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Research Article

First Evidence and Predictions of Plasmodium Transmission in Alaskan Bird Populations

  • Claire Loiseau mail,

    clair.loiseau@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Ryan J. Harrigan,

    Affiliation: Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Anthony J. Cornel,

    Affiliation: Mosquito Control and Research Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Parlier, California, United States of America

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  • Sue L. Guers,

    Affiliation: Alaska Bird Observatory, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Molly Dodge,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Timothy Marzec,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Jenny S. Carlson,

    Affiliation: Mosquito Control and Research Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Parlier, California, United States of America

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  • Bruce Seppi,

    Affiliation: Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Ravinder N. M. Sehgal

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044729

About the Authors

Claire Loiseau, Molly Dodge, Timothy Marzec, Ravinder N. M. Sehgal
Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Ryan J. Harrigan
Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Anthony J. Cornel, Jenny S. Carlson
Mosquito Control and Research Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Parlier, California, United States of America
Sue L. Guers
Alaska Bird Observatory, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
Bruce Seppi
Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: clair.loiseau@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL RNMS. Performed the experiments: CL RJH TM MD JSC RNMS. Analyzed the data: RJH CL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AJC SLG BS. Wrote the paper: CL RJH AJC MD SLG BS TM RNMS.