Geography, deer, and host biodiversity shape the pattern of Lyme disease emergence in the Thousand Islands archipelago of Ontario, Canada

TitleGeography, deer, and host biodiversity shape the pattern of Lyme disease emergence in the Thousand Islands archipelago of Ontario, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsWerden, L, Barker, IK, Bowman, J, Gonzales, EK, Leighton, PA, L. Lindsay, R, Jardine, CM
JournalPLos ONE
Volume9
Start Pagee85640
Issue1
Date Published01/2014
Keywordsdeer, disease, geography, islands, lyme, ontario, spread, thousand
Abstract

Our study is one of the first to consider the interaction between the relative abundance of small mammal hosts and species richness in the analysis of the effects of biodiversity on disease risk, providing validation for theoretical models showing both dilution and amplification effects.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24416435
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0085640