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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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2002
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, 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, “Ecological webs involving acorns and mice: basic research and its management implications”, in W. J. McShea and W. M. Healy (eds.). The Ecology and Management of Oaks for Wildlife, 2002, p. 196-214.
M. T. Shaw, F. Keesing, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Herbivory on Acacia seedlings in an east African savanna”, Oikos, vol. 98, p. 385-392, 2002.
K. M. LoGiudice and R. S. Ostfeld, “Interactions between mammals and trees: predation on mammal-dispersed seeds and the effect of ambient food”, Oecologia, vol. 130, p. 420-425, 2002.
M. A. Benjamin, E. Zhioua, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Laboratory and field evaluation of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) for controlling questing adult Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 39, p. 723-728, 2002.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Little loggers make a big difference”, Nat. Hist, vol. 111, p. 64-71, 2002.
J. Pusenius and R. S. Ostfeld, “Mammalian predator scent, vegetation, and tree seedling predation by meadow voles”, Ecography, vol. 25, p. 481-487, 2002.
E. M. Schauber and R. S. Ostfeld, “Modeling the effects of reservoir competence decay and demographic turnover in Lyme disease ecology”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 12, p. 1142-1162, 2002.
2003
G. Wasserberg, Z. Abramsky, B. Kotler, R. S. Ostfeld, I. Yaron, and A. Warburg, “Anthropogenic disturbances enhance occurrence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Israel deserts: Patterns and mechanisms”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 13, p. 868-881, 2003.
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.
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.
A. K. Townsend, R. S. Ostfeld, and K. B. Geher, “The effects of bird feeders on Lyme disease prevalence and density of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in a residential area of Dutchess County, New York”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 40, p. 540-546, 2003.
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.
M. T. Shaw, F. Keesing, R. McGrail, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Factors influencing the distribution of larval blacklegged ticks on rodent hosts”, Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., vol. 68, p. 447-452, 2003.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Mice in space: Space use predicts interactions between mice and songbirds”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 3276-3283, 2003.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Songbird populations in fluctuating environments: Predator responses to pulsed resources”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 406-415, 2003.
2004
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.
J. L. Schnurr, C. D. Canham, R. S. Ostfeld, and R. S. Inouye, “Neighborhood analyses of small mammal dynamics: Impacts on seed predation and seedling establishment”, Ecology, vol. 85, p. 741-755, 2004.
J. R. Goheen, F. Keesing, B. F. Allan, D. Misurelli-Ogada, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Net effects of large mammals on Acacia seedling survival in an African savanna”, Ecology, vol. 85, p. 1555-1561, 2004.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Oh the locusts sang, then they dropped dead”, Science, vol. 306, p. 1488-1489, 2004.
R. S. Ostfeld, P. Roy, W. Haumaier, L. Canter, F. Keesing, and E. Rowton, “Sand fly (Lutzomyia vexator) (Diptera: Psychodidae) populations in upstate New York: Abundance, microhabitat, and phenology”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 41, p. 774-778, 2004.
V. L. Hornbostel, R. S. Ostfeld, E. Zhioua, and M. A. Benjamin, “Sublethal effects of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) on engorged larval, nymphal, and adult Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 41, p. 922-929, 2004.
E. M. Schauber, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. G. Jones, “Type 3 functional response of mice to gypsy moth pupae: Is it stabilizing?”, Oikos, vol. 107, p. 592-602, 2004.

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