Does high biodiversity reduce the risk of Lyme disease invasion?

TitleDoes high biodiversity reduce the risk of Lyme disease invasion?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBouchard, C, Beauchamp, G, Leighton, PA, L. Lindsay, R, Bélanger, D, N H Ogden
JournalParasit Vectors
Volume6
Start Page195
Date Published07/2013
Keywordsbiodiversity, Canada, deer, disease, lyme, southeastern, spread, ticks
Abstract

Indices of trapped rodent host diversity, and of biodiversity of the wider community, were investigated as variables explaining the numbers of I. scapularis collected and B. burgdorferi infection in these ticks. A wide range of alternative environmental explanatory variables were also considered.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816142
DOI10.1186/1756-3305-6-195