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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2014

Authors: Rubel, F; Brugger, K; Monazahian, M; Habedank, B; Dautel, H; Leverenz, S; Kahl, O

Title: The first German map of georeferenced ixodid tick locations.

Source: Parasit Vectors. 2014; 7:477

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Brugger Katharina
Rubel Franz

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Georeferenced locations of ixodid ticks are required to depict the observed distribution of species. Further, they are used as input data for species distribution models also known as niche models. The latter were applied to describe current and future (projected) tick distributions. Beside model assumptions and selected climate parameters, the number of georeferenced tick locations available as a digital dataset is of fundamental importance for the reliability of such models. For Germany, however, no comprehensive dataset of ixodid tick species exists. The goal of this study was to put together all the available information on ixodid tick locations in Germany to produce such a digital dataset and to visualize it in a map.

Keywords Pubmed: Animal Distribution*
Arachnid Vectors/classification
Arachnid Vectors/physiology*
Species Specificity

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