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Deem, S.L., Rivera, S., Nieto-Claudin, A., Emmel, E., Cabrera, F., and Blake, S. 2023. Temperature along an elevation gradient determines Galapagos tortoise sex ratios. Journal of Ecology and Evolution.

Deem, Sharon, L. 2023. How To Do Your Part in One Health. Veterinary Practice News. 35:12-14.

Blake, S., Palmer, J., Brenn-White, M., and Deem, S.L. 2023. Home ranges of box turtles in a rural woodland and an urban park in Saint Louis, MO; implications for turtle conservation. Urban Ecosystems.

Lawrence, T. J., Vilbig, J.M., Kangogo, G., Fèvre, E.M., Deem, S.L., Gluecks, I., Sagan, V., and Shacham, E. 2023. Shifting climate zones and expanding tropical and arid climate regions across Kenya (1980-2020): regional change with global implications. Regional Environmental Change.

Palmer, J.L., Nieto-Claudín, A., Sosa Rodriguez, G., Perez Fleitas, E., Augustine, L., Deem, S.L. Hematology and blood chemistry values in Cuban Crocodiles (Crocodylus rhombifer) housed at the Zapata Swamp Crocodile Farm, Cuba. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.2023.

Baitchman, E., and Deem, S.L. Chapter 13 Zoos as One Health Education Centers for Students in the Human Health Professions. In: Miller, R.E., P. Calle, and N. Lamberski (eds.), Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Current Therapy, Volume 10. Saunders Elsevier, Saint Louis, Missouri. Pp.79-83.

Deem, S.L., and Holliday, D. Chapter 21 Impacts from Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals on Wildlife Health. In: Miller, R.E., P. Calle, and N. Lamberski (eds.), Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Current Therapy, Volume 10. Saunders Elsevier, Saint Louis, Missouri. Pp.131-136.

Catenacci, L., Pinter, A., Chapter 26 Yellow fever in South America Primates. In: Miller, R.E., P. Calle, and N. Lamberski (eds.), Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Current Therapy, Volume 10. Saunders Elsevier, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Blake, S., Deem, S.L., Nieto Claudin A., Cabrera, F. 2021. The Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme: what have we learned about tortoise movement and what does it mean for conservation? Testudo Vol. 9 No. 3.

Caballero‐Gómez, J., Rivero‐Juarez, A., Zorrilla, I., López, G., Nájera, F., Ulrich, R.G., Ruiz‐Rubio, C., Salcedo, J., Rivero, A., Paniagua, J. and García‐Bocanegra, I., 2022. Hepatitis E virus in the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

Najera, F. 2022. “Trapping Carnivores: The Role of Physiological Parameters as Capture Stress Response Biomarkers”, Chapter 13 in Mammal Trapping -Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Published by Alpha Wildlife Publications.

Najera, F. and Hearn, A.J. 2022. “Assessing Welfare while Capturing Free-ranging Sunda Clouded Leopards (Neofelis diardi) by Cage-traps: Effects of Physical Restraint on Serum Biochemistry”, Chapter 15 in Mammal Trapping - Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Published by Alpha Wildlife Publications.

Najera, F., del Rey-Wamba, T and Lopez, G. 2022. “Trapping within The Context of Conservation and Reintroduction Programs: The Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) as A Case Example”, Chapter 16 in Mammal Trapping - Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Published by Alpha Wildlife Publications.

Pike, Kyana N., Blake, Stephen, Gordon, Iain J., Cabrera, F., Nieto-Claudin, Ainoa, Deem, Sharon L., Guezou, Anne, Schwarzkopf, Lin. Sharing land with giants: Habitat preferences of Galapagos tortoises on farms. Global Ecology and Conservation 37 (2022) e02171

Koltz, A.M., Civitello, D.J., Becker, D.J., Deem, S.L., Classen, A.T., Barton, B., Brenn-White, M., Johnson, Z.E., Kutz, S., Malishev, M., Preston, D.L., Vannatta, T., Penczykowski, R.M., and Ezenwa, V.O. 2022. Sublethal effects of parasitism on ruminants have cascading consequences for ecosystems. P.N.A.S. 119 (20) e2117381119

Winter, J.M., Wellehan, J.F.X., Apakupakul, K., Palmer, J., Brenn-White, M., Standorf, K., Berry, K.H., Childress, A.L., Koplos, P., Garner, M.M., and Deem, S.L. 2022. A novel herpesvirus detected in 3 different species of chelonians. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.

Lamczyk, B.A., Palmer, J.L., Kozlowski, C.P., Blake, S., and Deem, S.L. 2022. No difference in corticosterone concentrations between Missouri three-toed box turtles living in an urban and a rural site. Human–Wildlife Interactions. 2022. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 16(1) Article 14.

Brenn-White, M., Raphael, B., Rakotoarisoa, N.A.T., and Deem, S.L. 2022. Hematology and biochemistry of critically endangered radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata): Reference intervals in previously confiscated subadults and variability based on common techniques. PLos ONE 17(3); e0264111.

Worsley-Tonks, K., Bender, J.B., Deem, S.L., Ferguson, A.W., Fèvre, E.M., Martins, D.J., Muloi, D.M., Mutinda, M., Ogada, D., Omondi, G.P., Prasad, S., Wild, H., Zimmerman, D.M., and Hassell, J. 2022. Strengthening global health security by improving disease surveillance in remote rural areas of low- and middle-income countries. The Lancet Global Health.

Catenacci LS, Raboy BE, Oliviera L, Carvalho CE, Neves LG, Suscke P, Deem SL, Costa T, De Vleeschouwer. 2022. Golden-headed Lion Tamarins, Leontopithecus chrysomelas (Kühl, 1820): 27 Years of Experience in Methods for Their Capture and the Collection of Biological Material. Primate Conservation

Fine, L., Barnes, C., Niedbalski, A., Deem, S. 2022. Staff perceptions of COVID-19 impacts on wildlife conservation at a zoological institution. Zoo Biology.

Ives, A.M., Brenn-White, M., Buckley, J.Y., Kendall, C.J., Wilton, S., Deem, S.L. 2022. A Global Review of Causes of Morbidity and Mortality in Free-Living Vultures. EcoHealth

Catenacci LS, Oliveira JBS, De Vleeschouwer KM, Oliveira LC, Deem SL, Sousa Júnior SC, et al. 2022. Gastrointestinal parasites of Leontopithecus chrysomelas in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Braz J Vet Parasitol

Costa, É.A.; Giovanetti, M.; Silva Catenacci, L.; Fonseca, V.; Aburjaile, F.F.; Chalhoub, F.L.L.; Xavier, J.; Campos de Melo Iani, F.; da Cunha e Silva Vieira, M.A.; Freitas Henriques, D.; et al. 2021. West Nile Virus in Brazil. Pathogens

Nieto-Claudin, A., Esperón, F., Apakupakul, K., Peña, I., and S.L. Deem. 2021. Health Assessments Uncover Novel Viral Sequences in Five Species of Galapagos Tortoises. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

Blake, S., Deem, S.L., Nieto Claudin A., Cabrera, F. 2021. The Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme: what have we learned about tortoise movement and what does it mean for conservation? Testudo Vol. 9 No. 3.

Nieto-Claudin, A., Deem, S.L., Rodríguez, C., Cano, S., Moity, N., Cabrera, F., Esperon, F. 2021. Antimicrobial resistance in Galapagos tortoises as an indicator of the growing human footprint. Environmental Pollution.

Nieto-Claudin, A., Palmer, J.L., Esperón, F., Deem, S.L. 2021. Haematology and plasma biochemistry reference intervals for the critically endangered western Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri). Journal of Conservation Physiology.

Bronson, E., Deem, S.L., Patino Westermann, L.C., Angulo Alpire, S., and Emmons, L.H. 2021. Field anesthesia of the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) in Bolivia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Hardgrove, E., Zimmerman, D., von Fricken, M. and Deem, S. 2021. Scoping Review of Rodent-borne Pathogen Presence, Exposure, and Transmission at Zoological Institutions. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Apakupakul, K., Deem, S.L., Maqsood, R., Sithiyopasakul, P., Wang, D., and E.S. Lim. 2021. Endogenization of a Prosimian Retrovirus during Lemur Evolution. Viruses 13(3): 383,

Emmel, Evan S., Rivera, Samuel, Cabrera, Freddy, Blake, Stephen, and Deem, Sharon L. Field Anesthesia and Gonadal Morphology of Immature Western Santa Cruz Tortoises (Chelonoidis Porteri). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 51(4) : 848-855

Cianfagna, M., Bolon, I., Babo Martins, S., Mumford, E., Romanelli, C., Deem, S., Pettan-Brewer, C., Figueroa, D., Velasquez, J., Stroud, C., Lueddeke, G., Stoll, B., Ruiz De Castañeda, R. Biodiversity and Human Health Interlinkages in Higher Education Offerings: A First Global Overview

Catenacci, L.S., Ferreira, M.S., Fernades, D., Padda, H., Travassos-daRosa, E.S., Deem, S.L., Vasconcelos, P.F.C., Martins, L.C. 2021. Individual, household and environmental factors associated with arboviruses in rural human populations, Brazil. Zoonoses.

Costa TSO, Nogueira-Filho SLG, De Vleeschouwer KM, Oliveira LC, de Sousa MBC, Mendl M, et al. 2020. Individual behavioral differences and health of golden-headed lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas). Am J Primatol

Bowland, G.B., Bernstein, R.M., Koster, J., Fiorello, C., Brenn-White, M., Liu, J., Schwartz, L., Campbell, A., von Stade, D., Beagley, J. and Pomerantz, J., 2020. Fur Color and Nutritional Status Predict Hair Cortisol Concentrations of Dogs in Nicaragua. Frontiers in veterinary science, 7.

Ezenwa, V.O., Civitell, D.J., Barton, B.T., Becker, D.J., Brenn-White, M., Classen, A.T., Deem, S.L.,Johnson, Z.E., Kutz, S., Malishev, M., Penczykowski, R.M., Preston, D.L., Vannatta, J.T., and A.M. Koltz. 2020. Infectious Diseases, Livestock, and Climate: A Vicious Cycle? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35:959-962.

Deem, S.L. 2020. A Time of Great Opportunity – One Health in the Age of Climate Change, Extinctions, and a Pandemic. WAZA magazine.

Blake, S., Yackulic, C.B., Cabrera, F., Deem, S.L., Ellis-Soto, D., Gibbs, J.P., Kummeth, F., Wilkelski, M., and Bastille-Rousseau, G. 2020. Chapter 13 Movement Ecology. In: Gibbs, J., P., Cayot, L.J., Tapia, W.A. (editors) Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes Galapagos Giant Tortoises. Elsevier Academic Press. Pp. 261-280.

Deem, S.L., and Brenn-White, M. 2020. One Health – the Key to Preventing COVID-19 from Becoming the New Normal. Molecular Frontiers Journal.

Sulzner K, Fiorello C, Ridgley F, Garelle D, Deem SL. Conservation medicine and One Health in zoos: Scope, obstacles, and unrecognized potential. Zoo Biology. 2020;1–8.

Coolman, A.A., Niedbalski, A., Powell, D.M., Kozlowski, C.P., Franklin, A.D., and Deem, S. L. 2020. Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution. PlosOne.

Colchao-Claux, P. Adkesson, M., Allender, M.C., Fascetti, A.J., Cardeña, M., Cárdenas-Alayza, S., Dierenfeld, E.S., Deem. S.L. 2020. Circulating nutrient concentrations in free-ranging Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) in Punta San Juan, Peru. Zoo Biology.

Kim, A.S., Zimmerman, O., Fox, J.M., Nelson, C.A., Basore, K., Zhang, R., Durnell, L., Desai, C., Bullock, C., Deem, S.L., Oppenheimer, J., Shapiro, B., Wang, T., Cherry, S., Coyne, C.B., Handley, S.A., Landis, M.J., Fremont, D.H, and Diamond, M.S. 2020. An evolutionary insertion in the Mxra8 receptor-binding site confers resistance to Alphavirus infection and pathogenesis. Cell Host & Microbe. 27: 1-13.

Chen, T-Y, and Deem, S.L. 2019. Clinical Management of an Intranasal Abscess in a Captive Elongate Tortoise (Indotestudo elongate) by Using a Modified Choukroun’s Platelet-Rich Fibrin. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. 29: 87-91.

Palmer, J.L., Brenn-White, M., Blake, S., and Deem, S.L. 2019. Mortality of Three-Toes box Turtles (Terrapene mexicana triunguis) at two sites in Missouri. Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

Chen, T-Y, and Deem, S.L. Clinical Management of an Intranasal Abscess in a Captive Elongate Tortoise (Indotestudo elongate) by Using a Modified Choukroun's Platelet-Rich Fibrin. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. 29: 87-91.

Boers, K.L., Allender, M.C., Novak, L.J., Palmer, J., Adamovicz, L., and Deem, S.L. Assessment of hematologic and corticosterone response in free‐living eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) at capture and after handling. Zoo Biology. 2019; 1–10.

Nieto-Claudin, A., Esperon, F., Blake, S., and Deem, S.L. Antimicrobial resistance genes present in the faecal microbiota of free‐living Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis porteri). Zoonoses and Public Health. 2019; 00:1-9.

Zhu, S., Zimmerman, D., and Deem, S.L. 2019. A Review of Zoonotic Pathogens of Dromedary Camels. EcoHealth.

Rosen, L.E., Olea-Popelka, F., Deem, S.L., Isaza, R., Schmitt, D., and Miller, M. 2019. Survey of antituberculosis drug administration and adverse effects in elephants in North America. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 50: 23-32.

Deem, S.L., Lane-deGraaf, K., and Rayhel, E. 2019. Introduction to One Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Planetary Health. Wiley-Blackwell. Hoboken, NJ. Pp. 296.

Larson, P.S., Espira, L., Grabow, C., Wang, C.A., Muloi, D., Browne, A.S., Deem, S.L., Févre, E.M., Foufopoulos, J., Hardin, R., and Eisenberg, J.N.S. 2019. The sero-epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) across livestock species and herding contexts in Laikipia County, Kenya. Zoonoses and Public Health. doi: 10.1111/zph.12567


Catenacci, L.S., Nunes-Neto, J., Deem, S.L., Palmer, J.L., Travassos-da Rosa, E.S., and Tello, J. S. 2018. Diversity patterns of hematophagous insects in Atlantic forest fragments and human-modified areas of southern Bahia, Brazil. Journal of Vector Ecology. 43: 293-304.

Catenacci, L.S., Ferreira, M., Martins, L.C., De Vleeschouwer, K.M., Cassano, C.R., Oliveira, L.C., Canale, G., Deem, S.L., Tello, J.S., Parker, P., Vasconcelos, P.F.C. and Travassos da Rosa, E.S. 2018. Surveillance of Arboviruses in Primates and Sloths in the Atlantic Forest, Bahia, Brazil. EcoHealth.

Deem, S.L. 2018. Evaluating Camel Health in Kenya – An Example of Conservation Medicine in Action. In: Miller, R.E., P. Calle, and N. Lamberski (eds.), Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Volume 8. Saunders Elsevier, Saint Louis, Missouri. Pp 93- 98.

Padilla, L.R., Gottdenker, N., Deem, S.L., and Cruz, M. 2018. Domestic and Peridomestic Animals in Galapagos: Health Policies and Practices. In: Parker, P.G. (ed.), Disease Ecology, Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands. Springer International Publishing AG. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-65909-1_10. Pp. 269-291.

Jessup, D.A., Cherkassky, D., Karesh, W.B., Deem, S.L., Work, T., Hernandez, S.M., Ziccardi, M, and Barbieri, M. 2018. Reducing numbers of free-roaming cats – Letter to the Editor. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 253: 977-978.

Bryan, S., Deem, S.L., and Palmer, J. 2018. Ecological roles in one health – Letter to the Editor. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 252: 43.

Padda, H., Niedbalski, A., Tate, E., and Deem, S.L. 2018. Member Perceptions of the One Health Initiative at a Zoological Institution. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5:22. Doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00022.

Dunay, E., Apakupakul, K., Leard, S., Palmer, J.L., and Deem, S.L. 2018. Pathogen Transmission from Humans to Great Apes is a Growing Threat for Primate Conservation. EcoHealth


Deem, S.L., and Harris, H.S. Sea Turtle Health Assessments. 2017. In: Manire, C., Norton, T., and Stacy, B., Innis, C.J., and Harms, C.A. (eds.), Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation: A Complete Veterinary Guide. J. Ross Publishing. Pp. 945-957.

Salem, E., Cook, E.A.J., Lbacha, H.A., Oliva, J., Awoume, F., Aplogan, G.L., Hymann, E.C., Muloi, D., Deem, S.L., Alali, S., Zouagui, Z., Fevre, E.M., Meyer, G. and Ducatez, M.F. Serological evidence of influenza D and/or C virus circulation in African ruminants and camelids, 1991-2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 23: 1556-1559.

Catenacci, L.S., Nues-neto, J., Castro, F., Lemos, P., Oyama, E., Deem, S.L., Travassos-da-Rosa, E. 2017. New Records of Mosquito Species (Diptera: Culicidae) for Bahia (Brazil). International Journal of Mosquito Research 4: 12-16.

Catenacci, L.S., Nascimento, A., Muniz-Neta, E.S., Cassano, C.R., Deem, S.L., Travassos da Rosa, E.S., Parker, P., and Munhoz, A.D. First Record of Hematological Values in Free-living and Captive Maned Sloths (Bradypus toquatus; Xenartha, Bradypodidae). J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 48: 312-318.

Amatya, R., Lim, E.S., Wang, D., Porton, I.J., and Deem, S.L. 2017. Complete Genome Sequence of Torque teno indri virus 1, a novel Anellovirus in blood from a lemur. Genome Announc 5.e00698-17.

Manshack, L., Johnson, S., Conard, C., Bryan, S.,Deem, S.L., Holliday, D., Bivens, N., Given, S., and Rosenfeld, C. 2017. Transcriptomic Alterations in the Brain of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta) Developmentally Exposed to Bisphenol A or Ethinyl Estradiol. Physiological Genomics. 49: 201-215.

Robinette, C., et al. (2017). "Zoos and public health: A partnership on the One Health frontier." One Health 3(June 2017): 1-4.

A. S. Browne , E.M. Fevre, M. Kinnaird, D. M. Muloi, C. A. Wang, P. S. Larsen, T. O'Brien and S. L. Deem C.S. 2017. Serosurvey of Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) in Dromedary Camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Laikipia County, Kenya. Zoonoses and Public Health. 1-7.


Deem, S.L. 2016. Veterinary Care. In: AZA Jaguar Species Survival Plan. Jaguar Care Manual. Silver Spring, MD: Association of Zoos and Aquariums. pp. 46 – 54.

Manshack, L.K., Conard, C.M., Johnson, S.A., Alex, J.M., Bryan, S.J., Deem, S.L., Holliday, D.K., Ellersiek, and Rosenfeld, C.S. 2016. Effects of developmental exposure to bisphenol A and ethinyl estradiol on spatial navigational learning and memory in painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Hormones and Behavior. 85: 48-55.

Deem, S.L. 2016. Conservation Medicine: A Solution Based Approach for Saving Nonhuman Primates. In: Waller, M. (ed.), Ethnoprimatology: People and Primates. Saunders, Saint Louis, Missouri. Pp. 63-76.

Catenacci, L., Colosio, A., Oliveira, L., De Vleeschouwer, K., Munhoz, A., Deem, S., and Pinto, J. Occurrence of Prosthenorchis elegans (Diesing, 1861) Travassos, 1915 in free-living primates from the Atlantic Forest of the Southern Bahia, Brazil. 2016. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 52: 364-368.

Comparison of total leukocute quantification methods in free-living Galapagos tortoises
(CHELONOIDIS SPP.) Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Julie D. Sheldon, B.S., Nicole I. Stacy, D.V.M., Dr. Med. Vet., Dipl. A.C.V.P., Stephen Blake, Ph.D.,Fredy Cabrera, and Sharon L. Deem, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.Z.M.2016

Gastrointestinal parasties of captive and free-living lemurs and domestic carnivores in rastern Madagascar Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.Amy B. Alexander, D.V.M., Cle´mence Poirotte, D.V.M., Ingrid J. Porton, M.S., Karen L.M. Freeman, Ph.D., Fidisoa Rasambainarivo, D.V.M., M.S., Kimberly G. Olson, R.V.T., Bernard Iambana, and Sharon L. Deem, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.Z.M.2016

Clinical Mycoplasma sp. Infections in Free-living Three-toed BoxTurtles (Terrapene carolina triunguis) in Missouri, USA Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Jamie L. Palmer, Stephen Blake, James F. X. Wellehan Jr.,April L. Childress, and Sharon L.Deem 2016


Adamovicz, L., Bronson, E., Barrett, K., and Deem, S.L. 2015. Health assessment of free-living Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in and around the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 1996-2011. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 46: 39-51.

Blake, S., Guézou, A., Deem, S.L., Yackulic, C.B., Cabrera, F. 2015. The dominance of introduced plant species in the diets of migratory Galapagos tortoises increases with elevation on a human-occupied island. Biotropica. 47: 246-258.

Deem, S.L. 2015. Conservation Medicine to One Health: The Role of Zoologic Veterinarians. In: Miller, R.E. and M.E. Fowler (eds.), Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Volume 8. Saunders Elsevier, Saint Louis, Missouri. Pp. 698-703.

Changes in Human Health Parameters Associated with a Touch Tank Experience at a Zoological Institution. Zoo Biology. John M. Sahrmann, Amy Niedbalski, Louise Bradshaw, Rebecca Johnson, Sharon L. Deem. 2015

Serological Evidence of MERS-CoV Antibodies in Dromedary Camels (Camelus dromedaries) in Laikipia County, Kenya. PLOS ONE. Sharon L. Deem, Eric M. Fèvre, Margaret Kinnaird, A. Springer Browne, Dishon Muloi, Gert-Jan Godeke, Marion Koopmans, Chantal B. Reusken. 2015.

Developmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) alters sexual differentiation in painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). General and Comparative Endocrinology. Caitlin M. Jandegian, Sharon L. Deem, Ranji K. Bhandari, Casey M. Holliday, Diane Nicks, Cheryl S. Rosenfeld, Kyle W. Selcer, Donald E. Tillitt, Frederick S. vom Saal, Vanessa Vélez-Rivera, Ying Yang, Dawn K. Holliday. 2015.

Species-Specific Transmission of Novel Picornaviruses in Lemurs. Journal of Virology. Efrem S. Lim, Sharon L. Deem, Ingrid J. Porton, Song Cao, David Wang. 2015.


Verant, M.L., d’Ozouville, N., Parker, P.G., Shapiro, K., Vanwormer, E., and Deem, S.L. 2014. Attempted detection of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in environmental waters using a simple approach to evaluate the potential for waterborne transmission in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. EcoHealth. 11(2): 207-214.

Effects of the environmental estrogenic contaminants bisphenol A and 17α-ethinyl estradiol on sexual development and adult behaviors in aquatic wildlife species. General and Comparative Endocrinology. Ramji K. Bhandari, Sharon L. Deem, Dawn K. Holliday, Caitlin M. Jandegian, Christopher D. Kassotis, Susan C. Nagel, Donald E. Tillitt, Frederick S. vom Saal, Cheryl S. Rosenfeld. 2014.

Q Fever Risk Across a Dynamic, Heterogeneous Landscape in Laikipia County, Kenya. EcoHealth. Walker DePuy, Valerie Benka, Aimee Massey, Sharon L. Deem, Margaret Kinnaird, Timothy O'Brien, Salome Wanyoike, Jesse Njoka, Bilal Butt Johannes Foufopoulos, Joseph N. S. Eisenberg, Rebecca Hardin. 2014.


Palmer, J.L., McCutchan, T.F., Vargas, F.H., Deem, S.L., Cruz, M., Harman, D., and Parker, P.G. 2013. Seroprevalence of malarial antibodies in Galapagos penguins (Sphensicus mendiculus). J. Parasitol. 99: 770-776.


Deem, S.L., Bronson, E., Angulo, S., Acosta, V., Murray, S., Robbins, R.G., Giger, U., Rothschild, B., and Emmons, L.H. 2012. Morbidity and Mortality. In: Emmons, L.H. (ed.) The Maned Wolves of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 639: 77-89.

Deem, S.L. 2012. Disease Risk Analysis in Wildlife Health Field Studies. In: Miller, R.E. and M.E. Fowler (eds.), Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy 7, Saunders Elsevier, Saint Louis, Missouri. Pp.2-7.

Yackulic, C.B., Blake, S., Deem, S., Kock, M., and Uriate, M. 2011. One size does not fit all: flexible models are required to understand animal movement across scales. J. Anim. Ecol. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01851.x

Disease Risk Analysis in Wildlife Health Field Studies. Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. Sharon L. Deem. 2012.

An Approach to Fight the Extinction of All Species. Conservation Medicine (from Proceedings of the 67th World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference). Sharon L. Deem and R. Eric Miller. 2012.


A Critical Connection: The Link Between Zoo Research and Wildlife Health. The Wildlife Professional. Sharon L. Deem. 2011.

Conservation Medicine. stlzoo. Sharon L. Deem. 2011.


Unnatural Selection in Galapagos: The Role of Disease in Darwin's Finches (Geospizinae). Galapagos Research. Sharon L. Deem, Stephen Blake, R. Eric Miller and Patricia G. Parker. 2010.


Building Bridges: Connecting the Health and Conservation Professions. Biotropica: The Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation. Sharon L. Deem, Patricia G. Parker and R. Eric Miller. 2008.


Role of the zoo veterinarian in the conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife. International Zoo Yearbook. Sharon L. Deem. 2007.


Putting Theory into Practice: Wildlife Health in Conservation. Conservation Biology. Sharon L. Deem, William B. Karesh and Wendy Weisman. 2001.