|Title||Evidence for an effect of landscape connectivity on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto dispersion in a zone of range expansion|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Mechai S, Margos G, Feil EJ, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Kotchiba SO, Ogden NH|
|Journal||Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases|
|Keywords||borrelia burgdorferi, Connectivity, Landscape, Lyme disease|
This study suggests that accounting for landscape connectivity may improve model-based predictions of spatial spread patterns of B. burgdorferi s.s. The findings are consistent with possible past dispersal patterns of B. burgdorferi s.s. as determined by phylogeographic studies.