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Research Article

Abiotic and Biotic Factors Associated with Tick Population Dynamics on a Mammalian Host: Ixodes hexagonus Infesting Otters, Lutra lutra

  • Ellie Sherrard-Smith mail,

    sherrardsmithe@cardiff.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Organisms and the Environment, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Elizabeth Chadwick,

    Affiliation: Organisms and the Environment, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Joanne Cable

    Affiliation: Organisms and the Environment, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047131

About the Authors

Ellie Sherrard-Smith, Elizabeth Chadwick, Joanne Cable
Organisms and the Environment, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sherrardsmithe@cardiff.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ESS EAC JC. Performed the experiments: ESS EAC. Analyzed the data: ESS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ESS EAC JC. Wrote the paper: ESS EAC JC.