Allison Gardner quoted in BDN on drought and ticks

Fewer ticks were seen in Maine this summer as dry, hot weather across the state created less-than-favorable conditions for the tiny arthropods. Allison Gardner, assistant professor in the School of Biology and Ecology and a Mitchell Center faculty fellow, was quoted in a recent article in the Bangor Daily News about the effects of drought and other factors on tick prevalence.

Allie is a medical entomologist specializing in tickborne diseases. She is part of a team of researchers on the Mitchell Center project Mitigating Environmental-Human Determinants of Tickborne Disease Risk in Acadia National Park.

Read the full Bangor Daily News article here.