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K. Schmidt, S. A. Rush, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Wood thrush nest success and post-fledging survival across a temporal pulse of small mammal abundance in an oak forest”, J. Anim. Ecol., vol. 77, p. 830-837, 2008.
K. Schmidt, R. S. Ostfeld, and K. N. Smyth, “Spatial heterogeneity in predator activity, nest survivorship, and nest-site selection in two forest thrushes”, Oecologia, vol. 148, p. 22-29, 2006.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Songbird populations in fluctuating environments: Predator responses to pulsed resources”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 406-415, 2003.
K. Schmidt and C. J. Whelan, “Seasonal fecundity in songbirds: can abandonment, renesting, and double brooding ameliorate high nest predation and brood parasitism?”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 13, p. 46-57, 1999.
F. Keesing, et al., “Reservoir Competence of Vertebrate Hosts for Anaplasma phagocytophilum”, Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, no. 12, p. 2013 - 2013, 2012.
F. Keesing, et al., “Prevalence of Human-Active and Variant 1 Strains of the Tick-Borne Pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Hosts and Forests of Eastern North America”, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 91, no. 2, p. 302 - 309, 2014.
K. Schmidt and C. J. Whelan, “Predator-mediated interactions between guilds of nesting songbirds: experimental and observational evidence”, Am. Nat., vol. 152, p. 393-402, 1998.
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.
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 C. J. Whelan, “Nest predation on woodland songbirds: when is nest predation density dependent?”, Oikos, vol. 87, p. 65-74, 1999.
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.
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 R. S. Ostfeld, “Mice in space: Space use predicts interactions between mice and songbirds”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 3276-3283, 2003.
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.
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, 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.
K. Schmidt, “Interactions between food chemistry and predation risk in fox squirrels”, Ecology, vol. 81, p. 2077-2085, 2000.
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, 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. 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.
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. Schmidt, “Foraging theory as a conceptual framework for studying nest predation”, Oikos, vol. 85, p. 151-160, 1999.
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.
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 and C. J. Whelan, “Effects of exotic Lonicera and Rhamnus on songbird nest predation”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 13, p. 1502-1542, 1999.


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