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The Institute communicates its scientific and educational information in a number of ways. One major outlet is peer-reviewed publications and reports.  Cary Institute staff regularly publish in the best-rated journals in their respective fields.

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Book Chapter
S. R. Hall, et al., “Is infectious disease just another type of predator-prey interaction?”, in R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and V. Eviner (eds.). Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems, 2008, p. 223-241.
Journal Article
R. S. Ostfeld and R. D. Holt, “Are predators good for your health? Evaluating evidence for top-down regulation of zoonotic disease reservoirs”, Front. Ecol. Environ., vol. 2, p. 13-20, 2004.
L. Blaustein, R. S. Ostfeld, and R. D. Holt, “A community-ecology framework for understanding vector and vector-borne disease dynamics”, Isr. J. Ecol. Evol., vol. 56, p. 251-262, 2010.
T. Levi, A. L. Massey, R. D. Holt, F. Keesing, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. A. Peres, “Does biodiversity protect humans against infectious disease? Comment”, ECOLOGY, vol. 97, p. 536-542, 2016.
F. Keesing, R. D. Holt, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of species diversity on disease risk”, Ecol. Lett., vol. 9, p. 485-498, 2006.
F. Keesing, et al., “Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases”, Nature, vol. 468, p. 647-652, 2010.
T. Levi, F. Keesing, R. D. Holt, M. Barfield, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Quantifying dilution and amplification in a community of hosts for tick-borne pathogens”, Ecological Applications, vol. 26, no. 2, p. 484 - 498, 2016.
A. P. Dobson, et al., “Sacred cows and sympathetic squirrels: The importance of biological diversity to human health”, PLoS Medicine, vol. 3, p. e231, 2006.

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