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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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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.
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.
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.
L. E. Schwanz, D. Brisson, M. Gomes-Solecki, and R. S. Ostfeld, “The impact of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi on white-footed mice: implications for the ecology of Lyme disease”, Integr. Comp. Biol, vol. 49, p. E153-E153, 2009.
A. Swei, C. J. Briggs, R. S. Lane, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Impacts of an Introduced Forest Pathogen on the Risk of Lyme Disease in California”, Vector-Borne Zoonot. Dis., vol. 12, p. 623-632, 2012.
F. Keesing, et al., “Impacts of biodiversity on the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases”, Nature, vol. 468, p. 647-652, 2010.
D. L. Ogada, M. E. Gadd, R. S. Ostfeld, T. P. Young, and F. Keesing, “Impacts of large herbivorous mammals on bird diversity and abundance in an African savanna”, Oecologia, vol. 156, p. 387-397, 2008.
R. S. Ostfeld, “The importance of interactions in the population ecology of the vole Clethrionomys rufocanus”, Res. Popul. Ecol., vol. 40, p. 131-133, 1998.
R. J. Winchcombe and R. S. Ostfeld, “Indexing deer numbers with spotlighting: a long-term study of a managed deer population”, Northeast. Wildl., vol. 56, p. 31-38, 2001.
K. Schmidt, R. S. Ostfeld, and E. M. Schauber, “Infestation of Peromyscus leucopus and Tamias striatus by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), in relation to the abundance of hosts and parasites”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 36, p. 749-757, 1999.
S. Carver, A. Bestall, A. Jardine, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Influence of hosts on the ecology of arboviral transmission: Potential mechanisms influencing dengue, Murray Valley encephalitis, and Ross River virus in Australia”, Vector-Borne Zoonot., vol. 9, 2009.
J. L. Schnurr, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. D. Canham, “The Influence of Nearest Seed Neighbors on Seed Removal in Deciduous Forests”, Northeast. Nat., vol. 19, p. 43-48, 2012.

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