CARACAL Associated Publications



Pesapane, R. Ponder, M. and K.A. Alexander. 2013. Tracking pathogens at the human wildlife interface. EcoHealth. March Issue

Jobbins, J., Sanderson, C.,  and K.A. Alexander. 2013. Leptospira interrogans at the Human – Wildlife Interface in Northern Botswana: A Newly Identified Public Health Threat. Zoonoses and Public Health. Accepted for publication.

Alexander, K.A., Carzolio, M., Goodin, D, and E. Vance 2013. Climate change is likely to worsen the public health threat of diarrheal disease in Botswana. Environmental Research and Public Health, 10, 1202-1230.

Laver, P.*, Powell, P.,  and K.A. Alexander. 2013. Screening for measurement error in     GPS telemetry data. Under submission. 

Alexander, K.A., and J.K. Blacksburn. 2013. Recurrent diarrheal outbreaks in Chobe, Botswana: evaluation of environmental and patient characteristics for intervention in remote geographic areas. BMC Public Health. Under review.

Alexander, K.A., Lewis, B., Madav, M., Eubank, S., and J.K. Blackburn. 2013. Pathogen spillover and emergence of zoonoses, anthropozoonoses, and sapronoses: it’s a mixed bag. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Under review

Sanderson, C., Jobbins, S., and K.A. Alexander. 2013. With Allee effects, life for the social carnivore is complicated. Population Ecology, Revisions submitted - awaiting decision.

Alexander, K.A., Heirben, J., and A. Zajac. 2012 The Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Infections Among Patients Reporting Diarrheal Disease in Chobe District, Botswana. Advances in Infectious Disease, 2012, 2, 143-147.

Alexander, K.A. Lewis, B., Madav, M. Eubank, S. and J.K. Blackburn. 2012. Modeling of Wildlife Associated Zoonoses: Applications and Caveats. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 12(12): 1005-1018.

Alexander, K.A. Blackburn, J.K., Biopoledi, K.A., Vandewalle, M.E., Pesapane, R.*, and P. Elzer. 2012.  Buffalo, bush meat and the zoonotic threat of brucellosis in Botswana. Vector borne and Zoonotic Disease. PLoS ONE 7(3):e32842.

Alexander, K.A., Blackburn, J.K., and Frimpong, E.A. 2011 Buffalo, Maslow’s Hammer, and the Ecologist’s Statistical Toolbox. Frontiers and Ecology and the Environment. 9: 302–303. doi:10.1890/1540-9295-9.5.302       Download supplementary files

Alexander, K.A., and J.W. McNutt. 2010. Human behavior can influence the emergence of infectious disease at the human - wildlife interface. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 8: 522–526.

Alexander, K.A. Laver, P. N.*, Michel, A.L., Williams, M., van Helden, P.D., Warren, R.M., and N.C. Gey van Pittius. 2010. The emergence of a previously unidentified Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex pathogen, M. mungi, sp nov. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 16(8):1296 - 1299.

Alexander K.A., McNutt, J.W., Briggs, M.B., Stander, P.E., Funston, P., Hemson, G., Keet, D., and M van Vuuren. 2010. Multi - host pathogens and carnivore management in Southern Africa. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 33(3):249 - 265.

Roelke M.E., Brown M.A., Troyer J.L., Winterbach, H., Winterbach, C., Hemson, G., Smith, D., Johnson, R.C., Pecon - Slattery, J., Roca, A.L., Alexander, K.A., Klein, L., Martelli, P., Krishnasamy, K., and S.J. O'Brien. 2009. Pathological manifestations of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in wild African lions. Virology. 390(1):1 - 12.

Alexander K.A. 2009. Successful intervention in a Disease Outbreak in the Endangered Iberian Lynx: What can we learn? Animal Conservation, 12(3):183-184.

Antunes, A., Troyer, J.L., Roelke, M.E., Pecon – Slaterry, J., Packer, C., Winterbach, C., Winterbach, H., Hemson G., Frank L., Stander, P., Siefert, L., Driciru,  M., Funston, P., Alexander, K.A., Prager, K.C., Mills, G., Wildt, D., Bush, M., O’Brien, S.J., and  W.E. Johnson. 2008. The Evolutionary dynamics of lion Panthera leo revealed by host and viral population genomics. PLoS Genetics. 4(11).

Troyer, J.L., Pecon - Slattery, J., Roelke, M.E., Johnson, W. VandeWoude, S., Vazquez - Salat, N., Brown, M., Frank L., Woodroffe, R., Winterbach, C., Winterbach, H., Hemson, G., Bush, M., Alexander, K.A., and S.J. O’Brien. 2005. Seroprevalence and genomic divergence of circulating strains of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) among Felidae and Hyaenidae species. Journal of Virology. 79(13):8282 - 8294.

Alexander, K.A., Pleydell, E., Williams, M., Nyange, J.F.C., and A.L. Michel. 2002. Mycobacterium tuberculosis: An emerging disease of free - ranging wildlife. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 8(6):598 - 601.

Penzhorn, B.L., Stylianides, E., van Vuuren, M., Alexander, K.A, Meltzer D.G.A., and N. Mukarati. 2002. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in free - ranging lion and leopard populations in Southern Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 32(2):163 - 165.