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Research Article

Climate, Deer, Rodents, and Acorns as Determinants of Variation in Lyme-Disease Risk

  • Richard S Ostfeld mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rostfeld@ecostudies.org

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, United States of America

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  • Charles D Canham,

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, United States of America

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  • Kelly Oggenfuss,

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, United States of America

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  • Raymond J Winchcombe,

    Affiliation: Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, United States of America

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  • Felicia Keesing

    Affiliations: Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, United States of America, Department of Biology, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 09, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040145

About the Authors

Richard S Ostfeld, Charles D Canham, Kelly Oggenfuss, Raymond J Winchcombe, Felicia Keesing
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, United States of America
Felicia Keesing
Department of Biology, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rostfeld@ecostudies.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RSO conceived and designed the experiments. KO and RJW performed the experiments. RSO, CDC, and FK analyzed the data. CDC contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. RSO and CDC wrote the paper.