Jeffrey Bell

Biology Instructor

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Recent Publications – 2020-2022
Fecchio, A., Dias, R.I., Belo, N.O., Ferreira, T.V., Reyes, A.O., Dispoto, J.H., Weckstein, J.D., Bell, J.A., Tkach, V.V., and Pinho, J.B. 2022. Host foraging behavior and nest type influence prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites in Pantanal. Parasitology Research.

Achatz, T.J., Chermak, T.P., Martens, J.R., Pulis, E.E., Fecchio, A., Bell, et al. 2021. Unravelling the diversity of the Crassiphialinae (Digenea: Diplostomidae) with molecular phylogeny and descriptions of five new species. Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases 1: 100051.

Fecchio, A. Clark, N.J., Bell, J.A., et al. 2021. Global drivers of avian haemosporidian infections vary across zoogeographical regions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 2393-2406.

Achatz, T.J., Martens, J.R., Kostadinova, A., Pulis, E.E., Orlofske, S.A., Bell J.A., et al. 2021. Molecular phylogeny of Diplostomum, Tylodelphys, Austrodiplostomum and Paralaria (Digenea: Diplostomidae) necessitates systematic changes and reveals history of evolutionary host switching events. International Journal of Parasitology.

Fecchio, A., Lima, M.R., Bell, J.A., et al. 2021. Loss of forest cover and host functional diversity increases prevalence of avian malaria parasites in the Atlantic forest. International Journal of Parasitology 51: 719-728.

Achatz, T.J., Bell, J.A., Melo, F.T., Fecchio, A., and Tkach, V.V. 2021. Phylogenetic position of Sphincterodiplostomum Dubois, 1936 (Digenea: Diplostomoidea) with description of a second species from Pantanal, Brazil. Journal of Helminthology 95: e6 1-8.

De La Torre, G.M., Campiao, K.M., Bell, J.A., Silva, A.M, and Fecchio, A. 2021. Avian community composition affects ornithophilic mosquito and avian malaria turnover across an interfluvial system in Southern Amazonia. Journal of Avian Biology 52.

Anjos, C.C., Chagas, C.R.F., Fecchio, A., Schunck, F., Costa-Nascimento, M.J., Monteiro, E.F., Mathias, B.S., Bell, J.A., et al. 2021. Avian malaria and related parasites from resident and migratory birds in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, with description of a new Haemoproteus species. Pathogens 10: 103.

Fecchio, A., de Faria, J.P., Bell, J.A., et al. 2021. Mining increases the prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites in Northeast Amazonia. Parasitology Research 120: 605-613.

Fecchio, A., Martins, T.F., Bell, J.A., et al. 2020. Host movement and time of year influence tick parasitism in Pantanal birds. Experimental and Applied Acarology 82: 125-135.

Tkach, V.V., Achatz, T.J., Pulis, E.E., Junker, K., Snyder, S., Bullard, S.A., Bell, J.A., Halajiian, A., and Melo, F.T. 2020. Phylogeny and systematics of the Proterodiplostomidae reflects the complex evolutionary history of the ancient digenean group. Systematic Parasitology 97: 409-439.

Fecchio, A., Martins, T.F., Bell, J.A., et al. 2020. Low host specificity and lack of parasite avoidance by immature ticks in Brazilian birds. Parasitology Research 119: 2039-2045.

Bell, J.A., Gonz lez-Acu¤a, D., and Tkach, V. V. 2020. Haemosporidian parasites of Chilean ducks: the importance of biogeography and non-passerine hosts. Journal of Parasitology 106(2): 211-220.

Fecchio, A., Chagas, C., Bell, J.A., and Kirchgatter, K. 2020. Evolutionary ecology, taxonomy, and systematics of avian malaria and related parasites. Acta Tropica 204: 105364.

Fecchio, A., Bell, J.A., Bosholn, M., et al. 2020. An inverse latitudinal gradient in infection probability and phylogenetic diversity for Leucocytozoon blood parasites in New World birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 423-435.


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