|Title||Does high biodiversity reduce the risk of Lyme disease invasion?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Bouchard, C, Beauchamp, G, Leighton, PA, L. Lindsay, R, Bélanger, D, N H Ogden|
|Keywords||biodiversity, Canada, deer, disease, lyme, southeastern, spread, ticks|
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.