Characterizing tick microhabitat preferences in relation to lizard hosts at Angelo Coast Range Reserve, California

Haley Hurst, Cassidy Coker, Tim Torno & Trent McColl
Climate change negatively impacts biodiversity rates among species worldwide. Maintaining biodiversity is crucial to maintaining healthy ecological relationships including those between lizards and ticks. Lizard tick interactions are vital to understanding how disease affects a landscape because lizards act as an incidental host for Lyme Disease. Researching these changes are vital to better understand how disease ecology will affect natural environments in our future. Our study examined the relationship between lizards and ticks inhabiting the...
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