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Milotic, M.*, D. Milotic*, and J. Koprivnikar (2018) Exposure to a cyanobacterial toxin increases larval amphibian susceptibility to parasitism. Parasitology Research (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-017-5727-0)


Koprivnikar, J., and T. M. Urichuk* (2017) Time-lagged effect of predators on tadpole behaviour and parasite infection. Biology Letters 13: 20170440.

Koprivnikar, J., T. B. Riepe, D. M. Calhoun, and P. T. J. Johnson (2017) Whether larval amphibians school does not affect the parasite aggregation rule: testing the effects of host spatial heterogeneity in field and experimental studies. Oikos (DOI: 10.1111/oik.04249)

Koprivnikar, J., T. M. Urichuk*, and D. Szuroczki* (2017) Influences of habitat and arthropod density on parasitism in two co-occurring host taxa. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 589-597.

Milotic, D.*, M. Milotic*, and J. Koprivnikar (2017) Effects of road salt on larval amphibian susceptibility to parasitism through behavior and immunocompetence. Aquatic Toxicology 189:42-49.


graphical-abstractLeung, T. L. F., and J. Koprivnikar (2016) Nematode parasite diversity in birds: the role of host ecology, life history and migration. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 1471-1480.

Szuroczki, D.*, J. Koprivnikar, and R. L. Baker (2016) Dietary antioxidants enhance immunocompetence in larval amphibians. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 201: 182-188.

Catania, S. V., J. Koprivnikar, and S. J. McCauley (2016) Size-dependent predation alters interactions between parasites and predators. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 631-635.

dis-ecolKoprivnikar, J., and P. T. J. Johnson (2016) The rise of Disease Ecology and its implications for Parasitology. Journal of Parasitology 102: 397-409. DOI: 10.1645/15-942


Huver, J.R.*, J. Koprivnikar, P. T. J. Johnson, and S. Whyard. (2015) Development and application of an eDNA method to detect and quantify a pathogenic parasite in aquatic ecosystems. Ecological Applications 25:991–1002.

Koprivnikar, J., and T. L. F. Leung. (2015) Flying with diverse passengers: greater richness of parasitic nematodes in migratory birds. Oikos 124:  399–405.

pond 2Koprivnikar, J., and L. Penalva*. (2015) Lesser of two evils? Foraging choices in response to threats of predation and parasitism. PLoS ONE 10(1): e0116569. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116569.


Koprivnikar, J., S. Paull, and P. T. J. Johnson. (2014) Combined influence of hydroperiod and parasitism on larval amphibian development: implications for climate change. Freshwater Science 33: 941-949.

Johnson, P. T. J., J. Koprivnikar, S. A. Orlofske, B. A. Melbourne, and B. E. LaFonte. (2014) Making the right choice: testing the drivers of asymmetric infections within hosts and their consequences for pathology. Oikos 123: 875-885.

Koprivnikar, J., J. C. Redfern*, and H.M. Mazier*. (2014) Variation in anti-parasite behaviour and infection among amphibian host species. Oecologia 174: 1179-1185.

Koprivnikar, J., K. C. Shim, D. Ellis, and M.R. Forbes. (2014) Effects of temperature and salinity on emergence of Gynaecotyla adunca cercariae from the intertidal gastropod Ilyanassa obsoleta. Journal of Parasitology 100: 242-245.


Koprivnikar, J. and H.S. Randhawa. (2013) Benefits of fidelity? Host specificity and nematode parasite life history. Parasitology 140: 587-597.

K. C. Shim, J. Koprivnikar, and M. R. Forbes (2013). Variable effects of increased temperature on a trematode parasite and its intertidal hosts. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 439: 61-68.


Koprivnikar, J., D. J. Marcogliese, J. R. Rohr, S. A. Orlofske, T. R. Raffel, and P. T. J. Johnson. (2012) Macroparasite infections of amphibians: what can they tell us? EcoHealth 9: 342-360.

Koprivnikar, J. and J. C. Redfern*. (2012) Agricultural effects on amphibian parasitism: importance of general habitat perturbations and parasite life cycles. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48: 925-936.

Koprivnikar, J., C. H. Gibson*, and J. C. Redfern*. (2012) Infectious personalities: behavioural syndromes and disease risk in larval amphibians. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 279: 1544-1550.

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Koprivnikar, J. and P. A. Walker*. (2011) Effects of the herbicide atrazine’s metabolites on host snail mortality and production of trematode cercariae. Journal of Parasitology 97: 822-827.


Koprivnikar, J. (2010) Timing and interactions of environmental stressors impact larval amphibian survival and development. Ecological Applications 20: 2263-2272.

Koprivnikar, J., D. Lim*, C. Fu*, and S. H. M. Brack*. (2010) Effects of temperature, salinity, and pH on the survival and activity of marine cercariae. Parasitology Research 106: 1167-1177.


Koprivnikar, J., and R. Poulin. (2009) Effects of temperature, salinity, and water level on the emergence of marine cercariae. Parasitology Research 105: 957-965.

Koprivnikar, J., and R. Poulin. (2009) Interspecific and intraspecific variation in cercariae release. Journal of Parasitology 95: 14-19.


Thieltges, D.W., Montaudouin, X. de, Fredensborg, B.L., Jensen, K.T., Koprivnikar, J., Poulin, R. (2008) Production of marine trematode cercariae – an overlooked path of energy flow in benthic systems? Marine Ecology Progress Series 372: 147-155.

Koprivnikar, J., Forbes, M. R., and R. L. Baker. (2008) Larval amphibian growth and development under varying density: are parasitized individuals poor competitors? Oecologia 155: 641-649.


Koprivnikar, J., Baker, R. L., and M. R. Forbes. (2007) Environmental factors influencing community composition of gastropods and their trematode parasites in southern Ontario. Journal of Parasitology 93: 992-998.

OtagoKoprivnikar, J., Forbes, M. R., and R. L. Baker. (2007) Contaminant effects on host-parasite interactions: atrazine, frogs and trematodes. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26: 2166-2170.


Koprivnikar, J., Forbes, M. R., and R. L. Baker. (2006) On the efficacy of anti-parasite behaviour: a case study of tadpole susceptibility to cercariae of Echinostoma trivolvis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1623-1629.

Koprivnikar, J., Baker, R. L., and M. R. Forbes. (2006) Environmental factors influencing trematode prevalence in grey tree frog (Hyla versicolor) tadpoles in southern Ontario. Journal of Parasitology 92: 997-1001.

Koprivnikar, J., Forbes, M. R., and R. L. Baker. (2006) Effects of atrazine on cercarial longevity, activity, and infectivity. Journal of Parasitology 92: 306-311.


Koprivnikar, J., Koehler, A., Rodd, F. H., and S. S. Desser. (2002) Environmental factors affecting the distribution and abundance of cyst-forming Myxobolus species and their cyprinid hosts in three lakes in Algonquin Park, Ontario. Journal of Parasitology 88: 467-473.

Koprivnikar, J. and S. S. Desser. (2002) A new form of raabeia-type actinosporean (Myxozoa) from the oligochaete Uncinais uncinata. Folia Parasitologica 49: 89-92.