This multi-year research program aims to understand the ecological drivers for the geographic variation in Lyme disease risk in eastern North America. More information is available at http://lyme-gradient.tennessee.edu
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The New River: a corridor for tick expansion?
This is the New River, flowing north out of North Carolina into Virginia. The woods alongside the river are heavily infested with blacklegged ticks carrying the Lyme disease pathogen ... this river valley has likely acted as a corridor for southwards spread of infected ticks from VA into northwestern NC.