Impact of Spring Bird Migration on the Range Expansion of Ixodes scapularis Tick Population

TitleImpact of Spring Bird Migration on the Range Expansion of Ixodes scapularis Tick Population
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWu X, Röst G, Zou X
JournalBull Math Biol
Volume78
Start Page138
Issue1
Date Published01/2016
KeywordsBird migration; Ixodes scapularis; Lyme disease; Meta-population model; Range expansion
Abstract

In this study, we develop a periodic delay meta-population model which takes into consideration the local landscape for tick reproduction within patches and the times needed for ticks to be transported by birds between patches.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26688012
DOI10.1007/s11538-015-0133-1