Brittany F. Sears, Ph.D.

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2013 Biology (Integrative Biology) University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, United States 
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Parasitology Biology
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Jason R. Rohr grad student 2013 University of South Florida
 (Resistance and Tolerance to Trematode Parasites in Larval Anurans.)
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Sauer EL, Venesky MD, McMahon TA, et al. (2024) Are novel or locally adapted pathogens more devastating and why? Resolving opposing hypotheses. Ecology Letters. 27: e14431
Sauer EL, Cohen JM, Lajeunesse MJ, et al. (2020) A meta-analysis reveals temperature, dose, life stage, and taxonomy influence host susceptibility to a fungal parasite. Ecology. e02979
Cohen JM, McMahon TA, Ramsay C, et al. (2019) Impacts of thermal mismatches on chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis prevalence are moderated by life stage, body size, elevation and latitude. Ecology Letters
Sears BF, Snyder PW, Rohr JR. (2015) Host life history and host-parasite syntopy predict behavioural resistance and tolerance of parasites. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 84: 625-36
McMahon TA, Sears BF, Venesky MD, et al. (2014) Amphibians acquire resistance to live and dead fungus overcoming fungal immunosuppression. Nature. 511: 224-7
Sears BF, Snyder PW, Rohr JR. (2013) Infection deflection: hosts control parasite location with behaviour to improve tolerance. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 280: 20130759
Sears BF, Rohr JR. (2013) Loss of trematode parthenitae in Planorbella trivolvis (Mollusca: Gastropoda). The Journal of Parasitology. 99: 738-9
Sears B, Snyder P, Rohr J. (2013) No effects of two anesthetic agents on circulating leukocyte counts or resistance to Trematode infections in larval amphibians Journal of Herpetology. 47: 498-501
Sears BF, Schlunk AD, Rohr JR. (2012) Do parasitic trematode cercariae demonstrate a preference for susceptible host species? Plos One. 7: e51012
Venesky MD, Mendelson Iii JR, Sears BF, et al. (2012) Selecting for tolerance against pathogens and herbivores to enhance success of reintroduction and translocation. Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society For Conservation Biology. 26: 586-92
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