|Title||Geography, deer, and host biodiversity shape the pattern of Lyme disease emergence in the Thousand Islands archipelago of Ontario, Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Werden, L, Barker, IK, Bowman, J, Gonzales, EK, Leighton, PA, L. Lindsay, R, Jardine, CM|
|Keywords||deer, disease, geography, islands, lyme, ontario, spread, thousand|
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.