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ADBCAP biosecurity peer-reviewed research and outreach publications are listed on this page, along with yearly USDA NIFA reports.

Year 2023

Edwards, A. L., Freihaut, R., Sellnow, T. L., Sellnow, D. D., Getchell, M. C., & Parrish, A.  (2023). Engaged learning: lessons learned by subject-matter experts from COVID-19 in the U.S. swine industry, Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Mayer, M. , Vega, J., Demarco, I., Eicher, R., Molina, D. F., Lee, C., Naufel, J. P., Sheng, X., Sublette, J., Freihaut, R., & Sellnow, T. L. (2023). Message convergence as reassurance about the safety of the food supply concerning African swine fever virus. Animal Health and Therapy Reports, 2(2), 02-11.

Soares, R., Jin, X., Spence, P. R., & Sellnow, T. L. (2023). Interacting arguments in crisis communication: The influence of message convergence on risk and crisis messages. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 1–8.

Year 2022

Clark E.M., Merrill S.C., Trinity L., Liu T.-L., O’Keefe A., Shrum T., Bucini G., Cheney N., Langle-Chimal O.D., Koliba C., Zia A. and Smith J.M. (2022). Comparing behavioral risk assessment strategies for quantifying biosecurity compliance to mitigate animal disease spread. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 9:962989.

Higgins, L., & Smith, J. M. (2022). Documenting development of interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers by visualizing connections. Research Evaluation, 31(1), 159-172.

Koliba C., Merrill S.C., Zia A., Bucini G., Clark E., Shrum T.R., Wiltshire S. and Smith J.M. (2022). Assessing strategic, tactical, and operational decision-making and risk in a livestock production chain through experimental simulation platforms. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 9:962788.

Liu T.-L., Merrill S.C., O’Keefe A., Clark E.M., Langle-Chimal O.D., Trinity L., Shrum T.R., Koliba C., Zia A., Sellnow T.L., Sellnow D.D. and Smith J..M (2022). Effects of message delivery on cross-cultural biosecurity compliance: Insights from experimental simulations. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 9:984945.

Lee, J. (2022). Stated preferences on foreign animal disease outbreaks and prevention measures. Dissertation, Iowa State University. Ames.

Lee, J., L.L. Schulz, B. Hoffman, and G.T. Tonsor. (2022). How Can Reporting on Foreign Animal Diseases Affect Meat Purchases? The Case of African Swine Fever. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Mitchell, J.L., L.L. Schulz, and G.T. Tonsor. Food Safety and Traceability. (2022). In A Modern Guide to Food Economics. J. Roosen and J. Hobbs (editors). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Year 2021

ADBCAP Research Review: the Final Newsletter. Published February 2021. –

Clark, E. M., S. C. Merrill, L. Trinity, G. Bucini, N. Cheney, O. Langle-Chimal, T. Shrum, C. Koliba, A. Zia, and J. M. Smith. (2021). Emulating agricultural disease management: Comparing risk preferences between industry professionals and online participants using experimental gaming simulations and paired lottery choice surveys. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 7:556668.

Higgins, L., & Smith, J. M. (2021). Documenting development of interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers by visualizing connections. Research Evaluation, 31(1):159-172. 

Lee, J., L.L. Schulz, and G.T. Tonsor. (2021). Swine Producer Willingness to Pay for Tier 1 Disease Risk Mitigation under Multifaceted Ambiguity. Agribusiness: An International Journal 37(4): 858-875.

McKendree, M.G.S, G.T. Tonsor, and L.L. Schulz. (2021). Management of Multiple Sources of Risk in Livestock Production. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 53(1): 75-93.

Merrill, S. C., Trinity, L., Clark, E. M., Shrum, T. R., Koliba, C. J., Zia, A., Bucini, G., Sellnow, T. L., Sellnow, D. D., and Smith, J. M. (2021). Message delivery strategy influences willingness to comply with biosecurity. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:667265.

Mitchell, J.L., G.T. Tonsor, and L.L. Schulz. (2021). The Market for Traceability with Applications to U.S. Feeder Cattle. European Review of Agricultural Economics 48(3): 447-476.

Pudenz, C.C., J.L. Mitchell, L.L. Schulz, and G.T. Tonsor. (2021). U.S. Cattle Producer Adoption of Secure Beef Supply Plan Enhanced Biosecurity Practices and Foot-and-Mouth Disease Preparedness. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 8(660857): 1-11.

Year 2020

America L. Edwards, Timothy L. Sellnow, Deanna D. Sellnow, Joel Iverson, Adam Parrish & Steve Dritz (2020): Communities of practice as purveyors of instructional communication during crises, Communication Education,

Clark, E. M., S. C. Merrill, L. Trinity, G. Bucini, N. Cheney, O. Langle-Chimal, T. Shrum, C. Koliba, A. Zia, and J. M. Smith. (2020). Using experimental gaming simulations to elicit risk mitigation behavioral strategies for agricultural disease management. PLOS ONE 15(3): e0228983.

Farley, D. Crisis as a Constant: Understanding the Communicative Enactment of Communities of Practice within the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). September 2020.

Smith, J. M., M. Colby, C. Koliba, S. Merrill, L. Trinity, E. Clark, O. Langle, G. Tonsor, A. Zia, G. Bucini, T. Sellnow, D. Sellnow, J. McDonald, K. Hiney, J. Cummings, M. Seeger, M. Myers, and J. Iverson. (n.d.). Animal disease biosecurity coordinated agricultural project 2019 symposium summary. Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project.

Tonsor, G. T., and Schulz, L. L. (2020). Will an incentive‐compatible indemnity policy please stand up? Livestock producer willingness to self‐protect. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

Trinity, L., S. C. Merrill, E. M. Clark, C. J. Koliba, A. Zia, G. Bucini, and J. M. Smith. (2020). Effects of social cues on biosecurity compliance in livestock facilities: evidence from experimental simulations. Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

Zia, A., A. H. Delgado, G. Bucini, S. C. Merrill, C. Koliba, G. Del Rossi, B. Norby, and J. M. Smith. (In review). Socio-psychological determinants of cattle producers’ intent to comply with animal disease control measures: A structural equation modeling approach. PLOS One.

Year 2019

2019 ADBCAP Symposium Summary. A report that summarizes the presentations from the symposium. View the publication.

Educating Youth About Biosecurity. (November 2019). Futurum Careers. Links to the article, brochure and activity sheet.

ADBCAP: A Human Approach to Improving Biosecurity. (November 2019). Scientia. View the publication.

Bucini, G., Merrill, S. C. , Clark, E., Moegenburg, S. M., Zia, A., Koliba, C. J., Wiltshire S., Trinity, L., and Smith, J. M. (2019). Risk attitudes affect livestock biosecurity decisions with ramifications for disease control in a simulated production system. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6 Article 196.

Merrill, S. C., Koliba, C. J., Moegenburg, S. M., Zia, A., Parker, J., Sellnow, T., Wiltshire, S., Bucini, G., Danehy, C., and Smith, J. M. (2019). Decision-making in livestock biosecurity practices amidst environmental and social uncertainty: evidence from an experimental game. PLOS ONE, 14(4): e0214500.

Merrill, S. C., Moegenburg, S. M., Koliba, C. J., Zia, A., Trinity. L., Clark, E., Bucini, G., Wiltshire, S., Sellnow, T., Sellnow, D., and Smith, J. M. (2019). Willingness to comply with biosecurity in livestock facilities: evidence from experimental simulations. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6 Article 156.

Pudenz, C. C., Schulz, L. L., and Tonsor, G. T. (2019). Adoption of Secure Pork Supply plan biosecurity by U.S. swine producers. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6 Article 146.

Sellnow, D. D., T. L. Sellnow, and J. M. Martin. (2019). Strategic message convergence in communicating biosecurity: the case of the 2013 porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Communication Reports, 32(3), 125-136.

Wiltshire, S., Zia, A., Koliba, C., Bucini, G., Clark, E., Merrill, S., Smith, J., and Moegenburg, S. (2019). Network meta-metrics: Using evolutionary computation to identify effective indicators of epidemiological vulnerability in a livestock production system model. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(2): 8.

Year 2018

Sellnow, T., Sellnow, Parker, D. J., and Martin, J. (2018). Risk and crisis communication narratives in response to rapidly emerging diseases. Journal of Risk Research. 22:7, 897-908.

Wu, Q., Schulz, L. L., and Tonsor, G. T. (2018). Using expert knowledge to understand biosecurity adoption Aimed at reducing Tier 1 disease risks in the U.S. livestock industry. Journal of Agricultural Science, 10(1).

Schulz, L.L., Hayes, D. J., Holtkamp, D. J., and Swenson, D. A. (2018). Economic impact of university veterinary diagnostic laboratories: A case study. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 151, 5-12.

Wiltshire, S. W. (2018). Using an agent-based model to evaluate the effect of producer specialization on the epidemiological resilience of livestock production networks. PLOS ONE 13(3): e0194013.

Tonsor, G. T. (2018). Public animal welfare discussions in the United States: perspectives from a Missouri farm boy turned economist. Animal Frontiers, 8(1), 4–7.

Thompson, J. M., Tonsor, G. T., Pendell, D. L., and Preston, W. (2018). United States feedlot operator willingness to pay for disposal capacity to address foreign animal disease risk. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 65(6), 1951-1958.

Year 2017

Wu, Q., Schulz, L. L., Tonsor, G. T., and Smith, J. M. (2017). Expert views on effectiveness, feasibility, and current implementation of biosecurity measures for mitigating Tier 1 disease risks in the U.S. swine, beef cattle, and dairy industries. Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology, 8(2), 435.

Sellnow, Timothy L., Parker, Jason S., Sellnow, Deanna D., Littlefield, Robert S., Helsel, Emily M., Getchell, Morgan C., Smith, Julia M., and Merrill, Scott C. (2017). Improving biosecurity through instructional crisis communication: Lessons learned from the PEDv outbreak. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(4).

Year 2015
Schulz, L.L. and Tonsor, G. T. (2015). Assessment of the economic impacts of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in the United States. Journal of Animal Science, 93(11), 5111–5118.


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