MD Islander speaks with Gardner about link between ticks, Acadia fire of ’47

Allison GardnerMount Desert Islander spoke with Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology at the University of Maine, about a study she’s leading that found ticks are more abundant in parts of Acadia National Park that burned in the October 1947 fire. “We’re trying to establish associations between where we see high densities of ticks and various environmental variables,” said Gardner. “We’re conducting this research because we want to be able to inform visitors about where they are most likely to get exposed to ticks in the park, which can potentially help them protect themselves.”

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