Landscape Change and Tick-Borne Diseases
An Interdisciplinary Investigation


Through a collaboration with the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowship (TERF) Program funded by the National Science Foundation, numerous opportunities to conduct community outreach have been pursued in conjunction with the research described on this website.  This research program to date has involved four graduate students, six undergraduate students, seven high school interns and two high school biology teachers in field research. Numerous members of this group have conducted community outreach via public demonstrations of research methods and results within their communities,generating a substantial level of community outreach throughout the St. Louis, MO region. Involving the St. Louis, MO community in research efforts and providing demonstrations of research methods and findings, particularly in areas of high tick-borne disease risk, will continue to help increase awareness of tick-borne diseases and the potential consequences of landscape change and ecosystem degradation for human health.