June 16, 2010

“New” Product -- The WDIN Journal Digest

As a section of its News Digest, the Wildlife Disease Information Node (WDIN) has offered Wildlife Health Related Publications every Tuesday through Thursday. We feel this valuable resource, containing recent journal articles, needs an expanded and special spot of its own. Starting today, each Wednesday will now feature the Journal Digest. The latest wildlife health news stories will continue to be covered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

New Digest schedule

A bit about the Journal Digest and Connotea

In the past, WDIN has compiled a small list of recently released publications, mostly peer-reviewed journal articles, and placed the list at the end of the daily News Digest posts. Now, a week’s worth of these publications will be available all in one place. This is your opportunity to quickly browse the most current wildlife health publications and pick out articles relevant to your research needs.

WDIN has been providing you with these publications since 2007, indexing and cataloging articles using the open-source citation reference manager, Connotea (http://www.connotea.org). All of these articles are available, free, for you to peruse! Access the Digest's archived publications collection here. To learn more about how Connotea works, read our concise guide to the service, available here.

Some of the cool features that Connotea offers include:

  • A growing collection of wildlife disease related publications. Currently there are over 1,200 articles within the Wildlife Disease Information Node’s collection!
  • Ability to search the collection by keywords (see orange box in image below).
  • Capacity for exporting the entire collection into a number of local reference managers (e.g. EndNote or BibTeX). If you were not able to read the Journal Digest in a given week, you can still easily find the publications you missed, indexed here (see yellow box in image below).
  • RSS users can monitor our publications feed for recently added records to our collection. You may also limit your notification to specific keywords, according to your research interests. Subscribe to our publications feed here.

As always, we encourage and appreciate your feedback and suggestions on improvements of WDIN products. Send your comments to us at wdin@usgs.gov

Wildlife Disease Journal Digest Articles

The distribution and host range of the pandemic disease chytridiomycosis in Australia, spanning surveys from 1956–2007
Ecology. 2010 May; 91(5); 1557-1558 [access data sets from 1956 to 2007 here at Ecological Archives E091-108 ]
K Murray et al.

Phylogenetic evidence for lateral gene transfer in the intestine of marine iguanas
PLoS One. 2010 May 24;5(5):e10785.
DM Nelson et al.

Climate Change and the Geographic Distribution of Infectious Diseases
Ecohealth. 2010 May 25. [Epub ahead of print]
J Rosenthal

Evidence of Weak Contaminant-Related Oxidative Stress in Glaucous Gulls (Larus hyperboreus) from the Canadian Arctic
J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2010 Jan;73(15):1058-73
M Wayland et al.

Variability in pathobiology of South Korean H5N1 high-pathogenicity avian influenza virus infection for 5 species of migratory waterfowl
Vet Pathol. 2010 May;47(3):495-506. Epub 2010 Apr 9.
YK Kwon et al.

Achieving Effective Inter-Sectoral Collaboration to Prevent, Detect and Control the Emergence and Spread of Zoonotic Diseases
[working paper][pdf]
From Meeting Event: Strengthening Collaboration between Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health Sectors

Fatal transmissible amyloid encephalopathy: a new type of prion disease associated with lack of prion protein membrane anchoring
PLoS Pathog. 2010 Mar 5;6(3):e1000800.
B Chesebro et al.

Long-term survival of humpback whales radio-tagged in Alaska from 1976 through 1978
Marine Mammal Science. 2010; [Epub ahead of print]
SA Mizroch et al.

Within- and among-population variation in chytridiomycosis-induced mortality in the toad Alytes obstetricans
PLoS One. 2010 Jun 2;5(6):e10927.
U Tobler and BR Schmidt