Reports & Publications

CWD North Border Deer Study Report-Apr2013  /  CWD North Border Deer Study Report – Apr2013_Appendices

Journal Publications:

Xu, J.,  E.H. Merrill, M. A. Lewis. 2020. Spreading speed of chronic wasting disease across deer groups with overlapping home ranges. Journal of Theoretical Biology (in review)

Berg, J., J. Reimer, P. Smolko, H. Bohm, M. Hebblewhite, E.H. Merrill. 2021. Mothers’ movements: Shifts in calving area selection by partially migratory elk, Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs (in press)

Kauffman, M.J., Cagnacci, S. Chamaillé-Jammes, M. Hebblewhite, J.G.C. Hopcraft, J.A. Merkle, T. Mueller, A. Mysterud, W. Peters, C. Roettger, A. Steingisser, J.E. Meacham, K. Abera, J. Adamczewski, E.O. Aikens, H. Bartlam-Brooks, E. Bennitt, J. Berger, C. Boyd, S.D. Côté, L. Debeffe, A.S. Dekrout, N. Dejid, E. Donadio, L. Dziba, W.F. Fagan, C. Fischer, S. Focardi, J.M. Fryxell, R.W.S. Fynn, C. Geremia, B.A. González, A. Gunn, E. Gurarie, M. Heurich, J. Hilty, M. Hurley, A. Johnson, K. Joly, P. Kaczensky, C.J. Kendall, P. Kochkarev, L. Kolpaschikov, R. Kowalczyk, F. van Langevelde, B.V. Li, A.L. Lobora, A. Loison, T.H. Madiri, D. Mallon, P. Marchand, R. A. Medellin, E. Meisingset, E. Merrill, A.D. Middleton, K.L. Monteith, M. Morjan, T.A. Morrison, S.Mumme, R. Naidoo, A. Novaro, J.O. Ogutu, K.A. Olson, A. Oteng-Yeboah, R.J.A. Ovejero, N. Owen-Smith, A. Paasivaara, C. Packer, D. Panchenko, L. Pedrotti, A.J. Plumptre, C.M. Rolandsen, S.Said, A. Salemgareyev, A. Savchenko, P. Savchenko, H. Sawyer, M. Selebatso, M. Skroch, E. Solberg, J.A. Stabach, O. Strand, M.J. Suitor, Y. Tachiki, A. Trainor, A. Tshipa, M.Z. Virani, C. Vynne, S. Ward, G. Wittemyer, W. Xu, S. Zuther. 2021. Mapping out a future for ungulate migrations. Science. 372(6542):566-569

Cullingham C.I., E.H. Merrill, M. Pybus, T.K. Bollinger, G.D. Wilson, D.W. Coltman. 2011. Broad and fine-scale genetic analysis of white-tailed deer populations: estimating the relative risk of chronic wasting disease spread. Evolutionary Applications 4:116-131.

Cullingham, C.I., S.M. Nakada, E.H. Merrill, T.K. Bollinger, M.J. Pybus, and D.W. Coltman. 2011. Multiscale population genetic analysis of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) in western Canada sheds new light on the spread of chronic wasting disease. Canadian Journal Zoology 89: 134–147.

Habib, T.J., E.H. Merrill, M.J. Pybus, and D.W. Coltman. 2011. Modelling landscape effects on density-contact rate relationships of deer in eastern Alberta: implications for chronic wasting disease. Ecological Modeling 222:2722-2732.

Habib, T.J., D.A. Moore, and E.H. Merrill. 2012. Detection and stratification approaches for aerial surveys of deer in prairie parklands. Wildlife Research 39:593-602.

Nobert, B., E.H. Merrill, M. Pybus, T. Bollinger, and Y.T. Hwang. 2016. Landscape connectivity predicts chronic wasting disease risk in Canada. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 1450-1459.

Potapov, A., E. Merrill, M. Pybus, D. Coltman, and M. Lewis. 2012. Chronic wasting disease: possible transmission mechanisms in deer. Ecological Modelling 250: 244-257.

Potapov, A., E.H. Merrill, M. Pybus, and M.A. Lewis. 2016. Chronic Wasting Disease: Transmission mechanisms and the possibility of harvest management. PLOS ONE 11: e0151039

Potapov, A., E.H. Merrill, and M.A. Lewis. 2012. Wildlife disease elimination and density dependence. Proceedings Royal Society. B. 279: 3139-3145.

Potapov, A., E.H. Merrill, M. Pybus, and M.A. Lewis. 2015. Empirical estimation of r-0 for unknown transmission functions: the case of chronic wasting disease in Alberta. PLOS ONE 10, e0140024

Rees, E.E., E.H. Merrill, T.K. Bollinger, Y.T. Hwang, M. Pybus, and D. Coltman. 2012. Targeting the detection of chronic wasting disease using the hunter harvest during early phases of an outbreak in Saskatchewan, Canada. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 104:149-159.

Wilson, G.A., S.M. Nakada, T.K. Bollinger, M.J. Pybus, E.H. Merrill, and D.W. Coltman. 2009. Polymorphisms at the PRNP gene influence susceptibility to chronic wasting disease in two species of deer (Odocoileus spp.) in western Canada. Journal Toxicology and Environmental Health 72:1025-1029.

Presentations:

2021 Modelling the spread of chronic wasting disease in mule deer based on their home range behaviour. 2021 ACTWS Annual Conference – Virtual. 26 March (Xu)

2021 Individual based modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease. 2021 ACTWS Annual Conference – Virtual. 26 March. (Gritter)

2021 Relating risk of direct contact and risk of CWD infection in Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus). 2021 ACTWS Annual Conference – Virtual. 26 March (Dobbin)

2021 Modelling the spread of chronic wasting disease in mule deer based on their home range behaviour. Lewis Lab, University of Alberta. 8 March (Xu)

2020 Landscape heterogeneity and disease. Consequences of Animal Behaviour in Disease Ecology, Edmonton, Alberta. 27 November (Xu)

2020 Modelling the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer Based on Their Home Range Behavior. Wang Lab, University of Alberta. 22 September. (Xu)

2020 The Spreading Speed of Chronic Wasting Disease Influenced by Density and Sex Ratio. Lewis Lab, University of Alberta. 9 March. (Xu)

2020 Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease (poster) R.E. Peter Biology Conference, University of Alberta. 4 March. (Gritter)

2020 Seasonal Delineation: Defining Seasons Using Pairwise Movements. CWD Group Meeting, University of Alberta. 24 February. (Dobbin)

2020 Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease. Merrill-Boyce Lab, University of Alberta. 6 February. (Gritter)

2020 Individual-based Modelling of Chronic Wasting Disease. Lewis Lab, University of Alberta. 27 January. (Gritter)

2019 Modelling spread of the CWD in Alberta. CWD Group Meeting, University of Alberta. 2 December. (Smolko)

2019 Analysis of mule deer contacts in a CWD endemic area. CWD Group Meeting, University of Alberta. 21 November. (Dobbin)

2019 Risk of the Chronic Wasting Disease for Deer in Alberta. Merrill/Boyce Lab, University of Alberta. 9 October. (Smolko)

2019 CWD risk and spread models for Alberta, ROC meeting (Genome), Edmonton, Alberta.  30 September (Smolko)

2019 Risk of the Chronic Wasting Disease for Deer in Alberta. CWD Group Meeting, University of Alberta. 23 September (Smolko)

2019 Modelling Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer. Levin Fest 2019, University of Victoria. 15 June (Xu)

2019 Modelling Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer. CAIMS annual meeting 2019, Whistler, BC. 10 June (Xu)

2019 Relating spatial contact metrics to possible transmission routes of CWD. Landscape Ecology Course, University of Alberta. 8 April. (Dobbin)

2017 Chronic wasting disease: where is it leading us? University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC. 24 March. (Merrill)

2017 Chronic Wasting Disease – updating the situation in Alberta. Alberta Prion Research Institute Scientific meeting, Edmonton, AB. 28 Feb. (Merrill)

2016 Chronic wasting disease in Alberta: an update. Alberta Prion Research Institute Scientific Mtg, Calgary, AB 3 Feb. (Merrill)

2015 Experimental harvest for CWD control. AB Prion research Institute, Edmonton, AB, 26 Jan. (Merrill)

2013 Deer and CWD in Alberta. Alberta Prion Research Institute Symposium. Edmonton, 19 Nov. (Merrill)

2012 Connecting the dots: Chronic wasting disease in Alberta’s wild deer. Alberta Innovates and Bio Solutions Impact Innovation Speakers Series with Jay Ingram. Edmonton, AB- 16 May; Calgary, AB-17 May (Merrill)

2012 Modeling CWD in deer management in Alberta. Alberta Fish and Wildlife Research Mtg. Univ. Alberta, Edmonton. 26 Apr. (Merrill)

2012 Predicting the spread of chronic wasting disease in east-central Alberta. Annual Mtg. Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Medicine Hat, AB 16 Mar. (Merrill)

2012 Decision support models for managing cwd in wild deer populations in Alberta, PRIONET/APRI Joint Scientific Meeting, Toronto, ON. 17 Jan. (Potapov).

2011 Spread of chronic wasting disease: Did mule deer draw the short straw? Annual Mtg. The Wildlife Society, Waikoloa, HI 9 Nov. (Merrill)

2011 Landscape heterogeneity and the spread of chronic wasting disease in east central Alberta. Alberta Chapter, The Wildlife Society. Camrose, AB 13 Mar. (Nobert).

2011 Modeling chronic wasting disease in deer populations. Mathematical Biology Seminar, Univ. Alberta. 24 Jan. (Potapov)

2010 Modeling CWD spread using hunter surveillance data from SK: implications for Alberta. Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Annual Mtg, Plenary session, Red Deer, AB, 13 Mar.

2010 Risk of CWD in mule deer and white-tailed deer populations in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Annual Mtg, Plenary session, Red Deer, AB, 13 Mar (Merrill)

2010 Modeling deer movements: implications for chronic wasting disease spread in east central Alberta. Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Annual Mtg, Plenary session, Red Deer, AB 13, Mar (Nobert).

2010 Landscape structure and deer distribution: implications for contact rates and CWD. Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Annual Mtg, Plenary session, Red Deer, AB 13, Mar (Habib)

Popular Articles:

Merrill, E.H., M. Pybus, and M.S. Boyce. 2010. Chronic wasting disease–the big unknown. Alberta Outdoorsman. Fall 2010: 10-12.

Nobert, B. E.H. Merrill, M. Pybus and MS. Boyce. 2013. Hit them hard and hit them fast. Alberta Outdoorsman. Fall 2013. 16-18.