Selected peer reviewed publications:

Christian C. Voigt, Winifred F. Frick, Marc W.Holderied, Richard Holland, Gerald Kerth, Marco A. R. Mello, Raina K. Plowright, SharonSwartz, and Yossi Yovel, Principles and Patterns of Bat Movements: From Aerodynamics to Ecology, The Quarterly Review of Biology 92, no. 3 (September 2017): 267-287. PDF

Cassirer, F., Manlove, K., Almberg E., Kamath P., Cox M., Wolff P., Roug, A., Shannon J.; Robinson R., Harris R., Plowright R.K., Hudson P., Cross P., Dobson A., Besser T. 2017. Management of pneumonia in bighorn sheep: risk, reservoirs, and resilience. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21309. PDF 

Plowright, R. K., Manlove, K. R., Besser, T. E., Páez, D. J., Andrews, K. R., Matthews, P. E., Waits, L. P., Hudson, P. J. and Cassirer, E. F. (2017), Age-specific infectious period shapes dynamics of pneumonia in bighorn sheep. Ecol Lett, 20: 1325–1336. doi:10.1111/ele.12829. PDF

Plowright, R.K., C. Parrish, H. McCallum, P. J. Hudson, A. Ko, A. Graham, J. Loyd-Smith. Pathways to zoonotic spillover. 2017. Nature Reviews Microbiology. doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.45. PDF

J. Jeong, C. S. Smith, A. J. Peel, R.K. Plowright, D. H. Kerlin, J. McBroom, H. McCallum. Persistent infections maintain a coronavirus in a population of Australian bats (Myotis macropus). 2017. Epidemiology and Infection. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817000991. PDF

K.R. Manlove, E.F. Cassirer, R.K. Plowright, P.C. Cross, P.J. Hudson. Contact and contagion: Bighorn sheep demographic states vary in probability of transmission given contact. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2017 doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12664. PDF

Martin G., R.K. Webb, C.C. M. Chen, R.K. Plowright, L.F. Skerratt. Microclimates might limit indirect transmission of the bat borne zoonotic Hendra virus. 2017. Microbial Ecology. doi:10.1007/s00248-017-0934-x. PDF

Faust,C.L. A.P. Dobson, N. Gottdenker, L.S.P. Bloomfield, H.I. McCallum, T.R. Gillespie, M. Diuk-Wasser, and R.K. Plowright. Null expectations for disease dynamics in shrinking habitat patches: dilution or amplification? 2017. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0173. PDF

John R. Giles, Raina K. Plowright, Peggy Eby, Alison J. Peel, and Hamish McCallum. Models of Eucalypt phenology predict bat population flux. 2016. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2382. PDF

E. Frances Cassirer, Kezia R. Manlove, Raina K. Plowright, Thomas E. Besser. Evidence for strain-specific immunity to pneumonia in bighorn sheep. 2016. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21172. PDF

Martin, G.A.,  C. Yanez-Arenas, B.J. Roberts, C. Chen, R.K. Plowright, R. Webb, C. Smith, L.F. Skerratt. Bioclimatic suitability influences abundance patterns of Australian flying foxes and risk of Hendra virus spillover. 2016. One Health.  doi:10.1016/j.onehlt.2016.07.004. PDF

Manlove K., , E. F. Cassirer, P. C. Cross, R. K. Plowright, P. J. Hudson. Disease introduction is associated with a phase transition in bighorn sheep demographics. 2016. Ecology. DOI:10.1002/ecy.1520. PDF

Plowright, R. K., A. Peel, D. Streicker, A. Gilbert, H. McCallum, J. Wood, M. Baker, O. Restif. Transmission or within-host processes driving pulses of infection in reservoir hosts.  2016. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10(8):e0004796. PDF

A. J. Peel, H. Field, P.A. Reid, R.K. Plowright, C.C. Broder, L.F. Skerratt, D.T.S. Hayman, O. Restif et al. The equine Hendra virus vaccine remains a highly effective preventative measure against infection in horses and humans. 'The imperative to develop a human vaccine for the Hendra virus in Australia'.  2016. Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology. 6:31658.

O’Shea T.J., Cryan P.M, Hayman T.S. Plowright R.K., Streicker D.G., Multiple mortality events in bats: a global review. 2016. Mammal Review.  doi: 10.1111/mam.12064.

Martin, G., Plowright, R. K., C. Chen, D. Kault, P. Selleck, and L. Skerratt. Hendra virus survival does not explain spillover patterns and implicates relatively direct transmission routes from flying foxes to horses. 2015. Journal of General Virology. doi:10.1099/vir.0.000073.

Plowright, R. K., P. Eby, P. J. Hudson, I. L. Smith, D. Westcott, W. L. Bryden, D. Middleton, P. A. Reid, R. A. McFarlane, G. Martin, G. M. Tabor, L. F. Skerratt, D. L. Anderson, G. Crameri, D. Quammen, D. Jordan, P. Freeman, L. Wang, J. H. Epstein, G. A. Marsh, N. Y. Kung, and H. McCallum. Ecological dynamics emerging bat virus spillover. 2015. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 282: 20142124. PDF

Manlove K., E. F. Cassirer, P. Cross, R.K. Plowright, P. Hudson. Costly connections: Social groups shape pneumonia transmission among bighorn lambs (Ovis canadensis). 2014. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 2014 281, 20142331.

Peel, A., A. Luis, J. Pulliam, R.K. Plowright, D. Hayman, T. O’Shea, J. Wood, C. Webb, and O. Restif.  The effect of seasonal birth pulses on pathogen persistence in wild mammal populations. 2014. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20132962.

T.J. O’Shea, P.M. Cryan, A.A. Cunningham, D.T.S. Hayman, A.D. Luis, A.J. Peel, R.K. Plowright, and J.L.N. Wood. Bat flight and emerging zoonotic viruses. 2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases. PDF

Gilbert, A.T., A.R. Fooks, D. Hayman, D.L. Horton, T. Müller, R.K. Plowright, A.J. Peel, R. Bowen, J.L.N. Wood, J. Mills, A.A. Cunningham and C.E. Rupprecht. 2013. Deciphering serology to understand the ecology of infectious diseases in wildlife. EcoHealth:1-16.

R.K. Plowright, K.R.Manlove, E.F. Cassirer, P.C. Cross, T.E. Besser, P.J. Hudson, 2013. Use of exposure history to identify patterns of immunity to pneumonia in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). PLOS ONE. 8:e61919. PDF

Cassirer, R.K. Plowright, Manlove, P.C. Cross, A. Dobson, K. Potter, P.J. Hudson. 2013. The spatio-temporal dynamics of pneumonia in a bighorn sheep metapopulation. Journal of Animal Ecology 82(3), 518-528. PDF

Restif, O., D. T. Hayman, J. R. Pulliam, R. K. Plowright, D. B. George, A. D. Luis, A. A. Cunningham, R. A. Bowen, A. R. Fooks, T. J. O’Shea, J.L.N. Wood, and C.T. Webb. 2012. Model-guided fieldwork: practical guidelines for multidisciplinary research on wildlife ecological and epidemiological dynamics. Ecology Letters 15:1083-1094.

Plowright R. K., P. Foley, H. E. Field, A. P. Dobson, J. E. Foley, P. Eby and P. Daszak. 2011. Urban habituation, ecological connectivity and epidemic dampening: the emergence of Hendra virus from flying foxes (Pteropus spp.). Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 278, 3703-3712.

Smith C.S., Epstein J.H., Breed A.C., Plowright R.K., Olival K.J., de Jong C., Daszak P. and Field H.E., 2011. Satellite telemetry and long-range bat movements. PLOS ONE 6(2): e14696.

Plowright, R.K., Sokolow, S.H., Gorman, M.E., Daszak, P., and Foley, J.E., 2008. Causal inference in disease ecology: investigating ecological drivers of disease emergence. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 6(8): 420–429.

Plowright, R. K., Field, H. E., Smith, C., Divljan, A., Palmer, C., Tabor, G. M., Daszak, P. & Foley, J. E., 2008. Reproduction and nutritional stress are risk factors for Hendra virus infection in little red flying foxes (Pteropus scapulatus). Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275, 861-9.

Halpin, K., Hyatt, A. D., Plowright, R. K., Epstein, J. H., Daszak, P., Field, H. E., Wang, L. F. & Daniels, P.W., 2007. Emerging viruses: Coming in on a wrinkled wing and a prayer. Clinical Infectious Diseases 44, 711-717.

Breed, A. C., Field, H. E., Epstein, J. H., Plowright, R.K. & Daszak, P., 2006. Emerging henipaviruses and flying foxes – Conservation and management perspectives. Biological Conservation 131, 211-220.

Breed, A., H. Field, R. Plowright. 2005. Volant viruses: a concern to bats, humans and other animals. Microbiology Australia 26, 59-62.

Daszak, P., G. M. Tabor, A. M. Kilpatrick, J. Epstein, and R. Plowright, 2004. Conservation Medicine and a New Agenda for Emerging Diseases. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1026:1.


Book chapters, popular articles, technical reports and reviews:

Plowright R. K., Cross P.C., Tabor G. M., Almberg E., Bienen L., Hudson P.J., 2012. Climate-change and disease dynamics. In Auguirre A., Daszak P., and Ostfeld S., editors. Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health, Oxford University.

Gorman M.E., Jenkins L., Plowright R.K., 2012, Human interactions and sustainability. In Cabezas H. and Diwekar U., editors. Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives. Bentham Open E-books.

Breed, A. C., Plowright, R. K., Hayman, D. T. S., Knobel, D. L., Molenaar, F. M., Gardner-Roberts, D., Cleaveland, S., Haydon, D. T., Kock, R. A., Sainsbury, A. W. & Delahay, R. J., 2009. Disease management in endangered mammals. In  Delahay R.J, Smith G.C. and Hutchings M.R., editors. Management of disease in wild mammals. Springer, Tokyo.

Plowright, R. K., 2006. Disease and ecology: crossroads in primate evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21, 666. (Book Review)

Daszak, P., Plowright, R., Epstein, J.H., Pulliam, J., Abdul Rahman, S., Field, H.E., Smith, C.S., Olival, K.J., Luby, S., Halpin, K., Hyatt, A.D. & the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group (HERG). 2006. The emergence of Nipah and Hendra virus:  pathogen dynamics across a wildlife-livestock-human continuum. in S. Collinge, and C. Ray, editors. Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics. Oxford University Press.

Plowright, R. K. 2007. Habitat loss and the emergence of infectious diseases in flying-foxes.in J. Woinarski, B. Mackey, H. Nix, and B. Trail, editors. The Nature of Northern Australia: natural values, ecological processes and future prospects. Australian National University Press, Canberra.


Publications with group authorship:

The Henipavirus Ecology Collaborative Research Group (HERG)

Rahman, S. A., L. Hassan, J. H. Epstein, Z. C. Mamat, A. M. Yatim, S. S. Hassan, H. E. Field, T. Hughes, J. Westrum, M. S. Naim, A. S. Suri, A. A. Jamaluddin, P. Daszak, and HERG. 2013. Risk Factors for Nipah virus infection among pteropid bats, Peninsular Malaysia. Emerg Infect Dis 19:51-60.

Pulliam, J. R., J. H. Epstein, J. Dushoff, S. A. Rahman, M. Bunning, A. A. Jamaluddin, A. D. Hyatt, H. E. Field, A. P. Dobson, P. Daszak, and HERG. 2012. Agricultural intensification, priming for persistence and the emergence of Nipah virus: a lethal bat-borne zoonosis. J R Soc Interface 9:89-101.

Halpin, K., A. D. Hyatt, R. Fogarty, D. Middleton, J. Bingham, J. H. Epstein, S. A. Rahman, T. Hughes, C. Smith, H. E. Field, P. Daszak, and HERG. 2011. Pteropid bats are confirmed as the reservoir hosts of henipaviruses: a comprehensive experimental study of virus transmission. Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:946-951.