- The ecology of infectious disease: effects of host diversity and community composition on Lyme disease riskKathleen LoGiudice
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:567-71. 2003..g., shrews), which are capable of maintaining high disease risk when mouse density is low. Our study suggests that the preservation of vertebrate biodiversity and community composition can reduce the incidence of Lyme disease...
- Impact of host community composition on Lyme disease riskKathleen LoGiudice
Department of Biological Sciences, Union College, Schenectady, New York 12308, USA
Ecology 89:2841-9. 2008..This underscores the importance of constructing interaction webs for vertebrates and exploring the direct and indirect effects of anthropogenic stressors on host community composition...
- Estimating reservoir competence of Borrelia burgdorferi hosts: prevalence and infectivity, sensitivity, and specificityJesse L Brunner
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA
J Med Entomol 45:139-47. 2008..We find that these vertebrate hosts vary both in prevalence and infectivity and that both values are highly, positively correlated among species...