, Firestone S, et al., 'Ecology and Control of Vector-Borne Disease Dynamics Across Australia', Presentation to the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Koolhof I; Bettiol S; Charleston M

2018Koolhof I, Bettiol S, Carver S, Charleston M, Firestone S, et al., 'Ecology and control of vector-borne disease dynamics across Australia', Talk presented to University of Melbourne, Department of BioSciences, Melbourne, Australia (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Koolhof I; Bettiol S; Charleston M

2018Koolhof I, Bettiol S, Carver S, Charleston M, Firestone S, et al., 'Ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne disease dynamics across Australia, Ross River virus', Proceedings from the 13th Mosquito Control Association of Australia Conference, 2-5 September 2018, Kingscliff, NSW, pp. 1-26. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Koolhof I; Bettiol S; Charleston M

2018Koolhof I, Bettiol SS, Carver SS, Charleston M, Firestone S, et al., 'Ecology and Control of Vector-Borne Disease Dynamics Across Australia', Presentation at Hokkaido University, Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido, Japan (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Koolhof I; Bettiol SS; Charleston M

2018Koolhof I, Bettiol S, Carver S, Charleston M, Firestone S, et al., 'Ecology and Control of Vector-borne Disease Dynamics Across Australia', Presentation at the Tasmanian branch meeting for the Australian Society of Parasitology, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Koolhof I; Bettiol S; Charleston M

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

19

Total funding

$3,634,823

Projects

Examining pollutant linkage chains at the Royal George Tailings, Tasmania (2019)$29,713
Description
Following the announcement of the Tasmanian Governments encouraging innovation in mining initiative in 2017, several priority research topics have been proposed by Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT). One priority is to study the geochemistry of the Royal George tailings site (Eastern Tasmania). This site has been progressively rehabilitated by the Tasmanian Government over the past decade) with groundworks including reprofiling of the tailings and introduction of vegetation to stabilise the surface and reduce geoenvironmental risks associated with wind-blown dusts from the tailings surface. Previous studies at the site conducted by Noble et al. (2016) focussed on documenting the mobility of arsenic at this site following liming. Now that plants are able to persist at the site, there is a priority to measure concentrations of heavy metals in the plants there, and to understand the risk to animal and human health posed by the heavy metal concentrations in the plants and water at the site. The projects strategy will focus on: 1) representative tailings sampling across the site to a maximum depth of 50 cm; 2) sampling of botanical communities in vicinity of where tailings are collected; 3) surface water sampling to determine if this poses a risk to the wombat community through ingestion; 4) sampling of wombat hairs from those present on site, and sampling a community at a non-mining impacted site to determine if those at Royal George have been exposed to (bioaccessible) metals. This integrated investigation will apply a range of analytical techniques including chemical digestion of plant matter, solution ICPMS, X-ray diffractometry, static geochemical testing and chemical testing of wombat hair. This study will be the first to truly undertake a source-pathway-receptor investigation at a rehabilitated site in Tasmania, allowing for a holistic evaluation of the success of the groundworks. It also establishes a new collaboration across three UTAS disciplines/institutes (TIA, CODES and Biological Sciences), which if successful, can be used a template for assessing other sites in the state. The key outputs of this study will include: 1.A final report for MRT2.Recommendations of plants to grow in similarly contaminated sites3.Evaluation of risk to wombats from similar mine tailings 4.Presentation to MRT5.Presentation to TMEC 2019
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($29,713)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penrose B; Parbhakar-Fox AK; Carver SS
Year
2019
Developing a single dose long-lasting treatment of sarcoptic mange in wombats (2017 - 2019)$35,450
Description
This funding will address the problem of being able to feasibly treat wombats in the field at the population scale. The funding will support the development and testing of a potentially long-lasting treatment for wombat mange. The goal is to develop a single-dose treatment for mange in wombats, eliminating the need for multiple treatments in difficult field conditions.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($35,000); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($450)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS
Period
2017 - 2019
Understanding genetic health and diversity of wombats in-light of the increasing sarcoptic mange threat (2017)$2,000
Description
Despite range-wide declines, the bare-nosed wombat remains relatively understudied, with key gaps in our knowledge that are critical for the species conservation. For example, little is known about the genetic diversity and connectivity of populations across the bare-nosed wombats range. Fundamental understanding of the movement among populations and the genetic distinctiveness of mainland Australian, Tasmanian, and Bass Strait island wombats is also lacking; these have been previously suggested to represent subspecies. It is critical to identify genetically unique, and likely diverged, wombat populations that warrant separate conservation recognition. Our research goals are three-fold: 1. To quantify genetic diversity, population structure, and gene flow, revealing wombat movement patterns and genetically distinct wombat populations. 2. To define the phylogenetic relationships among wombat populations from mainland Australia, Tasmania, Flinders Island, and Maria Island. 3. To reveal historical demographic changes and identify populations that are at-risk (i.e. populations that lack genetic diversity, have experienced a bottleneck, etc.).
Funding
Wildlife Disease Association - Australasian section ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Burridge CP; Martin A
Year
2017
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
Development of new tools for surveillance of chlamydial infections in sheep (2017 - 2020)$293,000
Description
Chlamydial infections in sheep can result in significant on-farm losses for Australian producers. These same infections threaten the security of our billion dollar live export industry. Surveillance of chlamydial infections is hindered by out-dated serological tools that are unreliable and difficult to interpret. Utilising significant advances in pathogen genomic data, this project aims to develop new and effective species-specific serological tests to detect the most important chlamydial sheep pathogens. It is anticipated that the new information and tools generated will improve domestic surveillance, the key to reducing on-farm losses, and also reduce costs and create new marketopportunities for Australian sheep exporters.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($293,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of the Sunshine Coast
Research Team
Polkinghorne A; Huston WM; Carver SS; Marsh IB
Period
2017 - 2020
Grant Reference
LP160101599
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 - 2017)$9,000
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 ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Burridge CP; Martin A
Period
2016 - 2017
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 - 2018)$17,579
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 ($16,579); Highland Conservation Pty Ltd ($1,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS
Period
2015 - 2018
Transcriptional and phylogenetic analysis of sarcoptic mange in the common wombat (2015 - 2017)$14,800
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 ($14,800)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Polkinghorne A; Fraser T
Period
2015 - 2017
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 M
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
VandeWoude S; Crooks K; Funk C; Craft M; Carver SS; Ernest H; Alldredge M; Riley S
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

11

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDSalinity, Biotic Interactions and the Ecology and Epidemiology of Ross River Virus Vectors in South-eastern Tasmania2011
PhDThe Tasmanian Devil and its Transmissible Cancer: Physiology of the devil-devil interaction2014
PhDThe spatial epidemiology of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease in long-diseased populations of its unique host, the Tasmanian devil2014
PhDThe Bare-Nosed Wombat and its Pathogen, Sarcoptes scabiei2014
PhDLandscape Factors Shaping Host Connectivity and Pathogen Dynamics in Urban Bobcats (Lynx rufus)2015
PhDFaunal Habitat Use and the Impacts of Disturbance2017
PhDImmune Bio-profiles That Are Protective or Not: Overcoming Chlamydia pecorum infection in koalas2017
PhDEcology and Control of Vector-borne Disease Dynamics Across Australia2017
PhDThe Mathematical Biology of Sarcoptes Scabiei Transmission2018
PhDInfluence of Land-Use Change on Disease Susceptibility and Community Composition in Tasmanian Fauna2019
PhDLearning to Live with Cancer: Local adaptations to transmissible tumours in Tasmanian Devils2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDiagnostics and Molecular Epidemiology of the Sarcoptes Scabiei Mite Infesting Australian Wildlife
Candidate: Tamieka Ann Fraser
2018
PhDTaxa vs Traits: Analysing stream communities in South Australian dry environments
Candidate: Paul Kingsley Botwe
2017