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Selected publications

  • Ishtiaq, F. (2017) A Call to Introduce Structured Zika Surveillance in India. Trends in Parasitology.
  • Ishtiaq, F. *, Bowden, C.G.R. and Jhala, Y. (2017) Seasonal dynamics in mosquito abundance and temperature do not influence avian malaria prevalence in the Himalayan foothills. Ecology and Evolution
  • Barve, S.*, Dixit, S., Dhondt, A. and Ishtiaq, F. (2017) Sexual dimorphism in breast stripe width and beak eco-morphology in Himalayan Green-backed Tit (Parus monticolus). Avian Biology Research
  • Ishtiaq, F.*, Rao, M., and Palinauskas, V. (accepted) Molecular characterisation and morphological description of a prevalent parasite Haemoproteus leiothrichus sp. nov. in laughthrushes (Leiothrichidae) in the eastern and western Himalaya, India. Journal of Parasitology
  • Ishtiaq, F. (2017) Exploring host and geographical shifts in transmission of haemosporidians in a Palaearctic passerine wintering in India. Journal of Ornithology 158: 869-874.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Rao, M., Huang, X. Bensch, S. (2017) Estimating prevalence of avian haemosporidians in natural populations-a comparative study on screening protocols. Parasites and Vectors 10:127
  • Barve, S., Dhondt, A.A., Mathur, V.B., Ishtiaq, F. and Cheviron, Z.A. (2017) Life-history characteristics influence physiological strategies to cope with hypoxia in Himalayan birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science 283
  • Ishtiaq, F. (2014) What's in the genes: The Molecular Age of Avian Malaria. Current Conservation, 7, 21-25.
  • Clark, N., Olsson-Pons, S., Ishtiaq, F., and Clegg, S. (2015) Specialist enemies, generalist weapons and the potential spread of exotic pathogens: malaria parasites in a highly invasive bird. International Journal of Parasitology, 45(14):891-9.
  • Olsson-Pons, S, Clark, N. J., Ishtiaq, F., Clegg, S. M.(2015) Differences in host species relationships and biogeographic influences produce contrasting patterns of prevalence, community composition and genetic structure in two genera of avian malaria parasites in southern Melanesia. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(4): 985-998.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Prakash, V., Green, R. E. and Johnson, J. (2014) Management implications of genetic studies for ex situ populations of three critically endangered Asian Gyps vultures. Animal Conservation, 18(3): 259-270.
  • Price, T., Hooper, D. M., Buchanan, C. D., Johansson, U. F., Tietze, D. T., Alstrom, P., Olsson, P., Ghosh-Harihar, M., Ishtiaq, F., Gupta, S. K., Martens, J., Harr, B., Singh, P. and Mohan, D. (2014) Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan Songbirds. Nature, 509: 222-225.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Gilbert, M.*, Brown, J., Joyner, P., Stallknecht, D., and Joly, D. (2012) Antibodies to influenza A virus in wild birds across Mongolia from 2006 through 2009. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(3): 768-775.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Beadell, J.S., Warren, B. H. and Fleischer, R. C. (2012) Diversity and distribution of avian haematozoan parasites in the western Indian Ocean region: a molecular survey. Parasitology 139 (2):221-31.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Clegg, S., Phillimore, A., Black, R., Owens, I. and Sheldon, B. (2010) Biogeographical patterns of blood parasite lineage diversity in avian hosts from southern Melanesian islands. Journal of Biogeography, 37: 120-132.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Guillaumot, L., Clegg, S.M., Phillimore, A. B., Black, R. A., Owens, I.P. F., Mundy, N. I., Sheldon, B. C. (2008). Avian haematozoan parasites and their associations with mosquitoes across southwest Pacific Islands. Molecular Ecology, 17: 4545-4555.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Gering, E., Rappole, J., Rahmani, A.R., Jhala, Y. V., Dove, C., Milensky, C., Olson, S., Peirce, M., and Fleischer, R. (2007). Prevalence and diversity of avian haematozoan parasites in Asia: a regional survey. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 43(3): 382-398.
  • Beadell, J.S., Ishtiaq, F., Covas, R., Melo, M., Warren, B. H., Atkinson, C. T. , Bensch, S., Graves, G. R., Jhala, Y. V., Peirce, M. A., Rahmani, A. R., Fonseca, D. M., Fleischer, R. C. (2006). Global phylogeographic limits of Hawaii’s avian malaria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science, 273: 2935-2944.
  • Ishtiaq, F., Beadell, J. S., Baker, A. J. , Rahmani, A. R., Jhala, Y. V. and Fleischer, R. C.   (2006). Prevalence and evolutionary relationships of haematozoan parasites in native versus introduced populations of common myna Acridotheres tristis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science, 273: 587-594.