Predicting the speed of tick invasion: an empirical model of range expansion for the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in Canada

  title={Predicting the speed of tick invasion: an empirical model of range expansion for the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in Canada},
  author={P. Leighton and J. Koffi and Y. Pelcat and L. Lindsay and N. Ogden},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  • P. Leighton, J. Koffi, +2 authors N. Ogden
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Summary 1. Over the past two decades, Ixodes scapularis, the primary tick vector of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi in North America has expanded its range northward from the USA to colonize new regions in southern Canada. We have previously projected range increases for I. scapularis based on temperature suitability, but to what extent this is matched by actual tick range expansion is unknown. 2. Since 1990, I. scapularis ticks have been collected across Canada offering a unique… CONTINUE READING
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