An individual-based model for the dispersal of Ixodes scapularis by ovenbirds and wood thrushes during fall migration

TitleAn individual-based model for the dispersal of Ixodes scapularis by ovenbirds and wood thrushes during fall migration
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsTonelli BA, Dearborn DC
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume10
Start Page1096
Issue5
Pagination1096-1104
Date Published08/2019
KeywordsAgent-based model, Avian, climate change, Ixodes scapularis, Ovenbird, Wood thrush
Abstract

The pattern of I. scapularis dispersal predicted by this model suggests that migrating songbirds may have contributed to the range expansion of the tick historically, and may continue to do so presently and into the future, particularly as climate changes the geographic areas that are suitable for I. scapularis. Ultimately, widespread tick dispersal by migrating songbirds likely increases the human risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in the United States.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877959X18302632?via%3Dihub