Landscape Change and Tick-Borne Diseases
An Interdisciplinary Investigation

Welcome to the website for the research project “Landscape Deisgn Guidelines for Mitigating Human Risk of Exposure to Lone Star Tick-Associated Pathogens”.¬† This is an interdisciplinary project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to understand the factors that govern human risk of exposure to infectious diseases transmitted by the lone star tick in St. Louis, MO and throughout the region.¬† Please explore this website further to learn more about this project, its participants, and their research accomplishments.

Above is a land-use image for the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area. Development in the St. Louis region offers an ideal demonstration of the concept that there is an urban-to-rural gradient in human land-use in metropolitan areas.