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Cascading Effects of Predator Activity on Tick-borne Disease Risk

November 11, 2017

Our results suggest that predators can indeed lower the number of ticks feeding on reseroir-competent hosts, which implies that changes in predator abundance may have cascading effects on tick-borne disease risk.

 

Cascading Effects of Predator Activity on Tick-borne Disease Risk

By Tim R. Hofmeester, Patrick A. Jansen, Hendrikus J. Wijnen, Elena C. Coipan, Manoj Fonville, Herbert H. T. Prins, Hein Sprong and Sipke E. van Wieren, 2017, The Royal Society.

 

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