Publications

Krol, L., Gorsich, E.E., Hunting, E.R., Govender, D., Bodegom, P.M. van, Schrama, M. 2019. Eutrophication governs predator-prey interactions and temperature effects in Aedes aegypti populations. Parasites & Vectors. 12, 179. (pdf)

Ezenwa, V.O., Jolles, A.E. Beechler, B.R., Budischak, S.A., Gorsich, E.E. In press. The causes and consequences of parasite interactions: African buffalo as a case study. In. Wilson, K., Fenton, A., Tompkins, D. Wildlife disease ecology: Linking theory to data and application. Cambridge University Press.

Gorsich, E.E.*, Miller, R.S.*, Mask, H.M., Hallman, C., Portacci, K., Webb, C.T. 2019. Spatio-temporal patterns and characteristics of swine shipments in the U.S. based on Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection. Scientific Reports. 9, 3915. (pdf) *Authors contributed equally

Beck-Johnson, L.M., Hallman, C., Miller, R.S., Portacci, K., Gorsich, E.E., Grear, D.A., Hartman, K., Webb, C.T. 2019. Estimating and exploring the proportion of intrastate cattle shipments in the United States. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 162, 56-66. (pdf)

Gorsich, E.E., Etienne, R.S., Medlock, J., Beechler, B.R., Spaan, J.M., Spaan, R.S.,Ezenwa, V.O., Jolles, A.E. 2018. Opposite outcomes of co-infection at individual and population scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115, 7545-7550. (pdf)

Dijkstra, K.D.B., Schrama, M.J., Gorsich, E.E., Hochkirch, A. 2018. ‘Deadly mosquito’ or ‘living freshwater’. Science. 361, 341.

Schrama, M.*, Gorsich, E.*, Hunting, E.R, Barmentlo, S.H., Beechler, B., van Bodegom, P.M. 2018. Eutrophication and predator presence overrule the effects of temperature on mosquito survival and development. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12, e0006354. (online article*Authors contributed equally

Tavalire, H., Beechler, B., Buss, P.E., Gorsich, E.E., le Roex, N., Spaan, J.M., Spaan, R.S., van Helden, P.D., Ezenwa, V.O., Jolles, A.E. 2018. Context-dependent costs and benefits of tuberculosis resistance traits in a wild mammalian host.  Ecology and Evolution. 8, 12712-12726. (pdf)

Gorsich, E., McKee, C.D., Grear, D.A., Miller, R.S., Portacci, K., Lindstrom, T., Webb, C.T. 2018. Model-guided suggestions for foreign animal disease surveillance based on cattle shipments in the U.S. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 150, 52-59. (pdf)

Gorsich, E., Luis, A.D., Buhnerkempe, M.G., Grear, D.A., Portacci, K., Miller, R.S., Webb, C.T. 2016. Mapping U.S. cattle shipment networks: Spatial and temporal patterns of trade communities from 2009 to 2011. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 134, 82-91. (pdf)

Henrichs, B., Oosthuizen, M., Troskie, M., Gorsich, E., Gondhalekar, C., Beechler, B., Ezenwa, V.O., Jolles, A.E. 2016. Within guild co-infecitons determine parasite community membership: a longitudinal study in African buffalo. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85, 1025-1034. (pdf)

Gorsich, E.E., Ezenwa, V.O., Cross, P.C., Bengis, R.G., Jolles, A.E. 2016. Context dependent survival, fecundity, and population level consequences of brucellosis in African buffalo. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84, 999-1009. (pdf)

Gorsich, E.E., Bengis, R.G., Ezenwa, V.O., Jolles, A.E. 2015, Evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of an ELISA for diagnosing brucellosis in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 51, 9-18. (pdf)

Beechler, B., Moore, C.A., Reninghaus, B., O'neal, D.M. Gorsich, E.E., Ezenwa, V.O. 2015. Jolles, A.E. Enemies and Turncoats: Invasive bovine tuberculosis exposes the potential of Rift Valley fever virus in its native host, African Buffalo. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282, 2014292. (pdf)

Gorsich, E.E., Ezenwa, V.O., Jolles, A.E. 2014. Nematode-coccidia parasite co-infections in African buffalo: Epidemiology and associations with host condition and pregnancy. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 3, 124-134. (pdf)

Publications in review

Beechler, B.B.*, Boersma, K.*, Ezenwa, V.O., Gorsich, E.E., Henrichs, B.S., Siepielski, A.M., Jolles, A.E. In revision. Bovine tuberculosis disturbs parasite functional trait composition in African buffalo. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. *Authors contributed equally

Gorsich, E.E., Beechler, B.B., Bodegom, P.M. van, Govender, D., Guarido, M. , Kemp, A,  Venter, M., Schrama, M. In review. A comparative assessment of adult mosquito trapping methods to estimate spatial patterns of abundance and community composition in southern Africa. Parasites & Vectors.

Gorsich, E.E., Webb, C.T., Merton, A.A., Hoeting, J.A., Miller, R.S., Farnsworth, M.L., Swafford, S.R., DeLiberto, T.J., Pedersen, K., Franklin, A.B., McLean, R., Wilson, K.R., Doherty, P.F. In review. Continental-scale dynamics of avian influenza in U.S. waterfowl is driven by migration and temperature. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Krol, L., Van der Hoorn, B., Gorsich, E.E., Trimbos, K., Bodegom, P.M. van, Schrama, M.  In review. How does eDNA compare to traditional trapping? Detecting mosquito communities in South-African freshwater ponds. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Rushmore, J. Beechler, B.R., Tavalire, H., Gorsich, E.E., Jolles, A.E. In review. The heterogeneous herd: drivers of close-contact variation in African buffalo and implications for pathogen invasibility. Journal of Animal Ecology.

Tavalire, H., Beechler, B., Glidden, C., Gorsich, E.E., Hoal, E., le Roex, N., Meyer, E., Steinauer, M., van Helden, P., Ezenwa, V., Jolles, A. In review. Estimating heritability in the wild without a priori assumptions of relatedness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 

Non peer-reviews publications

Gorsich, E.E., Beechler, B.R., Jolles, A.E., Medlock, J. 2017. A model of endemic foot-and-mouth disease in African buffalo. SACEMA Quarterly. http://sacemaquarterly.com.  A popular science magazine published by the South African Center for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis.

Research Awards

2017 - 2019. USDA- Veterinary Services Co-operative Agreement. Modeling Avian Influenza risk and spread from wild waterfowl. Co-PI with Dr. Colleen Webb (Colorado State University).

2017- 2019. Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Leading Fellowship. How do anthropogenic pressures modify mosquito abundance and mosquito-born disease risk? Hosting group, University of Leiden, CML. (declined)

2015 - 2017. USDA- Veterinary Services Co-operative Agreement. Describing Swine Shipments in the U.S.  Co-PI with Dr. Colleen Webb (Colorado State University).

2012 - 2014. NSF- Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG). Disease Invasion Dynamics: Brucella abortus and Mycobacterium bovis in African Buffalo. Co-PI with Anna Jolles (Oregon State University).

2010 - 2013. NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP): Disease Invasion Dynamics: Brucella abortus and Mycobacterium bovis in African Buffalo. 

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