Publications

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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Journal Article
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.
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.
F. Keesing, et al., “Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases”, Nature, vol. 468, p. 647-652, 2010.
F. Keesing, R. D. Holt, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of species diversity on disease risk”, Ecol. Lett., vol. 9, p. 485-498, 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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