Key Papers (chronological)

A full list can be found here: Lena Wilfert @ Google Scholar

Manley R, Temperton B, Boots M, Wilfert L. (2020) Contrasting impacts of a novel specialist vector on multihost viral pathogen epidemiology in wild and managed bees. Molecular Ecology. 2020;29(2):380-93. doi: 10.1111/mec.15333.

Bailes EJ, Bagi J, Coltman J, Fountain MT, Wilfert L, Brown MJF. (2020) Host density drives viral, but not trypanosome, transmission in a key pollinator. Proc R Soc B<. 2020;287(1918):20191969. doi: doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.1969.

Manley, R., Temperton, B., Doyle, T., Gates, D., Hedges, S., Boots, M., Wilfert, L. (2019) Knock-on community impacts of a novel vector: spillover of emerging DWV-B from Varroa-infested honeybees to wild bumblebees. Ecology Letters, 22: 1306-1315. (doi:10.1111/ele.13323).

Diao, Q., Yang, D., Zhao, H., Deng, S., Wang, X., Hou, C., Wilfert, L. (2019) Prevalence and population genetics of the emerging honey bee pathogen DWV in Chinese apiculture. Scientific Reports, 9: 12042. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48618-y) (

Bartlett, L.J., Rozins, C., Brosi, B.J., Delaplane, K.S., de Roode, J.C., White, A., Wilfert, L., Boots, M. (2019) Industrial bees: the impact of agricultural intensification on local disease prevalence. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56: 2195-2205. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13461)

McMahon, D.P., Wilfert, L., Paxton, R.J., Brown, M.J.F. (2018) Emerging viruses in bees: From molecules to ecology. Advances in Virus Research, 101: 251-291. (doi: 10.1016/bs.aivir.2018.02.008)

Manley R, Boots M, Wilfert L (2017) Condition-dependent virulence of slow bee paralysis virus in Bombus terrestris: are the impacts of honeybee viruses in wild pollinators underestimated? Oecologia, 184 (2), 305-315.

Wilfert L, Long G, Leggett HC, Schmid-Hempel P, Butlin R, Martin SJM, Boots M (2016) Deformed wing virus is a recent global epidemic in honeybees driven by Varroa mites. Science, 351 (6273), 594-597.

Manley R, Boots M, Wilfert L (2015) Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52 (2), 331-340.

Wilfert L, Jiggins FM (2013) The dynamics of reciprocal selective sweeps of host resistance and a parasite counter-adaptation in Drosophila. Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 67 (3), 761-773,

Wilfert L, Gadau J, Schmid-Hempel P (2007) Variation in genomic recombination rates among animal taxa and the case of social insects. Heredity, 98 (4), 189.

L Wilfert, Gadau J, Baer B, Schmid-Hempel P (2007) Natural variation in the genetic architecture of a host–parasite interaction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Molecular Ecology, 16 (6), 1327-1339.