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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. 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.
G. L. Kirkland, Jr. and R. S. Ostfeld, “Factors influencing variation among states in the number of federally listed and candidate mammals in the United States”, J. Mammal, vol. 80, p. 711-719, 1999.
R. S. Ostfeld, “The fence effect reconsidered”, Oikos, vol. 70, p. 340-348, 1994.
P. T. J. Johnson, R. S. Ostfeld, and F. Keesing, “Frontiers in research on biodiversity and disease”, Ecology Letters, p. n/a - n/a, 2015.
J. Van Buskirk and R. S. Ostfeld, “Habitat heterogeneity, dispersal, and local risk of exposure to Lyme disease”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 8, p. 365-378, 1998.
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.
F. Keesing, et al., “Hosts as ecological traps for the vector of Lyme disease”, P. Roy. Soc. B.-Biol. Sci., vol. 276, p. 3911-3919, 2009.
S. S. Myers, et al., “Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 110, no. 47, p. 18753 - 18760, 2013.
L. E. Schwanz, M. A. Previtali, M. Gomes-Solecki, D. Brisson, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Immunochallenge reduces risk sensitivity during foraging in white-footed mice”, Anim. Behav., vol. 83, p. 155-161, 2012.
K. M. LoGiudice, S. T. K. Duerr, M. J. Newhouse, K. Schmidt, M. E. Killilea, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Impact of host community composition on Lyme disease risk”, Ecology, vol. 89, p. 2841-2849, 2008.
J. C. Burtis, P. Sullivan, T. Levi, K. Oggenfuss, T. J. Fahey, and R. S. Ostfeld, “The impact of temperature and precipitation on blacklegged tick activity and Lyme disease incidence in endemic and emerging regions”, Parasites & Vectors, vol. 9, no. 16, 2016.
A. Swei, R. S. Ostfeld, R. S. Lane, and C. J. Briggs, “Impact of the experimental removal of lizards on Lyme disease risk”, P. Roy. Soc. B.-Biol. Sci., vol. 278, p. 2970-2978, 2011.


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