• Wilber, M. Q., Pfab, Ferdinand, Ohmer, M. E., Briggs, C. J. Integrating infection intensity into within- and between-host pathogen dynamics: implications for invasion and virulence evolution. The American Naturalist, In press link

  • Towe, A., Gray, M. J., Carter, E. D., Wilber, M. Q., Ossiboff, R. J., Ash, K.; Bohanon, M.; Bajo, B. A., Miller, D. L. 2021. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans can devour more than salamanders. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, In press

  • Tompros, A., Dean, A. D., Fenton, A., Wilber, M. Q., Carter, E. D., Gray, M. J. Frequency‐dependent transmission of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in eastern newts. Transboundary and Emerging Disease, In press link

  • Valenzuela-Sánchez, A., Wilber, M. Q., Canessa, S., Bacigalupe, L., Muths, Erin, Schmidt, Benedikt, Cunningham, A., Ozgul, A., Johnson, P., Cayuela, H. 2021. Why disease ecology needs life-history theory: a host perspective. Ecology Letters, 24, 876-890 link

  • Pepin, K. M., Miller, R. S., Wilber, M. Q. 2021. A framework for surveillance of emerging pathogens at the human-animal interface: pigs and coronaviruses as a case study. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 188, 105281 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Carter, E. D., Gray, M. J., Briggs, C. J. 2021. Putative resistance and tolerance mechanisms have little impact on disease progression for an emerging salamander pathogen. Functional Ecology, 35, 847-859 link

  • Yang, A., Schlichting, P., Wight, B., Anderson, W.. Chinn, S.; Wilber, M., Miller, R., Beasley, J.; Boughton, Raoul, Vercauteren, K., Wittemyer, G., Pepin, K. 2021. Effects of social structure and management on risk of disease establishment in wild pigs. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90, 820-833 link


  • Wilber, M. Q., Briggs, C. J, Johnson, P. T. J. 2020. Disease’s hidden death toll: Using parasite aggregation patterns to quantify landscape-level host mortality in a wildlife system. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89, 2876-2887 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Johnson, Pieter T. J., Briggs, Cheryl J. 2020. Disease hotspots or hot species? Infection dynamics in multi-host metacommunities controlled by species identity, not source location. Ecology Letters, 23, 1201-1211 link

  • Newman, E., Wilber, M. Q., Kopper, K. E., Moritz, M. A., Falk, D. A., McKenzie, D., Harte, J. 2020. Disturbance macroecology: integrating disturbance ecology and macroecology in different-age post-fire stands of a closed-cone pine forest as a case study. Ecosphere, 11, e03022 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Jani, A. J., Mihaljevic, J. R., and Briggs, C. J. 2020. Fungal infection alters the selection, dispersal, and drift processes structuring the amphibian skin microbiome. Ecology Letters, 23, 88-98 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Pedersen, K., Wan, X., Webb, C. T., and Pepin, K. M. 2020. Inferring seasonal disease risk at population and regional scales from serology samples. Ecology, 101, e02882 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Chinn, S. M., Beasley, J. C., Boughton, R. K., Brook, R. K. Ditchkoff, S. S., Fischer, J. W. Hartley, S. B., Holmstrom, L. K., Kilgo, J. C., Lewis, J. S., Miller, R. S., Snow, N. P., VerCauteren, K. C., Wisely, S. M., Webb, C. T., Pepin, K. M. 2020. Predicting functional responses in agro-ecosystems from animal movement data to improve management of invasive pests. Ecological Applications, 30, e02015 link


  • Pepin, K. M., Pedersen K., Wan, X., Cunningham, F. L., Webb C. T., Wilber, M. Q. 2019. Individual-level antibody dynamics reveal potential drivers of influenza A seasonality in wild pig populations. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 1, 1-12 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Pepin, K. M, Campa III, Henry, Hygnstrom, Scott E, Lavelle, Michael J, Xifara, T., VerCauteren, K. C, Webb, C. T. 2019. Modeling multi-species and multi-mode contact networks: implications for persistence of bovine tuberculosis at the wildlife-livestock interface. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1471–1481 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Johnson, P. J., and Briggs, C. J. 2019. When chytrid fungus invades: Integrating theory and data to understand disease-induced amphibian declines. Chapter in Wildlife Disease Ecology: Linking Theory to Data and Application eds. A. Fenton, D. Tompkins, and K. Wilson, Cambridge University Press. link


  • Murdoch, William M., Chu, Fang-I, Stewart-Oaten, Allan, Wilber, M. Q.. 2018. Improving wellbeing and reducing future world population. PloS One. 13: e0202851. link


  • Johnson, P. T. J. and Wilber, M. Q. 2017. Biological and statistical processes jointly drive population aggregation: using host-parasite interactions to understand Taylor’s power law. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B. 2084: 20171388 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Knapp, R. A., Toothman, M., Briggs, C. J. 2017. Resistance, tolerance and environmental transmission dynamics determine host extinction risk in a load-dependent amphibian disease. Ecology Letters, 20: 1169-1181 link

  • Adams, A. J., Kuperberg, S. J., Wilber, M. Q., Grefsurd, M., Bobzien, S., Vredenburg, V. T., and Briggs, C. J. 2017. Drought, host density, sex, and bullfrogs influence fungal pathogen infection in a declining lotic amphibian. Ecosphere, 8: e01740 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Johnson, P. T. J., and Briggs, C. J. 2017. When can we infer mechanism from parasite aggregation? A constraint-based approach to disease ecology. Ecology, 98: 688-702 link


  • Wilber, M. Q., Langwig, K., Kilpatrick, A. Marm, McCallum, Hamish I., and Briggs, C. J. 2016. Integral Projection Models for host-parasite systems with an application to amphibian chytrid fungus. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7: 1182-1194 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Weinstein, S., and Briggs, C. J. 2016. Detecting and quantifying parasite-induced host mortality from intensity data: Method comparisons and limitations. International Journal for Parasitology, 46: 59-66 link


  • Kitzes, J and Wilber, M. Q.. 2015. macroeco: Reproducible ecological pattern analysis in Python. Ecography, 39: 361-367 link

  • Wilber, M. Q., Kitzes, J., and Harte, J. 2015. Scale collapse and the emergence of the power law species-area relationship. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 883-895 link

  • Langwig, K., Voyles, J., Wilber, M. Q., Bolker, B., Blehert, D., Briggs, C., Cheng, T., Collins, J., Fisher, M., Frick, W., Kilpatrick, M., Linder, D., McCallum, H., Murray, K., Puschedorf, R., Rosenblum, E. B., Toothman, M. 2015. Context dependent conservation responses to wildlife disease. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13: 195-202 link

  • Voyles, J., Bolker, B., Blehert, D., Briggs, C., Cheng, T., Collins, J., Fisher, M., Frick, W., Kilpatrick, M., Langwig, K., Linder, D., McCallum, H., Murray, K., Puschedorf, R., Rosenblum, E. B., Toothman, M., and Wilber, M. Q. 2014. Moving beyond too little too late: Managing emerging infectious diseases in wild populations requires international policy and partnerships. EcoHealth, 12: 404-407 link


  • Newman, E., Harte, M. E., Lowell, N., Wilber, M. Q., Harte, J. 2014. Empirical tests of within- and across-species energetics in a diverse plant community. Ecology, 95: 2815-2825. link