Peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters

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Martinsen, E. S., C. Monahan, L. Burford, P. Wohner, A. Peel, E. Grahame, and C. Foss. First report of avian malaria mortality in Rusty Blackbirds. In Prep.

Neuhaus, A., O. Lane, M. Kneeland, A. Kovach, M. Conway, and E. S. Martinsen. Role of latitude and environmental mercury exposure in driving malaria parasite infection dynamics in an imperiled songbird. Under Revision.

Starkloff, N. C., W. C. Turner, A. M. FitzGerald, M. C. Oftedal, E. S. Martinsen, J. J. Kirchman (2021) Disentangling the effects of host relatedness and elevation on haemoparasite turnover in a clade of North American songbirds.  Ecosphere, 12:e03497.

Vaziri, G. J.,  S. A. Muñoz, E. S. Martinsen, and J. S. Adelman (2019) Gut parasite levels are associated with severity of response to immune challenge in a wild songbird.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55:64-73.

Egizi, A., E. S. Martinsen, H. Vuong, K. Zimmerman, A. Faraji, and D. M. Fonseca (2018) Using bloodmeal analysis to assess disease risk to wildlife at the new northern limit of a mosquito species.  Ecohealth 15:543-554.

Galen, S., J. Borner, E. S. Martinsen, J. Schaer, C. Austin, C. West, and S. L. Perkins (2018) The polyphyly of Plasmodium: Comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of the malaria parasites (order Haemosporida) reveal widespread taxonomic conflict.  Royal Society Open Sciences 23:171780.

Martinsen, E. S., K. McFarland, and C. Rimmer (2018) Documentation of a hybrid Bicknell’s Thrush and Veery using Morphological, Behavioral, and Genetic Data.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:70-80.

M. J. Yabsley, R. E. T. Vanstreels, E. S. Martinsen, A. G. Wickson, A. E. Holland, S. M. Hernandez, A. T. Thompson, S. L. Perkins, C. J. West, A. L. Bryan, C. A. Cleveland, E. Jolly, J. D. Brown, D. McRuer, S. Behmke, and J. C. Beasley (2018) Parasitaemia data and molecular characterization of Haemoproteus catharti from New World vultures (Cathartidae) reveals a novel clade of Haemosporida.  Malaria Journal 17:12.

Martinsen, E. S., I. Sidor, S. Flint, J. Cooley, and M. Pokras (2017) Documentation of malaria parasite (Plasmodium spp.) infection and associated mortality in a common loon (Gavia immer).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53:859-863.

T. J. Templeton, E. S. Martinsen, M. Kaewthamasorn, and O. Kaneko (2016)  The rediscovery of malaria parasites of ungulates.  Parasitology 143:1501-1508.

Martinsen, E. S., K. Ferebee, W. McShea, T. Walsh, L. Ware, P. H. Joyner, N. McInerney, H. Brightman, M. J. Yabsley, T. Forrester, S. L. Perkins, J. J. Schall, E. K. Latch, and R. C. Fleischer  (2016)Hidden in plain sight: Cryptic and endemic malaria parasites in North American white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Science Advances 2.

Martinsen, E. S., H. Brightman, and R. C. Fleischer (2015) Fecal Samples Fail in PCR-Based Diagnosis of Malaria Parasite Infection in Birds.  Conservation Genetics Resources 7:15-17.

Martinsen, E. S. and J. J. Schall (2014) Reuse of Nest Sites by Pelagic Cormorants in North-Central California.  2014.  Western Birds 45(3):183-189.

Karadjian, G., E. S. Martinsen, L. Duval, J. M. Chavatte, and I. Landau (2014) Haemoproteus ilanpapernai n. sp. in Strix seloputo from Singapore: morphological description and re- assignment of molecular data.  Parasite 21, 17 (epub).

Martinsen, E. S. and S. L. Perkins (2013) The Diversity of Plasmodium and other Haemosporidians: The Intersection of Taxonomy, Phylogenetics, and Genomics.Chapter In Genomics of the Malaria Parasites.  J. Carlton and S. Perkins editors.  Horizon Scientific Press.

Perkins, S., B. Falk, and E. S. Martinsen (2011) Parasite systematics: Do molecules matter more than morphology? Promises and pitfalls in parasites.  Parasitology 138:1664-1674.

Martinsen, E. S., S. L. Perkins, and J. J. Schall (2008) A three-genome phylogeny of malaria parasites (Plasmodium and closely related genera): Evolution of life-history traits and host switches. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47:261-273.

Martinsen, E. S., B. J. Blumberg, R. J. Eisen, and J. J. Schall (2008) Avian haemosporidian parasites (phylum Apicomplexa) from northern California oak woodland and chaparral habitats. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:260-268.

Martinsen, E. S., J. L. Waite, and J. J. Schall (2007) Morphologically defined subgenera of Plasmodium from avian hosts: test of monophyly by phylogenetic analysis of two mitochondrial genes. Parasitology 134:483-490.

Martinsen, E. S., I. Paperna, and J. J. Schall  (2006) Morphological vs. molecular species identification of avian Haemosporidia: an exploration of three species concepts.  Parasitology 133:279-288.

Other Publications

McCabe, D. and E. S. Martinsen. 2022. Malaria in Common Loons. Northern Woodlands Magazine.