Please view Meggan Craft’s Google Scholar page for an up-to-date list of peer-reviewed publications:

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles:

VanderWaal, K.*, E.A. Enns, C. Picasso, C. Packer & M.E. Craft. (2016) Evaluating empirical contact networks as potential transmission pathways for infectious diseases. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 13(121), 20160166.

Escobar, L.E.,* G. Kurath, J. Escobar-Dodero, M.E. Craft & N.B.D Phelps. (2016) Potential distribution of the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in the Great Lakes region. Journal of Fish Diseases. doi:10.1111/jfd.12490

Kinsley, A.C.,* R.D. Moon, K. Johnson, M. Carstensen, D. Neitzel, & M.E. Craft. (2016) Mosquitoes in Moose Country: A Mosquito Survey of Northern Minnesota. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 32(2), 83-90.

Escobar, L.E.* & M.E. Craft. (2016) Advances and limitations of disease biogeography using ecological niche modeling. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1174. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01174

Kinsley, A.C.,* G. Patterson, K.L. VanderWaal, M.E. Craft & A.M. Perez. (2016) Parameter values for epidemiological models of Foot-and-Mouth disease in swine. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 3(44),

Manlove, J. Walker, M.E. Craft, K. Huyvaert, M. Joseph, R. Miller, P. Nol, K. Patyk, D. O’Brian, D. Walsh & P. Cross. (2016) “One Health” or Three? Publication silos among the One Health disciplines. PLOS Biology 14(4), e1002448.

Ezenwa, V.O., E.A. Archie, M.E. Craft, D.M. Hawley, L.B Martin, J. Moore & L. White*. (2016) Host behavior-parasite feedback: an essential link between animal behavior and disease ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B. 283(1828), 20153078. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.3078

Hirsch, B.T., J.J.H. Reynolds*, S. D. Gehrt & M.E. Craft. (2016) Which mechanisms drive seasonal rabies outbreaks in raccoons? A test using dynamic social network models. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53(3), 804-813. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12628.

VanderWaal, K.L.*, C. Picasso*, E. Enns, M.E. Craft, J. Alvarez, F. Fernandez, A. Gil, A. Perez, & S.Wells. (2016) Network analysis of cattle movements in Uruguay: Quantifying heterogeneity for risk-based disease surveillance and control. Preventative Veterinary Medicine. 123, p 12-22.

White, L.A.*, J.D. Forester & M.E. Craft. (2015) Using contact networks to explore mechanisms of parasite transmission in wildlife. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12236.

Homwong, N.*, D. Marthaler, M. Convertino, M. Torremorell, M.E. Craft, B. House & J. Deen. (2015) Bayesian estimation to test accuracy for influenza A infection via respiratory clinical signs in the absence of a gold standard. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. 7(10), p. 317-327. doi:10.5897/JVMAH2015.0410.

Reynolds, J.J.H.*, B.T. Hirsch, S.D. Gehrt & M.E. Craft. (2015) Raccoon contact networks predict seasonal susceptibility to rabies outbreaks and limitations of vaccination. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84(6) p. 1720-1731. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12422.

Craft, M.E. (2015) Infectious disease transmission and contact networks in wildlife and livestock. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences. 370: 20140107.

Nunn, C.L., M.E. Craft, T.R. Gillespie, M. Schaller & P.M. Kappeler. (2015) The sociality-health-fitness nexus: synthesis, conclusions, and future directions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences. 370: 20140115.

Viana, M., S. Cleaveland, J. Matthiopoulos, J.E.B. Halliday, C. Packer, M.E. Craft, A. Czupryna, A. Dobson, E. Dubovi, E. Ernest, R. Fyumagwa, K. Hampson, R. Hoare, J. G. C. Hopcraft, D. Horton, M. Kaare, F. Lankaster, C. Mentzel, T. Mlengeya, I. Mzimbiri, E. Takahashi, B. Willet, D.T. Haydon & T. Lembo. (2015) Dynamics of a morbillivirus at the domestic-wildlife interface: Canine distemper virus in domestic dogs and lions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. vol. 112 (5), p 1464-1469. doi:10.1073/pnas.1411623112

Ribeiro Lima, J.*, E.A. Enns, B. Thompson, M.E. Craft, & S.J. Wells. (2015) From network analysis to risk analysis—An approach to risk-based surveillance for bovine tuberculosis in Minnesota, US. Preventative Veterinary Medicine. 118(4), 328-340. doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.12.007.

Robinson, S.*, D. Neitzel, R. Moen, M.E. Craft, K. Hamilton, L. Johnson, D. Mulla, U.G. Munderloh, P. Redig, K. Smith, C. Turner, J. Umber & K. Pelican. (2014) Disease risk in a dynamic environment: the spread of tick-borne pathogens in Minnesota, USA. EcoHealth, vol 12 (1), p 152-163. doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0979-y.

Reynolds, J.J.H.*, M. Torremorell & M.E. Craft. (2014) Mathematical modeling of influenza A virus dynamics within swine farms and the effects of vaccination. PLoS ONE, vol 9 (8), p. e106177. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106177.

Byrom, A.E., M.E. Craft, S.M. Durant, A.J.K. Nkwabi, K. Metzger, K. Hampson, S.A.R. Mduma, G.J. Forrester, W.A. Ruscoe, D.N. Reed, J. Bukombe, J. Mchetto, & A.R.E. Sinclair. (2014) Episodic outbreaks of small mammals influence predator community dynamics in an east African savanna ecosystem. Oikos, 123(8), 1014-1024. doi: 10.1111/oik.00962.

Travis D.A., D.W. Chapman, M.E. Craft, J. Deen, M.W. Farnham, C. Garcia, W.D. Hueston, R. Kock, M. Mahero, L. Mugisha, S. Nzietchueng, F.B. Nutter, D. Olson, A. Pekol, K.M. Pelican, C. Robertson & I.B. Rwego. (2014) One Health: lessons learned from East Africa. Microbiology Spectrum 2(1):OH-0017-2012. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.OH-0017-2012.

Phelps, N.B.D.*, M.E. Craft, D. Travis, K. Pelican, & S.M. Goyal. (2014) Risk-based management of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in Minnesota, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 34:2, 373-379. doi: 10.1080/02755947.2014.880766.

Craft, M.E., H.L. Beyer, & D.T. Haydon. (2013) Estimating the probability of a major outbreak from the timing of early cases: An indeterminate problem? PLoS ONE 8(3):e57878.

Terio, K. & M.E. Craft. (2013) Canine distemper virus (CDV) in another big cat: Should CDV be renamed carnivore distemper virus? mBio 4:5 e00702-13. doi:10.1128/mBio.00702-13

Caillaud, D., M.E. Craft, & L.A. Meyers. (2013) Epidemiological effects of group size variation in social species. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10:20130206.

Sinclair A.R.E., K. Metzger, J.M. Fryxell, C. Packer, A. Byrom, M.E. Craft, K. R. Hampson, T. Lembo, S. Durant, G. Forrester, J. Bukombe, J. Mchetto, J. Dempewolf, R. Hilborn, S. Cleaveland, A. Nkwabi, A. Mosser & S. Mduma (2013) Asynchronous food web pathways could buffer the response of Serengeti predators to El Niño Southern Oscillation. Ecology 94:1123-1130.

Durant, S.M., M.E. Craft, R. Hilborn, S. Bashir, J. Hando & L. Thomas (2011) Long term trends in carnivore abundance using distance sampling in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Journal of Applied Ecology 48, 1490-1500.

  • The first two authors contributed equally to this manuscript.

Troyer, J.L., M.E. Roelke, J.M. Jespersen, N. Baggett, V. Buckley-Beason, D. MacNulty, M.E. Craft, C. Packer, J. Pecon-Slattery, & S.J. O’Brien. (2011) FIV diversity: FIVPle subtype composition may influence disease outcome in African lions. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 143, 338-346.

Craft, M.E., & D. Caillaud (2011) Network models: an underutilized tool in wildlife epidemiology? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, vol. 2011, Article ID 676949.

Craft, M.E., E. Volz, C. Packer & L.A. Meyers. (2011) Disease transmission in territorial populations: the small-world network of Serengeti lions. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 8, 776-786.

Durant, S.M., M.E. Craft, C. Foley, K. Hampson, A.L. Lobora, M. Msuha, E. Eblate, J. Bukombe, J. Mchetto & N. Pettorelli. (2010) Does size matter? An investigation of habitat use across a carnivore assemblage in the Serengeti, Tanzania. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79, 1012-1022.

Craft, M.E., E. Volz, C. Packer & L.A. Meyers. (2009) Distinguishing epidemic waves from disease spillover in a wildlife population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276, 1777-1785.

Craft, M.E., P. L. Hawthorne, C. Packer & A. P. Dobson. (2008) Dynamics of a multi-host pathogen in a carnivore community. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 1257-1264.

  • Awarded Journal of Animal Ecology’s Young Author of the Year Award for 2008
  • Featured in the following “In Focus” article: Haydon, D.T. (2008) Cross-disciplinary demands of multihost pathogens. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 1079-1081.
  • Republished in a special ‘virtual issue’ of Journal of Animal Ecology – ‘Wildlife Disease Ecology’

Lembo, T., K. Hampson, D. Haydon, M.E. Craft, A. Dobson, J. Dushoff, E. Ernest, R. Hoare, M. Kaare, T. Mlengeya,  C. Mentzel & S. Cleaveland. (2008) Exploring reservoir dynamics: a case study of rabies in the Serengeti ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45, 1246-1257.

Craft, M.E.  (2008) Capture and rapid handling of jackals (Canis mesomelas and Canis adustus) without chemical immobilization. African Journal of Ecology, 46, 2, 214-216.

Invited book chapters:

  1. Berg* & M.E. Craft. (Invited—due 2016) Mathematical models in studies of infectious diseases in wildlife populations. In: The Connections between Ecology and Infectious Disease (Ed. Christon J. Hurst), Springer, Germany.

Craft, M.E., S. Durant, J. Ogutu & K. Hampson. (2015) Carnivore communities in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem. In: Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system (Eds. Sinclair, A.R.E., K. Metzger, S. Mduma, & J. Fryxell), Chicago University press, Chicago, 419-450.

Lembo, T., H. Auty, K. Hampson, M.E. Craft, A. Dobson, R. Fyumagwa, E. Ernest, D. Haydon, R. Hoare, M. Kaare, F. Lankester T. Mlengeya, D. Travis & S. Cleaveland (2015) Infectious diseases in the Serengeti: What we know and how we know it. In: Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system (Eds. Sinclair, A.R.E., K. Metzger, S. Mduma, & J. Fryxell), Chicago University Press, Chicago, 533-584.

Byrom, A.E., W. Ruscoe, A.J.K. Nkwabi, K. Metzger, G.J. Forrester, M.E. Craft, S. Durant, S. Makacha, J. Bukombe, J. Mchetto, S.A.R. Mduma, D.N. Reed, K. Hampson, A.R.E. Sinclair (2015) Small mammal diversity and population dynamics in the greater Serengeti ecosystem. In: Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system (Eds. Sinclair, A.R.E., K. Metzger, S. Mduma, & J. Fryxell), Chicago University Press, Chicago, 323-358.

Hampson, K., J.T. McCabe, A. Estes, R. Hoare, B. Kissui, D. Rentsch, M.E. Craft, B. Cuthbert, L. Malugu, E. Masenga, & S. Cleaveland (2015) Living in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem: human-wildlife coexistence and conflict. In: Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system (Eds. Sinclair, A.R.E., K. Metzger, S. Mduma, & J. Fryxell), Chicago University press, Chicago, 607-648.

Travis, D.A., Chapman, D.W., Craft, M.E., and 14 others. (2014) One Health: Lessons learned from East Africa. In: One Health: People, Animals, and the Environment. (Eds. Stanley Maloy and Ron Atlas) American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., 285-302. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.OH-0017-2012

Craft, M.E. (2010) Ecology of infectious diseases in Serengeti lions. In: Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids (Eds. Macdonald, D.W. & A. Loveridge), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 263-281.

Cleaveland, S., C. Packer, K. Hampson, M. Kaare, R. Kock, M.E. Craft, T. Lembo, T. Mlengeya & A. Dobson. (2008) The multiple roles of infectious diseases in the Serengeti ecosystem. In: Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics (Eds. Sinclair, A.R.E., C. Packer, S. Mduma, & J. Fryxell), Chicago University Press, Chicago, 209-239.