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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
R. S. Ostfeld, M. Thomas, and F. Keesing, “Biodiversity and ecosystem function: perspectives on disease”, in S. Naeem, D. Bunker, A. Hector, M. Loreau, and C. Perrings, eds. Biodiversity and Human Impacts, 2009, p. 209-216.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Biodiversity and Human Health”, in S. Levin, Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd ed., 2013.
R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and K. M. LoGiudice, “Community ecology meets epidemiology: The case of Lyme disease”, in S. Collinge and C. Ray (eds.). Disease Ecology: Community Structure and Pathogen Dynamics, 2006, p. 28-40.
F. Keesing and R. S. Ostfeld, “Disease ecology”, in F. DeClerck et al. Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction , 2012, p. 217-230.
D. L. Ogada, F. Keesing, and M. Virani, “Dropping dead: causes and consequences of vulture population declines worldwide.”, in The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, vol. 1249, 2012, p. 57-71.
R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, E. M. Schauber, and K. Schmidt, “The ecological context of infectious disease: diversity, habitat fragmentation, and Lyme disease risk in North America”, in A. Aguirre, R. S. Ostfeld, G. Tabor, C. A. House, and M. Pearl (eds.), 2002, p. 207-219.
R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and V. T. Eviner, “The ecology of infectious diseases: progress, challenges, and frontiers”, 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. 469-482.
F. Keesing and R. S. Ostfeld, “An ecosystem service of biodiversity – the protection of human health against infectious disease”, in New Directions in Conservation Medicine, by A. Aguirre, R.S. Ostfeld, and P. Daszak, eds., 2012.
F. Keesing, R. S. Ostfeld, and V. T. Eviner, “Introduction”, 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. 1-5.
F. Keesing, “Landscape epidemiology”, in S. Levin, Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd ed., 2013.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Pulsed resources and community responses: An exploration of factors influencing outcomes”, in J. Bissonette and I. Storch (eds.). Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, 2007, p. 30-42.
H. A. Ewing, et al., “The role of modeling in undergraduate education”, in C. D. Canham, J. J. Cole, and W. K. Lauenroth (eds.). Models in Ecosystem Science, 2003, p. 413-427.
Journal Article
V. C. Horobik, F. Keesing, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Abundance and Borrelia burgdorferi-infection prevalence of nymphal Ixodes scapularis ticks along forest–field edges”, EcoHealth, vol. 3, p. 262-268, 2006.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Biodiversity and disease risk: the case of Lyme disease”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 14, p. 722-728, 2000.
F. Keesing and T. P. Young, “Cascading Consequences of the Loss of Large Mammals in an African Savanna”, BioScience, vol. 64, no. 6, p. 487 - 495, 2014.
R. S. Ostfeld, C. D. Canham, K. Oggenfuss, R. J. Winchcombe, and F. Keesing, “Climate, deer, rodents, and acorns as determinants of variation in Lyme-disease risk”, PLoS Biology, vol. 4, p. e145, 2006.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld, A. K. Price, V. L. Hornbostel, M. A. Benjamin, and F. Keesing, “Controlling ticks and tick-borne zoonoses with biological and chemical agents”, BioScience, vol. 56, p. 383-394, 2006.
A. R. Rodriguez, R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and J. W. Reynolds, “The earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae and Megascolecidae) of Dutchess County, New York, USA”, Megadrilogica, vol. 15, p. 141-150, 2012.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld, E. M. Schauber, C. D. Canham, F. Keesing, C. G. Jones, and J. O. Wolff, “Effects of acorn production and mouse abundance on abundance and Borrelia burgdorferi-infection prevalence of nymphal Ixodes scapularis ticks”, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 1, p. 55-63, 2001.
B. F. Allan, F. Keesing, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of forest fragmentation on Lyme disease risk”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 17, p. 267-272, 2003.
F. Keesing, et al., “Effects of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on entomopathogenic fungi”, Ecoscience, vol. 18, p. 164-168, 2011.
R. Vaicekonyte and F. Keesing, “Effects of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Removal on the Abundance of Entomopathogenic Fungi”, Invasive Plant Science and Management, vol. 5, no. 3, p. 323 - 329, 2012.

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