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How does sampling design impact what we conclude about deer tick populations?

“Our main takeaway is that long term studies are very useful for understanding long term populations dynamics and are more likely to reach a stable pattern. We should be cautious with using short term studies (especially those less than 5 years) to interpret longer term population trends of deer ticks because they may lead to misleading results. In addition, dragging has proved to be a more reliable method for reaching consistent results, providing support for using standardized methods.” Continue reading

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Of time series and ticks

With so much attention on ticks and Lyme disease – there must be lots of long term datasets, right?! A guest post by RIT student Sofie Christie Continue reading

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