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2002
R. S. Ostfeld, M. Pearl, and G. Meffe, “Conservation medicine: the birth of another crisis discipline”, in A. Aguirre, R. S. Ostfeld, G. Tabor, C. A. House, and M. Pearl (eds.). Conservation medicine: ecological health in practice, 2002, p. 17-26.
J. L. Schnurr, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. D. Canham, “Direct and indirect effects of masting on rodent populations and tree seed survival”, Oikos, vol. 96, p. 402-410, 2002.
R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, E. M. Schauber, and K. Schmidt, “The ecological context of infectious disease: diversity, habitat fragmentation, and Lyme disease risk in North America”, in A. Aguirre, R. S. Ostfeld, G. Tabor, C. A. House, and M. Pearl (eds.), 2002, p. 207-219.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Ecological webs involving acorns and mice: basic research and its management implications”, in W. J. McShea and W. M. Healy (eds.). The Ecology and Management of Oaks for Wildlife, 2002, p. 196-214.
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.
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.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Little loggers make a big difference”, Nat. Hist, vol. 111, p. 64-71, 2002.
J. Pusenius and R. S. Ostfeld, “Mammalian predator scent, vegetation, and tree seedling predation by meadow voles”, Ecography, vol. 25, p. 481-487, 2002.
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.
2001
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Biodiversity and the dilution effect in disease ecology”, Ecology, vol. 82, p. 609-619, 2001.
R. J. Winchcombe and R. S. Ostfeld, “Bowhunter observations versus spotlighting as an index to deer abundance”, Northeast. Wildl., vol. 56, p. 39-48, 2001.
G. M. Tabor, R. S. Ostfeld, M. Poss, A. P. Dobson, and A. Aguirre, “Conservation biology and the health sciences: research priorities of conservation medicine.”, in M. E. Soule and G. H. Orians (eds.). Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade, 2001, p. 155-174.
R. S. Ostfeld, E. M. Schauber, C. D. Canham, F. Keesing, C. G. Jones, and J. O. Wolff, “Effects of acorn production and mouse abundance on abundance and Borrelia burgdorferi-infection prevalence of nymphal Ixodes scapularis ticks”, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 1, p. 55-63, 2001.
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. 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.
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.
B. J. Goodwin, R. S. Ostfeld, and E. M. Schauber, “Spatiotemporal variation in a Lyme disease host and vector: black-legged ticks on white-footed mice”, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 1, p. 129-138, 2001.
2000
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Biodiversity and disease risk: the case of Lyme disease”, Conserv. Biol., vol. 14, p. 722-728, 2000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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