ADBCAP biosecurity peer-reviewed research and outreach publications are listed on this page, along with yearly USDA NIFA reports.
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.962788
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.984945
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.962989
ADBCAP Research Review: the Final Newsletter. Published February 2021. – https://agbiosecurityproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-ADBCAP-Newsletter-final2.pdf
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.556668
Higgins, L., & Smith, J. M. 2021. Documenting development of interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers by visualizing connections. Research Evaluation, 31(1):159-172. https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvab039
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.667265
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, https://doi.org/10.1080/03634523.2020.1802053
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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228983
Farley, D. Crisis as a Constant: Understanding the Communicative Enactment of Communities of Practice within the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). September 2020. https://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=12734&context=etd
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. https://agbiosecurityproject.org
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13626
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00130
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.
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00196
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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214500
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00156
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00146
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/08934215.2019.1634747
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. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.3991
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2017.1422787
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). https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v10n1p12
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.12.018
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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194013
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfx002
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.12976
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. https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7579.1000435
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). https://doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.1298