Pre-prints (not yet peer reviewed)

Mihaljevic, JR, DJ Páez. 2021. Systematic shifts in the variation among host individuals must be considered in climate-disease theory. bioRxiv. URL

Peer Reviewed

Mihaljevic, JR, S Borkovec, S Ratnavale, TD Hocking, KE Banister, JE Eppinger, CM Hepp, and E Doerry. 2022. SPARSEMODr: Rapidly simulate spatially-explicit and stochastic models of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Biology Methods & Protocols. 7(1) bpac022. PDF

Ratnavale, S, CM Hepp, E Doerry, and JR Mihaljevic. 2022. A sliding window approach to optimize the time-varying parameters of a spatially-explicit and stochastic model of COVID-19. PLOS Global Public Health. 2(9): e0001058. PDF

Sieben, AJ, JR Mihaljevic, LG Shoemaker. 2022. Quantifying mechanisms of coexistence in disease ecology. Ecology. e3819. PDF

Kollath, DR, JR Mihaljevic, BM Barker. 2022. PM10 and Other Climatic Variables Are Important Predictors of Seasonal Variability of Coccidioidomycosis in Arizona. Microbiology Spectrum. e01483-21. PDF

Dwyer, G, JR Mihaljevic, V Dukic. 2021. Can Eco-Evo Theory Explain Population Cycles in the Field? The American Naturalist. 199(1): 108-125. PDF

Panisello, DY, JR Mihaljevic, M Mbegbu, C Wood, C Hepp, S Kyman, H Hornstra, R Trotter, E Cope, T Pearson. 2021. Survival of Staphylococcus aureus on sampling swabs stored at different temperatures. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 131(3): 1030-1038. PDF

Porter, WT, ZA Barrand, J Wachara, K DaVall, JR Mihaljevic, T Pearson, DJ Salkeld, NC Nieto. 2021. Predicting the current and future distribution of the western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus, across the Western US using citizen science collections. PLoS ONE. 16(1): e0244754. PDF

Miller, E, V Barragan, J Chiriboga, C Weddell, L Luna, D Jiménez, J Aleman, JR Mihaljevic, S Olivas, J Marks, R Izurieta, N Nieto, P Keim, G Trueba, JG Caporaso, T Pearson. 2021. Leptospira in river and soil in a highly endemic area of Ecuador. BMC Microbiol. 21(1):17. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR, CM Polivka, CJ Mehmel, C Li, V Dukic, and G Dwyer. 2020. An empirical test of the role of small-scale transmission in large-scale disease dynamics. The American Naturalist 195(4):616-635. Abstract (PDF upon request)

Brown, JB, JR Mihaljevic, L Des Marteaux, J Hrček. 2020. Metacommunity theory for transmission of heritable symbionts within insect communities. Ecology and Evolution 10(3): 1703-1721. PDF

Polivka, CM, JR Mihaljevic, G Dwyer. 2020. Use of a mechanistic growth model in evaluating post-restoration habitat quality for juvenile salmonids. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234072. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR, AL Greer, and JL Brunner. 2019. Evaluating the within-host dynamics of Ranavirus infection with mechanistic disease models and experimental data. Viruses 11:396. PDF

Ranjeva, SL$^{*}$, JR Mihaljevic$^{*}$, MB Joseph, AR Giuliano, and G Dwyer. 2019. Untangling the dynamics of persistence and colonization in microbial communities. The ISME Journal 13:2998–3010. PDF $^{*}$These authors contributed equally to this work.

Wilber, MQ, AJ Jani, JR Mihaljevic, and CJ Briggs. 2019. Fungal infection alters the selection, dispersal and drift processes structuring the amphibian skin microbiome. Ecology Letters 23(1):88-98. PDF

Jadin, RC, JR Mihaljevic, and SA Orlofske. 2019. Do New World pitvipers ‘scale down’ at high elevations? Macroecological patterns of scale characters and body size. Ecology and Evolution 9(16): 9362-9375. PDF

Carran, S, CM Polivka, JR Mihaljevic, and G Dwyer. 2019. Detection of low levels of baculovirus for outbreak-terminating epizootics in defoliating insects. Research Note PNW-RN-580 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR, JT Hoverman, and PTJ Johnson. 2018. Co-exposure to multiple Ranavirus types enhances viral infectivity and replication in a larval amphibian system. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 132:23-35. Abstract (PDF upon request)

Mihaljevic, JR, BJ Hoye, and PTJ Johnson. 2017. Parasite metacommunities: Evaluating the roles of host community composition and environmental gradients in structuring symbiont communities of amphibians. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:354-368. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR, MB Joseph, and PTJ Johnson. 2015. Using multi-species occupancy models to improve the characterization and understanding of metacommunity structure. Ecology 96:1783–1792. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR, MB Joseph, SA Orlofske and SH Paull. 2014. The scaling of host density and richness can change the direction, shape, and detectability of diversity-disease relationships. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97812. PDF

Joseph, MB, JR Mihaljevic, SA Orlofske and SH Paull. 2013. Does life history mediate changing disease risk when communities disassemble? Ecology Letters 16:1405–12. PDF

Joseph, MB, JR Mihaljevic, AL Arellano, JG Keuneman, DL Preston, PC Cross and PTJ Johnson. 2013. Taming wildlife disease: bridging the gap between science and management. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:702–712. PDF

Fierer, N, S Ferrenberg, GE Flores, A González, J Kueneman, T Legg, RC Lynch, D McDonald, JR Mihaljevic, SP O’Neill, ME Rhodes, SJ Song, and WA Walters. 2012. From animalcules to an ecosystem: Application of ecological concepts to the human microbiome. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution & Systematics 43:137–155. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR. 2012. Linking metacommunity theory and symbiont evolutionary ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27:323–329. PDF

Mihaljevic, JR. 2012. A reply to Veresoglou et al. Symbiont metacommunities: Hosts of challenges or opportunities? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27:589-590. PDF

Hoverman, JT, JR Mihaljevic, KLD Richgels, JL Kerby and PTJ Johnson. 2012. Widespread co-occurrence of virulent pathogens within California amphibian communities. EcoHealth 9:288–92. PDF

Burkle, LA, JR Mihaljevic and KG Smith. 2012. Effects of an invasive plant transcend ecosystem boundaries through a dragonfly-mediated trophic pathway. Oecologia 170:1045–1052. PDF