Climate, niche, ticks, and models: what they are and how we should interpret them

@article{EstradaPea2008ClimateNT,
  title={Climate, niche, ticks, and models: what they are and how we should interpret them},
  author={Agust{\'i}n Estrada-Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={87-95}
}
Ticks spend most of their life cycle in the environment, and all tick life cycle stages are dependent on a complex combination of climate variables. Furthermore, host availability and vegetation significantly modulate the dynamics of tick populations. Tick recruitment is dependent on successful reproduction, which in turn requires sufficient adult tick densities, available blood meal sources, and egg survival. Though many animals can serve as hosts, there are several determinants of host… CONTINUE READING

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