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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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K. M. LoGiudice and R. S. Ostfeld, “Interactions between mammals and trees: predation on mammal-dispersed seeds and the effect of ambient food”, Oecologia, vol. 130, p. 420-425, 2002.
R. S. Ostfeld, C. D. Canham, and S. R. Pugh, “Intrinsic density-dependent regulation of vole populations”, Nature, vol. 366, p. 259-261, 1993.
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.
J. Foley, D. Clifford, K. Castle, P. Cryan, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Investigating and Managing the Rapid Emergence of White-Nose Syndrome, a Novel, Fatal, Infectious Disease of Hibernating Bats”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 25, p. 223-231, 2011.
A. P. Dupuis, R. J. Peters, M. A. Prusinski, R. C. Falco, R. S. Ostfeld, and L. D. Kramer, “Isolation of deer tick virus (Powassan virus, lineage II) from Ixodes scapularis and detection of antibody in vertebrate hosts sampled in the Hudson Valley, New York State”, Parasites & Vectors, vol. 6, no. 185, 2013.
D. Brisson, C. Brinkley, P. T. Humphrey, B. D. Kemps, and R. S. Ostfeld, “It takes a community to raise the prevalence of a zoonotic pathogen”, Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis., 2011.
M. A. Benjamin, E. Zhioua, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Laboratory and field evaluation of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) for controlling questing adult Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 39, p. 723-728, 2002.
K. R. Hazler and R. S. Ostfeld, “Larval density and feeding success of Ixodes scapularis on two species of Peromyscus”, J. Parasitol., vol. 81, p. 870-875, 1995.
R. S. Ostfeld, T. Levi, A. E. Jolles, L. B. Martin, P. R. Hosseini, and F. Keesing, “Life History and Demographic Drivers of Reservoir Competence for Three Tick-Borne Zoonotic Pathogens”, PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 9, p. e107387, 2014.
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.
L. E. Schwanz, D. Brisson, M. Gomes-Solecki, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Linking disease and community ecology through behavioural indicators: immunochallenge of white-footed mice and its ecological impacts”, J. Anim. Ecol., vol. 80, p. 204-214, 2011.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Little loggers make a big difference”, Nat. Hist, vol. 111, p. 64-71, 2002.
R. S. Ostfeld and R. H. Manson, “Long-distance homing in meadow voles, Microtus pennsylvanicus”, J. Mammal, vol. 77, p. 870-873, 1996.
R. H. Manson, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. D. Canham, “Long-term effects of rodent herbivores on tree invasion dynamics along forest-field edges”, Ecology, vol. 82, p. 3320-3329, 2001.
J. Pusenius and R. S. Ostfeld, “Mammalian predator scent, vegetation, and tree seedling predation by meadow voles”, Ecography, vol. 25, p. 481-487, 2002.
C. G. Jones, R. S. Ostfeld, M. P. Richard, E. M. Schauber, and J. O. Wolff, “Mast seeding and Lyme disease”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 13, p. 506, 1998.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Measuring diving success in otters”, Oikos, vol. 60, p. 258-260, 1991.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Mice in space: Space use predicts interactions between mice and songbirds”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 3276-3283, 2003.
E. M. Schauber and R. S. Ostfeld, “Modeling the effects of reservoir competence decay and demographic turnover in Lyme disease ecology”, Ecol. Appl., vol. 12, p. 1142-1162, 2002.
A. R. Giardina, K. Schmidt, E. M. Schauber, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Modeling the role of songbirds and rodents in the ecology of Lyme disease”, Can. J. Zool., vol. 78, p. 2184-2197, 2000.
A. Kershenbaum, L. Stone, R. S. Ostfeld, and L. Blaustein, “Modelling Transmission of Vector-Borne Pathogens Shows Complex Dynamics When Vector Feeding Sites Are Limited”, PLoS One, vol. 7, 2012.
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. L. Brunner and R. S. Ostfeld, “Multiple causes of variable tick burdens on small-mammal hosts”, Ecology, vol. 89, p. 2259-2272, 2008.
L. M. Connors, E. Kiviat, P. M. Groffman, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) disturbance to vegetation and potential net nitrogen mineralization and nitrification rates in a freshwater tidal marsh”, Am. Midl. Nat., vol. 148, p. 53-63, 2000.

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