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Here is a list of papers published as part of our collaborations.  Undergraduate students are denoted with • and graduate students are denoted with *


Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., C. De Villalobos, B. Hanelt, and M. G. Bolek. 2015. Phylum Nematomorpha. In: Thorp, J., and Rogers, D.C. (Eds.), Volume II: Keys to Nearctic Fauna. Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Academic Press, In Press.

Bolek, M. G., Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., De Villalobos, L.C., and B. Hanelt. 2015. Phylum Nematomorpha. In: Thorp, J., and Rogers, D.C. (Eds.), Volume I: Ecology and General Biology: Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Academic Press, 303–326. ISBN: 9780123850263

Barquin•, A., B. McGehee•, R. T. Sedam•, W. L. Gordy•, B. Hanelt, and M. R. Wise de Valdez. 2015. Calling behavior of Acheta domesticus crickets infected with Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Grodiida). Journal of Parasitology: in press.

Sarkies, P., M.E. Selkirk, J.T. Jones, V. Block, T. Boothby, B. Goldstein, B. Hanelt, A. Ardila-Garcia, N.M. Fast, C. Kraus, V. Blok, E. Schierenberg, M.J. Taylor, G. Koutsovoulos, M.L. Blaxter, and E.A. Miska. 2015. Ancient and novel small RNA pathways compensate for the loss of piRNAs in multiple independent nematode lineages. PLOS Biology 13: e1002061. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002061. View article here.

Hanelt, B., M.G. Bolek, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa. 2015. Cryptic species of hairworm parasites revealed by molecular data and crowdsourcing of specimen collections. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82: 211-218. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.09.010 

Szmygiel*, C., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, B. Hanelt, and M.G. Bolek. 2014. Comparative descriptions of non-adult stages of four genera of Gordiids (Phylum: Nematomorpha). Zootaxa 3717: 23-38. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3717.1.2.  View full article as pdf.

Bolek, M.G., E. Rogers•, C. Szmygiel • , R.P. Shannon•, W.E. Doerfert-Schrader•, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, and B. Hanelt. 2013. Survival of larval and cyst stages of Gordiids (Nematomorpha) to freezing. Journal of Parasitology. Journal of Parasitology 99: 397-402. doi: 10.1645/12-62.1. Get information on this article here.

Robison, H.W., C.T. McAllister, and B. Hanelt. 2013. New geographic distribution records for horsehair worms (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) in Arkansas, including new state records for Chordodes morgani and Paragordius varius. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science. 66:197-199.  View full article as pdf.

Cochran, P.A., J. D. Zanon, and B. Hanelt. 2013. The horsehair worm Gordionus violaceus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) in Minnesota. Great Lakes Entomologist 46:133-134. View full ariticle as pdf.

Bolek, M.G., C. Szmygiel•, A. Kubat, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, and B. Hanelt. 2013. Novel techniques for biodiversity studies of gordiids and description of a new species of Chordodes (Gordiida, Nematomorpha) from Kenya, Africa. Zootaxa 3717: 23-38. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3717.1.2.  View full article as pdf.

Begay
, A., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek, and B. Hanelt. 2012. Two new Gordionus species (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from the southern Rocky Mountains. Zootaxa. 3406: 30-38. View full article as pdf.

McAllister, C.T., and B. Hanelt. New host and geographic distribution record for Chordodes morgani (Nematomorpha: Gordiida), from Oklahoma. 2012. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences 92: 243-305. View full article as pdf.

McAllister, C.T., Bolek, M.G., and B. Hanelt. 2012. The horsehair worm, Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida): New to the fauna of Oklahoma. Southwestern Naturalist. In press.

Hanelt, B., M.G. Bolek, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa. 2012. Going Solo: Discovery of the first parthenogenetic Gordiid (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). PLoS ONE. 7(4): e34472. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034472. View full article as pdf.

Looney, C., B. Hanelt, and R.S. Zack. 2012. New records of nematomorph parasites (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and camel crickets (Orthoptera: Rhabidophoridae) in Washington state. Journal of Parasitology. 98: 1-6. doi: 10.1645/GE-2929.1. View full article as pdf.
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Journal of Parasitology, Volume 98, issue 3.
Cover image taken from Looney et al., 2012.

Bolek, M.G., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, B. Hanelt, and D.J. Richardson. 2010. Redescription of the African Chordodes albibarbatus Montgomery 1898, and description of Chordodes janovyi n. sp. (Gordiida, Nematomorpha) and its non-adult stages from Cameroon, Africa. Zootaxa 2631: 36–50. View full article as pdf.

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. doi:10.1645/GE-2313.1.  View full article as pdf.


Here is a list of talks presented as part of our collaborations.
 Undergraduate students are denoted with • and graduate students are denoted with *


Scientific Presentations at National Meetings:


Bolek, M., C. Szmygiel*, R. Shannon*, C. Williams*, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, and B. Hanelt. The diversity and surprising complexity of larval and cyst stages of Gordiids (Nematomorpha): How many types are there? American Society of Parasitologists, Omaha, NE, June 2015.

Williams*, C., L. Vredevoe, G. Kolluru, and B. Hanelt. Effects of Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) on the cricket host, Acheta domesticus. American Society of Parasitologists, Omaha, NE, June 2015.

Barquin
, A, B. McGehee, B. Hanelt, and M.R. Wise de Valdez. Calling behavior of adult male Acheta domesticus crickets infected with Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). American Society of Parasitologists, New Orleans, LA, July 2014.

Childress
, J.N, T.J. Iakovidis, M.G. Bolek, and G.J. Langford. Where are the infected snails? Searching for an alternative sentinel organism for Gordian worms (Phylum Nematomorpha). American Society of Parasitologists, New Orleans, LA, July 2014.

Hanelt, B., M.G. Bolek, and A. Schmidt-Rhaesa. Crowdsourcing helps reveal cryptic speciation of a New World hairworm Gordius robustus using molecular data. American Society of Parasitologists, New Orleans, LA, July 2014.

Pierce*, C., R. Shannon*, H.A. Stigge, B. Hanelt, and M. Bolek. Using snail "jerky" to untangle the life cycle strategies of Gordiids (Nematomorpha). American Society of Parasitologists, New Orleans, LA, July 2014.

Ravindran
, P.M., and B. Hanelt. Changes in bacterial resistance and longevity of crickets infected with Gordian Worms (Nematomorpha). American Society of Parasitologists, New Orleans, LA, July 2014.

B. Hanelt, M.G. Bolek and A. Schmidt-Rhaesa. Sky Island Hairworms: Biodiversity of freshwater nematomorphs from isolated mountain tops in southeastern Arizona. B. Hanelt, M.G. Bolek and A. Schmidt-Rhaesa. Sky Island Hairworms: Biodiversity of freshwater nematomorphs from isolated mountain tops in southeastern Arizona. American Society of Parasitologists, Quebec, Canada, June 2013.

Estrella•, P.M. and B. Hanelt. Going it alone? Characterizing the response of a parasite upon immune challenge of the Host-Parasite unit. American Society of Parasitologists, Quebec, Canada, June 2013.

Begay•,A., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, C. Looney, R.S. Zack, and B. Hanelt. New species of Gordionus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from Washington State. American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Bolek, M., C. Szmygiel*, E. Rogers
, B. Hanelt, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa. Discovering the hidden biodiversity of Gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha): Where are we and what are the next steps? American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Bolek, M. G. Disassembling the iron wheel of parasite life cycles and getting a job!  Invited talk for the American Society of Parasitologists Students’ Symposium.  American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Bolek, M. G. Introduction: From Immune Systems to Ecosystems and Everything in Between.  Invited talk at the First International Nematomorpha Symposium.  American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Hanelt, B., M.A. Forys•. Defending the attacker: characterizing the immune system of Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) using next generation sequencing. American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Maldonado
, E.M., J.D. Niforatos, and B. Hanelt.  Alteration of fat body and ovary development in the female cricket Achaeta domesticus infected with the hairworm Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Niforatos
, J.D., E.M. Maldonado, R. T. Sedam, and B. Hanelt. Looking for love in all the right places? How hairworms (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) find potential mates. American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Sedam
, R.T., W. L. Gordy, J. D. Niforatos, and B. Hanelt. Hanging up on the call for love: Behavioral modification of male Acheta domesticus crickets infected with Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., A.C. Begay
, B. Hanelt. Molecular markers help in recognizing species boundaries in the genus Gordionus (Nematomorpha). American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Szmygiel*, C., B. Hanelt, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek. It’s all related: Conserved morphological characterizes of non-adult stages of hairworms (Nematomorpha). American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Szmygiel*, C., R. Shannon
, L.M. Hodges, B. Hanelt, M. Papes, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek. Using Gordiid cysts to discover the hidden biodiversity and potential distribution of hairworms (Nematomorpha). American Society of Parasitologists, Richmond, VA, June 2012.

Enyart
, K. , C. Szmygiel* and M. G. Bolek. 2012. A house is not a home: Host specificity of freshwater snails to North American and African horsehair worms (Phylum: Nematomorpha). Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.  Seattle, WA, October 2012. 

Begay
, A.C., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek, B. Hanelt. New species of Gordionus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from the southern Rocky Mountains. American Society of Parasitologists, Anchorage, AK, June 2011.

Bolek, M.G., B. Hanelt, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, C. Szmygiel. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Biodiversity of Gordian worms, phylum Nematomorpha. American Society of Parasitologists, Anchorage, AK, June 2011.

Hanelt, B., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek. Hidden diversity in Gordius robustus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida); How molecular data is shedding light on a cryptic species complex. American Society of Parasitologists, Anchorage, AK, June 2011.

Scientific Presentations at Regional Meetings:

Ravindran•, P.M, and B. Hanelt. Changes in bacterial resistance and longevity of crickets infected with Gordian worms (Nematomorpha). Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2015.

Swanteson-Franz•, R.J., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek, and B. Hanelt. A new species of Gordionus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) described from the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2015.

Williams*, C., L. Vredevoe, G. Kolluru, and B. Hanelt. Effects of Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) on the cricket host Acheta domesticus. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2015.

Bolek, M., C. Szmygiel*, R. Shannon*, C. Williams*, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, and B. Hanelt. The diversity and surprising complexity of larval and cyst stages of Gordiids (Nematomorpha): How many types are there? Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists, Ogallala, NE, September 2014.

Pierce•, C., H. A. Stigge*, B. Hanelt and M. G. Bolek. Survival of cyst stages of Gordiids (Nematomorpha) after exposure to drying. Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists, Ogallala, NE, September 2014.

Shannon•, R.P. and M.G. Bolek. Gordiid (Phylum, Nematomorpha) cyst development and survival to drying in paratenic hosts. Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists, Ogallala, NE, September 2013.

Garza•, J., A. Howard•, C. Downen•, A.T. Judd•, Y. Rodriguez•, J. Herrera•, B. Hanelt, and M. Wise de Valdez. Refuge-seeking behavior and activity level of Acheta domesticus infected with Paragordius varius. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2014.

McGehee•, B., A. Barquin•, Y. Rodriguez•, J. Garza•, J. Herrera•, B. Hanelt, and M. Wise de Valdez. Calling behavior of adult male Acheta domesticus crickets infected with Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2014.

Pierce•, C., H. A. Stigge*, B. Hanelt and M. G. Bolek. Survival of Cyst Stages of Gordiids (Nematomorpha) After Exposure to Drying. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2014.

Hanelt, B. From species to genes; what hairworms have taught us about how parasites work. Rocky Mountain Congress of Parasitologists, Ogallala, NE, September 2013.

Estrella•, P.M. and B. Hanelt.   Going it Alone? Characterizing the response of a parasite upon immune challenge of the host-parasite unit. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2013.

Sedam•, R.T, W. L. Gordy• and B. Hanelt. Behavioral effects of Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) on male Acheta domesticus crickets. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2013.

Shannon, R.P. and M.G. Bolek. Cyst development and paratenesis of Gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha) in freshwater gastropods. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2013.

Bolek, M.G, 
C. Szmygiel*, A. Kubat*, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa and B. Hanelt.  Novel techniques for biodiversity studies of gordiids and description of a new species of Chordodes (Gordiida, Nematomorpha) from Kenya, Africa. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2013.

Szmygiel, C*., R. Shannon•, L.M. Hodges•, B. Hanelt, M. Papeş, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, and M. G. Bolek. 2012. Using gordiid cysts to discover the hidden biodiversity and potential distribution of hairworms (Nematomorpha).  Southwestern Association of Parasitologists. Lake Texoma, OK, April 2012.

Shannon
, R. and M. G. Bolek. 2012. Cyst development and paratenesis of gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha) in freshwater gastropods.  Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists, Ogallala, NE, September 2012.

Bolek, M. G., C. Szmygiel*, E. Rogers•, B. Hanelt, A. Schmid-Rhaesa. 2012. Discovering the hidden biodiversity of Gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha): Where are we and what are the next steps?  Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists, Ogallala, NE, September 2012

Bolek, M. G., C. Szmygiel*, E. Rogers•, R. Shannon•, B. Hanelt, A. Schmid-Rhaesa. 2012. Discovering the hidden biodiversity of Gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha): Where are we and what are the next steps?  Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, June 2012.

Begay
, A., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, C. Looney, R.S. Zack, and B. Hanelt. New species of Gordionus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from Washington State. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2012.

Maldonado
, E.M., J.D. Niforatos, and B. Hanelt. Alteration of fat body and ovary development in the female cricket Achaeta domesticus infected with the hairworm Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2012.

Niforatos
, J.D., E.M. Maldonado, R. T. Sedam, and B. Hanelt. Looking for love in all the right places? How hairworms (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) find potential mates. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2012.

Sedam
, R.T, W. L. Gordy, J. D. Niforatos, and B. Hanelt. Hanging up on the call for love: Behavioral modification of male Acheta domesticus crickets Infected with Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2012.

Begay
, A.C., A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek, B. Hanelt. New species of Gordionus (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from the southern Rocky Mountains. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2011.

Rogers
, E., B. Hanelt, and M.G. Bolek. Suspending life cycle in the cold: Survival of larval and cyst stages of Gordiids (Nematomorpha) to freezing. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2011.

Szmygiel
, C., B. Hanelt, A. Schmidt-Rhaesa, M.G. Bolek. Non-adult characteristics of seven hairworm species (Nematomorpha). Southwestern Association of Parasitologists, Lake Texoma, OK, April 2011.

Scientific Presentations at Local Meetings:

Bolek, M. G. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Discovering the Biodiversity of Gordian Worms (Phylum, Nematomorpha).Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, March 2015.

Bolek, M. G. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Discovering the Biodiversity of Gordian Worms (Phylum, Nematomorpha).Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, October 2014.

Bolek, M. G. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Discovering the Biodiversity of Gordian Worms (Phylum, Nematomorpha).Department of Pathobiology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, April 2014

Bolek, M. G. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Discovering the Biodiversity of Gordian Worms (Phylum, Nematomorpha). Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, September 2013.

Bolek, M. G. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Discovering the Biodiversity of Gordian Worms (Phylum, Nematomorpha).Department of Biology, Southern Florida College, Lakeland, Florida, April 2013.

Enyart, K., C. Szmygiel*, and M. G. Bolek. Host Specificity of Freshwater Snails to North American and African Horsehair Worms (Phylum Nematomorpha).  Oklahoma State University Research Symposium.  Stillwater, OK, February 2013.  

Hanelt, B. Unraveling a Gordian knot: from the biodiversity to the transcriptome of members of the phylum Nematomorpha. Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology, Albuquerque, NM, April 2012.

Niforatos
, J.D., E.M. Maldonado, R. T. Sedam, and B. Hanelt. Looking for love in all the right places? How hairworms (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) find potential mates. University of New Mexico Biology Research Day, April 2012.

Szmygiel*, C, and M. G. Bolek. 2012. Using non-adult hairworm characteristics for systematic and biodiversity studies (Nematomorpha). 23rd Annual Research Symposium. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma, February 2012.

Enyart
, K., C. Szmygiel* and M. G. Bolek. 2012. A house is not a home: Host specificity of freshwater snails to North American and African horsehair worms (Phylum: Nematomorpha). The Karen L. Smith Undergraduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK, November 2012.

Shannon
, R. and M. G. Bolek. 2012. Cyst development and paratenesis of gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha) in freshwater gastropods. Karen L. Smith Undergraduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK, November 2012.

Bolek, M. G. 2012. Hairworms, Nasal Worms and Bots, Oh My! Comanche National College, Lawton, OK, June 2012.

Begay
, A., Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Bolek, M.G., and B. Hanelt. New species of Gordionus (Nematomorpha Gordiida) from the southern Rocky Mountains. Dr. Viola Cordova's Memorial Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, April 2011.

Begay
, A., and B. Hanelt. Unraveling a Gordian knot: Biodiversity of Gordian worms. Walatowa High School, Jemez Pueblo, NM, December, 2010.



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Updated: July 2015