Publications

Eremeeva ME, Warang SS, Anderson ML, Capps D, Zohdy S, Durden LA. Molecular survey for pathogens and markers of permethrin resistance in human head lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from Madagascar. In Revision

Zikeli S, Zohdy S.  Why Research on Lyme Disease and Ixodes scapularis Needs Wildlife Ecology Without Taxonomic Bias: A Review. Southeastern Naturalist. In Revision

McKenzie B, Stevens K, Murphy A, Bozic J, Mathias D, Zohdy S. Aedes vector surveillance in the Southeastern United States reveals growing threat of Ae. japonicus japonicus (Theobald, 1901) (Diptera, Culicidae). Under Review

Morse W, Lessard S, Izenour K, McKenzie B, Zohdy S. 2019. Perceptions and Practices of Mosquito-borne Diseases in Alabama- Is Concern Where it Should Be? BMC Public Health. In Press.

Hemingway HW, Burrows AM, Omstead KM, Zohdy S, Pastor JF, Muchlinski MN. 2019. Vertical clinging and leaping ahead: How bamboo has shaped the anatomy and physiology of Hapalemur. The Anatomical Record. In Press.

Zohdy S, Schwartz TS, Oaks J. 2019. The Coevolution Effect as a Driver of Spillover. Trends in Parasitology. pdf

McKenzie B, Wilson AE, Zohdy S. 2019. Aedes albopictus is a competent vector of Zika virus: a meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. pdf

Zohdy S, Valenta K, Farris ZJ, Rabaoarivola M, Chapman C, Karanewsky C, Pilotte N, Zaky W, Williams S. 2019. Causative agent of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) detected in wild lemurs. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife.  pdf

Chalkowski K, Wilson AE, Lepczyk CA, and Zohdy S.  2019. Who let the cats out?: a global meta-analysis on risk of parasitic infection in indoor versus outdoor domestic cats (Felis catus). Biology Letters. 15(4):20180840. pdf

Zohdy S, Durden LA, Baden AL. 2019. Ectoparasitism in black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in southeastern Madagascar. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 55 (1):174-178 pdf

Chalkowski K, Lepczyk CA, Zohdy S. 2018. Parasite Ecology of Invasive Species: Conceptual Framework and New Hypotheses. Trends in Parasitology. 34:8: 655-663 pdf

Durden LA, Kessler S, Zohdy S. 2018. A New Species of Sucking Louse (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) from the Gray Mouse Lemur, Microcebus murinus. Journal of Medical Entomology.55:4: 910-914 pdf

Zohdy S, Morse WC, Mathias D, Lessard S. 2018. Rediscovery of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (L.) in Alabama following a 26-year absence and public perceptions of the threat of Zika virus. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55:5:1319-1324 pdf

Zohdy, S. 2018. Modernization of Natural History: From Audubon to Now.  In Audubon’s Last Wilderness Journey, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. D. Giles Ltd., London.

Zohdy S. 2018. Emerging Infections 10. Quarterly Review of Biology. 93:1, 59-59. pdf

Ragazzo LJ, Zohdy S, Velonabison M, Herrera J, Wright PC, Gillespie TR. 2018. Entamoeba histolytica, the causative agent of amoebiasis, in the lemur community of Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Veterinary Parasitology. 249:98-101 pdf

Eronen J*, Zohdy S*, Evans AR, Tecot S, Wright PC, Jernvall J. 2017. Feeding Ecology and Morphology Make a Bamboo Specialist Vulnerable to Climate Change. Current Biology.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.050 pdf

Zohdy S, Bisanzio D, Tecot S, Wright PC, Jernvall J.  2017. Aggression and hormones are associated with heterogeneity in parasitism and parasite dynamics in the brown mouse lemur. Animal Behaviour. 132:109-119. pdf

Setash CM, Zohdy S, Gerber BD, Karanewsky CJ. 2017.  A biogegraphical perspective on the variation in mouse lemur density across Madagascar. Mammal Review. 47(3):212-229. pdf

Ezran C, Karanewsky C,  Pendleton J, Sholtz A,  Krasnow M,  Willick J, Razafindrakoto A, Zohdy S, Albertelli M, Krasnow M. 2017. The mouse lemur, a genetic model organism for primate biology, behavior, and health. Genetics. 206(2):651-664. pdf

Zohdy S, Derfus KS, Headrick EG, Mbolatiana TA, Wright PC, Gillespie TR. 2016. Small-scale land-use variability affects Anopheles spp. distribution and concomitant Plasmodium spp. infection in human and mosquito vectors in southeastern Madagascar. Malaria Journal. 15:114. doi:10.1186/s12936-016-1164-2 pdf

Zohdy S and Durden L. 2016. A review of ectoparasites in the Cheirogaleidae. In Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior, and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. Shawn M. Lehman, Ute Radespiel and Elke Zimmermann (eds), Cambridge University Press. pdf

Zohdy S, Grossman M, Fried IR, Rasambainarivo FT, Wright PC, Gillespie TR. 2015. Diversity and Prevalence of Diarrhea-Associated Viruses in the Lemur Community and Associated Human Population of Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology. 36(1): 143-153. pdf

Zohdy S, Derfus KS, Mbolatiana TA, Wright PC, Gillespie TR. 2015. Field Evaluation of Synthetic Lure (3-methyl-1-butanol) When Compared to Non Odor-Baited Control in Capturing Anopheles Mosquitoes in Varying Land-Use Site in Madagascar. Parasites and Vectors. 8(1):145. Highly Accessed and selected as part of the 2015 World Malaria Day collection series

Zohdy S., Gerber B, Tecot S, Blanco MB, Wright PC, and Jernvall J. 2014. Teeth, Sex and Testosterone: Aging in the world’s smallest primate. PLoS ONE. dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109528  pdf

Zohdy S., Kemp A, Durden L, Wright PC, and Jernvall J. 2012 Mapping the Social Network: Tracking Lice in a Wild Primate Populations (Microcebus rufus) to Infer Social Contacts and Vector Potential. BMC Ecology. 12:4. Highly Accessed pdf

Zohdy S. Senescence Ecology: Aging in a Population of Wild Brown Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus rufus). 2012. PhD thesis, University of Helsinki Press. ISBN 978-952-10-7726-5. ISSN 1799-7372.

King SJ, Boyer DM, Tecot S, Zohdy S, Strait SG, Blanco, MB, Wright PC, Jernvall J. 2012. Lemur Habitat and Dental Senescence in Ranomafana National Park. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Vol 148:2, pp. 228-237. pdf

Wright PC, Erhart EM, Tecot S, Baden AL, Arrigo-Nelson SJ, Herrera J, Morelli TL, Blanco M, Deppe A, Atsalis S, Johnson S, Ratelolahy F, Tan C, and Zohdy S.  2012. Long-Term Lemur Research at Centre Valbio, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. P.M. Kappeler and D.P. Watts (eds.), Long-Term Field Studies of Primates, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-22514-7_4, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pdf

Crowley BE, Thorén S, Rasoazanabary E,. Barrett MA, Zohdy S, Blanco MB, McGoogan KC, Arrigo-Nelson SJ, Irwin MT, Vogel ER, Wright PC, Radespiel U, Godfrey LR, Koch PL, and Dominy NJ. 2011. Geographic isotopic variation among mouse lemur (Microcebus) populations. Journal of Biogeography. 38, 2106-2121. pdf

Durden L*, Zohdy S*, and Laakkonen J. 2010. Lice and Ticks of the Eastern Rufous Mouse Lemur, Microcebus rufus, with Descriptions of the Male and Third Instar Nymph of Lemurpediculus verruculosus. 2010. Journal of Parasitology.  Vol. 96, No. 5, pp. 874-878. pdf

* denotes shared authorship

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Durden LA, Zohdy S,  Blanco M. Taxonomy and host associations of lice (Phthiraptera) parasitizing lemurs. American Society of Parasitologists. 2019 submitted

Zohdy S, Boersman M, Blagburn B, Starkey L. Non-invasive method for the detection of unique volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in heartworm infected dogs. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. 2019 submitted

Park D, Mukundarajan H, Bowles J, Kalin H, Blagburn B, Starkey L, Prakash M, Zohdy S. Can cellphones detect Aedes aegypti infected with Dirofilaria immitis? World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. 2019

Finley N, Eronen J, Zohdy S. Tungiasis in Madagascar: A Neglected Tropical Parasite Exacerbated by Climate Change? American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

Hale E, Schwartz T, Zohdy S. Real-time Multiplex assay for detection of West Nile virus, Dengue fever virus, and Rift Valley fever virus. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

Finney M, Zohdy S. Plasmodium coinfection in Anopheles gambiae in Madagascar. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

Everly J, Murphy A, Mckenzie B, Zohdy S. Aedes spp surveillance in Alabama. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

Zohdy S, Oaks J, Schwartz T. The Coevolution Effect: A Hypothesis to Explain Zoonotic Pathogen Spillover. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

Chalkowski K, Zohdy S. Under the Radar: Geographic Spread of an Avian Eyefluke with Zoonotic Potential. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

McKenzie B, Zohdy S. Vector Competence of Aedes albopictus for Zika virus. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018

Eremeeva ME, Anderson M, Ogunleke T, Warang S, Capps D, Zohdy S, Durden LA. Genetic Diversity, Markers of Pesticide Resistance and Pathogens in Human Lice from Madagascar. International Conference of Phthiraptera. 2018

Ramaiah A,Glenn TC, Kieran T, Zohdy S, Dasch GA, Tokarevich NK, Durden LA, and Eremeeva ME. RADseq Evaluation of the Population Structure of Human Lice from Three Continents. International Conference of Phthiraptera. 2018

Finley N, Eronen J, Zohdy S. Tungiasis in Madagascar: A Neglected Tropical Parasite Exacerbated by Climate Change? Conference on Planetary Health. 2018

Crabtree V, Zohdy S. Chronic Diseases and the Organ Systems Affected in Free-Ranging Captive Lemurs. International Primatological Society. 2018

Zohdy S, Rabaoarivola B, Farris ZJ, Valenta K. Are dog parasites threatening Madagascar’s lemurs? International Primatological Society. 2018

Smoot S, Zohdy S, Schwartz T. Population genetics of mouse lemurs and their ecto-parasites in Ranomafana National Park. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2018

Zikeli S, Rankins S, Zohdy S. Oh Deer, What’s Eating You? Alabama White-Tailed Deer as Reservoirs for Vector-Borne Disease. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2018

Owens L, Rice K, Starkey L, Zohdy S. Does canine infection with Dirofilaria immitis impact mosquito vector attraction? American Association for Veterinary Parasitology. 2017

Sutcliffe A, Dotson E, Zohdy S. A Pain in the Assay – Which Approach is Best for Determining Malaria Sporozoite Rates? American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting. 2017

Broadhead J, Zohdy S. Can Community Driven Conservation Efforts Improve Human and Wildlife Health in Madagascar? Ecological Society of America. 2017

Broadhead J, Zohdy S. Can Community Driven Conservation Improve Small Mammal Diversity and Health in Eastern Madagascar? The Wildlife Society 24th Annual Conference. 2017

Broadhead J, Zohdy S. Does community conservation improve human health and well-being? American Public Health Association Annual Conference. 2017

Eremeeva ME, Warang S, Zohdy S, Durden LA. Detection of Acinetobacter in Human Head Lice Infesting Children in Rural Areas of Madagascar and Georgia, USA. American Society for Microbiology. 2017

Valenta K, Farris ZJ, Zohdy S. Dogs go places they are not from and eat weird animals in their homes: Reasons for fewer weird animals. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. 2017

Dasch GA, Holmes ZC, Shirey TB, Eremeeva ME, and Zohdy S. Metagenomics of Head Lice Using the Ion Torrent PGM. American Acarology Conference. 2016

Warang S, Ogunleke T, Capps D, Durden LA, Zohdy S, Eremeeva ME. Detection of Acinetobacter baumanii, Bartonella quinatana and Markers of Permethrin Resistance in Human Lice from Madagascar. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. 2016

Ogunleke T,  Durden LA, Zohdy S, Eremeeva ME. Analysis of Microsatellite markers in head lice from Madagascar. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. 2016

Zohdy S, Schotte M. Rediscovery of Cirolana poissoni in southwestern Madagascar, with notes on feeding ecology. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland, OR, USA. 2016

Rice K, Zohdy S, Crowley B, Tecot S. Healthy forests, healthy lemurs?: The effect of habitat disturbance on diet, parasitism, and immunity in brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus). International Primatological Society. Chicago, IL, USA. 2016

 Zohdy S, Baden AL, Durden LA. Ectoparasitism in black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in south eastern Madagascar. International Primatological Society. Chicago, IL, USA. 2016

Kessler SE, Zohdy S, Radespiel U, Zimmermann E, Durden LA. Diversity of ectoparasites infesting the gray mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus, in the dry forest and the brown mouse lemur, Microcebus rufus, in the rainforest of Madagascar. International Primatological Society. Chicago, IL, USA. 2016

 Zohdy S, Fried IR, Wright PC, and Gillespie TR. Detection of Diarrheal Viruses in Humans and Lemurs in Ranomafana, Madagascar. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Austin, TX, USA. 2014 

Zohdy S, Derfus KS, Mbolatiana TA, Wright PC, Gillespie TR. Deforestation and Malaria: A Field Evaluation of a Synthetic Lure to Capture Mosquitoes in Madagascar. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Austin, TX, USA. 2014

 Zohdy S, Bisanzio D, Wright PC, and Jernvall J. Lousy Personalities: Effects of Personality and Hormones on Parasitism in Wild Brown Mouse Lemurs.  Hanoi, Vietnam. International Primatological Society XXIII. 2014

Headrick E, Rist C, Zohdy S, Wright PC, and Gillespie TR. Factors Affecting Community Health Volunteer Utilization Around Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Washington D.C., USA. 5th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 2014

Rist C, Headrick E, Zohdy S, Wright PC, and Gillespie TR. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Health: A Cross-Sectional Cluster Sample Survey Examining Health Rishs at the Human-Animal Interface in Madagascar.  Washington D.C., USA. 5th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 2014

¤ Zohdy S, Kemp AD, Durden LA, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Of Lice and Lemurs: Personality traits and Parasite Dynamics in Wild Brown Mouse Lemurs (Microcebus rufus).  San Francisco, California, USA. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2013

Zohdy S, Fried IR, Wright PC, and Gillespie TR. Detection of Diarrheal Viruses in Humans and Lemurs in Ranomafana, Madagascar. One Health Symposium. Athens, GA, USA. 2013

Zohdy S, Kemp AD, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Lousy personalities: Aggression, testosterone, and ectoparasite dynamics in a population of wild brown mouse lemurs.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Knoxville, TN, USA. 2013

Zohdy S, Kemp AD, Durden LA, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Mapping the Social Network: Tracking lice in a wild primate population to infer social contacts and vector potential. Charleston, SC, USA. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2012

Zohdy S, Tecot S, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH) in both sexes of the wild brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus). American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 147(S54):310-311. 2012

Kemp AD, Zohdy S, Jernvall J. Low, sexually-monomorphic digit ratios in a wild strepsirrhine primate (Microcebus rufus). Portland, Oregon,  USA. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 2012

Zohdy S, and Radespiel U. Lifespan and survival in eastern and western mouse lemurs. Cancun, Mexico. International Primatological Society XXII. 2012

¤Zohdy S, Kemp AD, Durden LA, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Tracking lice in a wild primate population reveals social contacts and vector potential. Cancun, Mexico. International Primatological Society XXII.  2012

Zohdy S, Tecot S, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Assessment of fecal testosterone and cortisol in both sexes of wild brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus).  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 144:S52. 2011

Zohdy S, Tecot S, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH) in both sexes of the wild brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus). Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Integr. Comp. Biol. Suppl. 51:E156. 2011

Bunn J, Zohdy S, King S, Wright PC, Jernvall J. Testing for tooth wear resistant measures of diet in primates.Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. 2011

Tecot S, Zohdy S, King SJ, Jernvall J, Wright PC. Wimpy Males and Formidable Females: Testosterone Levels in Propithecus edwardsi.  Albuquerque, NM, USA. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl  50:251. 2010

Zohdy S, Tecot S, King SJ, Blanco MB, Wright PC, Jernvall, J. Wild Brown Mouse Lemurs Live Long and Propsper. 2010. Albuquerque, NM, USA. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl  50:251. 2010

¤Zohdy S, Rakotoarinivo TH, Carag J,  Wright PC, Jernvall J. Parasite burden as a tool to assess immunosenescence in wild brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus). Kyoto, Japan. International Primatological Society Meeting. 2010

Zohdy S, King SJ, Blanco MB, Wright PC, Jernvall, J. Longevity in the Brown Mouse Lemur: Old but not Mousy.  Chicago, IL, USA. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl  48:280. 2009

Zohdy S. A Wild Tale About Old Age. Marie Curie Conference, European Science Open Forum. Barcelona, Spain. 2008

Zohdy, S, Evans, AR, Jernvall, J, Wright, PC.  Roughing it: What it Takes for Bears, Rodents and Lemurs to Eat Bamboo American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Cleveland, OH.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl  46:228. 2008

King SJ, Zohdy, S, Evans, AR, Godfrey, LR Jernvall J, Wright PC. Senescence in wild lemurs: does it happen? Cleveland, OH.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl  46:228. 2008

 Zohdy, S, Evans, AR, Jernvall, J, Wright, PC.  Greater, Woolly, and Giant: What it Takes for Bears Rodents and Lemurs to Eat Bamboo Prosimians Congress. 2007. Ithala, South Africa. 2007

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