Title

Identifying the Plant Communities Preferred by Tick Species in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Presentation Type

Event

Disciplines

Biology | Entomology | Plant Sciences

Description/Abstract

Tick borne disease is the number one cause of vector borne disease in the United States. Understanding tick habitat is key to avoiding contact with disease. This study focused on mapping tick population density, herbaceous ground cover, and plant diversity on three different trails in Southeastern Virginia in the summer of 2015. Understanding how different tick species utilize plant communities will be important knowledge in the fight to prevent diseases.

Comments

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Holly Gaff

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Conference Room 1310

Start Date

13-2-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 10:00 AM

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Identifying the Plant Communities Preferred by Tick Species in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Conference Room 1310

Tick borne disease is the number one cause of vector borne disease in the United States. Understanding tick habitat is key to avoiding contact with disease. This study focused on mapping tick population density, herbaceous ground cover, and plant diversity on three different trails in Southeastern Virginia in the summer of 2015. Understanding how different tick species utilize plant communities will be important knowledge in the fight to prevent diseases.