Select journal articles (trainees or students in bold)

  1. MacLeod, C. D. and  Luong, L. T. Navigating the landscape of fear: fruit flies exhibit distinct anti-predator and anti-parasite defensive behaviours. Ecology. Accepted May 24, 2024
  2. Liang, C. and Luong, L.T. 2024. Ghosts of parasites past influence current non-consumptive effects in Drosophila nigrospiracula. International Journal of Parasitology.
  3. D.B.M. Patuwatha Withanage, and Luong, L.T. 2024. Phasmarhabditis californica (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) has reduced establishment success and progeny production in the presence of Pristionchus entomophagus (Nematoda: Diplogastridae). Journal of Parasitology 110: 200-205.   doi: 10.1645/24-5.
  4. D.B.M. Patuwatha Withanage, and Luong, L.T. 2024. Chemotaxis response of Phasmarhabditis californica (Family: Rhabditidae) and Pristionchus entomophagus (Family: Neodiplogasteridae) to the mucus of four slug species. Journal of Parasitology 110: 59-65. doi: 10.1645/23-61.
  5. Horn, C.J., Robinson, S., Tang, H., Luong, L.T. 2023. Ectoparasitic mites exert non-consumptive effects on the larvae of a fruit fly host.
    Parasitology 150: 934–938. doi: 10.1017/S0031182023000744
  6. Horn, C.J., Liang, C., and Luong, L.T. 2023. Parasite preferences for large host body size can drive overdispersion in a fly-mite association. International Journal of Parasitology 53: 327-332. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2023.03.003
  7. D.B.M. Patuwatha Withanage,  Howe, D.K., Richart C., Mc Donnell R.J., Denver, D. and Luong, L.T. 2023. Pestiferous slugs and their associated nematodes in agricultural fields, greenhouses, and nurseries in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Helminthology. 97:e41. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X23000226.
  8. Horn, C.J., Visscher, D.R., and Luong, L.T. 2022. Relative contributions of parasite consumptive and non-consumptive effects to host population suppression in simulated fly-mite populations. Oecologia 200: 339-347. doi: 10.1007/s00442-022-05268-8
  9. Horn, C.J., Wasylenko, J.A., and Luong, L.T. 2022. Scared of the dark? Phototaxis as behavioural immunity in a host-parasite system. Biology Letters 18: 20210531.
  10. Horn, C.J., Yoon, T., Mierzejewsk, M.K., and  Luong, L.T. 2022. Endosymbiotic male-killing Spiroplasma affects the physiological and behavioural ecology of Macrocheles-Drosophila interactions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. DOI:
  11. Koprivnikar J., S.B. Weinstein, L.T. Luong, and J.C. Buck. 2021. Editorial: Ecology and evolution of non-consumptive effects in host-parasite interactions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
  12. Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. 2021. Trade-offs between reproduction and behavioural resistance against ectoparasite infection. 2021. Physiology and Behavior 239.
  13. Brophy, T. and Luong, L.T. 2021. The influence of infection status and parasitism risk on host dispersal and susceptibility to infection in Drosophila nigrospiracula. Parasitology, 1-27. doi:10.1017/S0031182021001979
  14. Brophy, T. and Luong, L.T. 2020. Ectoparasite-induced increase in Drosophila host metabolic rate. Physiological Entomology 46: 1-7.
  15. Brophy, T., Mc Donnell, R.J., Howe, D.K., Denver, D.R., Ross, J.L., and Luong, L.T. 2020. Nematodes associated with terrestrial slugs in the Edmonton region of Alberta, Canada. Journal of Helminthology  94:e200.
  16. Brophy, T. Howe, D.K., Denver, D.R., and Luong, L.T. 2020. First report of a gastropod parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis californica (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) in Alberta, Canada. The Journal of Nematology 52: e2020-92.
  17. Horn, C.J., Mierzejewski, M.K., Elahi, M.E., and Luong, L.T. 2020. Extending the ecology of fear: Parasite-mediated sexual selection drives host response to parasites. Physiology & Behavior 224:113041.
  18. Durkin, E.S., Proctor, H., and Luong, L.T. 2019. Life history of Macrocheles muscaedomesticae (Parasitiformes: Macrochelidae): new insights on life history and evidence of facultative parasitism on Drosophila. Experimental and Applied Acarology 79: 309-321. doi:
  19. Mierzejewski, M.K., Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. 2019. Ecology of fear: environment-dependent parasite avoidance among ovipositing Drosophila. Parasitology 146:1564-1570. doi: 10.1017/S0031182019000854
  20. Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. 2019. Current parasite resistance trades off with future defences and flight performance. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73: 77. doi: 10.1007/s00265-019-2697-5
  21. Durkin, E.S. and Luong, L.T. 2019. Phenotypic plasticity more essential to maintaining variation in host-attachment behaviour than evolutionary trade-offs in a facultatively parasitic mite. Parasitology 146: 1289-1295. doi: 10.1017/S0031182019000507
  22. Luong, L.T. and Mathot, K.J. 2019. Facultative parasites as evolutionary stepping-stones toward parasitic lifestyles. Biology Letters 5: 20190058.
  23. 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. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X1800113X.
  24. Horn, C.J. and Luong, L.T. 2018. Proximity to parasites reduces host fitness independent of infection in a Drosophila-Macrocheles system. Parasitology 1145: 1564-1569. doi: 10.1017/S0031182018000379.
  25. 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 91: 896-903. doi: 10.1086/697466.
  26. 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
  27. 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 144: 1943-1955. doi: 10.1017/S0031182017001251.
  28. 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. doi: 10.1017/S0031182017000890.
  29. 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. doi: 10.1086/691704.
  30. 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. doi: 10.1007/s10493-016-0098-2.
  31. 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. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X16000365.
  32. Campbell, E. and Luong, L.T. 2016. Mite choice generates sex and size-biased infection in Drosophila hydei. Parasitology 143: 787-793. doi: 10.1017/S0031182016000305.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.