Recent Publications

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Vaziri, G.J., S.A. Muñoz, E.S. Martinsen, and J.S. Adelman. 2019. Gut parasite levels predict responses to simulated bacterial infection in a wild songbird. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55: 64-74.


Hawley, D.M., S.C. Moyers, J. Caceres, C. Youngbar, and J.S. Adelman. 2018. Characterization of unilateral conjunctival inoculation with Mycoplasma gallisepticum in house finches. Avian Pathology: 1-5.

Moyers, S.C., J.S. Adelman, D.R. Farine, C.A. Thomason, and D.M. Hawley. 2018. Feeder density enhances house finch disease transmission in experimental epidemics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 373: 20170090.


Houston, D.D., S. Azeem, C. Lundy, Y. Sato, B. Guo, J.A. Blanchong, P.C. Gauger K.J. Yoon, and J.S. Adelman. 2017. No evidence for a role of wild songbirds or rodents in spreading avian influenza virus across an agricultural landscape. PeerJ 5: e4060.

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Adelman, J.S., and D.M. Hawley. 2017. Tolerance of infection: a role for animal behavior, potential immune mechanisms, and consequences for parasite transmission. Hormones and Behavior: DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.10.013.

Adelman, J.S., C. Mayer, and D.M. Hawley. 2017. Infection reduces anti-predator behaviors in house finches. Journal of Avian Biology: DOI: 10.1111/jav.01058.

Park, M., S. Kim, J.S. Adelman, A.E. Leon, D.M. Hawley, R.A. Dalloul. 2017. Identification and functional characterization of the house finch interleukin-1β. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 69: 41-50.

Kim, S., M. Park, A.E. Leon, J.S. Adelman, D.M. Hawley, and R.A. Dalloul. 2017. Development and validation of a house finch interleukin-1β (HfIL-1β) ELISA system. BMC Veterinary Research 13:276.

Brace, A.J., M.J. Lajeunesse, D.R. Ardia, D.M. Hawley, J.S. Adelman, K.L. Buchanan, J.M. Fair, J.L. Grindstaff, K.D. Matson, and L.B. Martin. 2017. Costs of immune responses are related to host body size and lifespan. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A 327: 254-261.

Nuñez, C., J.S. Adelman, H. Carr, C. Knight, and D. Rubenstein. 2017. Lingering effects of contraception management on the birth rates and social behaviors in feral mares (Equus caballus). Conservation Physiology 5: cox018.


Martin, L., S. Burgan**, J.S. Adelman, and S. Gervasi. 2016. Host competence: an organismal trait to integrate immunology and epidemiology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 56: 1225-1237.

Love, A.C.**, S.L. Foltz**, J.S. Adelman, I.T. Moore, and D.M. Hawley. 2016. Changes in corticosterone concentrations and behavior during Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 235: 70-77.​


Adelman, J.S., S.C. Moyers**, D.R. Farine, and D.M. Hawley.  2015. Feeder use predicts both acquisition and transmission of a contagious pathogen in a North American songbird.  Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B 282: 20151429.

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Adelman, J.S., I.T. Moore, and D.M. Hawley. 2015. House finch responses to Mycoplasma gallisepticum do not vary with experimentally increased aggression. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A 323: 39-51.

Adelman, J.S. 2015. Immune systems: linking organisms, populations, and evolution through disease. In Integrative Organismal Biology, (L.B. Martin, C.K. Ghalambor and H.A. Woods, eds.).

Nuñez, C.M.V, J.S. Adelman, and D.I. Rubenstein. 2015. Sociality increases juvenile survival after a catastrophic event in the feral horse (Equus caballus). Behavioral Ecology 26: 138-147.

Moyers, S.C.**, K.B. Kosarski*, J.S. Adelman, and D.M. Hawley. Interactions between social behavior and the acute phase immune response in house finches. Behaviour 152: 2039-2058.

Hau, M., M.F. Haussmann, T.J. Greives, C. Matlack, D. Costantini, M. Quetting, J.S. Adelman, A.C. Miranda, and J. Partecke. 2015. Repeated stressors in adulthood increase the rate of biological ageing. Frontiers in Zoology 12:4.


Adelman, J.S., S.C. Moyers**, and D.M. Hawley. 2014. Using remote biomonitoring to understand heterogeneity in immune-responses and disease-dynamics in small, free-living animals. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 377-386.

Downs, C.J., J.S. Adelman, and G.E. Demas. 2014. Mechanisms and methods in ecoimmunology: integrating within-organism and between-organism processes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 340-352.

Nuñez, C.M.V, J.S. Adelman, J. Smith*, L.R. Gesquiere, and D.I. Rubenstein. 2014. Linking social environment and stress physiology in feral mares (Equus caballus): group transfers elevate fecal cortisol levels. General and Comparative Endocrinology 196: 26-33.


Adelman, J.S., L. Kirkpatrick, J.L. Grodio**, and D.M. Hawley. 2013. House finch populations differ in early inflammatory signaling and pathogen tolerance at the peak of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection. The American Naturalist 181: 674-689.

Adelman, J.S., A.W. Carter**, W.A. Hopkins, and D.M. Hawley. 2013. Deposition of pathogenicMycoplasma gallisepticum onto bird feeders: host pathology is more important than temperature-driven increases in food intake. Biology Letters 9: 20130594.

Adelman, J.S., D.R. Ardia, and K.A. Schat. 2013. Ecoimmunology. In Avian Immunology, (K.A. Schat, B. Kaspers, and P. Kaiser, eds), 2nd edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Nuñez, C.M.V, J.S. Adelman, and D.I. Rubenstein. 2013. A free-ranging, feral mare (Equus caballus) affords similar maternal care to her genetic and adopted offspring. The American Naturalist 182: 674-681.


Lopes**, P.C., J.S. Adelman, J.C. Wingfield, and G.E. Bentley. 2012. Social context modulates sickness behavior. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1421-1428.

Hawley, D.M., S.E. DuRant**, A. Wilson*, J.S. Adelman, and W.A. Hopkins. 2012. Additive metabolic costs of thermoregulation and pathogen infection. Functional Ecology 26: 701-710.


Bisson, I.A., L. K. Butler, P. Kelley, J.S. Adelman, T.J. Hayden, L.M. Romero, and M. Wikelski. 2011. Energetic response to human disturbance in an endangered songbird. Animal Conservation 14: 484-491.


Adelman, J.S., S. Córdoba-Córdoba, K. Spoelstra, M. Wikelski, and M. Hau. 2010. Radiotelemetry reveals variation in fever and sickness behaviours with latitude in a free-living passerine. Functional Ecology 24: 813-823.

Adelman, J.S., G.E. Bentley, J.C. Wingfield, L.B. Martin, and M. Hau. 2010. Population differences in fever and sickness behaviors in a wild passerine: a role for cytokines. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 4099-4109.

Adelman, J.S. and L.B. Martin. 2010. Immune systems and sickness behavior. In Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (M. Breed and J. Moore, eds), Vol. 2, pp. 133-137. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Nuñez, C.M.V, J.S. Adelman, and D.I. Rubenstein. 2010. Immunocontracecption in wild horses (Equus caballus) extends reproductive cycling beyond the normal breeding season. PLoS One 5: e1365.


Adelman, J.S. and L.B. Martin. 2009. Vertebrate sickness behaviors: adaptive and integrated neuroendocrine immune responses. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: 202-214.

Nuñez, C.M.V, J.S. Adelman, C. Mason, and D.I. Rubenstein. 2009. Immunocontraception decreases group fidelity in a feral horse population during the non-breeding season. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 117: 74-83.


Safran, R.J., J.S. Adelman, K.J. McGraw, and M. Hau. 2008. Sexual signal exaggeration affects physiological state in male barn swallows. Current Biology 18: r461-462.

Roemer, S.C., J.S. Adelman, M.E.A.Churchill, and D.P. Edwards. 2008. Mechanism of high-mobility group protein B enhancement of progesterone receptor sequence-specific DNA binding. Nucleic Acids Research 36: 3655-3666.

Vitousek, M.N., J.S. Adelman, N.C. Gregory, and J.J.H. St Clair. 2007. Heterospecific alarm call recognition in a non-vocal reptile. Biology Letters 3: 632-634.

Wikelski, M., D. Moskowitz, J.S. Adelman, J. Cochran, D.S. Wilcove, and M.L. May. 2006. Simple rules guide dragonfly migration. Biology Letters 2: 325-329.

Melvin, V.S., C. Harrell, J.S. Adelman, W.L. Kraus, M. Churchill, and D.P. Edwards. 2004. The role of the C-terminal extension (CTE) of the estrogen receptor alpha and beta DNA binding domain in DNA binding and interaction with HMGB. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279: 14763-71.

Wardell, S.E., V. Boonyaratanakornkit, J.S. Adelman, A. Aronheim, and D.P. Edwards. 2002. Jun dimerization protein 2 functions as a progesterone receptor n-terminal domain coactivator. Molecular and Cellular Biology 22: 5451-5466.

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