Emily J. Flies

Health ecologist. Spatial Scientist. Communicator.


Fountain-Jones, N…, Flies, E.J. et al. “Patterns of SARS-CoV-2 exposure and mortality suggest endemic infections, in addition to space and population factors, shape dynamics across countries.” Proceedings B. (under review)

Williams, C…, Flies, E.J. et al. “Citizen Science as a mechanism to improve human health in urban areas.” Proceedings B. (under review)

Allegretto, G, Kendal, D, Flies, E.J. “Urban forest quality and socioeconomic status: systematic review and research agenda”. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. (under review)

Jayasinghe, S, Flies, E.J. et al. “A spatial analysis of access to physical activity infrastructure and healthy food in regional Tasmania.”  Frontiers in Public Health. (in press)

Flies, E.J. et al. “Managing urban green spaces for biodiversity and health: systems thinking from a regional Australian city on synergies, trade-offs, and enablers”. Urban Health and Wellbeing: A systems approach. Springer and Zhejiang University Press. (in press)

26. Nash, K…, Flies, E.J. et al. 2021. “Oceans and Society: Feedbacks between ocean and human health.“. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Future Seas special issue.

25. Cross, A…, Flies, E.J. (co-first author) et al. 2021. “Four Islands EcoHealth Network: An Australasian initiative building synergies between the restoration of ecosystems and human health“. Restoration Ecology. e13382.

24. Nguyen, H…, Flies, E.J. 2021. “Disentangling the environment in wildlife microbiome-behaviour interactions: Reply to Davidson et al“. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 36(4): 277-278.

23. Kendal, D…, Flies, E.J. 2020. “City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity“. Environmental Research Letters. 15: 124035.

22. Rupprecht, C…, Flies, E.J. et al. 2020. “Multispecies sustainability“. Global Sustainability. 3: e34

21. Flies, E.J. et al. 2020. “Compromised ecosystem services from urban aerial microbiomes: a review of impacts on human immune function.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

20. Marsh, P, Mallick, S, Flies, E.J. et al. 2020. “Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful campus community gardens?“. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

19. Breed, M… Flies, E.J. et al. 2020. “Ecosystem restoration – a public health intervention.EcoHealth. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10393-020-01480-1

Flies, E.J. et al. 2020. “18. Urbanization reduces the abundance and diversity of airborne microbes – but what does that mean for our health? A systematic review.Science of the Total Environment. 738: 140337.

17. Clarke, L…. Flies, E.J. . 2020. “Mainstreaming microbes across biomes”. BioScience. biaa057.

Flies, EJ, Weinstein, P, Skelly, C. 2020. “Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies but getting into nature mightThe Conversation. Published Feb. 7, 2020. Altmetric badge

16. Flies, A.S., Flies, E.J. et al. 2020 “An oral bait vaccination approach for the Tasmanian devil facial tumor diseases”. Expert Review of Vaccines. https://doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2020.1711058

15. Flies, E.J. et al. 2019 “Urban-associated diseases: candidate diseases, environmental risk factors, and a path forward”. Environment International. 133: 105187.

14. Lai, H.; Flies, E.J. et al. 2019. “The impact of green space and biodiversity on health: synthesis and systematic review“. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2077

Stephenson, E.; Webb, C; Flies, E.J. How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus“. The Conversation. published online January 15, 2019. Altmetric badge

13. Flies, E.J. et al. 2018. “Cities, biodiversity, and health: We need healthy urban microbiome initiatives”. Cities and Healthhttps://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2018.1546641

12. Buettel, J.C.; Brook, B.W.; Cole, A.; Dickey, J.; Flies, E.J. (2018) “Astro-ecology? Shifting the interdisciplinary collaboration paradigm”. Ecology and Evolution. 8: 9586-9589. doi:10.1002/ece3.4455

11. Flies, E.J. et al. (2018) “Forecasting future global food demand and model complexity: A systematic review and meta-analysis“. Environment International. 120: 93-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.07.019

10. Flies, E.J. (2018) Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases edited by Paul J. Beggs”. Quarterly Review of Biology. 93(2): 131. https://doi.org/10.1086/698031

9. Flies, E.J., Lau, C., et al (2018) “Another emerging mosquito-borne disease? Endemic Ross River virus transmission in the absence of marsupial reservoirs.BioScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy011

8. Flies, E.J., Weinstein, P., et al (2017) “Ross River virus and the necessity of multi-scale, eco-epidemiological analysesJournal of Infectious Disease. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix615

7. Flies, E.J., Skelly, C., et al (2017) “Biodiverse green spaces: a prescription for global urban health.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15(9): 510-516. 

Flies, E.J., Webb, C. (2016). “Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like Dengue worse the second time?” The Conversation, published online November 7, 2016. Altmetric badge

6.  Flies, E. J. et al. (2016) “Improving public health intervention for mosquito-borne disease: the value of geovisualization using source of infection and LandScan data“. Epidemiology and Infection, 144(14): 3108-3119.

5. Flies, E. J. et al. (2016). “Regional Comparison of Mosquito Bloodmeals in South Australia: Implications for Ross River Virus Ecology” Journal of Medical Entomology, 53(4): 902-910.

4. Flies, A.; Mansfield, L; Flies, E. J., et al (2016) “Socioecological predictors of immune defenses in a wild spotted hyenasFunctional Ecology. 30(9): 1549–1557.

Williams, C; Flies, E. J. (2015). “How a new test is revolutionizing what we know about viruses in our midstThe Conversation, published online August 19, 2015. Altmetric badge

3.  Flies, E. J., et al. (2015) “Converting Mosquito Surveillance to Arbovirus Surveillance with Honey-Baited Nucleic Acid Preservation Cards.Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 15(7): 397-403.

2. Johnston, E.*, et al. (2014). “Mosquito communities with trap height and urban-rural gradient in Adelaide, South Australia: implications for disease vector surveillance.” Journal of Vector Ecology 39(1): 48-55.

1. Johnston, E.*, et al. (2013). “Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection in American Robins and Gray Catbirds: An Assessment of Reservoir Competence and Disease in Captive Wildlife.” Journal of Medical Entomology 50(1): 163-170.

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