Increases and decreases in marine disease reports in an era of global change. Tracy AM, Pielmeier ML, Yoshioka RM, Heron SF, Harvell CD. 2019. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20191718. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1718.

Disease epidemic and a marine heat wave are associated with the continental-scale collapse of a pivotal predator (Pycnopodia helianthoides). Harvell C.D., Montecino-Latorre D., Caldwell J.M., Burt J.M., Bosley K., Keller A., Heron S.F., Salomon A.K., Lee L., Pontier O., Pattengill-Semmens C., Gaydos J.K. 2018. Science Advances. Vol. 5, no. 1, eaau7042. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau7042.


Environment, dosage, and pathogen isolate moderate virulence in eelgrass wasting disease. Dawkins P.D., Eisenlord M.E., Yoshioka R.M., Fiorenza E.A., Fruchter S., Giammona F., Winningham M., Harvell C.D. 2018. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 130:51-63 DOI: 10.3354/dao03263

Plastic waste associated with disease on coral reefs. Lamb J.B., Willis B.L., Fiorenza E.A., Couch C.S., Howard R., Radar D.N., True J.D., Kelly L.A., Ahmad A., Jompa J., Harvell C.D. 2018. Science 359(6374)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar3320

Octocoral coinfection as balance between host immunity and host environment. Tracy A.M., Weil E., Harvell C.D. 2018. Oecologia DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-4051-9

Host size and proximity to diseased neighbours drive the spread of a coral disease outbreak in Hawai‘i. Caldwell J.M., Donahue M.J., Harvell C.D. 2018.  Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 1870(285) DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2265


Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates. Lamb J.B., van de Water J.A.J.M., Bourne D.G., Altier C., Hein M.Y., Fiorenza E.A., Abu N., Jompa J., Harvell C.D. 2017. Science 355(6326) DOI: 10.1126/science.aal1956

Genetic variation of the Caribbean sea fan coral, Gorgonia ventalina, correlates with survival of a fungal epizootic. Andras J.P. 2017. Marine Biology (164:130) DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3158-1


Ochre star mortality during the 2014 wasting disease epizootic: role of population size structure and temperature. Eisenlord M.E., Groner M.L., Yoshioka R.M., Elliott J., Maynard J., Fradkin S., Turner M., Pyne K., Rivlin N., van Hooidonk R., & Harvell C.D. 2016. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1689) DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0212

Reserves as tools for alleviating impacts of marine disease. Lamb J.B., Wenger A.S., Devlin M.J., Ceccarelli D.M., Williamson D.H., & Bette L Willis B.L. 2016. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1689) DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0210

Managing marine disease emergencies in an era of rapid change. Groner M.L., Maynard J.Breyta R.Carnegie R.B.Dobson A.Friedman C.S.Froelich B.Garren M.Gulland F.M.D.Heron S.F.Noble R.T.Revie C.W.Shields J.D.Vanderstichel R.Weil E.Wyllie-Echeverria S., & Harvell C.D. 2016. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1689) DOI:10.1098/rstb.2015.0364

Improving marine disease surveillance through sea temperature monitoring, outlooks and projections. Maynard J.van Hooidonk R.Harvell C.D., Eakin C.M.Liu G.Willis B.L.Williams G.J.Groner M.L.Dobson A.Heron S.F.Glenn R.Reardon K., & Jeffrey D. Shields J.D. 2016. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1689) DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0208

Linking sewage pollution and water quality to spatial patterns of Porites lobata growth anomalies in Puako, Hawaii. Yoshioka R.M., Kim C.J.S., Tracy A.M., Most R., & Harvell C.D. 2016. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 104(1-2) DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.01.002


Up in Arms: Immune and Nervous System Response to Sea Star Wasting Disease. Fuess L.E.,Eisenlord M.E., Closek C.J., Tracy A.M., Mauntz R., Gignoux-Wolfsohn S., Moritsch M.M., Yoshioka R.M.Burge C.A.Harvell C.D., Friedman C.S., Hewson I., Hershberger P.K., & S.B. Roberts. 2015. PLoS one, 10(7) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133053

Emergency response for marine diseases. Groner M., Breyta R., Dobson A., Friedman C.S., Froelich B., Garren M., Gulland F., Maynard J., Weil E., Wyllie-Echeverria S., & C.D. Harvell. 2015. Science, 347(6227) DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6227.1210-a

Infectious Diseases Affect Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics. Lafferty K.D., Harvell C.D., Conrad J.M., Friedman C.S., Kent M.L., Kuris A.M., Powell E.N., Rondeau D., & S.M. Saksida. 2015. Annual Review of Marine Science, 7 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015646

Projections of climate conditions that increase coral disease susceptibility and pathogen abundance and virulence. Maynard J., van Hooidonk R., Eakin C.M., Puotinen M., Garren M., Williams., Heron S.F., Lamb J., Weil E., Willis B., & C.D. Harvell. 2015. Nature Climate Change, 5 DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2625

Whole transcriptome analysis reveals changes in expression of immune-related genes during and after bleaching in a reef-building coral. Pinzon J.H., Kamel B., Burge C.A., Harvell C.D., Medina M.,  Weil E., & L.D. Mydlarz. 2015. Royal Society Open Science, 2(4) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.140214

Persistent shifts in Caribbean coral microbiota are linked to the 2010 warm thermal anomalyTracy A.M., Koren O., Douglas N., Weil E., & C.D. Harvell. 2015. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 7(3) DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12274


Climate Change Influences on Marine Infectious Diseases: Implications for Management and Society. Burge C.A., Eakin C.M., Friedman C.S., Froelich B, Hershberger P.K., Hofmann E.E., Petes L.E., Prager K.C., Weil E., Willis B.L., Ford S.E., & C.D. Harvell. 2014. Annual Review of Marine Science, 6 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010213-135029

Host demography influences the prevalence and severity of eelgrass wasting disease. Groner M.L.,Burge C.A.Couch C.S.Kim C.J.S., Siegmund G.F, Singhal S., Smoot S.C., Jarrell A., Gaydos J.K.,Harvell C.D., & S. Wyllie-Echeverria. 2014. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 108 DOI:10.3354/dao02709

Densovirus associated with sea-star wasting disease and mass mortality. Hewson I., Button J.B., Gudenkauf B.M., Miner B., Newton A.L., Gaydos J.K., Wynne J., Groves C.L., Hendler G., Murray M., Fradkin S., Breitbart M., Fahsbender E., Lafferty K.D., Kilpatrick A.M., Miner C.M., Raimondi P., Lahner L., Friedman C.S., Daniels S., Haulena  M., Marliave J., Burge C.A., Eisenlord M.E.& C.D. Harvell. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(48) DOI:10.1073/pnas.1416625111


Climate Change and Infectious Disease: From Evidence to a Predictive Framework. p Altizer S., Ostfeld R.S., Johnson P.T.J., Kutz S., & C.D. Harvell. 2013. Science, 314(514) DOI: 10.1126/science.1239401

Immune response of the Caribbean sea fan, G. ventalina, exposed to an Aplanochytrium parasite as revealed by transcriptome sequencing. Burge C.A., Mouchka, M.E., Harvell C.D., & S. Roberts. 2013. Frontiers in Physiology, DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00180

Special Issue Oceans and Humans Health: The Ecology of Marine Opportunists. Burge C.A., C.J.S. Kim, J.M. Lyles & C.D. Harvell. In press.  Microb Ecology, DOI 10.1007/s00248-013-0190-7

Temporal dynamics and plasticity in the cellular immune response of the sea fan coral, Gorgonia ventalina.pdf. Couch, C.S., E. Weil, C.D. Harvell. 2013. Marine Biology, DOI: 10.1007/s00227-013-2240-6


Range-side population genetic structure of the Caribbean sea fan coral, Gorgonia ventalina. J.P. Andras, K.L. Rypien, C.D. Harvell (2012) Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.12104

Indirect effects of human development along the coast on coral health.  C. Guilherme Becker, Benjamin D. Dalziel, Mônica F. Kersch-Becker, Mia G. Park, and Morgan Mouchka  In press.  Biotropica, DOI: 10.1111/btp.12019

Friend or foe: the association of Labyrinthulomycetes with the Caribbean sea fan Gorgonia ventalina.  C.A. Burge, N. Douglas, I. Conti-Jerpe, E. Weil, S. Roberts, C.S. Friedman, C.D. Harvell (2012) Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 101:1-12

Isotopic and microbial indicators of sewage pollution from Stone Town, Zanzibar, TanzaniaM.A. Moynihan, D.M. Baker, A.J. Mmochi (2012) Marine Pollution Bulletin,

Description of viral assemblages associated with the Gorgonia ventalina holobiontI. Hewson, J.M. Brown, C.A. Burge, C.S. Couch, B.A. LaBarre, M.E. Mouchka, M. Naito, C.D. Harvell (2012) Coral Reefs, 31,487-491

Global coral disease prevalence associated with sea temperature anomalies and local factors. Ruiz-Moreno, D., Willis, B. L., Page, A. C., Weil, E., Cróquer, A., Vargas-Angel, B., … & Harvell, C. D. (2012).  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 100, 249-261.

Coral Health and Disease in the Spermonde Archipelago and Wakatobi, Sulawesi. Muller, E., Raymundo, L.J., Willis, B.L., Haapkyla, J., Yusuf, S., Wilson, J.R., Harvell, C.D. (2012). Journal of Indonesia Coral Reefs 1(3):147-159


Growth anomalies on the coral genera Acropora and Porites are strongly associated with host density and human population size across the Indo-Pacific. G.S. Aeby, G.J. Williams, E.C. Franklin, J. Haapkayla, C.D. Harvell, S. Neale, C.A. Page, L. Raymundo, B. Vargas-Angel, B.L. Willis, T.M. Work, S.K. Davy (2011) PLoS One 6(2) e16887.

Impacts of Aspergillosis on sea fan coral demography:  modeling a moving target.   J.F. Bruno, S.P. Ellner, I. Vu, C.D. Harvell (2011) Ecological Monographs 81(1): 123-139.

Revisiting climate thresholds and ecosystem collapse.   P.J. Mumby, R. Iglesias-Prieto, A.J. Hooten, P.F. Sale, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, A.J. Edwards, C.D. Harvell, E.D. Gomez, N. Knowlton, M.E. Hatziolos, M.S. Kyewalyanga, N. Muthiga (2011) Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(2): 94-96.