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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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R. S. Ostfeld, “The ecology of territoriality in small mammals”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 5, p. 411-415, 1990.
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.
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.
A. Swei, R. S. Ostfeld, R. S. Lane, and C. J. Briggs, “Effects of an invasive forest pathogen on abundance of ticks and their vertebrate hosts in a California Lyme disease focus”, Oecologia, vol. 166, p. 91-100, 2011.
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.
P. Turchin and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of density and season on the population rate of change in the meadow vole”, Oikos, vol. 78, p. 355-361, 1997.
A. Estrada--Peña, R. S. Ostfeld, T. A. Peterson, R. Poulin, and J. de la Fuente, “Effects of environmental change on zoonotic disease risk: an ecological primer”, Trends in Parasitology, vol. 30, no. 4, p. 205 - 214, 2014.
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. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Effects of Host Diversity on Infectious Disease”, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, vol. 43, no. 1, p. 157-182, 2012.
R. S. Ostfeld and C. D. Canham, “Effects of meadow vole population density on tree seedling survival in old fields”, Ecology, vol. 74, p. 1792-1801, 1993.
S. R. Pugh and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of prior population density on space use by meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus”, J. Mammal, vol. 79, p. 551-557, 1998.
R. S. Ostfeld, R. H. Manson, and C. D. Canham, “Effects of rodents on survival of tree seeds and seedlings invading old fields”, Ecology, vol. 78, p. 1531-1542, 1997.
F. Keesing, R. D. Holt, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of species diversity on disease risk”, Ecol. Lett., vol. 9, p. 485-498, 2006.
J. Pusenius and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of stoat's presence and auditory cues indicating its presence on tree seedling predation by meadow voles”, Oikos, vol. 91, p. 123-130, 2000.
R. H. Manson, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. D. Canham, “The effects of tree seed and seedling density on predation rates by rodents in old fields”, Ecoscience, vol. 5, p. 183-190, 1998.
F. Keesing, B. F. Allan, T. P. Young, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of wildlife and cattle on tick abundance in central Kenya”, Ecological Applications, vol. 23, no. 6, p. 1410 - 1418, 2013.
S. Carver, A. M. Kilpatrick, A. Kuenzi, R. Douglass, R. S. Ostfeld, and P. Weinstein, “Environmental monitoring to enhance comprehension and control of infectious diseases”, J. Environ. Monitor, vol. 12, p. 2048-2055, 2010.
J. L. Brunner, K. M. LoGiudice, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Estimating reservoir competence of Borrelia burgdorferi hosts: Prevalence and infectivity, sensitivity, and specificity”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 45, p. 139-147, 2008.
G. Suzan, et al., “Experimental evidence for reduced rodent diversity causing increased hantavirus prevalence”, PLOS One, vol. 4, p. e5461, 2009.
K. A. Schmidt, J. R. Goheen, R. Naumann, R. S. Ostfeld, E. M. Schauber, and A. R. Berkowitz, “Experimental removal of strong and weak predators: mice and chipmunks preying on songbird nests”, Ecology, vol. 82, p. 2927-2936, 2001.
R. S. Ostfeld and D. N. Lewis, “Experimental studies of interactions between wild turkeys and blacklegged ticks”, J. Vector Ecol, vol. 24, p. 182-186, 1999.
J. L. Brunner, S. T. K. Duerr, F. Keesing, M. E. Killilea, H. Vuong, and R. S. Ostfeld, “An Experimental Test of Competition among Mice, Chipmunks, and Squirrels in Deciduous Forest Fragments”, PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 6, p. e66798, 2013.
J. Lidicker, W. Z. and R. S. Ostfeld, “Extra-large body size in California voles: causes and fitness consequences”, Oikos, vol. 61, p. 108-121, 1991.
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.

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