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I am a PhD candidate at Griffith University in Australia. My research combines epidemiological and genomic approaches to understand mechanisms underlying post-epidemic recovery of amphibian species from the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Read my latest paper on activity of the lone star tick at this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1fI~p,giobE9mY
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Understanding the factors which influence host-seeking behavior of ticks is essential to determine the risk they pose as a vector of pathogens. While many studies have evaluated the impact of environmental variables on tick behavior, few have examined how seasonal changes in physiological status may further modify patterns of activity. In this stud...
Understanding how patterns of host-seeking behaviour differ across demographic classes in Amblyomma americanum (L.), the lone star tick, is essential in evaluating species potential as a vector of pathogens. Our objective was to characterize the relative contributions of two cryptic developmental cohorts, newly moulted and overwintered adults, to t...
Amblyomma americanum (L.), the lone star tick, is a vector of pathogens in humans and other animals throughout the United States. Our objective was to characterize how environmental factors influence patterns of A. americanum activity throughout its life cycle by creating statistical models that describe the number of active off‐host larvae, nymphs...
We studied an array of diploid parthenogenetic Aspidoscelis tesselatus (Common Checkered Whiptail) at Carrizo Canyon Picnic Area (CCPA) in the Comanche National Grassland, Baca County, Colorado, USA. The CCPA locale represents the southeastern-most site in Colorado where adults of this species have been studied in the field and adequately sampled f...
Nymphs of the hard tick Amblyomma americanum (L.) are an important life stage in the maintenance and transmission of tick-borne pathogens. As pathogen composition can vary across developmental cohorts, it is essential to understand the demographic structure of the questing population. Amblyomma americanum nymphs often display a second peak in activ...
Link at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4046358