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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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, F. Keesing, C. G. Jones, C. D. Canham, and G. M. Lovett, “Integrative ecology and the dynamics of species in oak forests”, Integr. Biol, vol. 1, p. 178-186, 1998.
F. Keesing and R. S. Ostfeld, “Linking dispersal and population dynamics of white-footed mice to community dynamics in a patchy landscape: a prospectus for research. [in Russian]”, Siberian J. Ecol., vol. 1, p. 15-22, 1999.
J. L. Brunner, et al., “Molting success of Ixodes scapularis varies among individual blood meal hosts and species”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 48, p. 860-866, 2011.
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.
J. M. Jeschke, F. Keesing, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Novel Organisms: Comparing Invasive Species, GMOs, and Emerging Pathogens”, AMBIO, 2013.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Oh the locusts sang, then they dropped dead”, Science, vol. 306, p. 1488-1489, 2004.
J. Pusenius, R. S. Ostfeld, and F. Keesing, “Patch selection and tree seedling predation by resident vs. immigrant meadow voles”, Ecology, vol. 81, p. 2951-2956, 2000.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Pulsed resources and community dynamics of consumers in terrestrial ecosystems”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 15, p. 232-237, 2000.
M. A. Previtali, R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, A. E. Jolles, R. Hanselmann, and L. B. Martin, “Relationship between pace of life and immune responses in wild rodents”, Oikos, vol. 121, p. 1483-1492, 2012.
F. Keesing, et al., “Reservoir Competence of Vertebrate Hosts for Anaplasma phagocytophilum”, Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, no. 12, p. 2013 - 2013, 2012.
M. H. Hersh, M. Tibbetts, M. Strauss, R. S. Ostfeld, and F. Keesing, “Reservoir Competence of Wildlife Host Species for Babesia microti”, Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, no. 12, 2012.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “The role of biodiversity in the ecology of vector-borne zoonotic diseases”, Can. J. Zool., vol. 78, p. 2061-2078, 2000.
A. P. Dobson, et al., “Sacred cows and sympathetic squirrels: The importance of biological diversity to human health”, PLoS Medicine, vol. 3, p. e231, 2006.
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.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Straw men don’t get Lyme disease: response to Wood and Lafferty”, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2013.

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