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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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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. 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.
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.
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.

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