• Associate Professor, Biology


  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Natural History Survey, Research Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/15/2016.
  • North American Ornithological Conference. Washington, D.C. Contributed Talk, Presented, 08/01/2016.
  • Society for the study of Evolution. Austin, TX . Contributed Talk, Presented, 07/01/2016.
  • Dimensions of Biodiversity PI-meeting, Washington, D.C. Contributed Talk, Presented, 06/01/2016.
  • College of Science Day - November 2015, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Hungarian Natural History Museum- Research Seminar - June 2015, Budapest, Hungary. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2015.
  • Utah State University, Ecology Center - Public seminar, April 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Utah State University, Ecology Center - Research seminar for center associated departments, April 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Washington State University, Department of Entomology, March 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2015.
  • University of North Dakota, Department of Biology, January 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2015.


  • An evolutionary allometry of bird and louse (Phthiraptera) body sizes: comparative tests controlled for host, rather than parasite phylogeny. Evolution.. In press, 11/01/2016.
  • Does anti-parasite behavior improve with experience: An experimental test of the priming hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1167-1171. . Published, 03/15/2016.
  • Walk or Ride? Phoretic behavior of amblyceran and ischnoceran lice. International Journal of Parasitology 46: 221-227. Published, 01/20/2016.
  • Unlocking the black box of feather louse diversity: a molecular phylogeny of the hyper-diverse genus Brueelia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94: 737-751. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Clayton, D. H., S. E. Bush, and K. P. Johnson. 2015. Coevolution of life on hosts: Integrating ecology and history. University of Chicago Press. Published, 12/2015.
  • Bush, S. E., J. D. Weckstein, D. R. Gustafsson, J. Allen, E. DiBlasi, S. M. Shreve, R. Boldt, H. R. Skeen, and K. P. Johnson. 2015. Data supporting a molecular phylogeny of the hyper-diverse genus Brueelia. Data in Brief 5: 1078-1091. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.022. Published, 08/2015.
  • Gustafsson, D. R. and S. E. Bush. 2015. Four new species of Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from African songbirds (Passeriformes: Sturnidae and Laniidae). Zootaxa 4013: 503-518. DOI: Published, 06/2015.
  • Gustafsson, D. R., and S. E. Bush. 2015. The chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera, Amblycera) of Japanese pigeons and doves (Columbiformes), with descriptions of three new species. Journal of Parasitology 101: 304-313.. Published, 04/2015.
  • Makarikov, A. A., V. V. Tkach, S. M. Villa, and S. E. Bush. 2015. Description of two new species of Hymenolepis Weinland, 1858 (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae) from rodents on Luzon Island, Philippines. Systematic Parasitology 90:27-37. Published, 01/2015.
  • Gustafsson, D. R., and S. E. Bush. 2014. Two new species of Paraphilopterus Mey, 2004 (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from New Guinean bowerbirds (Passeriformes: Ptilonorhynchidae) and satinbirds (Passeriformes: Cnemophilidae) Zootaxa 3873:155-164. Published, 10/07/2014.
  • McAllister, C. T., Seville, R. S., Duszynski, D. W., and S. E. Bush. 2014. A new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Cordillera striped shrew-rat, Chrotomys whiteheadi (Rodentia: Muridae), from the Philippines. Acta Parasitologica 59: 686-689. Published, 09/09/2014.
  • Hastriter, M. W. and S. E. Bush. 2014. Description of Medwayella independencia (Siphonaptera: Stivaliidae), a new species of flea from Mindanao, Island, the Philippines and their phoretic mites, and miscellaneous flea records fro the Malay Archipelago. Zookeys 408:107-123. Published, 05/06/2014.
  • Gustafsson, D. R., and S. E. Bush. 2014. Three new species of chewing lice of the genus Emersoniella Tendeiro, 1965 (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Papua New Guinean kingfishers and kookaburras (Aves: Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae). Zootaxa 3796:528-544. Published, 05/06/2014.
  • Description of Lentistivalius philippinensis, a new species of the flea (Siphonaptera: Pygiosyllomorpha: Stivalidae), and new records of the Ascodipterinae (Streblidae) on small mammals and bats from the Philippines. Zookeys 260:17-30. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • Morphological and molecular differentiation of two new species of Pseudoacanthocephalus Petrochenko, 1958 (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from amphibians and reptiles in Philippines, with identification keys for the genus. Systematic Parasitology 85:11-26. DOI 10.1007/s11230-013-9409-8. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • New species of Kalicephalus (Nematoda: Diaphanocephalidae) from a snake Oxyrhabdium leporinum on Luzon Island, Philippines. Comparative Parasitology 80:240-246. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • Two new species of Hymenolepis (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from murid rodents (Rodentia: Muridae) in the Philippines. Journal of Parasitology 99:847-855. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • Evolution, multiple , and localization of endosymbionts in bat flies (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:2952-2961. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • Influence of habitat fragmentation on ectoparasite diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 1391-1404. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-013-0480-x •Reviewed by Faculty of 1000. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • Two new species of Eimeria Schneider, 1875 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from emerald tree skinks, Lamprolepis smaragdina (Lesson) (Sauria: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Systematic Parasitology 86:165-171. DOI 10.1007/s11230-013-9442-7. Published, 06/01/2013.
  • Clayton, D. H., Koop, J. A., Harbison, C. W., Moyer, B. R., and S. E. Bush. 2010. How birds combat ectoparasites. Open Ornithology Journal 3:41-71. (Invited review for special issue: Currrent Trends in Avian Parasitology.). Published, 10/2010.