The ecology of marine diseases

Principal Investigators:

Drew Harvell

The working group on marine diseases will bring together researchers working with diverse diseases of marine organisms with theoreticians and statisticians. Epidemiological studies of diseases in marine systems have been rare and there is a paucity of information regarding even the most basic properties of marine pathogens (e.g. identity, host-specificity) and factors (e.g. environmental correlates) affecting disease processes (Harvell et al. 1999). In particular, little is known about the mechanisms of either disease transmission or host resistance... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow8th August 2000—30th June 2001Participant List  
Working Group13th—17th September 2000Participant List  
Working Group4th—10th June 2001Participant List  
Working Group28th February—3rd March 2002Participant List  
Working Group30th October—3rd November 2002Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Drew Harvellcdh5@cornell.eduCornell University
Patty Debenhampattydebenham@gmail.comUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Andrew P. Dobsondobber@princeton.eduPrinceton University
Stephen P. Ellnerspe2@cornell.eduNorth Carolina State University
Kiho Kimkiho@american.eduUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Armand Kuriskuris@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Kevin D. Laffertylafferty@lifesci.ucsb.eduUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Mercedes Pascualpascual@umich.eduUniversity of Maryland
Virginia Pasourpasour@cam.cornell.eduCornell University
Donald M. Andersondanderson@whoi.eduWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Richard B. Aronsonraronson@disl.orgDauphin Island Sea Laboratory
Nancy Baronnbaron@compassonline.orgSeaWeb/COMPASS
Ottar N. Bjornstadonb1@psu.eduPennsylvania State University
Joseph H. Connellconnell@lifesci.lscf.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Susan E. Fordsusan@vertigo.hsrl.rutgers.eduState University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Frances Gullandgullandf@tmmc.orgMarine Mammal Center
Eileen Hofmannhofmann@ccpo.odu.eduOld Dominion University
Parviez R. Hosseinihosseini@princeton.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Hamish of Queensland
Robin M. Overstreetrobin.overstreet@usm.eduUniversity of Southern Mississippi
James W. Porterjporter@uga.eduUnknown
Eric PowellEric.N.Powell@usm.eduState University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Shane A. of California, Santa Barbara
Jessica R. Wardjrw37@cornell.eduCornell University
John F. Brunojbruno@unc.eduUnknown
Leah R. Gerberleah.gerber@asu.eduArizona State University
Katia Koellekatia.koelle@duke.eduUniversity of Michigan
Bruce McKaybmckay@seaweb.orgSeaWeb
Garriet of South Carolina, Aiken
Kathryn SutherlandKATHRYNP@uga.eduUniversity of Georgia

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Dube, Danielle; Alker, Alisa P.; Kim, Kiho; Harvell, Drew. 2002. Size structure and geographic variation in chemical resistance of sea fan corals (Gorgonia ventalina) to a fungal pathogen. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. Vol: 231. Pages 139-150.
Report or White Paper Harvell, Drew. 2001. Biodiversity and health for the workshop on conceptual tools for the developing biodiversity scenarios (April 19-21, Trinidad). Scenarios Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2002. Climate change and coral reefs. Public talk for Kohala Center, December 2003. Kona, Hawaii.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2002. Climate change seminar series, November 2002. Yale University. New Haven, CT.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2002. Climate warming and disease impacts. International Parasitology Meetings, August 2002. Vancouver, Canada.
Journal Article Harvell, Drew; Mitchell, Charles E.; Ward, Jessica R.; Altizer, Sonia; Dobson, Andrew P.; Ostfeld, Richard S.; Samuel, Michael D. 2002. Climate warming and disease risks for terrestrial and marine biota. Science. Vol: 296(5576). Pages 2158-2162.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2002. Topic: Ocean Diseases. Coral disease and reef sustainability meeting, September 2002. World Bank. Akumal, Mexico.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2003. Sick seafans by the seashore: Climate change and coral resistance in disease, November 2003. Department of Biology University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2003. The rising tide of ocean diseases: Unsolved problems and research priorities. House Oceans Caucus Luncheon, October 2003. Washington, DC.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2003. Topic: Ocean Diseases. Invited Class Lecture, March 2003. Cornell Oceanography.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2003. Topic: Ocean Diseases. Invited Class Lecturer Cornell EAS Course, January 2003. Kona, Hawaii.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2004. Climate change and ecology of seafan resistance to disease. University of Washington.
Journal Article Harvell, Drew; Aronson, Richard B.; Baron, Nancy; Connell, Joseph H.; Dobson, Andrew P.; Ellner, Stephen P.; Gerber, Leah R.; Kim, Kiho; Kuris, Armand; McCallum, Hamish; Lafferty, Kevin D.; McKay, Bruce; Porter, James W.; Pascual, Mercedes; Smith, Garriet; Sutherland, Kathryn; Ward, Jessica R. 2004. The rising tide of ocean diseases: Unsolved problems and research priorities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol: 7(2). Pages 375-382.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2004. The role of inducible resistance in the seafan fungal epizootic, June 2004. Okinawa, Japan.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. 2005. Health of the oceans: What should our priorities be?. A Congressional Briefing at Airdrie House.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. Climate change and coral.
Presentations Harvell, Drew. Coral disease and climate warming. Invited Seminar. Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. Friday Harbor, WA.
Journal Article Jolles, Anna E.; Sullivan, Patrick; Alker, Alisa P.; Harvell, Drew. 2002. Disease transmission of aspergillosis in sea fans: Inferring process from spatial pattern. Ecology. Vol: 83(9). Pages 2373-2378.
Journal Article Kim, Kiho; Harvell, Drew. 2004. The rise and fall of a six-year coral-fungal epizootic. American Naturalist. Vol: 164. Pages S52-S63.
Book Chapter Kim, Kiho; Dobson, Andrew P.; Gulland, Frances; Harvell, Drew. 2005. Diseases and the conservation of marine diversity. Edited by Norse, Elliot A.; Crowder, Larry, B.. Conservation of Marine Ecosystems. Island Press. Pages 145-166.
Journal Article Koelle, Katia; Pascual, Mercedes. 2004. Disentangling extrinsic from intrinsic factors in disease dynamics: A nonlinear time series approach with an application to cholera. American Naturalist. Vol: 163. Pages 901-913.
Journal Article Lafferty, Kevin D.; Porter, James W.; Ford, Susan E. 2004. Are diseases increasing in the ocean?. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics. Vol: 35. Pages 31-54.
Journal Article McCallum, Hamish; Dobson, Andrew P. 2002. Disease, habitat fragmentation and conservation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 269. Pages 2041-2049.
Journal Article McCallum, Hamish; Harvell, Drew; Dobson, Andrew P. 2003. Rates of spread of marine pathogens. Ecology Letters. Vol: 6(12). Pages 1062-1067.
Journal Article McCallum, Hamish; Kuris, Armand; Harvell, Drew; Lafferty, Kevin D.; Smith, Garriet; Porter, James W. 2004. Does terrestrial epidemiology apply to marine systems?. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 19(11). Pages 585-591.
Journal Article Pascual, Mercedes; Bouma, Menno J.; Dobson, Andrew P. 2002. Cholera and climate: Revisiting the quantitative evidence. Microbes and Infection. Vol: 4. Pages 237-245.
Journal Article Ward, Jessica R.; Lafferty, Kevin D. 2004. The elusive baseline of marine disease: Are diseases in ocean ecosystems increasing?. PLoS Biology. Vol: 2(4). Pages 542-547. (Abstract)
"The ecology of marine diseases" is project ID: 2600