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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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L. M. Richer, D. Brisson, R. Melo, R. S. Ostfeld, N. Zeidner, and M. Gomes-Solecki, “Reservoir Targeted Vaccine Against Borrelia burgdorferi: A New Strategy to Prevent Lyme Disease Transmission”, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 209, no. 12, p. 1972 - 1980, 2014.
R. H. Manson, R. S. Ostfeld, and C. D. Canham, “Responses of a small mammal community to heterogeneity along forest-oldfield edges”, Landscape Ecol., vol. 14, p. 355-367, 1999.
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.
S. T. Giery and R. S. Ostfeld, “The role of lizards in the ecology of Lyme disease in two endemic zones of the northeastern United States”, J. Parasitol., vol. 93, p. 511-517, 2007.
R. S. Ostfeld, N. Lewin, J. L. Schnurr, S. T. A. Pickett, and C. D. Canham, “The roles of small rodents in creating patchy environments”, Pol. Ecol. Stud., vol. 20, p. 265-276, 1994.
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 and E. J. Heske, “Sexual dimorphism and mating systems in voles”, J. Mammal, vol. 74, p. 230-233, 1993.
E. J. Heske and R. S. Ostfeld, “Sexual dimorphism in size, relative size of testes, and mating systems of North American voles”, J. Mammal, vol. 71, p. 510-519, 1990.
S. T. A. Pickett and R. S. Ostfeld, “The shifting paradigm in ecology”, Ecol. Environ., vol. 3, p. 151-159, 1994.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Songbird populations in fluctuating environments: Predator responses to pulsed resources”, Ecology, vol. 84, p. 406-415, 2003.
M. E. Killilea, A. Swei, R. S. Lane, C. J. Briggs, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Spatial dynamics of Lyme disease: A review”, EcoHealth, vol. 5, p. 167-95, 2008.
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.
K. Schmidt, R. S. Ostfeld, and K. N. Smyth, “Spatial heterogeneity in predator activity, nest survivorship, and nest-site selection in two forest thrushes”, Oecologia, vol. 148, p. 22-29, 2006.
E. M. Schauber, B. J. Goodwin, C. G. Jones, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Spatial selection and inheritance: Applying evolutionary concepts to population dynamics in heterogeneous space”, Ecology, vol. 88, p. 1112-1118, 2007.
L. A. Waller, B. J. Goodwin, M. L. Wilson, R. S. Ostfeld, S. Marshall, and E. B. Hayes, “Spatio-temporal patterns in county-level incidence and reporting of Lyme disease in the northeastern United States, 1990–2000”, Environ. Ecol. Stat., vol. 14, p. 83-100, 2007.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Straw men don’t get Lyme disease: response to Wood and Lafferty”, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2013.
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.
R. S. Ostfeld, K. R. Hazler, and O. M. Cepeda, “Temporal and spatial dynamics of ticks (Ixodes scapularis) in a rural landscape”, J. Med. Ent., vol. 33, p. 90-95, 1996.
R. S. Ostfeld, C. G. Jones, M. P. Richard, E. M. Schauber, and J. O. Wolff, “Tick population trends and forest type [Response to Ginsberg et al.]”, Science, vol. 281, p. 350-351, 1998.
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.
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.
M. H. Hersh, S. L. LaDeau, M. A. Previtali, and R. S. Ostfeld, “When is a parasite not a parasite? Effects of larval tick burdens on white-footed mouse survival”, Ecology, vol. 95, no. 5, p. 1360 - 1369, 2014.

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