Reducing human-tick encounters by optimizing applications of tick control strategies with data driven recommendations

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UC Davis
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Ecology and Evolution

This proposal has the following aims: 1. Create a seasonal species distribution model for tick phenology across a heterogeneous state for current and future climate scenarios 2. Develop a novel approach to estimate human activity in suitable tick habitats 3. Asses spatial overlap between tick and human seasonality to create targeted mitigation strategies that are region specific