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  1. W.C. Turner, M. Kusters, W. Versfeld & I. Horak. In press. Ixodid tick diversity on wild mammals, birds, and reptiles in and around Etosha National Park, Namibia. African Journal of Ecology

  2. Valseth, K., C.L. Nesbo, W.R. Easterday, W.C. Turner, J.S. Olsen, N.C. Stenseth, T.H.A. Haverkamp. 2016. Draft genome sequences of two Bacillus anthracis strains from Etosha National Park, Namibia. Genome Announcements4(4):e00861-16. Open Access

  3. Turner, W.C., B.L. Penzhorn and W.M. Getz. 2016. Description of 3 new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in Namibia. Comparative Parasitology, 83(2): 202-211.

  4. Turner, W. C., Kausrud, K. L., Beyer, W., Easterday, W. R., Barandongo, Z. R., Blaschke, E., Cloete, C. C., Lazak, J., Van Ert, M. N., Ganz, H. H., Turnbull, P. C. B., Stenseth, N. C. and Getz, W. M. 2016. Lethal exposure: An integrated approach to pathogen transmission via environmental reservoirs. Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 27311 Open Access

  5. Cizauskas, C.A., W.C. Turner, N.I. Pitts, W.M. Getz. 2015. Seasonal patterns of hormones, macroparasites and microparasites in wild African ungulates: the interplay between stress, reproduction and disease. PLoS ONE, 10(4): e0120800 Open Access

  6. Cizauskas, C. A., W.C. Turner, B. Wagner, M. Kusters, R.E. Vance, W.M. Getz. 2014. Gastrointestinal helminths may affect host susceptibility to anthrax through seasonal immune trade-offs. BMC Ecology, 14:27 Open Access

  7. Turner, W.C., K.L. Kausrud, Y.S. Krishnappa, J.P.G.M. Cromsigt, H.H. Ganz, I. Mapaure, C.C. Cloete, Z. Havarua, M. Kusters, W.M. Getz, N.C. Stenseth. 2014. Fatal attraction: vegetation responses to nutrient inputs attract herbivores to infectious anthrax carcass sites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences., 281: 20141785.

  8. Krishnappa, Y.S. & W.C. Turner. 2014. Software for minimalistic data management in large camera trap studies. Ecological Informatics, 24:11-16.

  9. Ganz, H.H., W.C. Turner, E.L. Brodie, M. Kusters, Y. Shi, H. Sibanda, T. Torok and W.M. Getz. 2014. Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and plants may promote anthrax transmission. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(6): e2903. Open Access

  10. Kamath, P.L., W.C. Turner, M. Kusters, & W.M. Getz. 2014. Parasite-mediated selection drives an immunogenetic trade-off in plains zebra (Equus quagga). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281: 20140077.

  11. Havarua, Z., W.C. Turner, J.K.E. Mfune. 2014. Seasonal variation in foraging behavior of plains zebras (Equus quagga) may alter contact with the anthrax bacterium (Bacillus anthracis). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 92: 331-337.

  12. Cizauskas, C.A., S.E. Bellan, W.C. Turner, R.E. Vance, W.M. Getz. 2014. Frequent and seasonally variable sublethal anthrax infections are accompanied by short-lived immunity in an endemic system. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83: 1078-1090.

  13. Lyons, A., W.C. Turner, W.M. Getz. 2013. Home range plus: A space-time characterization of movement over real landscapes, Movement Ecology, 1:2.

  14. Turner, W.C., P. Imologhome, Z. Havarua, G.P. Kaaya, J.K.E. Mfune, I.D.T. Mpofu & W.M. Getz. 2013. Soil ingestion, nutrition and the seasonality of anthrax in herbivores of Etosha National Park, Ecosphere, 4(1):13.

  15. Beyer, W., S. Bellan, G. Eberle, H.H. Ganz, W.M. Getz, R. Haumacher, K.A. Hilss, W. Kilian, J. Lazak, W.C. Turner, P.C.B. Turnbull. 2012. Distribution and molecular evolution of Bacillus anthracis genotypes in Namibia, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6(3): e1534.

  16. Turner, W.C., W.D. Versfeld, J.W. Kilian & W.M. Getz.  2012.  Synergistic effects of seasonal rainfall, parasites and demography on fluctuations in springbok body condition. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81: 58-69.

  17. Thurber, M., C.E. O'Connell-Rodwell, W.C. Turner, K. Nambandi, C. Kinzley, T. Rodwell, C.T. Faulkner, S.A. Felt, D.M. Bouley. 2011. Effects of rainfall, host demography and musth on strongyle fecal egg counts in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Namibia, Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(1):172-181

  18. Turner, W.C. & W.M. Getz. 2010. Seasonal and demographic factors influencing gastrointestinal parasitism in ungulates of Etosha National Park, Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(4):1108-1119.

  19. Turner, W.C., C.A. Cizauskas, & W.M. Getz. 2010. Variation in fecal water content may bias quantitative estimates of parasite intensity in wild African herbivores, Journal of Helminthology 84:99-105.

  20. Jolles, A.E., V.O. Ezenwa, R.S. Etienne, W.C. Turner, & H. Olff. 2008. Interactions between macroparasites and microparasites drive patterns of infection in free-ranging African buffalo, Ecology 89(8):2239-2250.

  21. Clegg, S. & Wildlife Anthrax Epizootic Workshop Working Group1. 2006. Preparedness for anthrax epizootics in wildlife areas [conference summary]. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol12no07/06-0458.htm. Open Access

    1 Working Group: W. Amanfu, R. Bengis, W. Beyer, C. Cizauskas, B. Clegg, S. Clegg, V. de Vos, H. Ebedes, C. Foggin, S. Hargreaves, M. Hofmeyr, A. Kaufmann, M. Kock, R. Kock, F. Leendertz, R. Leuenberger, P. Lindeque, N. Marano, P. Morkel, C. Pereira, P. Turnbull, W. Turner, & C. Wenham

  22. Turner, W.C., A.E. Jolles, & N. Owen-Smith. 2005. Alternating sexual segregation during the mating season by male African buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Journal of Zoology, London 267:291-299.



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Ungulates at water near Etosha Pan

Plains zebras (Equus quagga) in Etosha National Park