Brian F Allan
Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
- Ecological correlates of risk and incidence of West Nile virus in the United StatesBrian F Allan
Department of Biology, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1137, Saint Louis, MO, 63130, USA
Oecologia 158:699-708. 2009..Our results suggest that conservation of avian diversity might help ameliorate the current West Nile virus epidemic in the USA...
- Influence of prescribed burns on the abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Missouri OzarksBrian F Allan
Department of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
J Med Entomol 46:1030-6. 2009..americanum to levels greater than occurs in sites that remain unburned. Thus, fire management, although beneficial in many aspects of ecosystem management, may bear the unintended cost of locally increasing abundance of A. americanum...
- Blood meal analysis to identify reservoir hosts for Amblyomma americanum ticksBrian F Allan
Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 63025, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 16:433-40. 2010..americanum-associated pathogens. Identification of host blood meal frequency and reservoir competence can help in determining human infection rates caused by these pathogens...
- Invasive honeysuckle eradication reduces tick-borne disease risk by altering host dynamicsBrian F Allan
Tyson Research Center, Washington University, Eureka, MO 63025, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:18523-7. 2010..We conclude that disease risk is likely to be reduced when honeysuckle is eradicated, and suggest that management of biological invasions may help ameliorate the burden of vector-borne diseases on human health...
- Development of a mitochondrial 12S rDNA analysis for distinguishing Sciuridae species with potential to transmit Ehrlichia and Borrelia species to feeding Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)Lisa S Goessling
Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 425 Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Med Entomol 49:772-6. 2012..These results were confirmed by identifying these same bacterial genera in Eastern gray squirrel tissues...
- The Ecology of fear: host foraging behavior varies with the spatio-temporal abundance of a dominant ectoparasiteAlexa Fritzsche
Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, Eureka, MO, USA
Ecohealth 9:70-4. 2012..This increase in food abandonment suggests that hosts respond to the risk of parasitism and alter their space use accordingly, potentially affecting a cascade of other ecological interactions across large spatial scales...