|Title||Expansion of the Lyme Disease Vector Ixodes scapularis in Canada Inferred from CMIP5 Climate Projections|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||McPherson, M, García-García, A, Cuesta-Valero, FJosé, Beltrami, H, Hansen-Ketchum, P, MacDougall, D, N H Ogden|
|Journal||Environmental Health Perspectives|
|Keywords||black-legged, blacklegged, Canada, disease, expansion, geography, invasion, lyme, spread, ticks, where|
Our results highlight the potential for climate change to have an effect on future Lyme disease risk in Canada even if the Paris Agreement’s goal to keep global warming below 2°C is achieved, although mitigation reducing emissions from RCP8.5 levels to those of RCP6.0 or less would be expected to slow tick invasion after the 2030s.