Letting in Lyme Disease Lack of Biodiversity in Fragmented Forests Leads to Increased Spread of Lyme Disease

Forest fragmentation—when forests are cut down in such a way that only small parcels are left intact—leads to a higher incidence of Lyme disease according to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology. The white-footed mouse is one of the prime carriers of Lyme disease. These mice are most often found in small forested […]