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C. J. Whelan, K. Schmidt, B. B. Steele, W. J. Quinn, and S. Dilger, “Are bird-consumed fruits complementary resources?”, Oikos, vol. 83, p. 195-205, 1998.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Biodiversity and the dilution effect in disease ecology”, Ecology, vol. 82, p. 609-619, 2001.
M. H. Hersh, et al., “Co-Infection of Blacklegged Ticks with Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi Is Higher than Expected and Acquired from Small Mammal Hosts”, PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 6, p. e99348, 2014.
K. Schmidt, E. Lee, R. S. Ostfeld, and K. E. Sieving, “Eastern chipmunks increase their perception of predation risk in response to titmouse alarm calls”, Behavioral Ecology, vol. 19, p. 759-763, 2008.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Eavesdropping squirrels reduce their future value of food under the perceived presence of cache robbers”, Am. Nat., vol. 171, p. 386-393, 2008.
K. M. LoGiudice, R. S. Ostfeld, K. Schmidt, and F. Keesing, “The ecology of infectious disease: Effects of host diversity and community composition on Lyme disease risk”, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., vol. 100, p. 567-571, 2003.
K. Schmidt and C. J. Whelan, “Effects of exotic Lonicera and Rhamnus on songbird nest predation”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 13, p. 1502-1542, 1999.
J. Pusenius and K. Schmidt, “The effects of habitat manipulation on population distribution and foraging behavior in meadow voles”, Oikos, vol. 98, p. 251-262, 2002.
K. Schmidt, J. R. Goheen, R. Naumann, R. S. Ostfeld, E. M. Schauber, and A. R. Berkowitz, “Experimental removal of strong and weak predators: mice and chipmunks preying on songbird nests”, Ecology, vol. 82, p. 2927-2936, 2001.
K. Schmidt, “Foraging theory as a conceptual framework for studying nest predation”, Oikos, vol. 85, p. 151-160, 1999.
F. Keesing, et al., “Hosts as ecological traps for the vector of Lyme disease”, P. Roy. Soc. B.-Biol. Sci., vol. 276, p. 3911-3919, 2009.
K. M. LoGiudice, S. T. K. Duerr, M. J. Newhouse, K. Schmidt, M. E. Killilea, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Impact of host community composition on Lyme disease risk”, Ecology, vol. 89, p. 2841-2849, 2008.
K. Schmidt, J. R. Goheen, and R. Naumann, “Incidental nest predation in songbirds: behavioral indicators detect ecological scales and processes”, Ecology, vol. 82, p. 2937-2947, 2001.
K. Schmidt, R. S. Ostfeld, and E. M. Schauber, “Infestation of Peromyscus leucopus and Tamias striatus by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), in relation to the abundance of hosts and parasites”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 36, p. 749-757, 1999.
K. Schmidt, “Interactions between food chemistry and predation risk in fox squirrels”, Ecology, vol. 81, p. 2077-2085, 2000.
K. Schmidt, L. Nelis, N. Briggs, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Invasive shrubs and songbird nesting success: Effects of climatic variability and predator abundance”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 15, p. 258-265, 2005.
C. J. Whelan, J. S. Brown, K. Schmidt, B. B. Steele, and M. F. Willson, “Linking consumer–resource theory and digestive physiology: application to diet shifts”, Evolutionary Ecol. Res., vol. 2, p. 911-934, 2000.
K. Schmidt, “Linking frequencies of acorn masting in temperate forests to long-term population growth rates in a songbird: The veery (Catharus fuscescens)”, Oikos, vol. 103, p. 548-558, 2003.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Mice in space: Space use predicts interactions between mice and songbirds”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 3276-3283, 2003.
A. R. Giardina, K. Schmidt, E. M. Schauber, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Modeling the role of songbirds and rodents in the ecology of Lyme disease”, Can. J. Zool., vol. 78, p. 2184-2197, 2000.
K. Schmidt and C. J. Whelan, “Nest placement and mortality: is nest predation a random event in space and time?”, Condor, vol. 101, p. 916-920, 1999.
K. Schmidt and C. J. Whelan, “Nest predation on woodland songbirds: when is nest predation density dependent?”, Oikos, vol. 87, p. 65-74, 1999.
J. K. Kelly, K. Schmidt, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Not all nesting guild members are alike: nest predators and conspecific abundance differentially influence nest survival in the ground-nesting Ovenbird ( Seiurus aurocapilla ) and Veery ( Catharus fuscescens )”, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 129, no. 1, p. 112 - 121, 2017.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Numerical and behavioral effects within a pulse-driven system: Consequences for shared prey”, Ecology, vol. 89, p. 635-646, 2008.


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