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Owen Laboratory WSU Department of Entomology




[Contribution Detail: (a) provided concept, (b) provided funds/resources, (c) collected data, (d) analyzed data, (e) wrote manuscript, (f) edited manuscript; Graduate advisee as co-author ]


In Review


Jones, C.R., Scoles, G.A., Snyder, W.E., Owen, J.P. (2017) Host Diet Affects Resistance and Tolerance Responses to Parasitism. Parasites & Vectors. [a, b, d, f, ∞]


Meadows, A., Owen, J.P., Snyder, W.E. (2017) Keystone non-consumptive effects within a diverse predator community. Functional Ecology. [a, b, f, ∞]





Knutie, S.A., Herman, J.M., Owen, J.P., Clayton, D.H. (2017) Tri-trophic ecology of native parasitic nest flies of birds in Tobago. Ecosphere 8: e01670. [a, f]


Knutie, S.A., Owen, J.P., NcNew, S.M., Bartlow, A.W., Arriero, E., Herman, J.M., DiBlasi, E., Thompson, M., Koop, J.A.H., Clayton, D.H. (2016) Galapagos mockingbirds tolerate introduced parasites that affect Darwin’s finches. Ecology 97: 940-950.


Murillo, A.C., Chappell, M.A., Owen, J.P., Mullens, B.A. (2016) Northern Fowl Mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) Effects on Metabolism, Body Temperatures, Skin Condition, and Egg Production as a Function of Hen MHC Haplotype. Poultry Science. 95:2536–2546. [a, f]


Jones, C.R., Brunner, J.L., Scoles, G.A., Owen, J.P. (2015) Factors affecting larval tick feeding success: host, density and time. Parasites & Vectors 8: 340-350. 10.1186/s13071-015-0955-6 [a, b, d, f, ∞]


Rogovskyy, A.S., Casselli, T., Tourand, Y., Jones, C.R., Owen, J.P., Mason, L. K., Scoles, G.A., Bankhead, T. (2015) Evaluation of the Importance of VlsE Antigenic Variation for the Enzootic Cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi. PLoS One. 10 (4): e0124268. [b, ∞]


Knutie, S.A., Owen, J.P., McNew, S.M., Bartlow, A.W., Arriero, E., Herman, J.M., DiBlasi, E., Thompson, M., Koop, J.A.H., Clayton, D.H. (2015) Galápagos mockingbirds are tolerant hosts of introduced parasites that threaten Darwin’s finches. Ecology. 97(4): 940-950. [b,f]


Owen, J.P., Waite, J., Clayton., D. (2014) Does antibody binding to novel proteins predict future infection? Parasite Immunology. 36: 571-582. [a, b, c, d, e, f]


Owen, J.P., Vander Vliet, A., Scoles, G.A. (2014) Comparative Off-Host Survival of Larval Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks (Dermacentor andersoni) Collected from Ecologically Distinct Field Populations. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 28: 341-344. [a, b, e,] ∞


Waite, J.L., Henry, A.R., Owen, J.P., Clayton, D.H. (2014) An experimental test of the effects of behavioral and immunological defenses against vectors: do they interact to protect birds from blood parasites? Parasites & Vectors 7: 104. [a, f]


Koop, J.A.H., Owen, J.P., Knutie, S.A., Aguilar, M.A., Clayton, D.H. (2013) Experimental demonstration of a parasite-induced immune response in wild birds: Darwin’s finches and introduced nest flies. Ecology and Evolution 3: 2514-2523. [a,f]


Crowder, D.W., Dykstra, E., Martin, E., Petersen, W., Carrièr, Y., Dutiellel, P., Owen, J.P. (2013)

West Nile Virus Prevalence across Landscapes is Mediated by Local Effects of Agriculture on Vector and Host Communities. Public Library of Science, One 8 (1): e55006. [a, b, e, f]


McCulloch, J.B. and Owen, J.P. (2012) Arrhenotoky and Oedipal Mating in the Northern Fowl Mite. Parasites & Vectors 5: 281. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-281 [a, b, d, e, f]


Olds, C., Mwaura, S., Crowder, D., Odongo, D., van Oers, M., Owen, J.P., Daubenberger, C. (2012) Immunization of cattle with Ra86 impedes Rhipicephalus appendiculatus nymphal molting. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 3 (3): 170-178. [d,f]


King, M.O., Owen, J.P., Schawbl, H. (2011) Injecting the mite into ecological immunology: measuring the antibody response of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) challenged with hematophagous mites. The Auk. 128 (2): 340-345. [a, b, f]


Mullens, B.A., Owen, J.P., Chen, B. (2010) Beak condition and cage density determine intensity and spatial distribution of Menacanthus stramineus and Ornithonyssus sylviarum infestations on caged laying hens. Poultry Science. 89 (12): 2565-2572. [c, d, f]


Owen, J.P., Nelson, A.C., Clayton, D.H. (2010) Ecological immunology of bird-ectoparasite systems. Trends in Parasitology 26 (11): 530-539. [a, e, f]


King, M.O., Owen, J.P., Schwabl, H.G. (2010) Are Maternal Antibodies Really that Important? The Timing of Humoral Immunological Independence in Nestling House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). Public Library of Science, One 5 (3): e6939. [f]


Petersen, W.H., Zack, R.S., Dykstra, E.A., Owen, J.P. (2010) New distribution records of mosquitoes in Eastern Washington State. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 26 (1): 88-90. [b, d, f]


Huber, S.K., Owen, J.P., Koop, J.A., King, M.O., Grant, P.R., Grant, R., Clayton, D.H. (2010) Ecoimmunity in Darwin’s Finches: Invasive Parasites Trigger Acquired Immunity in the Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis). Public Library of Science One 5(1): e8605. [b, d, f]


Owen, J.P., Delany, M.E., Cardona, C.J., Bickford, A., Mullens, B.A. (2009) Host inflammatory response governs fitness in an avian ectoparasite, the northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum). International Journal for Parasitology 39 (7): 789-799. [a, b, c, d, e, f]


Mullens, B.A., Owen, J.P., Kuney, D.R., Szijj, C.E., Klingler, K.A. (2009) Temporal changes in distribution, prevalence, intensity of northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) parasitism in commercial caged laying hens, with a comprehensive economic analysis of parasite impact. Veterinary Parasitology 160: 116-133. [c, d, f]


Owen, J.P., Delany, M.E., Cardona, C.J., and Mullens, B.A. (2008) MHC haplotype involvement in avian resistance to an ectoparasite. Immunogenetics 60 (10): 621-631. [a, b, c, d, e, f]



Owen, J.P. and Clayton, D.H. (2007) Where are the parasites in the PHA response? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22 (5): 228-229. [a, d, f]


Mullens, B.A., Cardona, C.J., McClellan, L., Szijj, C.E., Owen, J.P. (2006) Culicoides bottimeri as a vector of Haemoproteus lophortyx to quail in California, USA. Veterinary Parasitology 140 (1-2): 35-43. [c, f]


Owen, J.P., Mullens, B.A., Justus, K.A. and Cardé, R.T. (2005) Northern fowl mite orientation in a thermal gradient and evidence for idiothetic course control.  Physiological Entomology 30 (3): 293-302. [a, c, d, e, f]


Mullens, B.A., Owen, J.P., Heft, D.E. and Sobek, R.V. (2005) Culicoides and other biting flies on the Palos Verdes peninsula of Southern California, and their possible relationship to equine dermatitis.  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 21(1): 90-95. [c, d, e, f]


Owen, J.P. and Mullens, B. A. (2004) Influence of heat and vibration on the movement of the northern fowl mite (Acari: Macronyssidae).  Journal of Medical Entomology 41(5): 865-872. [a, c, d, e, f]

McGlynn, T.P. and Owen, J.P. (2002) Food supplementation alters caste allocation in a natural population of Pheidole flavens, a dimorphic leaf-litter dwelling ant.  Insectes Sociaux 49: 8-14. [f]





Owen, J.P. and Hawley, D. “Host-Parasite Interactions” chapter in Eco-immunology: evolutive aspects and future perspectives (eds. Malagoli, D. and Ottaviani, E.), Springer Books.




Jones, C.R. and Owen, J.P. (2014) Diet and the demands of defense: testing resource tradeoffs with deer mice and Rocky Mountain wood ticks. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: E103.


Koop, J.A.H., Knutie, S.A., Owen, J.P., Clayton, D.H. (2011) Fitness consequences of a parasite specific immune response in Darwin’s finches. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51 (s1): E72. [a,d]


Mullens, B.A., Owen, J.P., Kuney, D.R., Mench, J.A. and O’Sullivan, N. (2007) Host-Parasite Relationships, Ectoparasite Control Concerns, and the Changing Animal Welfare Paradigm: Lessons from a Chicken House. Proceedings National Poultry Breeders Roundtable. [f]