Serieys, L.E.K., Lea, A., Epeldegui, M., et al. 2018. Anticoagulant rat poison exposure induces persistent immune activation and increased disease susceptibility in urban bobcats. Proc Biol Sci, 285: 20172533.

Fraser, D* and Mouton, A.*  Serieys, L.E.K., et al. 2018. Genome-wide expression analysis reveals multiple systemic effects of anticoagulant poisons in bobcats. Molecular Ecology, 27(5): 1170-1187. *share first authorship


Thomassen, H., Harrigan, R., Semple Delaney, K., Riley, S.P.D., Serieys, L.E.K., Pease, K., Wayne, R.K., Smith, T. 2017. Determining the Drivers of Population Structure in a Highly Urbanized Landscape to Inform Conservation Planning. Conservation Biology In press

Lee J., Malmberg J.L., Wood B.A., Hladky S., Troyer R., Roelke M., Cunningham M., McBride R., Vickers W., Boyce W., Boydston E., Serieys L.E.K., Riley S.P.D., Crooks K., VandeWoude S. 2017. Feline immunodeficiency virus cross-species transmission: implications for emergence of new lentiviral infections. Journal of Virology 91:e02134-16.


Benson, J.F., Mahoney, P.J., Sikich, J.A., Serieys, L.E.K., Pollinger, J.P., Wayne, R.K., Ernest, H.B., Riley, S.P.D.  Interactions between demography, genetics, and landscape connectivity increase extinction probability for a small population of large carnivores in a major metropolitan area. Proc Biol Sci, 283(1837), pii: 20160957. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0957

Foley, J., Serieys, L.E.K., Stephenson, N., Riley, S.P.D., Foley, C. Woods, L., Jennings, M., Wengert, G., Vickers, W., Boydston, E.E., Lyren, L.M., Moriarty, J., Clifford, D. 2016. A synthetic review of Notoedres species mites and mange. Parasitology, 143(14) 1847-1861.


Serieys, L.E.K., Lea, A., Pollinger, J., Riley, S.P.D., and R.K. Wayne. 2015. Disease and freeways drive genetic change in urban bobcat populations. Evolutionary Applications 8(1): 75-92. doi:10.1111/eva.12226

Serieys, L.E.K, Tiffany, C.A., Moriarty, J., Boydston, E.E., Lyren, L., Poppenga, R.H., Wayne, R.K., Crooks, K.R., and S.P.D. Riley. 2015. Anticoagulant rodenticides in urban bobcats: measuring exposure, risk factors, and consequences. Ecotoxicology, 24 (4): 844-862.

Carver, S., Bevins, S.N., Lappin, M.R., Boydston, E.E., Lyren, L.M., Alldredge, M., Logan, K.A., Sweanor, L.L., Riley, S.P.D., Serieys, L.E.K., Fisher, R.N., et al. 2015. Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States. Ecological Applications, 26(2): 367-381.


Riley, S.P.D., Serieys, L.E.K., Pollinger, J.P., Sikich, J.A., Dalbeck, L., Wayne, R.K., and H.B. Ernest. 2014. Individual behavior dominates the dynamics of a mountain lion population in a highly fragmented urban landscape. Current Biology 24(17): 1989-1994.

Riley, S.P.D., Serieys, L.E.K., Moriarty, J. 2014. Infectious disease and contaminants in urban wildlife: unforeseen and often overlooked threats. Pages 175-216 in McCleery, R.A., Moorman, C. and Peterson, N. editors. Urban Wildlife Science: Theory and Practice . Springer, New York, NY. (BOOK CHAPTER)

Lee, J.S., Bevins, S.N., Serieys, L.E.K., Vickers, W., Logan, K.A., Aldredge, M., Boydston, E.E., Lyren, L.M., McBride, R., Roelke-Parker, M., Pecon-Slattery, J., Troyer, J.L., Riley, S.P.D., Boyce, W.M., Crooks, K.R. and S. VandeWoude. 2014. The evolution of puma lentivirus in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor) in North America. Journal of Virology, 88(14):7727-7737.

Troyer, R.M, Beatty, J.A., Stutzman-Rodriguez, K.A., Carver, S., Lozano, C.C., Lee, J.S., Lappin, M.R., Riley, S.P.D., Serieys, L.E.K., Logan, K.A., Sweanor, L.L., Boyce, W.M., Vickers, W., McBride, R., Crooks, K.R., Lewis, J.S., Cunningham, M.W., Rovnak, J., Quackenbush, S.L., and S. VandeWoude. 2014. Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors. Journal of Virology, 88:3914-3924. doi:10.1128/JVI.03405-13


Serieys, L.E.K., Foley, J., Owens, S., Woods, L., Boydston, E.E., Lyren, L.M., Poppenga, R.H., Clifford, D.L., Stephenson, N., Rudd, J. and S.P.D. Riley. 2013. Clinical chemistry abnormalities in bobcats (Lynx rufus) with notoedric mange and anticoagulant rodenticide exposure. Journal of Parasitology 99(6): 989-996.

Stephenson, N., Clifford, D., Worth, J., Serieys, L.E.K., Foley, J. 2013. Development and validation of a fecal PCR assay for Notoedres cati and assessment of a notoedric mange epizootic in bobcats (Lynx rufus) in northern California. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(2): 303-311.


Moriarty, J.G., Riley, S.P.D., Serieys, L.E.K et al. 2012. Exposure of wildlife to anticoagulant rodenticides at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area: from mountain lions to rodents. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference, 25: 144-148.

Schwochow, D., Serieys, L.E.K., Thalmann, O., and R.K. Wayne. 2012. Efficient recovery of whole blood RNA – a comparison of commercial RNA extraction techniques. BMC Biotechnology, 12:33.



Allen, M., Serieys, L.E.K., Broadfield, J. 2016. It takes a village to raise a project.  National Geographic website.

Serieys, L.E.K. Summer 2015. Elusive cats and roads: some consequences may be just as hard to spot. Environment Magazine, 24.

Serieys. L.E.K. 2013. Anticoagulant rodenticides: a cryptic threat for wild felid populations. Wild Felid Monitor, 6(2): 13-15.

Serieys. L.E.K. 2012. Conference report: The Wildlife Society Meeting 2012. Wild Felid Monitor, 2: 10-11.

Klein, L.E. 2011. Rat poisons putting predators at risk. Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly: Winter Issue.



Serieys, L.E.K. et al. 2016. The Urban Caracal Project: Examining the effects of human activities on caracals (Caracal caracal) in an isolated peninsula.  The Annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina. Talk.

Serieys, L.E.K. et al. 2016. Urbanization drives genetic divergence in the isolated Cape Peninsula caracals (Caracal caracal).  South African Wildlife and Management Association Meeting, Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa. Talk.

Serieys, L.E.K. et al. 2015. Toxicant exposure, immune overdrive, and genetic change in an urban bobcat population. Urban Wildlife Conference, Chicago, Illinois. Invited Talk.

Serieys, L.E.K. et al. 2013. Disease and urbanization drive temporal and spatial genetic changes among bobcat populations in an urban, fragmented landscape. The Annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Talk.

Serieys, L.E.K. 2013. The genetic signature of a disease epizootic associated with poison exposure in bobcats in an urban landscape. TWS, The Western Section Conference, Sacramento, California. Talk. Awarded second place for best student presentation

Serieys, L.E.K. et al.  2012. Anticoagulant rodenticides: Is a rodent poison a big problem for bobcats in an urban, fragmented landscape? The Annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Talk.

Serieys, L.E.K. et al.. 2011. Blood chemistry values for bobcats with severe mange and anticoagulant rodenticide exposure in Southern California. The Annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Kona, Hawaii. Poster.

Klein, L.E. et al. 2011. Notoedric mange in bobcats in Southern California. TWS, The Western Section Conference, Irvine, California. Invited Talk.

Klein, L.E. et al. 2010. Anticoagulant rodenticide exposure in bobcats in Southern California. Pacifichem Conference, Honolulu, HI. Poster.

Klein, L.E. and S.P.D. Riley. 2009. Hematological characteristics of bobcats in an urban, fragmented landscape. Urban Wildlife Conference, Amherst, MA. Poster.