Asterisks indicate *undergraduate or **graduate student co-authors


Holmes, C.J.**, J.H. Pantel, K.L. Schulz, and C.E. Cáceres. 2016. Initial genetic diversity enhances population establishment and alters genetic structuring in a newly established Daphnia metapopulation. Molecular Ecology, 25(15):3299-3308.

Holmes, C.J.**, S. Figary, K.L. Schulz, and C.E. Cáceres. 2016. Effects of diversity on community assembly in newly formed pond communities. Ecosphere, 7(7). PDF

Rapti, Z. and C.E. Cáceres. 2016. Effects of intrinsic and extrinsic host mortality on disease spread. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 78:235-253.

Hite, J.L., R.M. Penczykowski, M.S. Shocket, A.T. Strauss, P.A. Orlando, M.A. Duffy, C.E. Cáceres, and S.R. Hall. 2016. Parasites destabilize host populations by shifting stage-structured interactions. Ecology, 97:439-449.


Strauss, A.T., D.J. Civitello, C.E. Cáceres, and S.R. Hall. 2015. Success, failure and irrelevance of the dilution effect among competitors.  Ecology Letters, 18:916-926.

Bara, J.J. Z. Rapti, C.E. Cáceres, and E.J. Muturi.  2015. Effects of larval competition on extrinsic incubation period and vectorial capacity of Aedes albopictus for dengue virus. PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126703

Searle, C., J. Ochs, C.E. Cáceres, S. Chaing, N. Gerardo, S.R. Hall, M.A. Duffy. 2015.  Plasticity, not genetic variation, drives infection success of a fungal parasite.  Parasitology, 142(6):839-848.

Crawford, J.W.**, I. Redlinski*, C.F. Steiner, and C.E. Cáceres. 2015. Life-history evolution in a Daphnia ambigua population during community assembly.  Journal of Plankton Research, 37(2):409-416.


Cáceres, C.E., G. Davis*, S. Duple*, S.R. Hall, A. Koss*, P. Lee* and Z. Rapti. 2014. Complex Daphnia interactions with parasites and competitors.  Mathematical Biosciences 258:148-161.

Cáceres, C. E., A.J. Tessier, M.A. Duffy, and S.R. Hall. 2014. Disease in freshwater zooplankton: what have we learned and where are we going? Journal of Plankton Research: 1-8. PDF


Bertram, C. R., M. Pinkowski, S.R. Hall, M.A. Duffy, and C.E. Cáceres. 2013. Trait-mediated indirect effects, predators, and disease: test of a size-based model. Oecologia 173(3): 1023-1032. PDF


Allen, M.R., R.A. Thum, J.N. VanDyke, and C.E. Cáceres. 2012. Trait sorting in Daphnia colonising man-made lakes. Freshwater Biology 57:1813-1822. PDF Recommended by Faculty of 1000, Biology

Cristescu, M.E., A. Constantin**, D. Bock, C.E. Cáceres, and T.J. Crease. 2012. Speciation with gene flow and the genetics of habitat transitions. Molecular Ecology 21:1411-1422. PDF

Hall, S.R., C.R. Becker, M.A. Duffy, and C.E. Cáceres. 2012. A power-efficiency tradeoff in resource use alters epidemiological relationships. Ecology 93: 645-656. PDF

Overholt, E., S.R. Hall, C.E. Williamson, C. Meikle, M.A. Duffy, and C.E. Cáceres.2012. Solar radiation decreases parasitism in Daphnia. Ecology Letters 15:47-54. PDF


Prior, N.H.*, Washington, C.N.*, Housley, J.N., Hall, S.R., Duffy, M.A., and C.E. Cáceres. 2011. Maternal effects and epidemiological traits in a planktonic host- parasite system. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 13:401-413.

Duffy, M.A., J.M. Housley, R.M. Penczykowski, C.E. Cáceres, and S.R. Hall. 2011. Unhealthy herds: indirect effects of predators enhance two drivers of disease spread. Functional Ecology, 25:945-953. PDF

Thomas, S.H., C. Bertram**, K. van Rensburg*, C.E. Cáceres and M.A. Duffy. 2011. Spatiotemporal dynamics of free-living stages of a bacterial parasite of zooplankton. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 63:265-272. PDF

Hall, S.R., C.R. Becker, M.A. Duffy, and C.E. Cáceres. 2011. Epidemic size determines population-level effects of fungal parasites on Daphnia hosts. Oecologia, 166:833-842. PDF

Allen, M.R.**, J. N. VanDyke, and C.E. Cáceres. 2011. Metacommunity assembly and sorting in newly formed lake communities. Ecology, 92:269-275. PDF

Colbourne, J.K., M.E. Pfrender, D. Gilbert, W.K. Thomas, A. Tucker, T.H. Oakley, S. Tokishita, A. Aerts, G. J. Arnold, M. Kumar Basu, D.J. Bauer, C.E. Cáceres, L. Carmel, C. Casola, J.-H. Choi, J.C. Detter, Q. Dong, S. Dusheyko, B.D. Eads, T. Fröhlich, K.A. Geiler-Samerotte, D. Gerlach, P. Hatcher, S. Jogdeo, Jeroen Krijgsveld, E. V. Kriventseva, D. Kültz, C. Laforsch, E. Lindquist, J. Lopez, J.R. Manak, J. Muller, J. Pangilinan, R. P. Patwardhan, S. Pitluck, E.J. Pritham, A. Rechtsteiner, M. Rho, I.B. Rogozin, O. Sakarya, A. Salamov, S. Schaack, H. Shapiro, Y. Shiga, C. Skalitzky, Z. Smith, A. Souvorov, W. Sung, Z. Tang, D. Tsuchiya, H. Tu, H. Vos, M. Wang, Y.I. Wolf, H. Yamagata, T. Yamada, Y. Ye, J.R. Shaw, J. Andrews, T. J. Crease, H. Tang, S.M. Lucas, H.M. Robertson, P. Bork, E.V. Koonin, E.M. Zdobnov, I.V. Grigoriev, M. Lynch, J.L. Boore. 2011. The ecoresponsive genome of Daphnia pulex. Science 331:555-561.


Hall, S.R., C.R. Becker, M.A. Duffy, and C.E. Cáceres. 2010. Variation in resource acquisition and use among host clones creates key epidemiological tradeoffs. American Naturalist, 176:557-565. PDF

Allen, M.R.**, R.A. Thum and C.E. Cáceres. 2010. Does local adaptation to resources explain genetic differentiation among Daphnia populations? Molecular Ecology, 19: 3076-3087. PDF

Duffy, M.A., C.E. Cáceres, S.R. Hall, A.J. Tessier and A. Ives. 2010. Temporal, spatial and between-host comparisons of patterns of parasitism in lake zooplankton. Ecology, 91:3322-3331. PDF

Hall, S.R., R. Smyth**, C.R. Becker, M.A. Duffy, C.J. Knight*, S. MacIntyre, A.J. Tessier, and C.E. Cáceres. 2010. Why are Daphnia in some lakes sicker? Disease ecology, habitat structure, and the plankton. BioScience, 60:363-375. PDF


Cáceres, C.E., C. Hartway and K. Paczolt*. 2009. Inbreeding depression varies with investment in sex in a facultative parthenogen. Evolution, 63: 2474–2480. PDF

Cáceres, C.E., C.J. Knight*, and S.R. Hall. 2009. Predator spreaders: predation can enhance parasite success in a planktonic host-parasite system. Ecology, 90:2850–2858. PDF Recommended by Faculty of 1000, Biology

Hall, S.R., J.L. Simonis*, R.M. Nisbet, A.J. Tessier, and C.E. Cáceres. 2009. Resource ecology of virulence in a planktonic host-parasite system: an explanation using dynamic energy budgets. American Naturalist, 174:149-162.

Ayroles, J.F**, K. A. Hughes, K.C. Rowe**, M.M. Reedy, S.L. Rodriguez-Zas, J.M. Drnevich, C.E. Cáceres, and K. N. Paige. 2009. A genome-wide assessment of inbreeding depression: gene number, function and mode of action. Conservation Biology, 23:920-930.

Duffy, M.A., S.R. Hall, C.E. Cáceres, and A.R. Ives. 2009. Rapid evolution, seasonality, and the termination of epidemics. Ecology 90:1441–1448. PDF

Hall, S.R., C.R. Becker, J.L. Simonis*, M.A. Duffy, A.J. Tessier, and C.E. Cáceres. 2009. Friendly competition: evidence for a dilution effect among competitors in a planktonic host-parasite system. Ecology, 90:791-801. PDF

Hall, S.R., C.M. Knight*, C.R. Becker, M.A. Duffy, A.J. Tessier, and C.E. Cáceres. 2009. Quality matters: food quality and the course of epidemics in planktonic host-parasite system. Ecology Letters, 12:118-128. PDF


Cáceres, C.E., A.J. Tessier, A. Andreou*, and M.A. Duffy**. 2008. Stoichiometric relationships in vernal pond plankton communities. Freshwater Biology. 53:1291–1302.

Duffy, M.A.**, C.E. Brassil, S.R. Hall, A.J. Tessier, C.E. Cáceres, and J.K. Conner. 2008. Parasite-mediated disruptive selection in a natural Daphnia population. BMC Evolution, 8:80.


Hall, S.R., C. Becker, and C.E. Cáceres. 2007. Parasitic castration: a perspective from a model of dynamic energy budgets. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 47:295-309.

Storch, A.J.**, K.L. Schulz, C.E. Cáceres, P.M. Smyntek**, J.M. Dettmers, M.A. Teece. 2007. Consumption of the exotic zooplankton, Bythotrephes longimanus and Cercopagis pengoi, by alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) in three Laurentian Great Lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 64: 1314-1328.

Agrawal, A.A., D.D. Ackerly, F. Adler, A.E. Arnold, C. Cáceres, D.F Doak, E. Post, P.J. Hudson, J. Maron, K.A. Mooney, M. Power, D. Schemske, J. Stachowicz, S. Strauss, M.G. Turner, and E. Werner. 2007. Filling key gaps in population and community ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5:145-152.

Steiner, C.F., C.E. Cáceres, S.D.P. Smith. 2007. Resurrecting the ghost of competition past with dormant zooplankton eggs. American Naturalist 169:416-422.

Hall, S.R., L. Sivars-Becker, C. Becker, M.A. Duffy**, A.J. Tessier, and C.E. Cáceres. 2007. Eating yourself sick: transmission of disease as a function of foraging ecology. Ecology Letters 10:207-218.

Cáceres, C.E., A.N. Christoff* and W.J. Boeing. 2007. Variation in ephippial buoyancy in Daphnia pulicaria. Freshwater Biology 52:313-318.


Hughes, K.A., J.F. Ayroles**, M. Reedy, J.M. Drnevich, K.C. Rowe**, C.E. Cáceres, K.N. Paige. 2006. Within-population variation in the transcriptome: cis versus trans regulation and dominance effects of alleles. Genetics 173:1347-1364.

Hall, S.R., A.J. Tessier , M.A. Duffy** , M. Huebner, C.E. Cáceres. 2006. Warmer does not have to mean sicker: temperature and predators can jointly drive timing of epidemics. Ecology 87:1684–1695.

Cáceres, C.E., S.R. Hall, M.A. Duffy**, A.J. Tessier, C. Helmle, S. MacIntyre. 2006. Physical structure of lakes constrains epidemics in Daphnia populations. Ecology 87:1438-1444.


Witt, A.M.**, J.M. Dettmers, and C.E. Cáceres. 2005. Cercopagis pengoi in southwestern Lake Michigan in four years following invasion. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31:245-252. PDF

Hall, S.R., M.A. Duffy**, A.J. Tessier and C.E. Cáceres. 2005 Spatial heterogeneity of daphniid parasitism in lakes. Oecologia 143:635-644. PDF

Hall, S.R., M.A. Duffy** and C.E. Cáceres. 2005 .Selective predation and productivity jointly drive complex behavior in host-parasite systems. American Naturalist 165:70-81. PDF


Witt, A.M.** and C.E. Cáceres. 2004. Potential predator-prey relationships between Bythotrephes longimanus and Cercopagis pengoi in southwestern Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 30:519-527. PDF

Cáceres, C.E. and A. J. Tessier. 2004. Incidence of diapause varies among populations of Daphnia pulicaria. Oecologia. 141:425-431. PDF

Tessier, A.J. and C.E. Cáceres. 2004. Differentiation in sex investment by clones and populations of Daphnia. Ecology Letters 7:695-703. PDF

Graeb, B.D.S.**, J.M. Dettmers, D.H. Wahl and C.E. Cáceres. 2004. Fish size and prey availability affect growth, survival, prey selection, and foraging behavior of larval yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:504-514.

Cáceres, C.E. and A. J. Tessier. 2004. To sink or swim: Variable diapause strategies among Daphnia species. Limnology and Oceanography 49:1333-1340.


Gerrish G.A**. and C.E. Cáceres. 2003. Genetic versus environmental influence on pigment variation in the ephippia of Daphnia pulicaria. Freshwater Biology 48:1971-1982.

Cáceres, C.E. and A.J. Tessier. 2003. How long to rest: the ecology of optimal dormancy and environmental constraint. Ecology 84:1189-1198. PDF


Cáceres, C.E. and D.A. Soluk. 2002. Blowing in the wind: a field test of overland dispersal and colonization by aquatic invertebrates. Oecologia 131:402-408.


Hairston, N.G., Jr., C.L. Holtmeier, W. Lampert, L.J. Weider, D.M. Post, J.M. Fischer, C.E. Cáceres, J.A. Fox, and U. Gaedke. 2001. Natural selection for grazer resistance to toxic cyanobacteria: Evolution of phenotypic plasticity? Evolution 55: 2203-2214. PDF

Cáceres, C.E. and M.S. Schwalbach. 2001. How well do laboratory experiments explain field patterns of zooplankton emergence? Freshwater Biology. 46:1179-1189.


Santer, B., E. Blohm-Sievers, C.E. Cáceres, and N.G. Hairston, Jr. 2000. Life-history variation in the coexisting freshwater copepods Eudiaptomus gracilis and Eudiaptomus graciloides. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 149:441-458.


Hairston, N.G., Jr., W. Lampert, C.E. Cáceres, C.L. Holtmeier, L.J. Weider, U. Gaedke, J.M. Fisher, J.A. Fox, and D.M. Post. 1999. Rapid evolution revealed by dormant eggs. Nature 401:446.


Cáceres, C.E. 1998. Interspecific variation in the abundance, production, and emergence of Daphnia diapausing eggs. Ecology 79:1699-1710. PDF

Cáceres, C.E. and N.G. Hairston, Jr. 1998. Benthic-pelagic coupling in planktonic crustaceans: the role of the benthos. Archiv für Hydrobiologie Special Issues Advancing Limnology 52:163-174.

Cáceres, C.E. 1998. Seasonal dynamics and interspecific competition in Oneida Lake Daphnia. Oecologia 115:233-244. PDF


Cáceres, C.E. 1997. Temporal variation, dormancy and coexistence: a field test of the storage effect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 94:9171- 9175.

Cáceres, C.E. 1997. Dormancy in invertebrates. Invertebrate Biology 116:371-383.


Hairston, N.G., Jr., and C.E. Cáceres. 1996. Distribution of crustacean diapause: micro- and macroevolutionary pattern and process. Symposium on Diapause in the Crustacea: Developments in Hydrobiology. Hydrobiologia 320:27-44.


Lehman, J.T., and C.E. Cáceres. 1993. Food-web responses to species invasion by a predatory invertebrate: Bythotrephes in Lake Michigan. Limnology and Oceanography 38:879-891.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

2009 - Dodson, S.I., C.E. Cáceres, and D.C. Rogers. Cladocera and Other Branchiopoda. Thorp, J. H. and A. P. Covich (eds). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates. Third Edition. Academic Press

2008 - Hall, S.R., J.H. Brown, C.E. Cáceres, J.M. Chase, A.P. Dobson, R.D. Holt, C.G. Jones, K.D. Lafferty, S.E. Randolph, P. Rohani. Is infectious disease just another type of predator-prey interaction? Pp. 223-241 in R.S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and V.T. Eviner (eds). Reciprocal interactions between ecosystems and disease. Princeton University Press. Princeton University Press

2007 - Agrawal, A. A. D. D. Ackerly, F. Adler, A. E. Arnold, C. Cáceres, D. F. Doak, E. Post, P. Hudson, J. Maron, K. A. Mooney, M. Power, D. Schemske, J. Stachowicz, S. Strauss, M. G. Turner, and E. Werner. In support of observational studied – Reply. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5:294-295.

2007 - Panov, V. E. and C.E. Cáceres. Role of diapause in dispersal of aquatic invertebrates. Pages 187-195 in V. R. Alekseev, B. De Stasio, and J. J. Gilbert (eds.), Diapause in Aquatic Invertebrates, Springer.

2005 - Cáceres, C.E., S.L. Mulvany*, K.A. Paczolt*, C.F. Steiner. Cladoceran community assembly in a recently created lake. Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie, Verhandlungen. 29:1020-1024

1990 - Cáceres, C.E. and J.T. Lehman. Spiny Tailed Bythotrephes: Its life history and effects on the Great Lakes. Michigan Sea Grant College Program. 7pp.