Dr Ross Davidson

Scotland's Rural College

Selected Publications

  • Prentice J. C., Marion, G., White, P. C. L., Davidson, R. S. and Hutchings, M. R. Demographic processes drive increases in wildlife disease following population reduction. PLoS One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0086563 (2014)
  • Fox, N. J., Marion, G., Davidson, R. S., White, P. C. L. & Hutchings, M. R. Modelling parasite transmission in a grazing system: the importance of host behaviour and immunity. PLoS One 8, e77996 (2013)
  • Fox, N. J., Marion, G., Davidson, R. S., White, P. C. L., & Hutchings, M. R. (2012). Livestock Helminths in a Changing Climate: Approaches and Restrictions to Meaningful Predictions. Animals, 2(4), 93-107. doi:10.3390/ani2010093
  • Davidson, R. S., McKendrick, I.J., Wood, J. C., Marion, G., Greig, A., Stevenson, K., Sharp, M., Hutchings, M.R. (2012). Accounting for uncertainty in model-based prevalence estimation: paratuberculosis control in dairy herds. BMC veterinary research, 8, 159. doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-159
  • Doeschl-Wilson, A. B., Davidson, R., Conington, J., Roughsedge, T., Hutchings, M. R.,&  Villanueva, B. (2011).
    Implications of host genetic variation on the risk and prevalence of infectious diseases transmitted through the environment. Genetics, 188(3), 683-93. doi:10.1534/genetics.110.125625
  • Davidson RS, Marion G, White PC, Hutchings MR (2009). Use of host population reduction to control wildlife infection: rabbits and paratuberculosis. Epidemiology and infection. 137:131-8
  • Marion G, Smith LA, Swain DL, Davidson RS, Hutchings MR (2008). Agent-based modelling of foraging behaviour: the impact of spatial heterogeneity on disease risks from faeces in grazing systems. Journal of Agricultural Science. 146:507-520
  • Davidson RS, Marion G, Hutchings MR (2008). Effects of host social hierarchy on disease persistence. Journal of theoretical biology. 253:424-33
  • Judge J, Davidson RS, Marion G, White PC, Hutchings MR (2007). Persistence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in rabbits: the interplay between horizontal and vertical transmission. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:302-311
  • Judge, J., Kyriazakis, I., Grieg, A., Davidson, R. S.,&  Hutchings, M. R. (2006).Routes of interspecies transmission of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus: a field study.
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72, 398-403. doi:10.1128/AEM.72.1.398-403.2006