“Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity,and is the torch that illuminates the world”

~ Louis Pasteur ~

Journal Publications

Bartlow A.W., Jankowski M.D., Hathcock C.D., Ryti R.T., Reneau S.L., and J.M. Fair. 2021. Sex ratio of Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) is mediated by phenology and clutch size. Ibis doi:

Bartlow, A.W., Machalaba, C., Karesh, W.B., and J.M. Fair. 2021. Biodiversity and Global Health: Intersection of Health, Security and the Environment. Global Health Security

Dolinski, A.C., M. D. Jankowski, J.M. Fair, and J.C. Owen. 2020. The Association Between SAα2,3Gal and Avian Influenza Viral Load in Mallards (Anas Platyrhynchos) and Blue-Winged Teals (Spatula discors). BMC Veterinary Research. 10.21203/rs.2.24168/v2

Yeh, K. Fair, J.M, Smith, W. Martinez Torres, T. Lucas, J. Monagin, C. Winegar, R. and J. Fletcher. 2020. Assessing Climate Change Impact on Ecosystems and Infectious Disease: Important Roles for Genomic Sequencing and a One Health Perspective. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2020, 5, 90.

Bartlow, A., Manore, C., Xu,C.,  Kaufeld, K.A., Del Valle, S, Ziemann, A., Fairchild, G., and J.M. Fair. 2020. Climate change is driving the expansion of zoonotic diseases. Research Outreach. May 2020

Ambrosiano, J., Sims, B., Bartlow, A.W. Rosenberg, W., Ressler, M. and J.M. Fair. 2020.

Ontology-Based Graphs of Research Communities: A Tool for Understanding Threat Reduction Networks. Frontiers Research Metrics and Analysis.

Strochkov, S. Burashev, Y., Sandybayev, N., Xie, G., Erkkila, T.H., Cui, H., and J.M. Fair. 2020.

Whole Genomes of Avian orthoavulavirus 1 (Newcastle Disease Virus Genotypes VIg or new genotype XXI.) in Wild Birds in Kazakhstan. Virology & Mycology1Virol Mycol Open Access, Vol.9 Iss.1 No:183.


Jacobs L, McMahon BH, Berendzen J, Longmire J, Gleasner C, Hengartner NW, et al. California condor microbiomes: Bacterial variety and functional properties in captive-bred individuals. 2019. PLoS ONE 14:e0225858. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225858.

Hraber P., O’Maille P.E., Silberfarb A., Davis-Anderson K., Generous N., McMahon B.H., and J.M. Fair. 2019. Resources to Discover and Use Short Linear Motifs in Viral Proteins. Trends in Biotechnology. 2019. doi:

Wysner, T*., Bartlow, A.W., Hathcock, C.W., and J.M. Fair. 2019. Phenological changes in two southwestern North American secondary cavity-nesting passerines. Science of Nature 106: 54.

Jankowski, M.D., S. Glaberman, D.B. Kimball, K. J. McCabe, and J.M. Fair. 2019. Sialic acid quantity and glycosidic linkage on avian erythrocytes. Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2019:110336.

Musgrave, K*., A. Bartlow, and J.M. Fair. 2019. Long‐term variation in environmental conditions influence host–parasite fitness. Ecology and Evolution. 2019; 00:1–16. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.5321.

Rivas A.L., Hoogesteijn A.L., Antoniades A., Tomazou M., Buranda T., Perkins D.J., Fair, J.M.,Durvasula,R., Fasina, F.O. Tegos, G.P.and M. H. van Regenmortel. 2019. Assessing the Dynamics and Complexity of Disease Pathogenicity Using 4-Dimensional Immunological Data. Frontiers in Immunology.10(1258). doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01258.

Yeh, K., Fair, J.M.., Cui, H., Newman, C., Braunstein, G., Chanturia, G.,Vora, S.,Chittenden, K., Tseng, A., Monagin, C., and J. Fletcher. 2019. Sequencing and Scientific Engagement: Achieving Biological Threat Reduction and Global Health Security. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases 4(2),78;

Bartlow, A., Manore, C., Xu,C.,  Kaufeld, K.A., Del Valle, S, Ziemann, A., Fairchild,G., and J.M. Fair. 2019. Forecasting Zoonotic Infectious Disease Response to Climate Change: Mosquito Vectors and a Changing Environment. Veterinary Sciences. 6:6 DOI 10.3390/vetsci6020040

Hittner, J.B., A. L. Hoogesteijn, J. M. Fair, M. H. V. van Regenmortel, and A. L. Rivas. 2019. The Third Cognitive Revolution: The consequences and possibilities for biomedical research. EMBO Reports 20(4) e47647 DOI 10.15252/embr.201847647

Mansbach, R.A., Travers, T., McMahon, B., Fair, J.M., and S. Gnanakaran. Snails In Silico: A Review of Computational Studies on the Conopeptides. 2019/ Marine Drugs 17(3), 145;

Fair J.M., Hathcock C.D., Bartlow A.W. 2018. Avian communities are decreasing with piñon

pine mortality in the southwest. Biological Conservation 2018, 226:186-195.


Gaukler, S.M., Hathcock, C. D and J.M. Fair. 2018. Inorganic elements in eggs of

two cavity-nesting passerine species at and around Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Journal of Environmental Protection 9:932-94. DOI: 10.4236/jep.2018.99058 


Gaukler, S.M., Hansen, L.A., Hathcock, C. D and J.M. Fair. 2018. Organic Chemical Concentrations in Eggs and Nestlings of Cavity Nesting Birds at and around Los Alamos National Laboratory. Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology 8:1 DOI: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000549


Rivas A.L., G. Leitner, M.D. Jankowski, A.L. Hoogesteijn, M.J. Iandiorio, S. Chatzipanagiotou, A. Ioannidis, S.E. Blum SE, R. Piccinini, A. Antoniades, J. Fazio, Y. Apidianakis,  J.M. Fair, and Van Regenmortel. 2017. Nature and consequences of biological reductionism and non-reductionist alternatives applicable to infectious diseases. Frontiers in Immunology. 8:612 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00612

Fair, J.M. 2017. Editorial: Biological Engagement Programs: Reducing Threats and Strengthening Global Health Security Through Scientific Collaboration. Frontiers in Public Health.

Brace, A. J., M. J. Lajeunesse, D. R. Ardia, D. Hawley, J. S. Adelman, K. L. Buchanan, J. M. Fair, J. Grindstaff, K. D. Matson, and L. B. Martin. Costs of immune responses are related to body mass and life history. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A :2017:1-8

Iandiorio, M.J., J. M Fair, S. Chatzipanagiotou, A.Ioannidis, E. Trikka-Graphakos, N. Charalampaki, C. Sereti, G.P. Tegos, A. L. Hoogesteijn, and A. L Rivas. 2016. Preventing data ambiguity in infectious diseases with four-dimensional, earlier, personalized, in vivo evaluations. PloS One.


Fassbinder-Orth, C.A., Wilcoxen, T.E., Tran, T., Boughton, R.K., Fair, J., Hofmeister, E., Grindstaff, J.L., and J. Owen. 2016. Immunoglobulin detection in wild birds: effectiveness of three secondary anti-avian IgY antibodies in direct ELISAs in 41 avian species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution  doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12583


Fair, J.M. 2016. How Do Collaborative Research and Scientific Networks Reduce the Threat of Infectious Diseases? Proceedings of the Epigenetics and Genomics of Infectious Diseases Conference, Amman, Jordan, March 2016.


Fair, J.M., M. Stokes, D. Pennington  and I. Mendenhall. 2016. Scientific Collaborations: How do we Measure the Return on Relationships? Frontiers Public Health.


Blackburn, J.  I.T. Kracalik, and J. M. Fair.  2016. Applying Science: opportunities to inform disease management policy with cooperative research within a One Health framework. Frontiers Public Health. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00276.


*Jacobs, A.J. and J.M. Fair.  2016. Bacteria-killing ability of fresh and frozen plasma. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 191:115-8


Brown, M., L. Moore, D. Powell, B. McMahon, M. LaBute, J. Hyman, A. Rivas, M. Greene, M. Jankowki, J. Berendzen, J. Loeppky, and J. Fair. 2015. Constructing Rigorous and Broad Biosurveillance Networks for Detecting Emerging Zoonotic Outbreaks. PloS One10: e0124037. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124037.


*Jacobs, A.C., Fair, J.M., and Zuk, M. 2015. Parasite infection, but not immune response, influences paternity in western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69:193–203.


*Jacobs, A.C., Fair, J.M., and Zuk, M. 2014. Coloration, paternity, and assortative mating in western bluebirds. Ethology 120:1-11.


Hathcock, C. and Fair, J.M. 2014. Hazards to birds from open metal pipes. Western North American Naturalist 74: 228-230.

Haig,S.M., D’Elia, J., Eagles-Smith, C., Fair, J.M., Gervais, J., Herring, G., Rivers, J.W. and J. H. Schulz.  2014. The persistent problem of lead poisoning in birds from ammunition and fishing tackle. Condor Ornithological Applications 116: 408–428.


McMahon, B.H., Manore, C.A., Hyman J, LaBute, M.X., and J.M. Fair. Coupling vector-host dynamics with weather geography and mitigation measures to model Rift Valley Fever in Africa. 2014. Mathematical Modeling Natural Phenomenon. Vol. 9: 161-177.


LaBute, M.X., J.M. Fair, B.H. McMahon, and M. Brown. 2014. A flexible spatial framework for modeling spread of pathogens in animals with biosurveillance and disease control applications. International Journal of Geo-Information. 3(2): 638-66.


Fair, J.M. and A. Rivas. Systems Biology and Ratio-based, Real-time Disease Surveillance. 2014.  Transboundary and Emerging Infectious Diseases. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12162


Jankowski, M.J., Fair, J.M., and J. Owen. Birds shed RNA-viruses according to the Pareto Principle. 2013. PLoS One. 8(8): e72611


Haig, S.M., J. D’Elia, C. Eagles-Smith, J. M. Fair, J. Gervais, G. Herring, J. W. Rivers, and J. H. Schulz. 2013. Perspectives in Ornithology. The Persistent Problem of Lead Poisoning in Birds from Ammunition and Fishing Tackle. The Auk In Press.


Pennington, D.D., G. Simpson, M. McConnell, J.M. Fair, and R. Baker. 2013. Transdisciplinary

Research, Transformational Learning, and Transformative Science: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited. Bioscience  63 (5):564-573


Fair, J.M., T. B. Ryder, B. A. Loiselle, J. G. Blake, J. M. Heikoop, and T. E. Larson. 2013. Estimate of dietary overlap in six species of Amazonian manakins using stable isotopes. In Press Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 49(3): pp


Rivas,A.L., M D Jankowski; R. Piccinini, G. Leitner,  D. Schwarz; K. L Anderson; J. M Fair. A.L Hoogesteijn, W. Wolter, M. Chaffer, S. Blum; T. Were, S. N Konah, P. Kempaia, J.M Ong'echa; U. S Diesterbeck, R. Pilla, C.P. Czerny, J. M Hyman, J.B Hittner, and D.J Perkins. Feedback-based, system-level properties of vertebrate-microbial interactions. PLoS One. 8(2): e53984. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053984


*Jacobs AJ, *Reader  L, and J.M. Fair. 2013. What determines the rates of double brooding in Western Bluebirds? The Condor 115:386-393.


Rivas, A.L., Folorunso O. Fasina, A. L. Hoogesteijn, S. N. Konah, D. J. Perkins, J.M. Hyman,

J.M. Fair, and S. D. Smith 2012. Connecting network properties of rapidly disseminating epidemics. PloS One. 7(6): e39778. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039778.


Fair, J.M., D.R. Powell, L. LeClaire, L. Moore, L.Dalsburg, L., M. Wilson, M. Samsa, S. DeLand, G. Hirsch, and B. Bush. 2012. Uncertainty of Pandemic Influenza.  Risk Assessment and Management 16: 1-27.


Fair, J. M., K. J. Taylor-McCabe, Y. Shou, and B. L. Marrone. 2012,  Immunophenotyping of Avian Lymphocytes: Implications

and Future for Understanding West Nile virus in Birds. Studies in Avian Biology 42: 81-90


*Manore, C., B. H. McMahon, J.M. Fair, J. M. Hyman, M. Brown, and M. LaBute. 2011. Disease Properties, Geography, and Mitigation Strategies in a Simulation Spread of Rinderpest Across the United States. Veterinary Research. 42:55-64


Fair, J., E. Paul, and J. Jones, Eds. 2010. Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research.

Washington, D.C.: Ornithological Council.


Fair, J.M., N.M. Nemeth, K.J, Taylor-McCabe, Y. Shou, and B.L. Marrone. 2011. Clinical

and acquired immunologic responses to WNV infection of domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Poultry Science 90: 328-336.


Fair, J.M. and M.D. Jankowski. 2010. Bird conservation is public health intervention. New

Mexico Ornithological Bulletin. 37:94-99.


Fair, J.M. and L.M. Marsh. 2010. An arroyo bank-nesting mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

in northern New Mexico. Western Birds 21:1-4.


Fair, J.M., B. Hanelt, and K *Burnett. 2010. Horsehair worms (Gordius robustus) in nests of the

western bluebird (Sialia mexicana): evidence for anti-predator avoidance? Journal of Parasitology 96: 429-430.


*Swenson, N., J.M. Fair. and J. Heikoop. 2008 Water stress and hybridization between Quercus cambelii and Quercus crisea. Western North American Naturalist 68:498-507.


*Burnett, K. S. and J.M. Fair. 2008. The winter diet of the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) in northern New Mexico. New Mexico Ornithological Bulletin 36: 65-67.


Fair, J. M., K. J. Taylor-McCabe, Y. Shou, and B. L. Marrone. 2008. Immunophenotyping of Chicken Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Subpopulations: Individual Variability and Repeatability. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 125: 268-273.


Rivas,A.L., M D Jankowski; R. Piccinini, G. Leitner,  D. Schwarz; K. L Anderson; J. M Fair. A.L Hoogesteijn, W. Wolter, M. Chaffer, S. Blum; T. Were, S. N Konah, P. Kempaia, J.M Ong'echa; U. S Diesterbeck, R. Pilla, C.P. Czerny, J. M Hyman, J.B Hittner, and D.J Perkins. Feedback-based, system-level properties of vertebrate-microbial interactions. PLoS One. 8(2): e53984. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053984


Fair, J.M., R.J. LeClaire, M.L. Wilson, A.L. Turk, S.M. DeLand, D.R. Powell, P.C. Klare, M. Ewers, and D. Izraelevitz. 2007 "An Integrated Simulation of Pandemic Influenza Evolution, Mitigation and Critical Infrastructure Response”. 2007 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security


*Fair, J.M., S.J. Whitaker and B. Pearson. 2007. Sources of variation in haematocrit in birds. Ibis 149:535-552.


*Fair, J.M and S. Whitaker 2006. Avian Influenza: Birds, Humans, and Threat to Felines. The

New York City Veterinarian. 47(4):5.


Fair, J.M. and J. Heikoop. 2006. Stable isotope dynamics of nitrogen sewage effluent uptake in a

semi-arid wetland. Environmental Pollution 140:500-505


Fair, J.M. and D.Breshears. 2005. Drought stress and fluctuating asymmetry in Quercus undulatta leaves: confounding effects if absolute and relative amounts of stress. Journal of Arid Environments.62:235-249.


Fair, J.M., O.B Myers, and R.E. Ricklefs. 2003. Immune response, growth, and mortality of nestling western bluebirds and ash-throated flycatchers in proximity to soil contaminants. Ecological Applications. 13:1817-1829.


*Whitaker, S. and Fair, J.M. 2002. The costs of immunological challenge to developing mountain chickadee (Poecile gambeli) in the wild. Oikos 99:161-165.


Fair, J.M., and O.B. Myers. 2002 Contaminants and eggshell quality, clutch size, sex ratio, and hatching success of western bluebirds and ash-throated flycatchers: a landscape perspective. Environmental Pollution 118:321-330.


Fair, J.M. and R.E. Ricklefs. 2002. Physiological, growth, and immune response of Japanese quail chicks to the multiple stresses of immunological challenge and lead shot. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 42:77-87.


Fair. J.M. and O.B. Myers. 2002. The ecological and physiological costs of lead on developing western bluebirds. Ecotoxicology 11:53-62.


Fair, J.M., E.Hansen, and R.E. Ricklefs. 1999. Growth, developmental stability, and immune response in juvenile Japanese quail. Proc. Soc. London. B. Series 266:1735-1742.


Miller, C. and J.M. Fair. 1997. The effects of blow fly parasitism on nestling Savannah Sparrows in Alaska. Can. J. Zool. 75:641-644.


Fair, J.M., P.L. Kennedy, and L.C. McEwen. 1995. The effects of carbaryl grasshopper control on nesting killdeer  (Charadrius vociferus). Environ. Toxic. Chem. 14:881-890.


Kennedy, P.L., D.W. Stahlecker, and J.M. Fair. 1995. Organochlorine contaminants in avian prey of the peregrine falcon in northern New Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 40:94-100.


Fair, J.M., P.L. Kennedy, and L.C. McEwen. 1995. Diet of nesting Killdeer in North Dakota. Wilson Bull. 107:174-178.


Fair, J.M. and C. Miller. 1995. Two new host species for the parasitic blow fly Protocalliphora spaulata. Wilson Bull. 107:179-181.


Fair, J.M., L.C. McEwen, and P.L. Kennedy. 1994. Organochlorine residues in killdeer and eggs from North Dakota. Can. Field-Nat. 108:328-331.


Fair, J.M., G.D. Schmidt, and G. Wertheim. 1990. New species of Andrya and Paranoplocephala (Cestoidea: Anoplocephalidae) from voles and mole-rats in Israel and Syria. J. Parasitol. 76(5):641-644.