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Researcher: Carver, SS (Dr Scott Carver)

Fields of Research

Host-Parasite Interactions
Ecology
Population Ecology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Community Ecology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Epidemiology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Behavioural Ecology
Biological Mathematics
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Biological Sciences
Veterinary Epidemiology
Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology)
Animal Physiology - Cell
Animal Behaviour
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Terrestrial Ecology
Animal Physiological Ecology
Freshwater Ecology
Ecological Physiology
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
Innate Immunity
Infectious Diseases
Simulation and Modelling
Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics
Landscape Ecology
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Microbial Ecology
Medical Bacteriology
Infectious Agents
Tumour Immunology
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Ecosystem Function
Environmental Impact Assessment
Veterinary Parasitology
Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies)
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Anthropological Genetics
Biological Adaptation

Research Objectives

Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Infectious Diseases
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Environment
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection)
Health
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental Health
Immune System and Allergy
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Behaviour and Health
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Air Quality
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Sheep - Meat
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Veterinary Diagnostics
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Beef Cattle
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Zoonoses
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Skin and Related Disorders

Career Best Publications

Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1; a widely endemic potential pathogen of domestic cats; Virology
A temporal dilution effect: hantavirus infection in deer mice and the intermittent presence of voles in Montana; Acta Oecologica: International Journal of Ecology
Delayed density-dependent prevalence of Sin Nombre virus infection in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in central and western Montana; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease Prions in Salivary, Urinary, and Intestinal Tissues of Deer: Potential Mechanisms of Prion Shedding and Transmission; Journal of Virology
Does Chytridiomycosis Disrupt Amphibian Skin Function?; Copeia
Dryland salinity and the ecology of Ross River virus: the ecological underpinnings of the potential for transmission; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: a critical perspective; Trends in Parasitology
Environmental monitoring to enhance comprehension and control of infectious diseases; Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Healthy wetlands, healthy people: mosquito borne disease; Wetlands and Human Health
Influence of Hosts on the Ecology of Arboviral Transmission: Potential Mechanisms Influencing Dengue, Murray Valley Encephalitis, and Ross River Virus in Australia; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors; Journal of Virology
Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States; Ecological Applications
Prior virus exposure alters the long-term landscape of viral replication during Feline Lentiviral Infection; Viruses
Sensitivity of protein misfolding cyclic amplification versus immunohistochemistry in ante-mortem detection of chronic wasting disease; Journal of General Virology
The recent decline of a New Zealand endemic: how and why did populations of Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi crash over 1996–2001?; Biological Conservation
Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: implications for infectious disease transmission; PLoS-One
Toward a mechanistic understanding of environmentally forced zoonotic disease emergence: sin nombre hantavirus; Bioscience
Utility of mosquito surveillance data for spatial prioritization of vector control against dengue viruses in three Brazilian cities; Parasites and Vectors
Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes; Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Research Publications

Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1; a widely endemic potential pathogen of domestic cats; Virology
Sarcoptes scabiei: the mange mite with mighty effects on the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus); PLOS One
A model for the dynamics of Ross River Virus in the Australian environment; Letters in Biomathmatics
A prototype recombinant-protein based Chlamydia pecorum vaccine results in reduced Chlamydial burden and less clinical disease in free-ranging koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus); PLoS ONE
A temporal dilution effect: hantavirus infection in deer mice and the intermittent presence of voles in Montana; Acta Oecologica: International Journal of Ecology
Behavioural syndromes and structural and temporal consistency of behavioural traits in a social lizard; Journal of Zoology
Biological and cultural coevolution and emerging infectious disease: Ross River virus in Australia; Medical Hypotheses
Characterization of regionally associated Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in bobcats (Lynx rufus); Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Closing the gap on causal processes of infection risk from cross-sectional data: structural equation models to understand infection and co-infection; Parasites and Vectors
Colonization of ephemeral water bodies in the wheatbelt of Western Australia by assemblages of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): role of environmental factors, habitat, and disturbance; Environmental Entomology
Delayed density-dependent prevalence of Sin Nombre virus infection in deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in central and western Montana; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Dermatophilus congolensis infection in platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia, 2015; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Detection of chronic wasting disease in the lymph nodes of free-ranging cervids by real-time quaking-induced conversion; Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Detection of Chronic Wasting Disease Prions in Salivary, Urinary, and Intestinal Tissues of Deer: Potential Mechanisms of Prion Shedding and Transmission; Journal of Virology
Does Chytridiomycosis Disrupt Amphibian Skin Function?; Copeia
Domestic cat microsphere immunoassays: Detection of antibodies during feline immunodeficiency virus infection; Journal of Immunological Methods
Dryland Salinity and Ecosystem Distress Syndrome: Human Health Implications; Ecohealth
Dryland salinity and the ecology of Ross River virus: the ecological underpinnings of the potential for transmission; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Ecological interactions and the Ross river virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Tasmania; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Effect of Rock Cover on Small Mammal Abundance in a Montana Grassland; Intermountain Journal of Sciences
Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: a critical perspective; Trends in Parasitology
Environmental drivers of Ross River virus in southeastern Tasmania, Australia: towards strengthening public health interventions; Epidemiology and Infection
Environmental monitoring to enhance comprehension and control of infectious diseases; Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Epidemic host community contribution to mosquito-borne disease transmission: Ross River virus; Epidemiology and Infection
Evaluation of common anesthetic and analgesic techniques for tail biopsy in mice; Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Fine-temporal forecasting of outbreak probability and severity: Ross River virus in Western Australia; Epidemiology and Infection
Health outcomes of beekeeping: a systematic review; Journal of Apicultural Research
Healthy wetlands, healthy people: mosquito borne disease; Wetlands and Human Health
House mouse abundance and Ross River virus notifications in Victoria, Australia; International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Human exposure to particulate matter potentially contaminated with Sin Nombre Virus; EcoHealth
Influence of Hosts on the Ecology of Arboviral Transmission: Potential Mechanisms Influencing Dengue, Murray Valley Encephalitis, and Ross River Virus in Australia; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Intrinsic factors drive spatial genetic variation in a highly vagile species, the wedge-tailed eagle Aquila audax, in Tasmania; Journal of Avian Biology
Invasive pathogen drives host population collapse: effects of a travelling wave of sarcoptic mange on bare -nosed wombats; Journal of Applied Ecology
Is pathogen exposure spatially autocorrelated? Patterns of pathogens in puma (Puma concolor) and bobcat (Lynx rufus); Ecosphere
Laboratory determination of efficacy of a Santalum spicatum extract for mosquito control; Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Mosquito distribution in a saltmarsh: determinants of eggs in a variable environment; Journal of Vector Ecology
Mosquito ecology and management of Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae); Ecological Society of Australia Conference
Mosquito eradication: the story of killing campto
Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors; Journal of Virology
Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States; Ecological Applications
Post-fire habitat use of the golden-backed tree-rat (Mesembriomys macrurus) in the northwest Kimberley, Western Australia; Austral Ecology
Predictive forecasting of Ross River virus outbreaks and their relative severity in Western Australia; 12th Symposium of the Mosquito Control Association of Australia and Arbovirus Research in Australia
Prion-seeding activity in cerebrospinal fluid of deer with chronic wasting disease; PLoS One
Prior virus exposure alters the long-term landscape of viral replication during Feline Lentiviral Infection; Viruses
Proceedings of the society for research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand; New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Radiology of Australian Mammals (book review)
Relationship of Human Behavior within Outbuildings to Potential Exposure to Sin Nombre Virus in Western Montana; Ecohealth
Relationships of the Ross River virus (Togoviridae: Alphavirus) vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae), to biotic and abiotic factors in saltmarshes of south-eastern Tasmania, Australia: a preliminary study; Australian Journal of Entomology
Resistance of mammal assemblage structure to dryland salinity in a fragmented landscape; Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia
Resource limitation, controphic ostracod density and larval mosquito development; PLoS One
Salinity as a driver of aquatic invertebrate colonisation behaviour and distribution in the wheatbelt of Western Australia; Hydrobiologia: The International Journal on Limnology and Marine Sciences
Salinity tolerance of Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae) from two regions in southwestern Australia; Australian Journal of Entomology
Salt marshes of south-eastern Tasmania: biotic and abiotic factors and their relationship with the Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae); Ecological Society of Australia Conference
Sampling Frequency Differentially Influences Interpretation of Zoonotic Pathogen and Host Dynamics: Sin Nombre Virus and Deer Mice; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Sensitivity of protein misfolding cyclic amplification versus immunohistochemistry in ante-mortem detection of chronic wasting disease; Journal of General Virology
Temporal patterns and environmental correlates of macroinvertebrate communities in temporary streams; PLoS ONE
The emergence of sarcoptic mange in Australian wildlife: an unresolved debate; Parasites and Vectors
The Koala, an Iconic Animal under Threat; Journal of Wildlife Diseases
The recent decline of a New Zealand endemic: how and why did populations of Archey's frog Leiopelma archeyi crash over 1996–2001?; Biological Conservation
The risky business of being an entomologist: a systematic review; Environmental Research
The Roles of Predators, Competitors, and Secondary Salinization in Structuring Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Assemblages in Ephemeral Water Bodies of the Wheatbelt of Western Australia; Environmental entomology
The significance of topographic complexity in habitat selection and persistence of a declining marsupial in the Kimberley region of Western Australia; Australian Journal of Zoology
The ‘disconnect’: Public and professional perceptions on mosquito management and vector-borne diseases; Environmental Health Australia 41st National Conference
Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: implications for infectious disease transmission; PLoS-One
Toward a mechanistic understanding of environmentally forced zoonotic disease emergence: sin nombre hantavirus; Bioscience
Untangling the model muddle: Empirical tumour growth in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Scientific Reports
Utility of mosquito surveillance data for spatial prioritization of vector control against dengue viruses in three Brazilian cities; Parasites and Vectors
Vector mosquitoes increase generation time in the presence of competitors owing to resource limitation; 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes; Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Research Projects

Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Assessing genetic health and diversity of the not-so-common, 'common' wombat (Vombatus ursinus); Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devil populations and DFTD in long-diseased areas; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Developing a chlamydial vaccine for koalas; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Evaluating the benefits in Tasmanian devils of immune responses to transmissible cancer; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Impacts of landscape structure, host demography, and management interventions on disease dynamics; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Impacts of seasonal forcing of host and vector populations on epidemic dynamics of vector-borne disease across continental Australia ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Improving the diagnosis, management and control of chlamydial infections in Australian livestock; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improving understanding of Ross River virus transmission, impacts of current mosquito management and alternative vector control ; Department of Health Western Australia (DoHWA)
Tasmanian devil conservation physiology: Role of devil immune system in Devil Facial Tumour Disease progression; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Transcriptional and phylogenetic analysis of sarcoptic mange in the common wombat; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Understanding genetic health and diversity of wombats in-light of the increasing sarcoptic mange threat; Wildlife Disease Association - Australasian section (WDAA)
Detection and Investigation of Chytrid in Tasmania Amphibian Communities
Wombat disease and genome consortium
Wombat Health Management and Monitoring Project

Research Candidate Supervision

Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems
Co-infection, Stress and Contagious Cancer in the Tasmanian Devil
Salinity, Biotic Interactions and the Ecology and Epidemiology of Ross River Virus Vectors in South-eastern Tasmania