|Title||Predicting the rate of invasion of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Leighton P|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Ecology|
|Keywords||borrelia, burgdorferi, Canada, disease, lyme, spread, ticks|
We have identified the speed at which the pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi invades following the invasion of the tick Ixodes scapularis, and that the synchrony of larval and nymphal tick activity in spring is a key factor determining the gap between tick and pathogen invasion.