You can also find publications and citations on Google Scholar. Reach out if you have trouble accessing any of these. * denotes an undergraduate author
AK Gibson. Genetic diversity and disease: the past, present and future of an old idea. in review
AK Gibson and AE Nguyen*. Does genetic diversity protect host populations from parasites? A meta‐analysis across natural and agricultural systems. Evolution Letters. 5(1): 16-32. open access and write-up.
DM Hawley, AK Gibson, AK Townsend, ME Craft, and JF Stephenson. Bidirectional interactions between host social behaviour and parasites arise through ecological and evolutionary processes. Parasitology. In press. link and ePDF
AK Gibson, H Baffoe-Bonnie*, MJ Penley, J Lin*, R Owens*, A Khalid*, and LT Morran. The evolution of parasite host range in heterogeneous host populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 33(6): 773-782 link and ePDF
AK Gibson. Asexual parasites and their extraordinary host ranges. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59(6): 1463-1484. free access
C Liu**, AK Gibson**, P Timper, LT Morran, and RS Tubbs. Rapid change in host specificity in a field population of the biological control organism Pasteuria penetrans. Evolutionary Applications 12(4): 744-756. open access **authors contributed equally
AK Gibson, D Vergara, LF Delph, and CM Lively. Periodic, parasite-mediated selection for and against sex. American Naturalist 192(5): 537-551. link, PMC full text, and overview. Received Honorable Mention for the 2018 American Naturalist Student Paper Award!
AK Gibson, KS Stoy, and CM Lively. Bloody-minded parasites and sex in temporally variable environments. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31(4): 611-620. link, PMC full text, and a short synopsis by KS Stoy here
AK Gibson, LF Delph, and CM Lively. The two-fold cost of sex: experimental evidence from a natural system. Evolution Letters 1(1): 6-15. open access and overview by Evolution Letters. Made it into the Editors’ Picks for 2017
AK Gibson, JY Xu*, and CM Lively. Within-population covariation between sexual reproduction and susceptibility to local parasites. Evolution 70(9): 2049-2060. link, PMC full text, and a poster on this project.
AK Gibson, J Jokela, and CM Lively. Fine-scale spatial covariation between infection prevalence and susceptibility in a natural population. The American Naturalist 188(1): 1-14. link, PMC full text, and overview
MJ McKone, AK Gibson,…M Neiman. Fine-scale association between parasites and sex in Potamopyrgus antipodarum within a New Zealand lake. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40(3). link (inquire for a PDF) and press. A collaboration led by Carleton College students.
DM Castillo, AK Gibson, and LC Moyle. Assortative mating and self-fertilization differ in their contributions to reinforcement, cascade speciation, and diversification. Current Zoology 62(2): 169-181. link and PMC full text
AK Gibson and JA Fuentes. A phylogenetic test of the Red Queen Hypothesis: outcrossing and parasitism in the Nematode phylum. Evolution 69(2): 530-540. link, PMC full text, and a poster on this project that won the 2013 Ruth Patrick Award
L Barbosa, CK Johnson, DM Lambourn, AK Gibson, …ME Grigg. A novel Sarcocystis neurona genotype XIII is associated with severe encephalitis in an unexpectedly broad range of marine mammals from the northeastern Pacific Ocean. International Journal of Parasitology 45(9-10): 595-603. link and PMC full text
AK Gibson, G Refrégier, ME Hood, and T. Giraud. 2014. Performance of a hybrid fungal pathogen on pure species and hybrid plant hosts. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175(6): 724-730. open access
AK Gibson, Z Smith, C Fuqua, K Clay, and JK Colbourne. 2013. Why so many unknown genes? Partitioning orphans from a representative transcriptome of the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum. BMC Genomics 15: 135. open access
AK Gibson, E Petit, J Mena-Ali, B Oxelman, and ME Hood. 2013. Life-history strategy defends against disease and may select against physiological resistance. Ecology & Evolution: 1741-1750. open access
AG Rothfuchs, E Roffe, AK Gibson, … A Bafica. 2012. Mannose-binding lectin regulates host resistance and pathology during experimental infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. PLoS One 7(11): e47835. open access
AK Gibson, ME Hood, T Giraud. 2012. Sibling competition arena: selfing and a competition arena can combine to constitute a barrier to gene flow in sympatry. Evolution 66: 1917-1930. link and post-print
AK Gibson, S Raverty, DM. Lambourn,…ME Grigg. 2011. Polyparasitism is associated with increased disease severity in Toxoplasma gondii-infected marine sentinel species. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 5(5): e114. open access, plus press – good and outraged 1 + 2 (very exciting)
M López-Villavicencio, F Courjol, AK Gibson,…T Giraud. 2011. Competition, cooperation among kin, and virulence in multiple infections. Evolution 65: 1357-1366. link (inquire for a PDF)
AK Gibson, J Mena-Ali, ME Hood. 2010. Loss of pathogens in threatened plant species. Oikos 119: 1919-1928. link (inquire for a PDF)
AK Gibson and CM Lively. 2019. Genetic diversity and disease spread: epidemiological models and empirical studies of a natural snail-trematode system. Wildlife Disease Ecology: Linking Theory to Data and Application. Ed. K Wilson, A Fenton, D Tompkins. Ch.2, pg 32-57. British Ecological Society, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.
Writings for the public
Kayla Stoy and AK Gibson. Bloody-minded parasites and sex. Science Breaker. September 2018. link
AK Gibson. How to bring evolution into the classroom. IU Bionews, Spring 2017. ed. Terri Greene. link.