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UPTick Town Hall - May 2022

UPTick Town Hall - May 2021

UPTick Town Hall presentation slides (~36MB download):

INSIGHT Lab Publications

  1. Burrows, H., Talbot B., McKay R., Slatculescu, A., Logan, J., Thickstun, C., Lindsay, L.R., Dibernardo, A., Koffi, J.K., Ogden, N., Kulkarni, M.A. (2021) A multi-year assessment of blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) population establishment and Lyme disease risk areas in Ottawa, Canada, 2017-2019. PLOS ONE 16(2):e0246484.

  2. Guillot, C., Badcock, J., Bouchard, C., Cram, J., Clow, K., Dergousoff, S., Dibernardo, A., Evason, M., Fraser, E., Galanis, E., Gasmi, S., German, G.J., Howes, D.T., Jardine, C., Jenkins, E., Koffi, J., Kulkarni, M.A., Lindsay, L.R., Lumsden, G., McKay, R., Moore, K., Morshed, M., Munn, D., Nelder, M., Nocera, J., Ripoche, M., Rochon, K., Russell, C., Slatculescu, A., Talbot, B., Thivierge, K., Voordouw, M. & Leighton, P. (2020) Sentinel surveillance of Lyme disease risk in Canada, 2019: results from the first year of the Canadian Lyme Sentinel Network (CLSN). Canada Communicable Disease Report 46(10):354-361.

  3. Slatculescu, A.M., Clow, K.M, McKay, R., Talbot, B., Logan, J.J., Thickstun, C.R., Jardine, C.M., Ogden, N.H., Knudby, A.J., Kulkarni, M.A. (2020) Species distribution models for the eastern blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, and the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi, in Ontario, Canada. PLOS ONE 15(9): e0238126.

  4. McKay, R., Talbot, B., Slatculescu, A., Stone, A., Kulkarni, M.A. (2020) Woodchip borders at the forest ecotone as an environmental control measure to reduce questing tick density along recreational trails in Ottawa, Canada. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 11(2): 101361.

  5. Talbot, B., Slatculescu, A.M., Thickstun, C., Koffi, J.K., Leighton, P.A., McKay, R., Kulkarni, M.A. (2019) Landscape determinants of density of blacklegged ticks, vectors of Lyme disease, at the northern edge of their distribution in Canada. Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 16652.

  6. Kulkarni, M.A., Narula, I., Slatculescu, A.M., Russell, C. (2019) Lyme disease emergence following invasion of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in Ontario, Canada, 2010-2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases 25(2):328-332.

  7. Kulkarni, M.A., Kryuchkov, R., Slatculescu, A.M., Thickstun, C.R., Dibernardo, A., Lindsay, L.R., Talbot, B. (2018) Ixodes scapularis tick distribution and infection rates in Ottawa, 2017. Canada Communicable Disease Report 44(10):237–42.

  8. Soucy, J-P., Slatculescu, A., Nyiraneza, C., Ogden, N., Leighton, P.A., Kerr, J.T., Kulkarni, M.A. (2018) High-resolution ecological niche modelling of Ixodes scapularis ticks based on passive surveillance data at the northern frontier of Lyme disease emergence in North America. Vector-borne & Zoonotic Diseases 18(5): 235-242.

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