The wild life of tick-borne pathogens

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Hofmeester, Tim R.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Wageningen University
  • Subject: gastheren (dieren, mensen, planten) | populatie-ecologie | Medische entomologie | birds | levenscyclus | ixodes ricinus | tickborne diseases | metastigmata | tekenbesmettingen | Arachnida | disease vectors | life cycle | zoogdieren | hosts | host parasite relationships | ziekten overgebracht door teken | Medical Entomology | mammals | tick infestations | vogels | gastheer parasiet relaties | population ecology | vectoren, ziekten
    mesheuropmc: bacterial infections and mycoses | parasitic diseases

<p>Diseases that are transmitted by arthropod vectors from animal hosts to humans – so called zoonotic vector-borne diseases – have increased in incidence in the last decades. In North America and Europe, tick-borne pathogens cause the majority of vector-borne diseases,... View more
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    3. A Simple Method for Estimating the Effective Detection Distance of Camera Traps .......................................... 47

    4. Deer Presence rather than Abundance Determines the Population Density of the Sheep Tick (Ixodes ricinus) ...63

    5. Determinants of Tick (Ixodes ricinus) Burden on Rodent Populations in Dutch Forests....................................................79

    6. Cascading Effects of Changes in Vertebrate Assemblages on Rodent-transmitted Tick-borne Disease Risk ............................................ 97

    7. No Support for a Dilution Effect of Host Species Richness on Tick-borne Disease Risk in Europe...............119

    8. Synthesis: From Biodiversity to Behaviour of Specific Species in Disease Ecology ..................................143 Samenvatting ................................................................................................ 197 Affiliation of Co-authors ................................................................................ 207 PE&RC Training and Education Statement ................................................. 221

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