|Title||It's about time: small mammal communities and Lyme disease emergence|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Authors||Millien V, Leo SST, Turney S, Gonzalez A|
Our results suggest that the increase in Lyme disease risk is modulated by regional processes involving the abundance and composition of small mammal assemblages. However, the nature and strength of these relationships was dependent both on time and geographic area. The strong effect of P. leucopus abundance on disease risk we report here is of significant concern, as this competent host is predicted to increase in abundance and occurrence in the region, with the northern shift in the range of North American species under climate warming.