2020 (& preprints)

Bergner, L.M., Orton, R.J., Broos, A., Tello, C., Becker, D.J., Carrera, J.E., Patel, A.H., Biek, R. & Streicker, D.G. (2020) Diversification of mammalian deltaviruses by host shifting. bioRxiv

Mollentze, N., Streicker, D.G., Murcia, P.R., Hampson, K., Biek, R. (in press) Virulence mismatches in index hosts shape the outcomes of cross-species transmission Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (pre-print available at bioRxiv

Streicker, D.G. & Gilbert, A.T. (2020) Perspective: Contextualizing bats as viral reservoirs. Science

Hosie, M.J., Epifano, I., Herder, V., Orton, R.J., Stevenson, A., Johnson, N., MacDonald, M., Dunbar, D., McDonald, M., Howie, F. , Tennant, B., Herrity, D., Da Silva Filipe, A., Streicker, D.G., Willett, B.J., Murcia, P.R., Jarrett, R.F, Robertson, D.L., Weir, W. and the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium. (2020) Respiratory disease in cats associated with human-to-cat transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the UK bioRxiv

Benavides, J.A., Valderrama, W., Recuenco, S., Uieda, W., Suzán, G., Avila-Flores, R., Velasco-Villa, A., Almeida, M., Andrade, F.A., Molina, M., Vigilato, M., Pompei, J., Tizzani, P., Carrera, J., Ibanez, D., Streicker, D.G. (2020) Defining new pathways to manage the ongoing emergence of bat rabies in Latin America. Viruses

Meza, D.K., Broos, A.B., Becker, D.J., Behdenna, A., Willett, B., Viana, M., Streicker, D.G. (2020) Predicting the presence and titer of rabies virus neutralizing antibodies from low-volume serum samples in low-containment facilities. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Olival, K., Cryan, P.M., Amman, B.R., Baric, R.S., Blehert, D.S., Brook, C., Calisher, C., Castle, K.T., Coleman, J.T.H., Daszak, P., Epstein, J.H., Field, H., Frick, W.F., Gilbert, A.T., Hayman, D.T.S., Ip, H.S., Karesh, W.B., Kreuder Johnson, C., Kading, R.C., Kingston, T., Lorch, J., Mendenhall, I.H., Peel, A.J., Phelps, K.L., Plowright, R.K., Reeder, D.M., Reichard, J.D., Sleeman, J.M., Streicker, D.G., Towner, J.S., Wang, L-F. (2020) Possible risks of SARS-CoV-2 spillover from humans to free-ranging wildlife: a case study of bats. PLoS Pathogens

Bergner, L.M., Orton, R.J., & Streicker, D.G. (2020) Complete Alphacoronavirus genome sequence from common vampire bats in Peru. Microbiology Resource Announcements doi: 10.1128/MRA.00742-20

Becker, D.J., Broos, A., Bergner, L.M., Meza, D.K., Simmonds, N.B., Fenton, M.B., Altizer, S. & Streicker D.G. (2020) Temporal patterns of vampire bat rabies and host connectivity in Belize. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Benavides, J. Velasco-Villa A., Godino, L.C., Satheshkumar, P.S., Nino, R., Rojas-Paniagua E., Shiva C., Falcon, N, & Streicker D.G. (2020) Abortive vampire bat rabies infections in Peruvian peridomestic livestock. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mollentze, N. & Streicker, D.G. (2020) Viral zoonotic risk is homogenous among taxonomic orders of mammalian and avian reservoir hosts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (Selected media coverage: The Economist; Nature; article metrics)

Becker, D.J., Speer, K.A., Brown, A.M, Washburne, A.D., Fenton, M.B., Altizer, S., Streicker, D.G., Plowright, R.K., Chizhikov, V.E., Simmons, N.B., & Volokhov, D.V. (2020) Ecological and evolutionary drivers of hemoplasma infection and genotype sharing in a Neotropical bat community. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.15422

Fenton, M.B., Streicker, D.G., Racey, P.A., Tuttle, M.D., Medellin, R.A, Daley, M.J., Recuenco, S. & Bakker, K.M. (2020) Matters arising: Knowledge Gaps About Rabies Transmission from Vampire Bats to Humans. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1144-3


Bakker, K.M., Rocke, T.E., Osorio, J.E., Tello, C., Carrera, C., Valderrama, W., Shiva, C., Falcon, N., & Streicker, D.G. (2019) Fluorescent biomarkers demonstrate prospects for self-spreading vaccines to control disease transmission in wild bats. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-1032-x (see News and Views by Cara Brook)

Streicker, D.G., Fallas González, S.L., Luconi, G., González Barrientos, R., & Leon, B. (2019) Phylodynamics reveals extinction-recolonization dynamics underpin apparently endemic vampire bat rabies in Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi: 1098/rspb.2019.1527 (covered in Nature)

Bergner, L.M, Orton, R.J., Benavides, J.A., Becker, D.J., Tello, C., Biek, R., & Streicker, D.G. (2019) Demographic and environmental drivers of metagenomic viral diversity in vampire bats Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.15250 (see News and Views by Michelle Wille)

Becker, D.J., Nachtmann, C., Argibay, D.N, Botto, G., Czirják, G.A., Escalera-Zamudio, M., Carrera, J.E., Tello, C., Winiarski, E., Greenwood, A.D., Rojas-Anaya, E., Loza-Rubio, E., Lavergne, A., de Thoisy, B., Plowright, R.K., Altizer, S. & Streicker, D.G. (2019) Leukocyte profiles reflect geographic range limits in a widespread Neotropical bat. Integrative and Comparative Biology doi: 10.1093/icb/icz007

Bergner, L.M., Orton, R.J., da Silva Filipe, A., Shaw, A., Becker, D.J., Tello, C., Biek., R. & Streicker, D.G. (2019) Using non-invasive metagenomics to characterize viral communities from wildlife. Molecular Ecology Resources doi: 10.1111/1755‐0998.12946

Grillet, M., Hernández, J., Llewellyn, M., Paniz-Mondolfi, A., Tami, A., Vincenti-Gonzalez, M., Marquez, M., Mogollon-Mendoza, A., Hernandez-Pereira, C., Plaza-Morr, J., Blohm, G., Grijalva, M., Costales, J., Ferguson, H., Schwabl, P., Hernandez-Castro, L., Lamberton, P., Streicker, D.G., Haydon, D., Miles, M., Acosta-Serrano, A., Acquattela, H., Basañez, M., Benaim, G., Colmenares, L., Conn, J., Espinoza, R., Freilij, H., Graterol-Gil, Hotez, P., & Kato, H. (2019) Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, resurgence of vector-borne diseases and implications for spillover in the region: a call for action. Lancet Infectious Diseases. doi: 1016/S1473-3099(18)30757-6


Babayan, S. A., Orton, R. J. & Streicker, D.G. (2018) Predicting Reservoir Hosts and Arthropod Vectors from Evolutionary Signatures in RNA Virus Genomes. Science doi:10.1126/science.aap9072 (full text)

Becker, D.J., Bentz, A.B., Bergner, L.M., Orton, R.J., Altizer, S.A. & Streicker, D.G. (2018) Genetic diversity, infection prevalence and possible transmission routes of Bartonella in vampire bats. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006786

Bohmann, K., Gopalakrishnan, S., Nielsen, L., Jones, G., Streicker, D.G., Gilbert, M. (2018) Using DNA metabarcoding for simultaneous inference of common vampire bat diet and population structure. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 1111/1755-0998.12891

Benavides, J., Shiva, C., Virhuez, M, Tello, C, Appelgren, A., Vendrell, J, Solassol, J, Godreuil, S, Streicker, D.G. (2018) Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases-producing Escherichia coli in common vampire bats Desmodus rotundus and livestock in Peru. Zoonoses and Public Health doi: 10.1111/zph.12456

Fisher, C., Streicker, D.G., Schnell, M. (2018) The spread and evolution of rabies virus: conquering new frontiers. Nature Reviews Microbiology doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2018.11

Zepeda-Mendoza, M.L., Xiong, Z., Escalera-Zamudio, M., Runge, A.K., Thézé, J., Streicker, D.G., Frank, H.K., Loza-Rubio, E., Liu, S., Ryder, O.A., Katzourakis, A., Pybus,O.G., Li, Y., Rojas-Anaya, E., Bohmann, K., Carmona-Baez, A., Liu, S., Greenwood, A.D., Frost Bertelsen, M., White, N., Bunce, M., Zhang, G. Sicheritz-Pontén, T. & Gilbert, M.T.P. (2018) Hologenomic adaptations underlying the evolution of sanguivory in the vampire bat. Nature Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0476-8

Becker D.J., Czirjak G.A., Volokhov D.V., Bentz A.B., Carrera J.E., Camus M.S., Navara K.J., Chizhikov V.E., Simmons N.B., Fenton M.B., Gilbert A.T., Recuenco S.E., Altizer S, Streicker D.G. (2018). Livestock abundance predicts vampire bat demography, immune profiles, and bacterial infection risk. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. doi:

Altizer, S.A., Becker, D.J, Epstein, J.H., Forbes, K.M., Gillespie, T.R., Hall, R.J., Hawley, D., Hernandez, S.M., Martin, L.B., Plowright, R.K., Satterfield, D.A., & Streicker D.G. (2018) Food for Contagion: Synthesis and future directions for studying host–parasite responses to resource shifts in anthropogenic environments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0102


Benavides, J., Rojas Paniagua, E., Hampson, K., Valderrama, W. & Streicker, D.G. (2017) Quantifying the burden of vampire bat rabies in Peruvian livestock. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006105

Volokhov D.V., Becker, D.J., Bergner, L.M., Camus, M.S., Orton, R.J., Chizhikov, V.E., Altizer, S. M., Streicker, D.G. (2017). Novel hemotropic mycoplasmas are widespread and genetically diverse in vampire bats. Epidemiology & Infection. DOI: /10.1017/S095026881700231X

Becker, D.J., Streicker, D.G., Altizer S. (2017). Using host species traits to understand the consequences of resource provisioning for host–parasite interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12765

Pepin, K., Davis, A., Streicker, D.G., Fischer, J, VerCauteren, K. & Gilbert, A. (2017) Predicting spatial spread of rabies in wildlife populations using surveillance data reported by the public. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005822

Becker, D.J., Chumchal, M.M., Bentz. A.B., Platt, S.G., Czirják, G.A., Rainwater, T.R., Altizer, S., Streicker, D.G. (2017) Predictors and immunological correlates of sublethal mercury exposure in vampire bats. Royal Society Open Science

Velasco-Villa, A., Escobar, E., Sanchez, A., Shi, M., Streicker, D.G., Gallardo-Romero, N., Vargas-Pino, F., Gutierrez-Cedillo, V., Damon, I. (2017) Successful strategies implemented towards the elimination of canine rabies in the Western Hemisphere. Antiviral Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.023

Velasco-Villa, A., Mauldin, M. Shi, M., Escobar, E., Gallardo, N., Damon, I., Olson, V., Streicker, D.G., Emerson, G. (2017) The history of rabies in the Western Hemisphere. Antiviral Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.013


Streicker, D.G., Winternitz, J., Satterfield, D., Condori-Condori, R.E., Broos, A., Tello, C., Recuenco, S., Velasco-Villa, A., Altizer, S., Valderrama, W. (2016) Host-pathogen evolutionary signatures reveal dynamics and future invasions of vampire bat rabies Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1606587113

Plowright, R., Peel, A., Streicker, D.G., Gilbert, A., McCallum, H., Wood, J., Baker, M. & Restif, O. (2016) Transmission or within-host dynamics driving pulses of zoonotic viruses in reservoir-host populations  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004796

Benavides, J.A., Valderrama, W., & Streicker, D.G. (2016) Spatial expansions and travelling waves of rabies in vampire bats  Proceedings of the Royal Society B DOI:

Streicker, D.G. & Allgeier, J.A. (2016) From food web to disease ecology: foraging choices of vampire bats in diverse landscapes Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12690

O’Shea, T., Cryan, P., Hayman, D., Plowright, R., Streicker, D.G. (2016) Multiple mortality events in bats: a global review Mammal Review DOI: 10.1111/mam.12064


Fenton, A., Streicker, D.G., Petchy, O.L. & Pedersen, A.B. (2015) Are all hosts created equal? Partitioning host species contributions to parasite persistence in multi-host communities American Naturalist DOI: 10.1086/683173

Becker, D.J., Streicker, D.G. & Altizer, S. (2015) Linking anthropogenic resources to wildlife-pathogen dynamics: a review and meta-analysis. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.1242


Mollentze, N., Biek, R., & Streicker D.G. (2014) The role of viral evolution in rabies host shifts and emergence. Current Opinion in Virology doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2014.07.004

Stoner-Duncan, B., Streicker, D.G. & Tedeschi, C. (2014) Vampire bats and rabies: towards an ecological solution to a public health problem. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002867

Gottdenker, N., Streicker, D.G., Faust, C. & Carrol, R. (2014) Anthropogenic land use change and infectious diseases: a review of the evidence. Ecohealth doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0941-z


Streicker, D.G. (2013) From Persistence to Cross-Species Emergence of a Viral Zoonosis. Science 342 (6163) doi: 10.1126/science.1247566 (*Science and SciLifeLab Prize Essay)

Blackwood, J., Streicker, D.G., Altizer, S. & Rohani, P. (2013) Resolving the roles of immunity, pathogenesis and immigration for rabies persistence in vampire bats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.1308817110

Streicker, D.G., Fenton, A. & Pedersen, A.B. (2013) Differential sources of host species heterogeneity influence the transmission and control of multi-host parasites Ecology Letters, 16 (8); doi: 10.111/ele.12122

Condori, R.E. Streicker, D.G., Cabezas-Sanchez, C. & Velasco-Villa, A. (2013) Enzootic and epizootic rabies associated with vampire bats in Peru. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19 (9). doi: 10.3201/eid1909.130083

Tello, C., Streicker, D.G., Gomez, J., Velazco, P. (2013) New records of pigmentation disorders in molossid and phyllostomid (Chiroptera) bats from Peru. Mammalia. doi: 10.1515/mammalia-2013-0019

Streicker, D.G., Franka, R., Jackson F.R. & Rupprecht, C.E. (2013) Anthropogenic roost switching and rabies virus dynamics in house roosting big brown bats. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 13 (7); doi: 10.1089/vbz.2012.1113

Faria, N., Suchard, M., Rambaut, A., Streicker, D.G. & Lemey, P. (2013) Simultaneously reconstructing viral cross-species transmission history and identifying the underlying constraints. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368 (1614); doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0196


Streicker, D.G., Altizer, S., Velasco-Villa & Rupprecht, C.E. Variable evolutionary routes to host establishment across repeated rabies virus host shifts among bats (2012) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109 (38); doi: 10.1073/pnas.1203456109.

Streicker, D.G., Recuenco, S., Valderrama, W., Gomez-Benavides, J., Vargas, I., Pacheco, V., Condori, R.E, Montgomery, J., Rupprecht, C.E., Rohani, P. & Altizer, S. (2012) Ecological and anthropogenic drivers of rabies exposure in vampire bats: implications for transmission and control. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279, 3384-3392; doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0538

Streicker, D.G., Lemey, P., Velasco-Villa, A. & Rupprecht, C.E. (2012) Rates of viral evolution are linked to host geography in bat rabies. PLoS Pathogens, 8 (5). doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002720

Kuzmin, I., Shi, M., Orciari, L.A., Yager, P.A., Velasco-Villa, A., Kuzmina, N., Streicker, D.G., Yu, C., Bergman, D.L. & Rupprecht, C.E. (2012) Molecular inferences suggest multiple host shifts of rabies viruses from bats to mesocarivores in Arizona during 2001-2009. PLoS Pathogens, 8 (6), doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002786


Daszak, P., Ball, S.J., Streicker, D.G., Jones, C.G, & Snow, K.R. (2011) A new species of Caryospora Leger, 1904 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the endangered Round Island boa Casarea dussumieri (Schlegel) (Serpentes: Bolyeridae) or Round Island, Mauritius: an endangered parasite? Systematic Parasitology, 78: 117-122; doi: 10.1007/s11230-010-9280-9

Daszak, P., Ball, S.J., Streicker, D.G., & Snow, K.R. (2011) A New Species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Western Hognose Snake, Heterodon nasicus (Serpentes: Xenodontidae), from Texas. Journal of Parasitology, 97 (3): 463-465. doi: 10.1645/GE-2698.1

2010 and earlier

Streicker, D.G., Turmelle, A.S., Vonhoff, M.J., Kuzmin, I., McCracken, G.F. & Rupprecht, C.E. (2010) Host phylogeny constrains cross-species emergence and establishment of rabies virus in bats. Science, 329, 676; doi: 10.1126/science.1188836 (cover article).

Daszak, P., Ball, S.J., Jones, C.J., Streicker, D.G., & Snow, K.R. (2009) Six new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from endangered Phelsuma spp. geckoes (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius. Folia Parasitologica, 56 (4): 233-241.

Cui, J., Han, N., Streicker, D.G., Li, G., Tang, X., Shi, Z., Hu, Z., Zhao, G, Fontanet, A., Guan, Y., Wang, L., Jones, G., Field, H., Daszak, P., & Zhang, S. (2007) Evolutionary relationships between bat coronaviruses and their hosts. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13 (10): 1526-1532.

Franka, R., Constantine, D.G., Kuzmin, I., Velasco-Villa, A., Reeder, S., Streicker, D.G., Orciari, L.A., Wong, A.J., Blanton, J.D. & Rupprecht, C.E. (2006) A new phylogenetic lineage of Rabies virus associated with western pipistrelle bats (Pipistrelllus hesperus). Journal of General Virology, 87 (8): 2309-2321.

Reeves, W.K., Streicker, D.G., Loftis, A.D. & Dasch, G.A (2006) Serologic survey of Eptesicus fuscus from Georgia, U.S.A. for Rickettsia and Borrelia and laboratory transmission of a Rickettsia by bat ticks. Journal of Vector Ecology. 31(2):386-389.

Other pubs

Streicker, D.G. & Pedersen, A.B. (2012) On the origin of zoonoses. Science, 338: 1030; doi: 10.1126/science.1230791 (Invited review of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, by David Quamman)

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