Disease ecology




Wildlife disease - general
Gortazar, C., Reperant, L.A., Kuiken, T., de la Fuente, J., Boadella, M., Martínez-Lopez, B., Ruiz-Fons, F., Estrada-Peña, A., Drosten, C., Medley, G., Ostfeld, R., Peterson, T., VerCauteren, K.C., Menge, C., Artois, M., Schultsz, C., Delahay, R., Serra-Cobo, J., Poulin, R., Keck, F., Aguirre, A.A., Henttonen, H., Dobson, A.P., Kutz, S., Lubroth, J., and Mysterud, A. 2014. Crossing the interspecies barrier: opening the door to zoonotic pathogens. Plos Pathogens 10: e1004129. [fulltextpdf]


Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
CWD emerged among reindeer in Norway in 2016 and has become a key interest.


Papers on the subject:
The process of population eradication
5. Mysterud, A., Strand, O., and Rolandsen, C.M. The last hunt: Efficacy of recreational hunters and marksmen for host culling to combat Chronic Wasting Disease in reindeer. Wildlife Society Bulletin: in press.

A review of CWD aimed as an introduction for wildlife managers and researchers in Europe

4. Mysterud, A., and Edmunds, D.R. 2019. A review of Chronic Wasting Disease in North America with implications for Europe. European Journal of Wildlife Research 65:26. [link]

About containment efforts with fencing

3. Mysterud, A. and Rolandsen, C.M. 2019. Fencing for wildlife disease control. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 519-525.

Surveillance method developed

2. Viljugrein, H., Hopp, P., Benestad, S.L., Nilsen, E.B., Våge, J., Tavornpanich, S., Rolandsen, C., Strand, O., and Mysterud, A. 2019. A method that accounts for differential detectability in mixed samples of long-term infections with applications to the case of Chronic Wasting Disease in cervids. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10: 134-145.

An overview of the first stages of management in Norway - for international readers.
1. Mysterud, A., and Rolandsen, C.M. 2018. A reindeer cull to prevent chronic wasting disease in Europe. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1343-1345. [link]


Ticks and tick-borne diseases

Previous and ongoing projects:
Two projects have now ended; TickDeer (2011-2015) and Tickless (project leader Lise Grøva, Bioforsk-Økologisk, Tingvoll, was involved in WP3 on tick distribution, 2012-2015).
I have supervised Lars Qviller (2014) to a PhD on the subject of tick distribution (linked to Tickdeer project).
Ongoing:
#EcoTick (2016-2019): "Land use, climate and tick-borne diseases in dynamic multi-host ecosystems: estimated risk and experienced fear". NFR-"MILJØFORSK" program.

Papers on the subject:
16. Jaarsma, R.I., Sprong, H., Takumi, K., Kazimirova, M., Silaghi, M.C., Mysterud, A., Rudolf, I., Beck, R., Foldvari, G., Tomassone, L., Groenevelt, M., Rijks, J.M., Ecke, F., Hörnfeldt, B., Modrý, D., Majerová, K., Votýpka, J., and Estrada-Peña A. 2019. Anaplasma phagocytophilum evolves in geographic and biotic niches of vertebrates and ticks. Parasites and Vectors 12:328. [open access]
15. Mysterud, A., Heylen, D.J.A., Matthysen, E., Garcia, A.L., Jore, S., and Viljugrein, H. 2019. Lyme neuroborreliosis and bird populations in northern Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 286: 20190759. #EcoTick
14. Mysterud, A., Stigum, V.M., Linløkken, H., Herland, A., and Viljugrein, H. 2019. How general is the generalist parasite? The small mammal part of the Lyme disease transmission cycle in two ecosystems in northern Europe. Oecologia 190: 115-126y. (online pdf) #EcoTick
13. Mysterud, A., Stigum, V.M., Jaarsma, R., and Sprong, H. 2019. Genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato detected in 16 mammal species and questing ticks from Norway. Scientific Reports 9: article 5088. (open access). #EcoTick
12. Stigum, V.M., Jaarsma, R., Sprong, H., Rolandsen, C.M., and Mysterud, A. 2019. Infection prevalence and ecotypes of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in moose Alces alces, red deer Cervus elaphus, roe deer Capreolus capreolus and Ixodes ricinus ticks from Norway. Parasites and Vectors 12: article 1. pdf. #EcoTick
11. Mysterud, A., Stigum, V.M., Seland, I.V., Herland, A., Easterday, W.R., Jore, S., Østerås, O. and Viljugrein, H. 2018. Tick abundance, pathogen prevalence, and disease incidence in two contrasting regions at the northern distribution range of Europe. Parasites and Vectors 11: Article 309. [Open Access] #EcoTick
10. Mysterud, A., Jore, S., Østerås, O., Viljugrein, H. 2017. Emergence of tick-borne diseases at northern latitudes: a comparative approach. Scientific Reports 7: Article number 16316 [Open Access] #EcoTick
9. Qviller, L., Viljugrein, H., Loe, L.E., Meisingset, E.L., and Mysterud, A. 2016. The influence of red deer space use on questing tick density and distribution in the landscape. Parasites and Vectors 9: 545. [Open Access] #TickDeer #EcoTick
8. Mysterud, A., Easterday, W.R., Stigum, V.M., Bjørnsgaard, A., Meisingset, E.L., and Viljugrein, H. 2016. Contrasting emergence of Lyme disease across ecosystems. Nature Communications 7: Article number 11882. [Open Access] #TickDeer #EcoTick
7. Mysterud, A., Qviller, L., Meisingset, E.L., and Viljugrein, H. 2016. Parasite load and seasonal migration in red deer. Oecologia 180: 401-407. #TickDeer
6. Mysterud, A., Byrkjeland, R., Qviller, L., and Viljugrein, H. 2015. The generalist tick Ixodes ricinus and the specialist tick Ixodes trianguliceps on shrews and rodents in a northern forest ecosystem – a role of body size even among small hosts. Parasites and Vectors 8:639. [Open Access] #TickDeer #ZEWS
5. Mysterud, A., Hatlegjerde, I.L., and Sørensen, O.J. 2014. Attachment site selection of life stages of Ixodes ricinus ticks on a main large host in Europe, the red deer (Cervus elaphus). Parasites and Vectors 7:510. [Open Access] #TickDeer
4. Qviller, L., Grøva, L., Viljugrein, H., Klingen, I., and Mysterud, A. 2014. Temporal pattern of Ixodes ricinus questing densities at differing elevations in the coastal region of western Norway. Parasites and Vectors 7:179 [fulltext, pdf]. #TickDeer #Tickless
3. Steigedal, H., Loe, L.E., Grøva, L., and Mysterud, A. 2013. The effect of sheep (Ovis aries) presence on the abundance of ticks (Ixodes ricinus). Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Science: 63: 111-120. #Tickless #Tickdeer
2. Qviller, L., Risnes-Olsen, N., Bærum, K.M., Loe, L.E., Meisingset, E., Ytrehus, B., Viljugrein, H., and Mysterud, A. 2013. Landscape level variation in tick abundance relative to seasonal migration in red deer. PlosOne 8(8): e71299. [link, pdf] #Tickdeer
1. Mysterud, A., Easterday, W.R., Qviller, L., Viljugrein, H., and Ytrehus, B. 2013. Spatial and seasonal variation in prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Norway. Parasites and Vectors 6:187. [link, pdf] #Tickdeer


Deer ked
2. Mysterud, A., Madslien, K., Herland, A., Viljugrein, H., and Ytrehus, B. 2016. Phenology of deer ked (Lipoptena cervi) host-seeking flight activity and its relationship with prevailing autumn weather. Parasites and Vectors 9:95. [Open Access]
1. Madslien, K., Ytrehus, B., Viljugrein, H., Solberg, E.J., Bråten, K.R., and Mysterud, A. 2012. Prevalence and density of deer keds (Lipoptena cervi) on moose (Alces alces) at the colonization border. Parasites and Vectors 5: 251. [pdf]