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Aug 15, 2022

Whether it’s from fear of red meat allergy or Lyme’s disease, it’s safe to say that most people don’t hope to find a tick on them during routine checks. In this episode, Marcus introduces longtime friend and newly hired UF Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management Dr. Carolina Baruzzi. Join as they break down their recent (unreleased) study assessing the effects that fire timing and deer have on tick populations.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

The Phenology of Ticks and the Effects of Long-Term Prescribed Burning on Tick Population Dynamics in Southwestern Georgia and Northwestern Florida

Reptile Host Associations of Ixodes scapularis in Florida and Implications for Borrelia spp. Ecology

Why Lyme disease is common in the northern US, but rare in the south: The roles of host choice, host-seeking behavior, and tick density

Can restoration of fire-dependent ecosystems reduce ticks and tick-borne disease prevalence in the eastern United States?

Reduced Abundance of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) with Exclusion of Deer by Electric Fencing Get access Arrow

Abundance of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) After the Complete Removal of Deer from an Isolated Offshore Island, Endemic for Lyme Disease

Dr. Carolina Baruzzi - @OaksandGoats

Dr. Marcus Lashley  - @DrDisturbance - @ufdeerlab 

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