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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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2007
R. S. Ostfeld, “Habitat fragmentation and disease ecology: The case of Lyme disease”, in K. A. Vogt, J. M. Honea, D. J. Vogt, R. L. Edmonds, T. Patel-Weynand, R. Sigurdardottir, and M. G. Andreu (eds.). Forests and Society: Sustainability and Life Cycles of Forests in Human Landscapes, 2007, p. 183-187.
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.
S. T. Giery and R. S. Ostfeld, “The role of lizards in the ecology of Lyme disease in two endemic zones of the northeastern United States”, J. Parasitol., vol. 93, p. 511-517, 2007.
R. S. Ostfeld and J. N. Mills, “Social behavior, demography, and rodent-borne pathogens”, in J. O. Wolff and P. W. Sherman (eds.). Rodent Societies, 2007, p. 478-486.
E. M. Schauber, B. J. Goodwin, C. G. Jones, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Spatial selection and inheritance: Applying evolutionary concepts to population dynamics in heterogeneous space”, Ecology, vol. 88, p. 1112-1118, 2007.
L. A. Waller, B. J. Goodwin, M. L. Wilson, R. S. Ostfeld, S. Marshall, and E. B. Hayes, “Spatio-temporal patterns in county-level incidence and reporting of Lyme disease in the northeastern United States, 1990–2000”, Environ. Ecol. Stat., vol. 14, p. 83-100, 2007.
2006
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, 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.
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.
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.
F. Keesing, R. D. Holt, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of species diversity on disease risk”, Ecol. Lett., vol. 9, p. 485-498, 2006.
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.
K. A. 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.
2005
C. Kremen and R. S. Ostfeld, “A call to ecologists: Measuring, analyzing, and managing ecosystem services”, Front. Ecol. Environ., vol. 3, p. 540-548, 2005.
V. L. Hornbostel, R. S. Ostfeld, and M. A. Benjamin, “Effectiveness of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) against Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) engorging on Peromyscus leucopus”, J. Vector Ecol, vol. 30, p. 91-101, 2005.
K. A. 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.
B. J. Goodwin, C. G. Jones, E. M. Schauber, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Limited dispersal and heterogeneous predation risk synergistically enhance persistence of rare prey”, Ecology, vol. 86, p. 3139-3148, 2005.
V. L. Hornbostel, E. Zhioua, M. A. Benjamin, H. S. Ginsberg, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) and permethrin to Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) nymphs”, Exp. Appl. Acarol., vol. 35, p. 301-316, 2005.
C. E. Burns, B. J. Goodwin, and R. S. Ostfeld, “A prescription for longer life? Bot fly parasitism of the white-footed mouse”, Ecology, vol. 86, p. 753-761, 2005.
R. S. Ostfeld, G. Glass, and F. Keesing, “Spatial epidemiology: An emerging (or re-emerging) discipline”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 20, p. 328-336, 2005.
M. J. Connors, E. M. Schauber, A. Forbes, C. G. Jones, B. J. Goodwin, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Use of track plates to quantify predation risk at small spatial scales”, J. Mammal, vol. 86, p. 991-996, 2005.
E. M. Schauber, R. S. Ostfeld, and A. S. Evans, “What is the best predictor of annual Lyme disease incidence: Weather, mice, or acorns?”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 15, p. 575-586, 2005.

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