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In Press

Veitch**, J.S.M., J. Bowman, G. Mastromonaco, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. In Press. Corticosterone response by Peromyscus mice to parasites, reproductive season, and age. General and Comparative Endocrinology.

Caroline Durrant, C., E.A. Thiele, N. Holroyd, S.R. Doyle, G. Sallé, A. Tracey, G. Sankaranaranayan, M.E. Lotkowska, H.M. Bennett, T. Huckvale, Z. Abdellah, O.  Tchindebet, M. Wossen, M.S.Y. Logora, C.O. Coulibaly, A. Weiss, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, J. Foster, C.A. Cleveland, M.J. Yabsley, E. Ruiz-Tiben, M. Berriman, M.L. Eberhard, J.A. Cotton. In Press. Population genomic evidence that human and animal infections in Africa come from the same populations of Dracunculus medinensis. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases


Morris, K., J. Bowman, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, P.J. Wilson. In Press. Functional genetic diversity of domestic and wild American mink (Neovison vison). Evolutionary Applications.


Van Leuwen, P.**, N. Mykytczuk, G. Mastromonaco, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2020. Effects of captivity, diet and relocation on the gut bacterial communities of white-footed mice. Ecology and Evolution. 10: 4677-4690. PDF

Veitch**, J.S.M., J. Bowman, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2020. Parasite species co-occurrence patterns on Peromyscus: Joint species distribution modelling.  International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 12: 199-206. PDF

Pyott*, B., and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2020. Peer-reviewed scientific contributions from Canadian zoos and aquariums. FACETS Journal. 5: 381–392 PDF

Zhao, J., M.B. Azad, C. Burton, V.A. Crooks, J. Dawson, A.T Ford, A. Kaida, A. Krishnaswamy, C. Kuok, C.L. Mah, M. McTaggart, A. Moehring, D. Robert, A. Schulte-Hostedde, H. Sparling, M.A. De Vera, S. Waterman, T.R. Patel. 2020. Science meets parliament: Building relationships between scientists and policymakers. Science and Public Policy. scz062 PDF

Cocking, J.H., M. Deberg, J. Schupp, J. Sahl, K. Wiggins, A. Porty,** H.M. Hornstra, C. Hepp, C. Jardine, T.N. Furstenau, A. Schulte-Hostedde, V.Y. Fofanov, and T. Pearson. 2020. Selective whole genome amplification and sequencing of Coxiella burnetii directly from environmental samples. Genomics. 112: 1872-1878. PDF


Schmidt**, E., N. Mykytczuk, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2019. Effects of the captive and wild environment on diversity of the gut microbiome of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). ISME Journal. 13:1293-1305. PDF


Acker**, M., G. Mastromonaco, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2018. The effects of body region, season, and external arsenic application on hair cortisol concentration.  Conservation Physiology. coy037. PDF

Schulte-Hostedde, A.I, Z. Mazal, C. Jardine, and J. Gagnon. 2018. Enhanced access to anthropogenic food waste is related to hyperglycemia in raccoons (Procyon lotor). Conservation Physiology. coy026. PDF


Lyons**, J., G. Mastromonaco, D.B. Edwards, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2017. Fat and happy in the city: Eastern chipmunks in urban environments. Behavioral Ecology. 28: 1464-1471. PDF

Lawrence**, M., G. Mastromonaco, K. Goodrowe, R.M. Santymire, W. Waddell, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2017. The effects of inbreeding on sperm morphometry of captive bred endangered mammals. Canadian Journal of Zoology.  95: 599-606 PDF

Bobbie**, C., N. Mykytczuk, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2017. Temporal variation of the microbiome is dependent on body region in a wild mammal (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 93:fix081. PDF

Bowman, J., K. Beauclerc, A. Farid, H. Fenton, C. Klutsch, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2017. Hybridization of domestic mink with wild American mink (Neovison vison) in eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 95: 443-451. PDF

Bobbie**, C.B., E. Schmidt**, J. Foley, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2017. The presence of parasitic mites on small mammals in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 95: 61-65. PDF


Pena-Guzman, D.M., G.K.D. Crozier, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2016. Genetic integrity, conservation biology and the ethics of non-intervention. Ethics, Policy, and Environment. 18:259-261. PDF


Stothart*, M., C. Bobbie**, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, R. Boonstra, R. Palme, N. Mykyczuk, and A. Newman. 2016. Stress and the microbiome: linking glucocorticoids to bacterial community dynamics in wild red squirrels. Biology Letters. 12: 20150875 PDF




Crozier, G.K.D. and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2015. Towards improving the ethics of ecological research. Science and Engineering Ethics. 21: 577-594. PDF


Crozier, G.K.D., and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2015. Why training in ecological research must incorporate ethics education. The Hastings Centre Report. 45:14-19. PDF


Martinez, M.L., V. Mullin, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2015. Variation in sperm morphometry of the African cyprinid Barbus neumayeriCanadian Journal of Zoology. 93: 259-266. PDF


Nituch, L.A., J. Bowman, P.J. Wilson, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2015. Aleutian mink disease virus in striped skunks: evidence for cross-species spillover. Journal of Wildlife Disease. 51: 389-400. PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and G. Mastromonaco. 2015. Integrating evolution in the management of captive zoo populations. Evolutionary Applications. 8: 413-422.  PDF




Bowman, J, A.G. Kidd, L.A Nituch, C. Sadowski, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2014. Testing for Aleutian disease virus in river otter (Lontra canadensis) in sympatry with infected American mink (Neovison vison). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 50: 689-693. PDF


Crozier, G.K.D. and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2014. The ethical dimensions of wildlife disease management in an evolutionary context. Evolutionary Applications. 7: 788-798. PDF


Edwards**, D.B., M. Haring*, H.G. Gilchrist, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2014. Does social mating system limit maternal immune investment in shorebirds? Canadian Journal of Zoology. 92: 223-228. PDF


Foster, J.M, F. Landemann, L. Ford, K.L. Johnston, S.C Elsasser, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, M.J. Taylor and B.E. Slatko. 2014. Absence of Wolbachia endobacteria in the human parasitic nematode Dracunculus medinensis and two related Dracunculus species infecting wildlife. Parasites and Vectors. 7: 140. PDF


Mastromonaco, G. K. Gunn*, H. McCurdy-Adams*, D.B. Edwards**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2014. Validation and use of hair cortisol as a measure of chronic stress in eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Conservation Physiology. 2:cou055 PDF




Balish, S.M., M.A. Eys, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2013. Evolutionary sport and exercise psychology: Integrating proximate and ultimate explanations. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 14: 413-422. PDF


Beauclerc, K.B, J. Bowman, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2013. Assessing the cryptic invasion of a domestic conspecific: American mink in their native range. Ecology and Evolution. 3: 2296-2309. PDF


Díez-León, M., J. Bowman, S. Bursian, H. Filion**, D. Galicia, J. Kanefsky, A. Napolitano, R. Palme, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, K. Scribner, and G. Mason. 2013. Environmentally enriched male mink gain more copulations than stereotypic, barren-reared competitors. PLoS One. e80494. PDF


Edwards**, D.B., E.H. Chin, G. Burness, H.G. Gilchrist, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2013. Linking sex differences in glucocorticoids with individual reproductive behaviour and hatch success in two species of uniparental shorebirds. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B. 166: 169-176. PDF


Laurence**, S., M.J. Smith, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2013. Effects of structural connectivity on fine scale population genetic structure of muskrat, Ondatra zibethicusEcology and Evolution. 3: 3524-3535. PDF



Bowman, J., Kidd, A.G., Martin, P.A., McDaniel, T.V., L.A. Nituch, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2012. Testing for bias in a sentinel species: contaminants in free-ranging domestic, wild, and hybrid mink. Environmental Research. 112: 77-82. PDF


Gooderham, K.L.**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2012. Does 2D:4D predict fitness in a wild mammal? Canadian Journal of Zoology. 90: 93-100. PDF


Nituch, L.A., J. Bowman, P.Wilson, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2012. Molecular epidemiology of Aleutian mink disease virus in free-ranging domestic, hybrid, and wild mink. Evolutionary Applications. 5: 330-340. PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., Bowman, J., and L.A. Nituch. 2012. Dynamic spleen mass in wild and domestic American mink. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107: 624–631. PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., M.A. Eys, M. Emond, and M. Buzdon. 2012. Sport participation influences perceptions of mate characteristics. Evolutionary Psychology. 10: 78-94. PDF
Each investigator contributed significantly to the research for this article and considers its authorship as joint.


Thompson*, M., N. Mykytczuk, K. Gooderham**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2012. Prevalence of the bacterium Coxiella burnetii in wild rodents from a Canadian natural environment park. Zoonoses and Public Health. 59: 553-560. PDF




Gooderham, K.L**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2011. Macroparasitism influences reproductive success in red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Behavioral Ecology. 22: 1195-1200. PDF


Laurence, S.**, D.W. Coltman, J.C. Gorrell, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2011. Genetic structure of muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) and its concordance with taxonomy in North America. Journal of Heredity. 102: 688-696. PDF


Nituch, L.A., J. Bowman, K.B. Beauclerc, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2011. Mink farms predict Aleutian disease exposure in wild American mink. PLoS One. 6(7): e21693  PDF


Patterson, L.D.**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2011. Behavioural correlates of parasitism and reproductive success in male eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus). Animal Behaviour. 81: 1129-1137.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J. Bowman, and K.R. Middell. 2011. Allometry of the baculum and sexual size dimorphism in American martens and fishers (Mammalia: Mustelidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104: 955-963. PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and S.C. Elsasser**. 2011. Spleen mass, parasite load and body condition in male American mink. Journal of Mammalogy. 92: 221-226.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., S. Kuula*, C. Martin,C. Schank* and D. Lesbarrères. 2011. Allometry and sexually dimorphic traits in male anurans. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 24: 1154-1159.  PDF



Reid, N.R., S. Hird, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and J. Sullivan. 2010. Examination of nuclear loci across a zone of mitochondrial introgression between Tamias ruficaudus and T. amoenusJournal of Mammalogy. 91: 1389-1400.  PDF


St. Amour, V., T.W.J. Garner, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and D. Lesbarrères. 2010. Developmental instability in relation to two amphibian pathogens in the green frog (Rana clamitans). Conservation Biology. 24: 788-794.  PDF




Bonanno, V.L.**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. Sperm competition and ejaculate investment in red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 63: 835-846.  PDF


Bowman, J., and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. The mink is not a reliable sentinel species. Environmental Research. 109: 937-939.  PDF


Elsasser, S.C.**, R. Floyd, P.D.N. Hebert and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. Species identification of North American parasitic guinea worm species (Nematoda: Dracunculus spp.) with DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9: 707-712.  PDF


Fairn, E.R.**, Y. Alarie, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. Temporal variation of adult sex ratio in the whirligig beetle Dineutus nigrior Roberts (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Coleopterist Bulletin. 63: 298-300.  PDF


Kidd, A.G.**, J. Bowman, D. Lesbarrères, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. Hybridization between escaped domestic and wild American mink (Neovison vison). Molecular Ecology. 18: 1175-1186.  PDF


Laurence, S**., A. Bewick*, D. Coltman, C. Davis, S. Elsasser**, A. Kidd**, D. Lesbarrères, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in muskrat, Ondatra zibethicusMolecular Ecology Resources. 9:654-657.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and C.M.M. Schank*. 2009. Secondary sexual traits and individual quality in male green frogs (Rana clamitans). Journal of Herpetology. 43: 89-95.  PDF


Tasikas, D.E*., E.R. Fairn**, S. Laurence**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2009. Baculum variation and allometry in the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus): a case for sexual selection. Evolutionary Ecology. 23: 223-232.  PDF



Burness, G, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and R. Montgomerie. 2008. Body condition influences sperm energetics in lake whitefish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65: 61-620.  PDF


Fairn, E.R.**, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and Y. Alarie. 2008. Water mite parasitism is associated with body condition and sex of the whirligig beetle Dineutus nigrior Roberts (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Ecoscience. 15: 327-331.  PDF


Fairn, E.R.**, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and Y. Alarie. 2008. Attachment site and infestation parameters of parasitic water mites on the whirligig beetle Dineutus nigrior Roberts (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Aquatic Insects. 30: 223-228.  PDF


Gorrell, J.C.**, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2008. Patterns of parasitism and body size in red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 86: 99-107.  PDF


Litzgus, J.D., F. Bolton*, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2008. Reproductive output depends on body condition in spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata). Copeia. 2008: 86-92.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., M.A. Eys, and K. Johnson*. 2008. Female mate choice is influenced by male sport participation. Evolutionary Psychology. 6: 113-124.  PDF
Each investigator contributed significantly to the research for this article and considers its authorship as joint.



Kaufman, S.D., T.A. Johnston, W.C. Leggett, M.D. Moles, J.M. Casselman, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2007. Relationships between body condition indices and proximate composition in adult walleyes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136: 1566-1576.  PDF


Bowman, J., A. Kidd**, R. Gorman, and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2007. Evidence for a large impact by feral mink within continental North America. Biological Conservation. 139: 12-18. PDF


Fairn, E.R**., A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and Y. Alarie. 2007. Sexual selection on accessory glands, genitalia, and protarsal pads in the whirligig beetle Dineutus nigrior (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Ethology. 113: 257-266.  PDF


Fairn, E.R.**, Y. Alarie and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2007. Sexual size and shape dimorphism in Dineutus nigrior Roberts (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Coleopterist Bulletin. 61: 113-120.  PDF


Fairn, E.R.**, Y. Alarie and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2007. Sexual size dimorphism in the diving beetle Laccophilus maculosus Say (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Coleopterist Bulletin. 61: 409-418.  PD


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I. 2007. Sexual size dimorphism in rodents. In Rodent Societies: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective. J.O. Wolff and P.W. Sherman eds. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Illinois. PDF



Casselman, S.J., Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and R. Montgomerie. 2006. Sperm quality influences fertilization success in walleye (Sander vitreus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63: 2119-2125.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and R. Montgomerie. 2006. Intraspecific variation in ejaculate traits of northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon). Journal of Zoology (Lond.). 270: 147-152.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and Y. Alarie. 2006. Morphological patterns of sexual selection in the diving beetle Graphoderus liberusEvolutionary Ecology Research. 8: 891-901.  PDF




Perez-Orella*, C., and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2005. Effects of sex and body size on ectoparasite loads in the northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 83: 1381-1385.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., B. Zinner, J.S. Millar, and G.J. Hickling. 2005. Restitution of mass/size residuals: Validating body condition indices. Ecology. 86: 155-163.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and G. Burness. 2005. Fertilization dynamics of sperm from different male mating tactics in bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 83: 1638-1642.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J.S. Millar, and G.J. Hickling. 2005. Condition dependence of testis size in small mammals. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 7: 143-149.  PDF



Burness, G.P., S.J. Casselman, A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, C.D. Moyes, and R. Montgomerie. 2004. Sperm swimming speed and energetics vary with sperm competition risk in bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 56: 65-70. PDF


Casselman, S.J., and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2004. Reproductive roles predict sexual dimorphism in internal and external morphology of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis). Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 13: 217-222. PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and J.S. Millar. 2004. Intraspecific variation in testis size and sperm length in the yellow-pine chipmunk (Tamias amoenus): implications for sperm competition and reproductive success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 55: 272-277.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J.S. Millar, and H.L. Gibbs. 2004. Sexual selection and mating patterns in a mammal with female-biased sexual size dimorphism. Behavioral Ecology. 15: 351-356.  PDF



Barker, J.M., R. Boonstra and A.I. Schulte-Hostedde. 2003. Age determination in yellow-pine chipmunks (Tamias amoenus): a comparison of eye lens masses and femur and mandible sections. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 81: 1774-1779.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J.S. Millar, and G.J. Hickling. 2003. Intraspecific variation in testis size of small mammals: implications for muscle mass. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 81: 591-595.  PDF



Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and J.S. Millar. 2002. Effects of body size and mass on running speed of male yellow-pine chipmunks (Tamias amoenus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80: 1584-1587.  PDF

Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and J.S. Millar. 2002. "Little chipmunk" syndrome?: Male body size and dominance in captive yellow-pine chipmunks (Tamias amoenus). Ethology. 108: 127-137.  PDF

Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J.S. Millar, and H.L. Gibbs. 2002. Female-biased sexual size dimorphism in the yellow-pine chipmunk (Tamias amoenus): Sex-specific patterns of annual reproductive success and survival. Evolution. 56: 2519-2529.  PDF




Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., H.L. Gibbs, and J.S. Millar. 2001. Microgeographic genetic structure in the yellow-pine chipmunk (Tamias amoenus). Molecular Ecology. 10: 1625-1632.  PDF

Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J.S. Millar, and G.J. Hickling. 2001. Evaluating body condition in small mammals. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 79: 1021-1029.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., J.S. Millar, and G.J. Hickling. 2001. Sexual dimorphism in body composition of small mammals. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 79: 1016-1020. PDF




Schulte-Hostedde, A.I, and J.S. Millar. 2000. Measuring sexual size dimorphism in the yellow-pine chipmunk (Tamias amoenus). Canadian Journal of Zoology. 78: 728-733.  PDF


Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., H.L. Gibbs, and J.S. Millar. 2000. Microsatellite DNA loci suitable for parentage analysis in the yellow-pine chipmunk (Tamias amoenus). Molecular Ecology. 9: 2180-2181.  PDF




Roche, B.E., A.I. Schulte-Hostedde, and R.J. Brooks. 1999. Route choice by deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus): reducing the risk of auditory detection by predators. American Midland Naturalist. 142: 194-197.  PDF




Schulte-Hostedde, A.I., and R.J. Brooks. 1997. An experimental test of habitat selection by rodents of Algonquin Park. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 75: 1989-1993. PDF

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