Lyme disease ecology – Field Technician

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Millbrook, NY

Peromyscus leucopus
  • Trapped, handled, identified, and assessed reproductive condition of small mammals. Identified parasitic ticks and life stages. Data collection contributed to long-term studies of the ecology of Lyme disease transmission.
  • Collected ticks by drag cloth.
  • Assayed tick samples for Lyme disease-causing bacterium: dissected ticks and prepared slides for fluorescent antibody analysis by microscopy.
  • Identified seedlings and seeds of the Eastern deciduous forest.
  • Entered data in Microsoft Excel.