Interview on masting and Lyme disease in Wyborcza

Few weeks ago I talked with Margit Kossobudzka about our research on mast seeding and Lyme disease. The interview is now published in Wyborcza (national-wide polish newspaper), and you can read it under this link. Enjoy! 🙂 You can also check the older posts about this work, e.g. here. And, of course, the original scientific paper here!…

New Scientist on our Lyme disease research!

In the April issue of New Scientist Chelsea Whyte write about the relationship between oak mast seeding, tick and rodent populations, and Lyme boreliosis risk in humans. The article is, of course, heavily based on the work of Richard Ostfeld lab, but they mention also our recent work. You can read the original story in the…

Popular-science article about acorns, Google, and Lyme disease!

My article describing the use of Google Trends in science has been awarded in polish competition “Skomplikowane i proste: młodzi uczeni o swoich badaniach”. It is now assigned to the April issue of the journal. Unfortunately, only in polish. For those that can read in polish, hope you will like it:) Here is the pdf-file with…

A lot of attention in media!

Our recent work linking seed production and Lyme disease risk recived a lot of attention in the Internet. The story was covered by the Polish Press Agency and then by multiple other portals including big ones like TVN, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Polski, and Onet.pl. It is always sexy to write about disease…. 🙂  

Oak acorn crop predicts Lyme disease risk in Europe

We (me and Jakub) have just published a new paper that describes the relationship between oak acorn crop and Lyme disease risk! This is the first evidence that such link works in Europe. Previous extensive work was done by Richard Ostfeld and his lab in temperate forests of eastern United States. The chain of reactions described…