Hope Hollocher Associate Professor & Editor

Population genetics and disease ecology
Hope Hollocher

Research Interests:

The Hollocher laboratory uses population genetics to investigate a wide variety of genetics mechanisms underlying evolutionary change, such as the genetics of speciation, evolution and development, and adaptation. Our most recent research combines approaches in landscape genetics and disease ecology to investigate how the genetic structuring of host populations influences the transmission and differentiation of parasites in non-human primates of Southeast Asia. We approach this problem looking at the impact of different landscape features (i.e. physical, social and anthropogenic) on the transmission dynamics of individual parasite species as well as the genetic and ecological drivers that influence parasite community structure overall.



  • Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, IN
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, IN
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, NJ
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, IL
  • Ph.D. Biology, Washington University- St. Louis, MO
  • BA Biology, University of Pennsylvania, PA


Recent Papers:

  • Wilcox, J. J. S., K. E. Lane-deGraaf, A. Fuentes, and H. Hollocher (2015) Comparative community-level associations of helminth infections and microparasite shedding in wild long-tailed macaques in Bali, Indonesia. Parasitology 142: 480-489 (DOI:10.1017/S0031182014001462)
  • Lane-deGraaf, K. E., Fuentes, A., and Hollocher, H. (2014) Landscape genetics reveal fine-scale boundaries in island populations of Indonesian long-tailed macaques. Landscape Ecology 29:1505-1519 (DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0069-0)
  • Lane, K. E., I. G. A. Putra, I. N. Wandia, A. Rompis, H. Hollocher, and A. Fuentes (2014) Human behavior and opportunities for pathogen transmission in communities surrounding long-tailed macaque populations in Bali, Indonesia. American Journal of Primatology 76:159-167 (DOI:10.1002/ajp.22218)
  • Lane, K. E., R. C. Kennedy, S. M. N. Arifin, A. Dozois, G. Madey, A. Fuentes, and H. Hollocher (2013) A test of agent-based models as a tool for predicting patterns of pathogen transmission in complex landscape. BMC Ecology 13:35 (DOI:10.1186/1472-6785-13-35)
  • Lute, M.L., H. Hollocher, and A. Fuentes (2013) Aggression and peripheralization in subadult male Singapore long-tailed macaques. Acta Ethologica 17:187-191 (DOI 10.1007/s10211-013-0173-1)
  • Hollocher, H., C. H. Pence, G. Ramsey, and M. M. Wirth (2013) Review: A path to success? A review of evolution, development, and the predictable genome by David L. Stern. Evolution & Development 15(1): 80-82.
  • Hollocher, H. (2013) Theories of speciation. In: The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, second edition, Volume 6, pp. 629-639. Edited by S. A. Levin. Academic Press: Waltham, MA.
  • Lane, K. E., C. Holley, H. Hollocher, and A. Fuentes (2011) The anthropogenic environment lessens the intensity and prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in Balinese long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Primates 52 (2):117-128 (online: DOI 10.1007/s10329-010-0230-6).
  • Hollocher, H., A. Fuentes, C. Pence, Ramsey, G., D. Spotiello, and M. Wirth (2011) Review: On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction by B. Boyd. Quarterly Review of Biology 86(2):137-138.
  • Pence, C. H., H. Hollocher, R. Nichols, G. Ramsey, E. Siu, and D. J. Sportiello (2011) Review: Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards? Philosophical Essays on Darwin’s Theory by E. Sober. Philosophy of Science 78(4): 705-709.
  • Lane, K. E., M. Lute, A. Rompis, I. N. Wandia, I. G. A. Putra, H. Hollocher, and A. Fuentes (2010) Pests, Pestilence and People: The long-tailed macaque and its role in the cultural complexities of Bali. In: Indonesian Primates, edited by S. Gursky-Doyen and J. Supriatna. International Primatology Society Book Series, Springer Press, NY.
  • Ramsey, G., H. Hollocher, A. Fuentes, C. Pence, and E. Siu (2010) Review: Darwinian Populations by P. Godfrey-Smith. Quarterly Review of Biology 85 (4): 499-500.
  • Kennedy, R. C., K. E. Lane, S. M. Niaz Arifin, A. Fuentes, H. Hollocher, and G. Madey (2009) A GIS aware agent-based model of pathogen transmission. International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems 14:51-61.