Brinkerhoff, R.J. 2012-2014, $35,000. Population genetic structure of the Lyme disease vector, Ixodes scapularis, at a spatial expansion front. Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust.
R.J. Brinkerhoff, E.N. Lane*, I. Wazir*, M. Gimpel, and H. Streby. Life history characteristics of birds influence patterns of tick parasitism. Wilson Ornithological Society annual meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 2013.
R.J. Brinkerhoff, W.F. Gilliam*, R. Kelly*, and D. Gaines. Apparent range expansion of Ixodes scapularis in Virginia – inferences from Lyme disease case data and vector phylogenetic analysis. Second Tick Summit, U.S. Army Public Health Command and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Hanover, MD, 2012.
W.F. Gilliam andR.J. Brinkerhoff. Variation in black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) density and pathogen infection prevalence at a spatial expansion front. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Portland, OR, 2012.
Brinkerhoff, R.J. Variable Ixodes scapularis density and Borrelia burgdorferi infection prevalence along an elevational gradient in central Virginia. Inaugural Tick Summit, U.S. Army Public Health Command and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Hanover MD, 2011.
Brinkerhoff, R.J., W.F. Gilliam, and D. Gaines. 2014. Lyme Disease, Virginia, USA, 2000–2011. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20:1661–1668.
Brinkerhoff, R.J., C.M. Folsom-O’Keefe, H.M. Streby, S.J. Bent, K. Tsao, and M.A. Diuk-Wasser. Regional variation in tick parasitism on migrating North American songbirds: implications for the spread of the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi. Journal of Medical Entomology (in press).
Brinkerhoff, R.J., A.P. Martin, R.T. Jones, and S.K. Collinge. 2011. Population genetic structure of the prairie dog flea and plague vector, Oropsylla hirsuta. Parasitology 138: 71-79.
Brinkerhoff, R.J., C. M. Folsom-O’Keefe, K. Tsao, and M.A. Diuk-Wasser. 2009. Do birds affect Lyme disease risk? Range expansion of the vector-borne pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 9:103–110.
Brinkerhoff, R.J., S.K. Collinge, Y. Bai, and C. Ray. 2009. Are carnivores universally good sentinels of plague? Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9: 491-497.
Brinkerhoff, R.J. 2008. Habitat-associated differences in flea assemblages of striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis). Comparative Parasitology, 75:127-131.
Brinkerhoff, R.J., A.B. Markeson, J.H. Knouft., K.L. Gage, and J.A. Montenieri. 2006. Abundance patterns of two Oropsylla [Ceratophyllidae: Siphonaptera] species on black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) hosts. Journal of Vector Ecology 31: 355-363.
Orrock, J.L., B.J. Danielson and R.J. Brinkerhoff. 2004. Rodent foraging is affected by indirect, but not direct, cues of predation risk. Behavioral Ecology 15: 433-437.
Tewksbury, J.J., D.J. Levey, N.M. Haddad, S. Sargent, J.L. Orrock, A. Weldon, B.J. Danielson, J. Brinkerhoff, E.I. Damschen and P. Townsend. 2002. Corridors affect plants, animals and their interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99: 12923-12926.
J.E. Childs and R.J. Brinkerhoff. 2012. Environment and Vector-Borne Diseases In R. Friis, Ed., The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, Praeger Publishers.
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