Research Papers

Fayram, A.H., J.S. Wood, and B. Swigle. 2021. A comparison of genetically and morphometrically identified macroinvertebrate community index scores with implications for aquatic life use attainment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 194(1). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-021-09525

Forzan, M.J., K.M. Jones, E. Ariel, R.J. Whittington, J. Wood, R.J. Markham, and P.Y. Daoust. 2017. Pathogenesis of Frog Virus 3 (Ranavirus, Iridoviridae) Infection in Wood Frogs (Rana sylvatica). Veterinary Pathology (e-pub: 1/7/2017). DOI: 10.1177/0300985816684929

Rogers, K.B., K.R. Bestgen, and J. Epp. 2014. Using genetic diversity to inform conservation efforts for native Cutthroat Trout of the southern Rocky Mountains. Pages 218-228 in Carline, R.F., and C. LoSapio, editors. Proceedings of the Wild Trout XI symposium, Bozeman, Montana. Available online at

Nehring, R.B., B. Hancock, M. Cantanese, M.E. Stinson, D. Winkleman, J. Wood, and J. Epp. 2013. Reduced Myxobolus cerebralis actinospore production in a Colorado reservoir may be linked to changes in Tubifex tubifex population structure. Aquatic Animal Health 25(3): 205-220. DOI: 10.1080/08997659.2013.788581

Forzan, M.J. and J. Wood. 2013. Low detection of ranavirus DNA in wild postmetamorphic green frogs, Rana (Lithobates) calmitans, despite previous or concurrent tadpole mortality. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4): 879-886. DOI: 10.7589/2013-03-051

Rogers, K.B., J. Epp, and J. Wood. 2012. Resolving taxonomic uncertainty surrounding native cutthroat trout in the southern Rocky Mountains. NFWF Grant final report. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins.

Metcalf, J.L., S.L. Stowell, C.M. Kennedy, K.B. Rogers, J. Epp, K. Keepers, A. Cooper, J.J. Austin, and A.P. Martin. 2012. A comparison of 19th and 21st century DNA and historical stocking data reveals the extent of human-induced changes to native diversity and distribution of cutthroat trout. Molecular Ecology 21:5194-5207. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12028

Rogers, K.B., J. Epp, and J. Wood. 2011. Development of an amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) test to distinguish Colorado River from Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins.

Garland, S., J. Wood, and L.F. Skeratt. 2011. Comparison of sensitivity between real-time detection of a TaqMan assay for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and conventional detection. Disease of Aquatic Organisms 94(2): 101-105. DOI: 10.3354/dao02327

Forzan, M.J., R. Vanderstichel, N.S. Hogan, K. Teather, and J. Wood. 2010. Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in three species of wild frogs on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 91(2): 91-96. DOI: 10.3354/dao02244

Koel, T.M., B.L. Kerans, S.C. Barras, K.C. Hanson, and J.S. Wood. 2010. Avian Piscivores as Vectors for Myxobolus cerebralis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:976-988. DOI: 10.1577/T09-051.1

Metcalf, J.L., V.L. Pritchard, S.M. Silvestri, J.B. Jenkins, J.S. Wood, D.E. Cowley, R.P. Evans, D.K. Shiozawa, and A.P. Martin. 2007. Across the great divide: Genetic forensics reveals misidentification of endangered cutthroat trout populations. Molecular Ecology 16(21):4445-54. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03472.x

Kirshtein, J.D., C.W. Anderson, J.S. Wood, J.E. Longcore, M.A. Voytek. 2007. Quantitative PCR detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis DNA from sediments and water. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 77:1-9. DOI: 10.3354/dao01831

Cavender, W.P., J.S. Wood, M.S. Powell, K. Overturf, and K.D. Cain. 2004. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) to identify Myxobolus cerebralis in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 60:205-13. DOI: 10.3354/dao060205

Schisler, G.J., E.P. Bergersen, P.G. Walker, J. Wood, and J.K. Epp. 2001. Comparison of single-round polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and pepsin-trypsin digest (PTD) methods for detection of Myxobolus cerebralis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 45:109-114. DOI: 10.3354/dao045109