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Webinar - Fire & Ticks: The Impacts of Long-term Prescribed Fire on Tick Populations & Tick-borne Disease Risk

Fire & Ticks: The Impacts of Long-term Prescribed Fire on Tick Populations & Tick-borne Disease Risk

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  • March 27th, 2018 at 1PM Eastern presented by Liz Gleim, Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies, Hollins University

 

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Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), and Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI). These are just a few of the tick-borne diseases that occur in the eastern United States; some you’ve probably heard of and others likely not. Tick-borne disease incidence and emergence of new tick-borne diseases has increased dramatically in the past several decades. Thus, the need to identify effective ways of reducing tick populations and tick-borne disease risk is paramount. One method that has been proposed for reducing tick populations is prescribed fire. Join Liz Gleim, Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies from Hollins University to learn more about her research exploring the impacts of long-term prescribed fire on ticks & tick-borne disease risk and what appears to be some promising results linking fire to reduced disease risk.