PUBLICATIONS

William G. Bauer, Donald T. Stewart, Rebeca Quesada Céspedes, Sidey Arias Valverde, and Russell H. Easy. 2020. DNA Barcoding of Invasive Chinese Pond Mussels in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Supports Hypothesis of Taiwanese Origin. Neotropical Naturalist. Under review.

Leis, E., Easy, R.H., Cone D. 2020. A variant of Gyrodactylus mediotorus King, Marcogliese, Forest, McLaughlin and Bentzen, 2013 (Monogenea) identified from weed shiner (Notropis texanus) in Wisconsin portions of the upper Mississippi River. Submitted. Systematic Parasitology.

Mengfei Cao, Ling Tang, Juan Chen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Russell H. Easy, Ping You. 2020. The mitogenome of freshwater loach Homatula laxiclathra (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) with phylogenetic analysis of Nemacheilidae. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6338

Anna E. Murphy, Michael J. W. Stokesbury, Russell H. Easy. 2020. Exploring Epidermal Mucus Protease Activity as an Indicator of Stress in Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrhinchus). J Fish Biology. Accepted.  

Leis, E., Easy, R., Scovil, A., Cone, D.K.,Cloutman, D.G., McAllister, C.T., Robison, H.W., 2020. Urocleidus sayanus n. sp. (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) from gills of pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus), U.S.A. Systematic Parasitology. Under review

Yang Z, Easy RH. 2019. Science Atlantic 2019 Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference. Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology Journal. 3: https://doi.org/10.26685/urncst.142

Leis, E., LeBlanc, R., Easy, R.H.,Dort, H., Cone D. 2019. Supplemental diagnosis of Gyrodactylus nebulosus Kritsky and Mizelle, 1968 (Monogenea) on 0+ age Ameiurus nebulosus (Siluriformes) considered for commercial grow‐out in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. Parasitology Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06598-y.

Atsushi, M., Lee, M., McMillan, L.E., Easy, R.H., Adamo, S., 2019. Terminal reproductive investment, physiological trade-offs and pleiotropic effects: Their effects produce complex immune/reproductive interactions in the cricket, Gryllus texensis. PLOSONE. https://doi.org/10.1101/499236.

Leis, E., Easy R., Cone D. 2018. Supplemental diagnosis of Gyrodactylus fairporti VanCleave, 1921 (Monogenea) from 1 month old black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) in riverside pools in Wisconsin. Parasitology Research. 117(4):1265-1269.

Eric Leis, Russell Easy, Leah MacLean and David Cone. 2018. Ligictaluridus michalorum n. sp. (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) from flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) in the upper Mississippi River, including remarks on taxonomy influencing monogenean treatment regulation in the United States. In press. Parasitology Research.

Adamo, Shelley; Easy, Russell; Kovalko, Ilya; MacDonald, Jenna; McKeen, Ashleigh; Swanburg, Taylor; Turnbull, Kurtis; Reeve, Catherine. 2017. Predator stress-induced immunosuppression: trade-off, immune redistribution or immune reconfiguration? Functional Ecology. 2017 220: 868-875; doi: 10.1242/jeb.153320.

Shelley Anne Adamo, Ilya Kovalko, Kurtis Turnbull, Russell H. Easy, Carol I. Miles. 2016. The parasitic wasp Cotesia congregata uses multiple mechanisms to control host (Manduca sexta) behaviour. J Exp Biology. 219(Pt 23):3750-3758.
 
F Ye, R H Easy, D K Cone and P You. 2016. Comparative analyses within Gyrodactylus (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) mitochondrial genomes and conserved polymerase chain reaction primers for gyrodactylid mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Fish Diseases. DOI: 10.1111/jfd.12539.

Leis, E., Easy R., Cone D. 2016. A report of the potential pathogen Pseudocapillaria (Pseudocapillariatomentosa (Dujardin, 1843) (Nematoda) from red shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) shipped from Missouri to Wisconsin. Comparative Parasitology. 83(2): 273-276.

Shelley A. Adamo, Gillian Davies, Russell Easy, Ilya Kovalko, Kurtis Turnbull.  2016. Reinventing yourself: Reconfiguration of the immune system network during food limitation in the caterpillar Manduca sexta. J Exp Biology. 219: 706-718.

​SA Adamo, I Kovalko, RH Easy, D Stoltz. 2014. A viral aphrodisiac: The effects of an iridovirus on its cricket host, Gryllus texensis.
Journal of Experimental Biology. 1; 217(Pt11):1970-6.

RH Easy, EA Trippel EA, MD Burt, DK Cone. 2012. Identification of Transferrin in Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua Epidermal Mucus. Journal of Fish Biology. 81(6): 2059-63.
 
RH Easy, NW Ross. 2010. Changes in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) epidermal mucus following short and long-term handling stress. Journal of Fish Biology. 77(7): 1616-1631.
 
AJ Mullen, DK Cone, RH Easy, MD Burt. 2010. Taxonomy and host-specificity of Gyrodactylus aideni n. sp. and G. pleuronecti(Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum) in Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, Canada. Journal of Parasitology. 77(3): 233-239.
 
RH Easy, DK Cone. 2009. Taxonomy of Myxobolus ridouti N. sp. and M. ridgwayi n. sp. (Myxozoa) from Pimephales notatus andSemotilus atromiculatus (Cypriniformes) in Ontario. J Parasitol. 95(6): 1446-1450.
 
RH Easy, NW Ross. 2009. Changes in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) epidermal mucus protein composition profiles following infection with sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D. Genomics and Proteomics. 4(3):159-167.
 
RH Easy. 2008. Gyrodactylosis: a molecular approach. Proceedings NSERC Gyrodactylus workshop, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
 
SA Adamo, JL Roberts, RH Easy, NW Ross. 2008. Competition between immune function and lipid transport for the protein apolipophorin III leads to stress-induced immunosuppression in crickets. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211:531-538.
 
P You, RH Easy, DK Cone. 2008. Gyrodactylus parvi N. sp. (Monogenea) from the fins and body surface of Pseudorasbora parva(Cyprinidae) in central China. Comparative Parasitology. 75(1):28-32.
 
P You, P Yaun, J Yang, RH Easy, Z Dong, DK Cone. 2006. Intense infections of Gyrodactylus brachymystacis (Monogenea) onOncorhynchus mykiss  (Salmoniformes) at a fish farm in the Qinling Mountain region of China. Journal of          Fish Diseases. 29:313-316.
 
MD Fast, Dm Muise, RH Easy, NW Ross, SC Johnson. 2006. The effects of Lepeophtheirus salmonis infections on the stress response and immunological status of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Fish & Shellfish Immunology. Sep; 21(3):228-41.
 
RH Easy, SC Johnson, DK  Cone. 2005. Morphological and molecular comparison of Myxobolus procerus and M. intramusculi n. sp. (Myxozoa) parasitizing muscle of trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus). Systematic Parasitology. 61:115-122.
 
DK Cone, RH Easy. 2005. Supplemental diagnosis and molecular taxonomy of Myxobolus diaphanus (Myxozoa) parasitizingFundulus  diaphanus (Cyprinodontidae) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Folia Parasitologica (Praha). 52(3):217-22.
 
DK Cone, J Yang, G Sun, RH Easy. 2005. Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of Myxobolus bilobus n. sp. (Myxozoa) parasitizingNotemigonus crysoleucas (Cyprinidae) in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 66 (3):227-32.
 
F Akaishi, RH Easy, S St-Jean, S Courtenay, CA de Oliveira Robeiro, DK Cone. 2004. Supplemental Diagnosis of Kudoa funduli(Myxozoa) Parasitizing Fundulus heteroclitus (Cyprinodontidae) from Coastal Northeastern North America. Journal of Parasitology. 90(3): 477- 80.
 
W Demczuk, G Soule, C Clark, HW Ackermann, RH Easy, R Khakhria, F Rodgers, R Ahmed. 2003. Phage-based typing scheme forSalmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg, a causative agent of food poisonings in Canada. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 41(9): 4279-84.
 
CG Clark, ST Johnson, RH Easy, JL Campbell, FG Rodgers. 2002. PCR for detection of cdt-III and the relative frequencies of cytolethal distending toxin variant-producing Escherichia coli isolates from humans and cattle. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 40(7): 2671-4.
 
C Macdonald, J Drew, R Carlson, S Dzogan, S Tataryn, A Macdonald, A Ali, R Amhed, RH Easy, C Clark, F Rodgers. 2000. Outbreak ofEscherichia coli O157:H7 leading to the recall of retail ground beef--Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 1999. Canadian Communicable Disease Report. 26(13): 109-11.
 
There are also several articles on which I am a contributor but are not published material. This is due to intellectual property considerations (e.g. sea lice vaccine development).
 
3. In Preparation

Easy RH, H. Dort, A. Brown and T. Avery. 2019. Identifying Epidermal Mucus Proteins in Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) as a result of Angling Stress.

Gillian F Johnstone, Dave Shutler, Mark Mallory, Hillary Maillet and Russell H Easy. 2019. Exploring stress biomarkers in an avian model.

Wilson B, Strachan R and Easy RH. Exploration of alarm responses in zebrafish.

Leah MacLean and Russell H Easy. Exploring the genetic basis of autoimmune disease through the differential expression of foxp3 in zebrafish (Danio rerio) following an increase in dietary sodium.  

RH Easy. Molecular Mechanisms of Stress:  A Review.  

Coats, J., Easy, R. Wilson, B. and Miller, D.W.  Effects of chronic ethanol exposure on spatial learning and blood-brain barrier function in zebrafish.

Leis, E., R. Easy and D. Cone. Tetraonchus monenteron, a parasite of northern pike (Esox lucius). To be submitted.  Systematic Parasitology

Leis, E., R. Easy and D. Cone Gyrodactylus texanus n. sp. (Monogenea) from the week shiner (Notropis texanus) from Wisconsin. To be submitted. Systematic Parasitology