Publications

In Press, 2017
van Paridon B, Colwell DD, Goater CP, Gilleard JS. Population genetic analysis informs the invasion history of the emerging trematode Dicrocoelium dendriticum into Canada. International Journal of Parasitology. In Press, 2017.Abstract
Parasite distributions are constantly changing due to climatechange, local and global movement of animals and humans, as well as landuse and habitat change. The trematode D. dendriticum is a relativelyrecent invader into Canada being first reported in Eastern Canada in the1930s and Western Canada in the 1970s. However, historical records arescarce and its emergence is poorly understood. The establishment of thisparasite in Canada provides an interesting opportunity to explore the useof population genetic approaches to help elucidate the invasion historyof a relatively recently established helminth parasite. In this study, wecompare the genetic diversity and population structure of a number of D.dendriticum populations from Western and Eastern Canada and compare thesewith much longer established European populations. Two independentgenetic marker systems were used; a microsatellite marker panel and aCOX1 mtDNA sequence marker. We found distinct differences in both geneticdiversity and population structure of the different Canadian populationsthat provide insights into their invasion histories when compared to theEuropean populations. Two populations from British Columbia - Salt Springand Vancouver Islands - are of low diversity, show evidence of apopulation bottleneck, and are closely related to each other suggesting ashared recent history of establishment. These west coast populations areotherwise most closely related to those from Eastern Canada and WesternEurope and in contrast are genetically divergent from those in CypressHills, Alberta. Although the Alberta parasite population is the mostrecently reported in Canada, being first identified there in the early1990s, it was the most genetically diverse of those examined and showed astrong pattern of admixture of genotypes present in western and EasternEurope. Overall, our results are consistent with a model in which WesternEurope is likely the source of flukes on the east coast of Canada whichwere then subsequently translocated to the west coast of Canada. The mostrecently reported D. dendriticum population in Canada appears to have adifferent history and likely has multiple origins.
van Paridon B, Gilleard JS, Colwell DD, Goater CP. Life cycle, host utilization, and ecological fitting for invasive lancet liver fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum, emerging in southern Alberta, Canada. Journal of Parasitology. In Press, 2017.
Lari E, Goater CP, Cone DK, Pyle GG. Parasites and a host’s sense of smell: effects of the monogenean Dactylogyrus olfactorius (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) on olfactory performance of fathead minnows. Journal of Animal Ecology. In Press, 2017.
2016
Reimer SA, Goater CP. Distribution and life history of the western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) in southwestern Alberta, Canada. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 2016;11:497-504.
van Paridon B, Goater CP, Gilleard JS, Criscione CD. Characterization of nine microsatellite loci for Dicrocoelium dendriticum, an emerging liver fluke of ungulates in North America, and their use to detect clonemates and random mating. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology. 2016;207:19-22.
Lari E, Cone DK, Adams R, Goater CP, Pyle GG. Dactylogyrus olfactorius n. sp. (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) from the olfactory chamber of fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas. Systematic Parasitology. 2016;93:575-581.
Lari E, Cone DK, Goater CP, Pyle GG. Spatial distribution of Gyrodactylus salmonis (Monogenea) on the body of captive fingerling Oncorhynchus mykiss, including attachment within the olfactory chamber. Journal of Parasitology. 2016;102:45-49.
Marcogliese DJ, Goater CP. An overview of the history and advances in the population ecology of parasites. In: A Century of Parasitology (ed. by J. Janovy and G. W. Esch). New York: Wiley-Blackwell; 2016. pp. 77-92.
2014
Colwell DD, Beck MA, Goater CP, Abbas RZ. Annual variation in serum antibody concentrations against gastro-intestinal nematodes in beef calves from semi-arid rangelands of western Canada. Veterinary Parasitology. 2014;205:169-174.
Beck MA, Goater CP, Colwell DD, van Paridon B. Fluke abundance versus host age for an invasive trematode (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) of sympatric wild elk and domestic cattle in southeastern Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 2014;3:263-268.
Goater TM, Goater CP, Esch GW. Parasitism: The diversity and ecology of animal parasites, 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2014.
2012
Stumbo AD, Goater CP, Hontela A. Parasite-induced oxidative stress in liver tissue of fathead minnows exposed to trematode cercariae. Parasitology. 2012;139:1666-1671.
Stumbo AD, James CT, Goater CP, Wisenden B. Shoaling as an anti-parasite defense in minnows (Pimephales promelas) exposed to trematode cercariae. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2012;81:1319-1326.
2009
Wisenden BD, Goater CP, James CT. Behavioral defenses against parasites and pathogens. In: Fish Defenses. Enfield: Science Publishers; 2009.
Pearson KJ, Goater CP. Effects of predaceous and non-predaceous introduced fish on the survival, growth, and anti-predation behaviours of long-toed salamanders. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2009;87:948-955.
James CT, Wisenden BD, Goater CP. Epidermal club cells do not protect fathead minnows against trematode cercariae: a test of the anti-parasite hypothesis. Biological Journal of Linnean Society. 2009;98:884-890.
2007
Goater CP, Colwell DD. Epidemiological characteristics of an invading parasite: Dicrocoelium dendriticum in sympatric wapiti and beef cattle in southern Alberta, Canada. Journal of Parasitology. 2007;93:491-494.
Chivers DP, Wisenden BD, Hindman CJ, Michalak TA, Kusch RC, Kaminskyj SGW, Jack KL, Ferrari MCO, Pollock RJ, Halbgewachs CF, et al. Epidermal 'alarm substance' cells of fishes maintained by non-alarm functions: possible defence against pathogens, parasites and UVB radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. 2007;274:2611-2619.
2003
Baldwin R, Goater CP. Circulation of helminths among sympatric fishes in Northern Alberta. Journal of Parasitology. 2003;89:215-225.
2002
Shirakashi S, Goater CP. Intensity-dependent alteration of minnow behaviour by a brain-encysting trematode. Journal of Parasitology. 2002;83:1071-1074.
Colwell DD, Goater CP, Jacobson KM. Prevalence and intensity of gastro-intestinal parasites in slaughter lambs from central Alberta. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2002;43:775-777.
2001
Scrimgeour GJ, Tonn WM, Paszkowski CA, Goater CP. Benthic macroinvertebrate biomass and wildfires: evidence for short and long-term enrichment of boreal subarctic lakes. Freshwater Biology. 2001;46:367-378.
Shirakashi S, Goater CP. Brain-encysting parasites affect visually-mediated behaviours of fathead minnows. EcoScience. 2001;8:289-293.
Sandland GJ, Goater CP. Parasite-induced variation in host morphology: brain-encysting worms in fathead minnows. Journal of Parasitology. 2001;87:267-272.
Sandland GJ, Goater CP, Danylchuk AJ. Population dynamics of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilusmetacercariae in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) from 4 northern-Alberta lakes. Journal of Parasitology. 2001;87:744-748.
2000
Sandland GJ, Goater CP. Intensity-dependent development of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus metacercariae in fathead minnows. Journal of Parasitology. 2000;86:1056-1060.
1998
Goater CP, Vandenboos RE. Effects of larval history and lungworm infection on the growth and survival of wood frogs. Herpetologica. 1998;53:331-338.
1997
Goater CP, Holmes JC. Parasite-mediated natural selection. In: Host-parasite evolution: general principles and avian models. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1997.
Doster G, Goater CP. Sampling protists and helminths. In: Host-parasite evolution: General principles and avian models. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1997.
Ward PI, Goater CP, Mikos M. Shell variation in sympatric Lymnaea pergera and L. ovata (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae). Biological Journal of Linnean Society. 1997;61:139-149.
1996
Goater CP, Weber AE. Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of Mytilicola intestinalis in mussels from Vancouver Island, BC. The Journal of Shellfish Research. 1996;15:681-684.
Goss-Custard JD, Goater CP, Hulscher JB, Lambeck RHD, Swennen C. Surviving the winter. In: The Oystercatcher: Behaviour and Ecology. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1996.
1995
Goater CP, Goss-Custard JD, Kennedy CR. Population biology of two species of helminth in oystercatchers, Haematopus ostralegus. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 1995;73:296-308.
1986
Goater CP, Bush AO. Nestling birds as prey of long-billed curlews. Canadian Field Naturalist. 1986;100:263-264.