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R. S. Ostfeld, “A Candide response to Panglossian accusations by Randolph and Dobson: biodiversity buffers disease”, Parasitology, p. 1 - 3, 2013.
R. S. Ostfeld, M. C. Miller, and K. R. Hazler, “Causes and consequences of tick (Ixodes scapularis) burdens on white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus)”, J. Mammal, vol. 77, p. 266-273, 1996.
C. G. Jones, R. S. Ostfeld, M. P. Richard, E. M. Schauber, and J. O. Wolff, “Chain reactions linking acorns to gypsy moth outbreaks and Lyme disease risk”, Science, vol. 279, p. 1023-1026, 1998.
S. Altizer, R. S. Ostfeld, P. T. J. Johnson, S. Kutz, and C. D. Harvell, “Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: From Evidence to a Predictive Framework”, Science, vol. 341, no. 6145, p. 514 - 519, 2013.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Climate change and the distribution and intensity of infectious diseases”, Ecology, vol. 90, p. 903-905, 2009.
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.
C. D. Harvell, et al., “Climate warming and disease risks for terrestrial and marine biota”, Science, vol. 296, p. 2158-2162, 2002.
E. M. Schauber, S. Gertz, W. Maple, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Coinfection of black-legged ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Dutchess County, New York, with the agents of Lyme disease and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 35, p. 901-903, 1998.
R. S. Ostfeld and K. M. LoGiudice, “Community disassembly, biodiversity loss, and the erosion of an ecosystem service”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 1421-1427, 2003.
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.
D. Brisson, D. E. Dykhuizen, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Conspicuous impacts of inconspicuous hosts on the Lyme disease epidemic”, Proc. R. Soc. B., vol. 275, p. 227-235, 2008.
J. Van Buskirk and R. S. Ostfeld, “Controlling Lyme disease by modifying density and species composition of tick hosts”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 5, p. 1133-1140, 1995.
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.
S. L. LaDeau, G. Glass, N. T. Hobbs, A. L. Latimer, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Data-model fusion to better understand emerging pathogens and improve infectious disease forecasting”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 21, p. 1443-1460, 2011.
R. S. Ostfeld and C. D. Canham, “Density-dependent processes in meadow voles: an experimental approach”, Ecology, vol. 76, p. 521-532, 1995.
J. L. Schnurr, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. D. Canham, “Direct and indirect effects of masting on rodent populations and tree seed survival”, Oikos, vol. 96, p. 402-410, 2002.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Do changes in female relatedness determine demographic patterns in microtine rodents?”, Oikos, vol. 65, p. 531-534, 1992.
R. S. Ostfeld, M. C. Miller, and J. L. Schnurr, “Ear-tagging increases tick (Ixodes dammini) infestation rates of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus)”, J. Mammal, vol. 74, p. 651-655, 1993.
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. A. 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. A. 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.
B. F. Allan, et al., “Ecological correlates of risk and incidence of West Nile virus in the United States”, Oecologia, vol. 158, p. 699-708, 2009.
K. M. LoGiudice, R. S. Ostfeld, K. A. 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, O. M. Cepeda, K. R. Hazler, and M. C. Miller, “Ecology of Lyme disease: habitat associations of ticks (Ixodes scapularis) in a rural landscape”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 5, p. 353-361, 1995.
R. S. Ostfeld, “The ecology of Lyme-disease risk”, Am. Sci., vol. 85, p. 338-346, 1997.

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