Publications

Refereed journal articles (trainees or students in bold)

ResearcherID list of publications

  1. Mierzejewski, M.K., Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. In review. Influence of habitat quality on parasite avoidance and ovipositing behaviour in Drosophila hosts. In review Parasitology.
  2. Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. Current parasite resistance trades off with future defences and flight performance. In review Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
  3. Durkin, E.S. and Luong, L.T. Phenotypic plasticity more essential to maintaining variation in host-attachment behaviour than evolutionary trade-offs in a facultatively parasitic mite. Accepted April 10, 2019 – Parasitology.
  4. Luong, L.T. and Mathot, K.J. 2019. Facultative parasites as evolutionary stepping-stones toward parasitic lifestyles. Biology Letters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0058.
  5. Luong, L.T., Chambers, J.L., Moizis, A., Stock, T.M., and St. Clair, C.C. 2018. Helminth parasites and zoonotic risk associated with urban coyotes (Canis latrans) in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Helminthology 27: 1-5.
  6. Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. 2018. Proximity to parasites reduces host fitness independent of infection in a Drosophila-Macrocheles system. Parasitology 13: 1-6. doi: 10.1017/S0031182018000379
  7. Horn, C.J , Mierzejewski, M.K., and Luong, L.T. 2018. Host respiration rate and injury-derived cues drive host preference by an ectoparasite of fruit flies. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. doi: 10.1086/697466.
  8. Durkin, E.S. and Luong, L.T. 2018. Experimental evolution of infectious behaviour in a facultative ectoparasite”. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 362-370. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13227
  9. Chin, H.M.H., Luong, L.T., and Shostak, A.W. 2017. Longitudinal study of parasite induced mortality of a long-lived host: the importance of exposure to non-parasitic stressors. Parasitology 1-13. doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001251
  10. Luong, L.T., Brophy, T., Stolz, E., and Chan, S.J. 2017. State-dependent parasitism by a facultative parasite of fruit flies. Parasitology  144: 1468-1475.
  11. Luong, L.T., Horn, C.J., Brophy, T. 2017. Mitey costly: Energetic costs of parasite avoidance and infection. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90: 471-477.
  12. Luong, L.T. and Subasinghe, D. 2017. A facultative ectoparasite attains higher reproductive success as a parasite than its free-living conspecifics. Experimental and Applied Acarology 71: 73-70.
  13. Chin, H.M.H., Luong, L.T., and Shostak, A.W. 2016. Rehydration methods to recover cysticercoids of Hymenolepis diminuta from dry flour beetle carcasses. Journal of Helminthology 91: 470-478.
  14. Campbell, E. and Luong, L.T. 2016. Mite choice generates sex and size-biased infection in Drosophila hydei. Parasitology 143: 787-793.
  15. Durkin, E.S., Luong, L.T., and Bird, J. 2015. Mechanisms underlying parasite infection: influence of host body mass and age on chewing louse distribution among brown-headed cowbirds. Parasitology Research 114: 4169-4174.
  16. Luong, L.T., Penoni, L.R., Horn C.J., and Polak, M. 2015. Physical and physiological costs of ectoparasitic mites on host flight endurance. Ecological Entomology 40: 518-524.
  17. Luong, L.T., Grear, D.A., and Hudson, P.J. 2014. Manipulation of host-resource dynamics impacts transmission of trophic parasites. International Journal for Parasitology 44: 737-742.
  18.  Grear, D.A., Luong, L.T., and Hudson, P.J. 2013. Network transmission inference: host behavior and parasite life-cycle make social networks meaningful in disease ecology. Ecological Applications 23: 1906-1914.
  19. Luong, L.T., Chapman, E.G., Harwood, J.D., and Hudson, P.J. 2013 Linking predation and exposure: field evidence for differential susceptibility to a trophically transmitted parasite. Molecular Ecology 22: 239-248.
  20. Grear, D.A., Luong, L.T., Hudson, P.J. 2012. Sex-biased transmission of a complex life-cycle parasite: why males matter. Oikos 121: 1446-1453.
  21. Luong, L.T. and Hudson, P.J. 2012. Complex life cycle of Pterygodermatites peromysci, a trophically transmitted parasite of the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus). Parasitology Research 110: 483-487.
  22. Luong, L.T., Braithwaite, V.A., and Hudson, P.J. 2011. Parasite-induced changes in the anti-predator behavior of a cricket intermediate host. Ethology 117: 1019-1026.
  23. Luong, L.T., Vigliotti, B.A., Campbell, S., Comer, J.A., Mills. J.N., and Hudson, P.J. 2011. Dynamics of hantavirus infection in Peromyscus leucopus of central Pennsylvania. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Diseases 11: 1459-1464.
  24. Luong, L.T., Vigliotti, B.A., and Hudson, P.J. 2011. Strong density-dependent competition and acquired immunity constrain parasite establishment: implications for parasite aggregation. International Journal Parasitology 41: 505-511.
  25. Luong, L.T., Perkins, S.E., Grear, D.A., and Hudson, P.J. 2010. The relative importance of host characteristics and co-infection in generating variation in helminth fecundity: implications for infectiousness. Parasitology 137: 1003-1012.
  26. Luong, L.T., Grear, D.A., and Hudson, P.J. 2009. Males are responsible for the transmission of a trophically transmitted parasite (Pterygodermatites peromysci) to the intermediate host, in the absence of sex-biased infection. International Journal Parasitology 39: 1263-1268.
  27. Luong, L.T. and Polak, M. 2007. Environment-dependent trade-offs between ectoparasite resistance and larval competitive ability in the DrosophilaMacrocheles system. Heredity 99: 632-640.
  28. Polak M., Luong L.T., and Starmer W.T. 2007. Parasites physically block host copulation: a potent mechanism of parasite-mediated sexual selection. Behavioral Ecology18: 952-957.
  29. Luong, L.T. and Polak, M. 2007. Costs of resistance in the Drosophila-Macrocheles system: a negative genetic correlation between ectoparasite resistance and reproduction. Evolution 61: 1391-1402.
  30. Luong, L.T., Heath, B.D., and Polak, M. 2007. Host inbreeding increases susceptibility to ectoparasitism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 79-86
  31. Luong, L.T., Kortet, R., and Hedrick, A.V. 2005. Prevalence and intensity of Cephalobium microbivorum (Nematoda: Diplogasterida) infection in three species of Gryllus field crickets. Parasitology Research 97: 336-339.
  32. Luong, L.T. and Kaya, K.H. 2005b. Sexually transmitted parasites and host mating behavior in the decorated cricket. Behavioral Ecology 16: 794-799
  33. Luong, L.T. and Kaya, K.H. 2005a. Sexually transmitted nematodes affect nuptial food gift production in the cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. Behavioral Ecology 16: 153-158.
  34. Luong, L.T. and Kaya, K.H. 2002. Infection dynamics of a sexually transmitted nematode (Mehdinema alii) in the decorated cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 80: 1145-1148.
  35. Luong, L.T., Platzer, E. G., Zuk, M., and Giblin-Davis, R. M. 2000. Venereal worms: sexually transmitted nematodes in the decorated cricket. Journal of Parasitology 86: 471-477.
  36. Luong, L.T., Platzer, E. G., De Ley, P., and Thomas, K. 1999. Morphological characterization and biology of Mehdinema alii (Nematoda: Diplogasterida) from the decorated cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus). Journal of Parasitology 85: 1053-1064.
  37. Zuk, M., Kim, T., Kristan, D. M., and Luong, L.T. 1997. Sex, Pain and Parasites. Parasitology Today 13: 332-333.