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Publications 2000-present

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Olson, M.S., and J. Antonovics. 2000. Correlation between male and female reproduction in the near-dioecious herb Astilbe biternata (Saxifrgaceae). American Journal of Botany 87: 837-844. PDF


Ward, J.K., Antonovics, J., Thomas, R. B., Strain, B. R. 2000. Is atmospheric CO2 a selective agent on model C3 annuals? Oecologia 123: 330-341. PDF


Hood, M. E., and Antonovics, J.  2000. Intra-tetrad selfing and the maintenance of heterozygosity in Microbotryum violaceum (=Ustilago violacea).            Heredity 85: 231-241. PDF


Thrall, P. H., Antonovics, J., and Dobson, A. P. 2000.  Sexually transmitted diseases in polygynous mating systems: prevalence and impact on                        reproductive success. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 267: 1555-1563. PDF


Nunn, C. L., Gittleman, J. L., and Antonovics, J. 2000. Promiscuity and the primate immune system. Science 290: 1168-1170. PDF


Hood, M. E., Rocha, 0. J., and Antonovics, J. 2000. Differences in teliospore germination patterns of Microbotryum violaceum on European and North          American Silene species. Mycological Research 105:532-536. PDF


Molofsky, J., Bever, J. D., and Antonovics, J. 2001. Coexistence under positive frequency dependence. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 268: 273-277. PDF


Silvertown, J. and Antonovics, J. (eds.)  2001. Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context.  Blackwell, Oxford.


Antonovics, J., Newman, T. J., and Best, B. J.  2001. Spatially explicit studies on the ecology and genetics of  population margins. In: Silvertown, J. and        Antonovics, J. (eds.)  Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context.  Blackwell, Oxford. pp. 91-116.  PDF


Molofsky, J., Bever, J.D., Antonovics, J., Newman, T.J. 2002. Negative frequency dependence and the importance of spatial scale. Ecology 83:21-27. PDF


O'Keefe, K. J., and Antonovics, J. 2002. Playing by different rules:  the evolution of virulence in sterilizing pathogens. American Naturalist 159: 597-          605. PDF


Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E., Partain, J. 2002. The ecology and genetics of a host-shift: Microbotryum as a model system. American Naturalist 160: S40–      S53. PDF


Newman, T. J., Antonovics, J., and Wilbur, H. W.  2002. Population dynamics with a refuge: fractal basins and the suppression of chaos. Theoretical            Population Biology 62:121-128. PDF


Antonovics, J. 2002. Toward community genomics. Ecology 84: 598–601. PDF


Hood, M. E., Antonovics, J., and Heishman, H.  2003. Karyotypic similarity identifies multiple host-shifts of a pathogenic fungus in natural populations.      Infection, Genetics, and Evolution 2: 167-172. PDF


Hood, M. E. and Antonovics, J. 2003. Plant species descriptions show signs of disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B (Suppl.) 270: S156-S158. PDF


Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E., Thrall, P., Abrams, J. Y, and Duthie, M. 2003. Herbarium studies on the distribution of anther-smut disease (Microbotryum        violaceum) and Silene species in the eastern United States. American Journal of Botany 90: 1522-1531. PDF


Nunn, C. L., Gittleman, J. L., and Antonovics, J. 2003. A comparative study of white blood cell counts and disease risk in carnivores. Proceedings of the      Royal Society of London, Series B 270: 347-356. PDF


Altizer, S., Nunn, C. L., Thrall, P. H., Gittleman, J. L., Antonovics, J., Cunningham, A. A., Dobson, A. P., Ezenwa V,  Jones, K. E., Pedersen, A. B. , Poss,      M., and Pulliam, J. R. C. 2003.  Social organization and parasite risk in mammals: integrating theory and empirical studies. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 34: 517-547. PDF


Antonovics, J., and Abrams, J. Y. 2004. Intra-tetrad mating and the evolution of linkage relationships. Evolution 58: 702-709. PDF


Antonovics, J.  2004. Long term study of a plant-pathogen metapopulation. In: Hanski,I., and Gaggiotti, O. (eds.) Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution of          Metapopulations. Academic Press. pp. 471-488. PDF


Hood, M. E., and Antonovics, J.  2004. Mating within the meiotic tetrad and the maintenance of genomic heterozygosity. Genetics 166: 1751-1759. PDF


Newman, T. J., Kolomeisky, E. B., and Antonovics, J. 2004. Population dynamics with global regulation: the conserved Fisher equation. Physical Review      Letters 92: 228103.1-228103.4. PDF


Hood, M. E., Koskella, B., and Antonovics, J. 2004. Shared forces of sex-chromosome evolution in haploid-mating and diploid-mating organisms.                Genetics 168: 141-146. PDF


Vondrasek, J., Antonovics, J., and Taylor, D. 2004. Evolution kills: a web resource for instructors of evolutionary biology. Bioscene 30 (2): 3-8.  PDF


Antonovics, J. 2005. Plant venereal diseases: insights from a messy metaphor. New Phytologist 165: 71-80. PDF


Von Ghyczy, T., and Antonovics, J. 2005. In praise of feedership. Harvard Business Review, February 2005: 52-54. PDF


Rudolf, V., and Antonovics, J. 2005. Species coexistence and pathogens with frequency-dependent transmission. American Naturalist 166: 112-                  118. PDF


Johnson, L. J., Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E. 2005. The evolution of intratetrad mating rates. Evolution 59: 2525-2532 PDF


Antonovics, J., McKane, A. J., and Newman, T. 2006. Spatiotemporal dynamics at population margins. American Naturalist 167: 16-27. PDF


Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E., and Baker, C. H. 2006. Was the 1918 flu avian in origin? Nature 440: E9. PDF

Antonovics, J. 2006. Evolution in closely adjacent populations X. Long term persistence of pre-reproductive isolation at a mine boundary. Heredity 97:        33-37. PDF


Ferrrari, M. J., Bjornstad, O. N., Partain, J. L., and Antonovics, J. 2006. A gravity model for the spread of a pollinator-borne plant pathogen. American          Naturalist 168: 294-303. PDF


Antonovics, J., Abbate, J.L., Baker, C. H., Daley, D., Hood, M. E., Jenkins, C. E., Johnson, L. J., Murray, J. J., Panjeti, Rudolf, V., Sloan, D., Vondrasek,      J. 2007. Evolution by any other name: antibiotic resistance and avoidance of the e-word. PLOS Biology 5: e30. PDF


Rudolf, V., and Antonovics, J. 2007. Disease transmission by cannibalism: rare event or common occurrence? Proceedings of the Royal Society of  London, Series B 274:1205-10. PDF


Cafuir, L., Antonovics, J., and Hood, M. E. 2007. Tissue culture and quantification of individual-level resistance to anther-smut disease in Silene vulgaris. International Journal of Plant Sciences 168: 415-419. PDF

Moody-Weis, J., Antonovics, J., Alexander, H. M., and Pilson, D. 2008. Predicting local colonization and extinction dynamics from coarser-scale  surveys. Ecography 31: 61-72. PDF


Brooks, C.P., Antonovics, J., and Keitt, T. H. 2008. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity explain disease dynamics in a spatially-explicit network model.          American Naturalist 172: 149-159. PDF

Antonovics, J. 2009. The effect of sterilizing diseases on host abundance and distribution along environmental gradients. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 276: 1443-1448. PDF


Bernasconi, G., Antonovics, J., Biere, A., Charlesworth, D., Delph, L.F., Filatov, D., Giraud, T., Hood, M.E., Marais, G. A. B., McCauley, D., Pannell, J.,      Shykoff, J.A., Vyskot, B., Wolfe, L., and Widmer, A. 2009. Re-emergence of Silene as a model system in ecology and evolution. Heredity 103: 5-14. PDF


Cameron, D. D., White, A., Antonovics, J. 2009. Parasite-grass-forb interactions and rock-paper-scissor dynamics: predicting the effects of the parasitic        plant Rhinanthus minor on host plant communities. Journal of Ecology 97: 1311-1319. PDF


Fenton, A., Antonovics, J., Brockhurst, M.A. 2009. Host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics under gene-for-gene and inverse gene-for-gene infection              genetics. American Naturalist 174: E230–242. PDF


Hood, M.E., Mena-Ali, J.I., Gibson, A. K., Oxelman, B., Giraud, T., Yockyeng, R., Arroyo, M., Conti, F., Pedersen, A., Gladieux, P., and Antonovics, J.        2010. The global distribution of the anther-smut fungus Microbotryum on species of the Caryophyllaceae as assessed from natural history                      collections. New Phytologist 187:217-229. PDF


Best, A., White, A., Kisdi, E., Antonovics, J., Brockhurst, M. A., and Boots, M. 2010. The coevolution of host range. American Naturalist 176: 63-71. PDF


Antonovics, J., Thrall, P. H., Burdon, J. J, and Laine, A. 2011. Partial resistance in natural populations of the Linum-Melamspora host-pathogen system:        does partial resistance make the red queen run slower? Evolution 65: 512-522. PDF


Williams, A., Antonovics, J., and Rolff, J. 2011. Dioecy, hermaphrodites and pathogen load in plants. Oikos 120: 657-660. PDF


Antonovics, J. and Edwards, M.  2011. Spatio-temporal dynamics of bumblebee nest parasites (Bombus subgenus Psythirus spp.) and their hosts                (Bombus spp.). Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 999-1011. PDF


Antonovics, J., Boots, M., Abbate, J., Baker, C., McFrederick, Q., and Panjeti, V. 2011. Biology and evolution of sexual transmission. Annals of the New      York Academy of Sciences 1230: 12-24. PDF


Borer, E. T, Antonovics, J., Kinkel, L. L., Hudson, P. J., Daszak, P., Ferrari, M. J.,  Garrett, K.A., Colin R. Parrish, C. R., Read, A. F.,  Rizzo, D. M. 2011.      Bridging taxonomic and disciplinary divides in infectious disease. EcoHealth (DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0718-6). Online publication. PDF


Best, A., Webb, S., Antonovics, J. and Boots, M. 2012. Local transmission processes and disease-driven host extinctions. Theoretical Ecology 5: 211-          217. PDF


Alexander, H. M., Foster, B. L., Ballantyne, F., Collins, C.D., Antonovics, J., Holt, R.D. 2012. Metapopulations and metacommunities: combining spatial      and temporal perspectives in plant ecology. Journal of Ecology 100: 88-103. PDF


Baker, C., and Antonovics, J. 2012. Evolutionary determinants of genetic variation in susceptibility to infectious diseases in humans. PlosOne  7:                 e29089 1-9. PDF


Fenton, A., Antonovics, J., Brockhurst, M.A. 2012. Two-step infection processes can lead to coevolution between functionally independent infection and      resistance pathways. Evolution 66: 2030-241. PDF


Antonovics, J., Boots, M., Ebert, D., Koskella, B., Poss, M., Sadd, B. M. 2012. The origin of specificity by means of natural selection: evolved and non-      host resistance in host-pathogen systems. Evolution 67: 1-9 PDF


Chung, E., Petit, E., Antonovics, J., Pedersen, A., Hood, M. 2012. Variation in resistance to multiple pathogen species: anther-smuts of Silene uniflora.        Ecology and Evolution 2: 2304-2314. PDF


Pedersen A. and Antonovics, J. 2013. Anthelminthic treatment alters the parasite community in a wild mouse host. Biology Letters 9:20130205. PDF


Rillig MC, Wendt S, Antonovics J, Hempel S, Kohler J, Caruso T. 2013. Interactive effects of root endophytes and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on an          experimental plant community. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2759-8. PDF


Gruendler, B., and Antonovics, J. 2014. The Mosquito: an eloquent defense of Linnaeus. The Linnean 30: 11-15. PDF


Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Powell, J. R. , Anderson, I.C,  Antonovics, J., and Rillig, M.C. 2014. Ecological understanding of root-infecting fungi using trait-        based approaches. Trends in Plant Sciences 19: 432-437. PDF


Abbate, J. L., and Antonovics, J. 2014. Elevational disease distribution in a natural plant-pathogen system: insights from changes across host populations and climate. Oikos 123:1126-1136. PDF


Bruns, E., Hood, M. E., Antonovics, J. 2015. Resistance evolution and polymorphism in long- and short-lived hosts. Evolution 69: 551-560. PDF


Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Hempel, S., Powell, J. R., Anderson, I. C., Antonovics, J., Bergmann, J. , Cavagnaro, T. R., Chen, B., Hart, M. M., Klironomos,      J. , Petermann, J. S., Verbruggen, E. , Veresoglou, S. D., and Rillig, M.C. 2015. Branching out: towards a trait-based understanding of fungal ecology. Fungal Biology Reviews 30: 1-8. PDF

Rillig, M. C., Antonovics, J., Caruso , T., Lehmann, A., Powell, J. R., Veresoglou, S. D., and Verbruggen, E. 2015. Coalescence of entire communities:          microbial community interchange. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 470-476. PDF


Antonovics, J., Bergman, J., Hempel, S. Verbruggen, E. Veresolglou, S., Rillig, M.C. 2015. The evolution of mutualism from reciprocal parasitism: more      ecological clothes for the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 627-641. PDF


Rillig, M. C., Lehmann, A., Aguilar-Trigueros, C., Antonovics, J., Caruso, T., Hempel, S., Lehmann, J., Valyi, K., Verbruggen, E., Veresoglou, S. D., and      Powell, J. R. 2016. Soil microbes and community coalescence. Pedobiology 59: 37-40. PDF


Antonovics, J. 2016. The value of concept: lessons from the evolution of antibiotic resistance. Global Policy 7 (Suppl. 1): 97-103. PDF


Van Aaken, A., and Antonovics, J. 2016. Too big to handle? Interdisciplinary perspectives on the question of why societies ignore looming disasters.          Global Policy 7 (suppl. 1) 1-4. Editors, Special Issue.  PDF 


Antonovics, J., and Kritzinger, J. 2016. A translation of the Linnean thesis, ‘The Invisible World.’ British Journal for the History of Science 353-382. PDF


Antonovics, J. 2017. Transmission dynamics: critical questions and challenges. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 372:                      20160087. 1-8. PDF


Wilson, A. J., Morgan, E. R., Booth, M., Norman, R., Perkins, S. E., Hauffe, H. C., Mideo, N., Antonovics, J., McCallum, H., Fenton, A. 2017. What is a      vector? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 372: 20160085. 11 pp. PDF


Antonovics, J., Wilson, A. J., Forbes, M. R., Hauffe, H. C., Kallio, E. R., Leggett, H. C., Longdon, B., Okamura, B., Sait, S. M., and Webster, J.P. 2017.        The evolution of transmission mode. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 372: 20160083. 12 pp. PDF


Bruns, E. L., Antonovics, J., Carasso, V, and Hood, M. 2017. Transmission and temporal dynamics of anther-smut disease (Microbotryum) on alpine          carnation (Dianthus pavonius). Journal of Ecology 105:1413-1424. PDF


Petit, E., Silver, C., Cornille, A., Gladieux, P., Rosenthal, L., Bruns, E., Yee, S., Antonovics, J., Giraud, T., Hood, M. E. 2017. Co-occurrence and                  hybridization of anther-smut pathogens specialized on Dianthus hosts. Molecular Ecology 26:1877-1890. PDF


Antonovics, J., Abbate, J. L., Bruns, E. L., Fields, P. D., Forrester, N. J., Gilbert, K., Hood, M. E.,  Park, T., Taylor, D. R. Effect of the anther-smut fungus    Microbotryum on the pre-flowering growth of its host Silene latifolia. American Journal of Botany 105:1088-1095. PDF


Antonovics, J., and Hood, M. E. 2018. Linnaeus, smut disease and living contagion. Archives of Natural History 45:213-232. PDF


Bruns, E. Antonovics, J., and Hood, M.E. 2018. Is there a disease-free halo at species range limits? The codistribution of anther-smut disease and its        host species. Journal of Ecology 107: 1-11. PDF


Tyson, D., Antonovics, J., and Bruns, E. 2018. Anther-smut disease caused by Microbotryum on berry campion Silene baccifera: endemic pathogen or        host-shift? Plant Pathology 67: 1850-1856. PDF


Abbate, J. L., Gladieux, P., Hood, M. E., de Vienne, D. M., Antonovics, J., Snirc, A., and Giraud, T. 2018. Co-occurrence among three divergent plant-          castrating fungi in the same Silene host species. Molecular Ecology 27: 3357-3370. PDF


Bruns, E., Miller, I., Hood, M. E., Carasso, V., and Antonovics J. 2018. The role of infectious disease in the evolution of females: Evidence from anther‐        smut disease on a gynodioecious alpine carnation. Evolution. 73: 497-510. PDF


Hood, M. E., J. Antonovics, M. Wolf, T. Giraud, and J. L. Abbate. 2019. Sympatry and interference of divergent Microbotryum pathogen species.                Ecology and Evolution 9: 5457-5467. PDF


Antonovics, J., Veresoglou, S .D., Rillig, M. C. 2019. Species diversity in a metacommunity with patches connected by periodic coalescence: a neutral        model. ArXiv 1905.03669. PDF


Rillig, M. C., and Antonovics, J. 2019. Microbial biospherics: The experimental study of ecosystem function and evolution. Proceedings of the National      Academy of Sciences USA 116: 11093-11098. PDF


Antonovics, J., and Hayden, K. 2020. Global hosts and global pathogens: a perspective. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanical Horticulture        17: 5-17. PDF


Rozins, C., Hood, M. E., Antonovics, J. 2020. Exploring density and frequency dependent interactions experimentally: an R program for generating              hexagonal fan designs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11: 678-683. PDF


Rillig, M. C., Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Anderson, I. C., Antonovics, J., Ballhausen, M., Bergmann J., Bielcik, M., Chaudhary, B., Deveautour, C.,                  Grünfeld, L., Hempel,, S., Lakovic, M., 1,2, Lammel, D., Lehmann, A., Lehmann, J., Leifheit, E. F., Liang, Y., Lozano, Y. M., Manntschke, A.,                    Mansour,  I., Pinek, L., Powell, J. R., Ryo, M., Sosa-Hernandez, M. A., Veresoglou, S. D., Wang, D.,Yang, G.,  Zhang, H. 2020. Myristate and the            ecology of AM fungi: significance, opportunities, applications and challenges. New Phytologist 227:1610-1614. PDF


Antonovics, J. 2020. Pathogenic fungi in ferns and angiosperms: a comparative study. American Fern Journal 110: 79-94. PDF


Amoroso, C., and Antonovics, J. 2020. Evolution of behavioral resistance in host-pathogen systems. Biology Letters 16: 20200508. PDF


Bruns, E., Pierce, L., Antonovics, J., Hood, M. 2020. Vector preference and heterogeneity in host sex ratio can affect disease spread in a natural plant        populations. Ecology 102: e03246.  


Antonovics, J., Gibby, M., and Hood, M. E. 2021. John Leigh, Lydia Becker and their shared botanical interests. Archives of Natural History 48:62-76..  


Bruns, E. L., Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E. 2020. From generalist to specialists: variation in the host range and performance of anther-smut pathogens on Dianthus. Evolution 75:2494-2508.


Rillig, M.C., Antonovics, J. Mansour, I. 2021. Microbial self-recycling and biospherics. Commentary.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 118: e2113148118


Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E. 2020. Resistance correlations to endemic and foreign pathogens. American Naturalist 198:206-218.

Bruns, E. B., Hood, M. E., Antonovics, J., Ballister, I. H. Troy, S. E., Cho, J.-H.. 2022. Can disease resistance evolve independently at different ages? Genetic variation in age-dependent resistance to disease in three wild plant species. Journal of Ecology 110:2046-2061.

Antonovics, J., Amoroso, C. R., Bruns, E. L., and Hood, M. E. 2023. Host density shapes the relative contribution of vector-based and aerial transmission of a pathogenic fungus. Ecology 104: e3970.

Uricchio, L. H., Bruns, E. L., Hood, M. E., Boots, M., Antonovics, J. 2023. Multimodal disease transmission as a limiting factor for the spatial extent of a host plant. Ecology 104: e3956. 

Antonovics, J. 2023. Clade age and diversity of fungal pathogens on ferns. American Fern Journal (in press).


Hulse, S., Antonovics, J., Hood, M. H., and Bruns, E. L. 2023. Specific resistance prevents the evolution of general resistance and facilitates disease emergence.  Evolution Letters (in revision).


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