Tsalyuk, M, K. Koy, M. Kelly, W. M. Getz, and H. Scott Butterfield. 2015. Monitoring the Impact of Grazing on Rangeland Conservation Easements Using MODIS Vegetation Indices. Rangeland Ecology and Management 68:173-185.

Getz, W. M., J.-P. Gonzalez, R. Salter, J. Bangura, C. Carlson, M. Coomber, E. Dougherty, D. Kargbo, N. D. Wolfe, N. Wauquier, 2015. Tactics and Strategies for Managing Ebola Outbreaks and the Salience of Immunization. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Volume 2015, Article ID 736507, 9 pages, visit.

Cizauskas C. A., W.C.T. Turner, N. Pitts and W.M. Getz, 2015. Seasonal patterns of hormones, macroparasites, and microparasites in wild African ungulates: the interplay between Stress, Reproduction, and Disease. PLoS ONE 10(4), e0120800.

Spiegel, O., R. Harel, A. Centeno-Cuadros, O. Hatzofe, W. M. Getz, & R. Nathan, 2015. Moving beyond curve fitting: using complementary data to assess alternative explanations for long movements of three vulture species.  American Naturalist 185:E44-E54.

Michel, A. L., C. Geoghegan, T. Hlokwe, K. Raseleka, W.M. Getz, T. Marcotty, 2015. Longevity of Mycobacterium bovis in raw and traditional souring milk as a function of storage temperature and dose. PLoS ONE, 10(6): e0129926.

Getz, W. M., R. M. Salter, and N. Sippl-Swezey, 2015.  Using Nova to Construct Agent-Based Models for Epidemiological Teaching and Research. In (L. Yilmaz, W. K V. Chan, I. Moon, T. M. K. Roeder, C. Macal, and M. D. Rossetti, eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. pp. (to appear).

Getz, W. M., R. M., Salter, A. J. Lyons, N. Sippl-Swezey, 2015. Clonal and Sexual Evolution of Foraging Strategy Guilds: a Nova genetic algorithm implementation. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0133732


Ganz, H.H., C. Law, M. Schmuki, F. Eichenseher, R. Calendar, M. J. Loessner, W.M. Getz, J. Korlach, W. Beyer, J. Klumpp, 2014. Novel giant siphovirus from Bacillus anthracis features unusual genome characteristics, PLoS ONE 9(1), e85972.

Schreiber S. J., K. J. Smith and W. M. Getz, 2014. Calculus for the Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, 718 + xxii p.

Cizauskas C. A., Bellan, S. E., Turner W.C.T, Vance, R.E., Getz, W.M. 2014. Frequent and seasonally variable sublethal anthrax infections are accompanied by short-lived immunity in herbivores in an anthrax endemic system.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 1078-1090, DOI: 11/1365-2656.12207.

Kamath, P., W. C. Turner, M. Küsters and W. M. Getz, 2014. Parasite-mediated selection and immunogenetic tradeoffs in plains zebra (Equus quagga). Proc Royal Soc. 281, Article Number: 20140077.

Ganz, H. H., W. C. Turner, E. L. Brodie, M. Küsters, Y. C. Shi, H. Sibanda, T. Torok, and W. M. Getz, 2014. Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and plants may promote anthrax transmission. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(6), e2903, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002903.

Khmaladze, E., D. N. Birdsell, A. Naumann, C. B. Hochhalter, S. M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, J. Beckstrom-Sternberg, M. Nikolich, G. Chanturia, E. Zhgenti, M. Zakalashvili, L. Malania, G. Babuadze, N. Tsertsvadze, N. Abazashvili, M. Kekelidze, S. Tsanava, P. Imnadze, R. Nottingham, H. Ganz, W. M. Getz, O. Pearson, P. Gajer, M. Eppinger, J. Ravel, D. M. Wagner, A. Hoffmaster, R. T. Okinaka, J. Schupp, P. Keim, and T. Pearson, 2014. Phylogeography of the dominant Bacillus anthracis clade in the country of Georgia.  PLoS ONE, 9(7),  e102651.

Turner, W. C., K. L. Kausrud, Y. S. Krishnappa, J. P. G.M. Cromsigt, I. Mapaure, H. Ganz, Z. Havarua, M. Küsters, W. M. Getz, N. Stenseth, 2014.  Fatal attraction: vegetation responses to nutrient inputs attract herbivores to infectious anthrax carcass sites. Proc Royal Soc. 281, 20141785, visit.

Van Hooft, P., B. J. Greyling, W. M. Getz, H. H., P. D. van Helden, B. J. Zwaan & A. D. S. Bastos, 2014. Positive selection of deleterious alleles through interaction with a sex-ratio suppressor gene in African buffalo: A plausible new mechanism for a high frequency anomaly. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e111778.

Cizauskas C. A., W.C.T. Turner, B. Wagner, M. Küsters, R.E. Vance and W.M. Getz, 2014. Gastrointestinal helminths may affect host susceptibility to anthrax through seasonal immune trade-offs. BMC Ecology, 14:27, doi:10.1186/s12898-014-0027-3


Spiegel, O., M. Kusters, W. Versfeld, G. Shatumbu, R. Nathan and W. M. Getz. 2013. What was the Lapped-faced vulture looking for at the other side of the country?  Roan.

Weinbaum, K. Z., J. S. Brashares, C. D. Golden, W. M. Getz, 2013. Searching for sustainability: are assessments of wildlife harvests behind the times? Ecology Letters. 16:99-111.

Bellan, S. E., O Gimenez, R. Choquet, W. M. Getz, 2013. A Hierarchical Distance Sampling Approach to Estimating Mortality Rates from Opportunistic Carcass Surveillance Data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 361-369, doi: 10.1111/2041-210x.12021

Plucinski, M. M., C. N. Ngonghala, W. M. Getz, and M. H. Bond 2013. Clusters of poverty and disease emerge from feedbacks on an epidemiological networks. J Royal Soc. Interface 10 (80), Article Number: 20120656   DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0656

Bellan, S. E., K, Fiorella, D. Melesse, W. M. Getz, B. G. Williams, J. Dushoff, 2013. The role of extra-couple HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.  Lancet 381: 1561-156.

Spiegel, O., W. M. Getz and R. Nathan, 2013. Factors influencing foraging search efficiency: Why scarce lappet-faced vultures outperform ubiquitous white-backed vultures? Am. Nat. 181(5), E102-E115, DOI: 10.1086/670009

Turner, W. C., P. Imologhome, Z. Havarua, G. P. Kaaya, J. K. E. Mfune, I. D. T. Mpofu and W. M. Getz, 2013. Soil ingestion, nutrition and the seasonality of anthrax in herbivores of Etosha National Park. Ecosphere 4(1), Art 13, doi: 10.1890/ES12-00245.1

Lyons A. J., W. C. Turner, W. M. Getz, 2013 (Highly Accessed designation). Homerange plus: a space-time characterization of movement over real landscapes. Movement Ecology 1:2 (3 July 2013).

Getz, W. M., 2013. Computational Population Biology: Linking the inner and outer worlds of organisms.  Israel Journal Ecology and Evolution 59: 2-16.

Bellan, S. E., P. C. B. Turnbull, W. Beyer, and W. M. Getz, 2013. Effects of experimental exclusion of scavengers from anthrax-infected herbivore carcasses on Bacillus anthracis sporulation, survival and distribution.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79, 3756-3761.

Spiegel, O., R. Harel, W. M. Getz, & R. Nathan, 2013. Mixed strategies of Griffon vultures’ (Gyps fulvus) response to food deprivation lead to a hump-shaped movement pattern. Movement Ecology. (BMC) 1:5 (1 August 2013.

Treydte, A., S. Baumgartner, I. M. A. Heitkoenig, C. C. Grant, W. M. Getz, 2013. Herbaceous forage and selection patterns by ungulates across varying herbivore assemblages in a South African savanna. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82831.


Turner, W. C., Versfeld, W.D., Kilian, W. and W. M. Getz, 2012. Synergistic effects of seasonal rainfall, parasites and demography on fluctuations in springbok body condition. J Animal Ecology 81:58-69.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.

Getz, W. M., 2012. A biomass flow approach to population models and food webs.  Natural Resource Modeling 25:93-121. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-7445.2011.

Tambling C. J., S. D. Laurence, S. E. Bellan, E. Z. Cameroon, J. T. du Toit, and W. M. Getz, 2012. Estimating carnivoran diets using a combination of carcass observations and scats from GPS cluster.  J. Zoology 286:102-109.

Fortmann-Roe, S., R. Starfield and W. M. Getz, 2012.  Contingent Kernel Density Estimation. PLoS ONE  7(2): e30549. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030549.

Nathan, R., O Spiegel, S. Fortmann-Roe, R. Harel, and W. M. Getz, 2012. Tri-axial acceleration data in free-ranging animals identifies behavioral modes in the context of movement ecology. J. Exp. Biol. 214:986-996. DOI:10.1242/jeb.058602

Bellan, S. E., C. A. Cizauskas, J. Miyen, K. Ebersohn, M. Küsters, K. C. Prager, M. Van Vuuren, C. Sabeta and W. M. Getz, 2012. Black-backed jackal exposure to rabies virus, canine distemper virus, and bacillus anthracis in Etosha National Park, Namibia. J Wildlife Disease 48:371-381.

Beyer, W., S. Bellan, G. Eberle,  H. Ganz, W. M. Getz, R. Haumacher, K. A. Hilss, W. Kilian, J. Lazak, W. Turner, P. C. B. Turnbull, 2012. Distribution and molecular evolution of Bacillus anthracis; genotypes in Namibia.  PLoS Neglected and Tropical Diseases 6: e1534

Barnosky A. D, E. A. Hadly, J. Bascompte, E. Berlow, J. H. Brown, M. Fortelius, W. M. Getz, J. Harte, A. Hastings, P. A. Marquet, N. Martinez, A. Mooers, P. Roopnarine, G. Vermeij, J. W. Williams, R. Gillespie, J. Kitzes, C. Marshall, N. Matzke, D. Mindell, E. Revilla, A. B. Smith, 2012.  Approaching a state-shift in the biosphere and implications for biological forecasting.  Nature. 486: 52-58.

Ganz, H. H., U. Karaoz, W. M. Getz, W. Versfeld, E. L. Brodie, 2012. Diversity and structure of bacterial communities associated with ornithogenic soil in an African savanna. Ecosphere 3(6), art47.

Weinberger, A. D., C. Sun, M. Plucinski, V. J. Denef, B. C. Thomas, P. Horvath, R. Barrangou, W. M. Getz & F. Banfield, 2012.  Evolutionary patterns of acquired CRISPR immunity in microbial populations. PLoS Computational Biology 8(4), e1002475.

Ryan S. J., P. C. Cross, J. Winnie, C. Hay, J. Bowers and W. M. Getz, 2012. The utility of NDVI for predicting African buffalo forage quality. J. Wildlife Management, 76:1499-1508.

Getz, W. M. 2012.  Harvesting theory.  In: Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology, 4: 346-356, (editors:  A. Hastings and L. J. Gross) University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Kamath, P. and W. M. Getz, 2012. Unraveling the roles of selection and demography on immune gene variation in free-ranging plains zebra (Equus quagga) populations.  PLoS One 7 (12), e50971, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.


Reed S. E., A. L. Bidlack, A. Hurt, W. M. Getz. 2011. Detection distance and environmental factors in conservation detection dog surveys.  Journal Wildlife Management 75:243-251.

Getz, W. M. and N. Owen-Smith, 2011. Consumer-resource dynamics: quantity, quality and allocation. PLoS ONE, 6: e14539. doi:10.1371/journal.

Getz, W. M. 2011. Biomass transformation webs provide a unified approach to consumer–resource modeling. Ecology Letters 14:113-124.

LaBeaud A. D., P. C. Cross, W. M. Getz, A. Glinka, and C. H. King, 2011. Rift Valley fever virus infection in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herds in rural South Africa: Evidence of interepidemic transmission. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 84: 641-646.

Boettiger, A., G. Wittemyer, R. Starfield, F. Volrath, I. Douglas-Hamilton, W. M. Getz, 2011. Inferring ecological and behavioral drivers of elephant movement using a linear filtering approach. Ecology 92: 1648-1657.

Kamath, P. and W. M. Getz, 2011. Adaptive molecular evolution of the Major Histocompatibility Complex genes, DRA and DQA, in the genus Equus. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 11:128 (16 p)

Norrström, N., W. M. Getz and N. M. A. Holmgren, 2011. Selection against accumulating mutations in niche-preference genes can drive speciation PLoS ONE 6(12): e29487. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.