Assessing and communicating animal disease risks for countryside users - project outputs

Final report

The final Research report will be available soon on the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) website.

RELU policy note

Quine, C. P., et al. submitted. Protecting countryside users against zoonotic disease by influencing their behaviour. RELU Policy and Practice Note 27.

Research papers (published and in press/revision)

Dobson, A.D.M., Finnie, T.J.R. & Randolph, S.E. (In revision). A modified matrix population model to describe the seasonal dynamics of the sheep tick Ixodes ricinus in the UK. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Dobson, A.D.M. & Randolph, S.E. (In revision). Modelling the effects of recent changes in climate, host density and acaricide treatments on population dynamics of Ixodes ricinus in the UK. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Dobson, A.D.M., Taylor, J.L. & Randolph, S.E. (2011). Tick (Ixodes ricinus) abundance and seasonality at recreational sites in the UK: hazards in relation to fine-scale habitat types. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 2 (2011) 2: 67-74.

Hartemink, N.A., et al. (2008). The basic reproduction number for tick-borne infections. The American Naturalist. 171, 6.

Marcu, A., Uzzell, D. & Barnett, J. (2011). Making sense of unfamiliar risks in the countryside: the case of Lyme disease. Health and Place.17 : 843–850.

Marzano, M., et al. (Submitted). Organisational intentions and responses: presenting the risk of Lyme disease to countryside users. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Quine, C. P., et al. (2011). Frameworks for risk communication and disease management: the case of Lyme disease and countryside users. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 366 : 2010-2022.

Randolph, S.E. (2009). Perspectives on climate change impacts on infectious diseases. Ecology. 90, 4: 927-931.

Randolph, S.E. (2009). Tick-borne diseases in Europe influenced not only by climate change. Public Health (Bayer Environmental Science). 20: 24-29.

Randolph, S.E. (2010). To what extent has climate change contributed to the recent epidemiology of tick-borne diseases? Veterinary Parasitology. 167: 92-94.

Randolph, S.E. (2010). Human activities predominate in determining changing incidence of tick-borne encephalitis in Europe. Eurosurveillance. 15: pii=19606.

Young, J.C. & Marzano, M. (2010). Embodied interdisciplinarity: what is the role of polymaths in environmental research? Environmental Conservation (thematic issue  - Interdisciplinary progress in environmental science & management). 37: 373-375.

Research papers (in preparation.)

Marcu, A., et al. (In prep). Patients’ experience of Lyme disease: Insights from a survey.

Moseley, D., Dobson, A.D.M. & Quine, C.P. (In prep). Predicting tick abundance in response to changing land use: a method for land managers.

O' Brien, E.A. & et al. (In prep). Perspectives on interdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement through research on Lyme Borreliosis.

O' Brien, E.A., et al. (In prep). Trees, tanks and ticks: accessing value and risk in woodlands and the wider countryside.

Quine, C.P., et al. (In prep). Using scenarios to explore land manager's views on zoonotic disease management.

Taylor, J. L. (In prep). PhD Fine-scale habitat use of forests by human visitors, University of Oxford.

Uzzell, D., et al. (In prep). Precautionary Tales: Anticipating risk from Lyme disease.

Uzzell, D., et al. (In prep). Constructing responsibility for communicating the risk of Lyme disease.

Book chapters

Randolph, S.E. (2010). Environmental factors which affect vector-borne pathogen transmission. In Environmental Medicine. Ayres, J., et al., Eds.: 405-410. Hodder Arnold.

Other publications

Quine, C.P. (2008). Thinking ahead…to 2030?! (PDF-3957K)Ecotype: The Biodiversity and Conservation Newsletter of Ecology Division, Forest Research. 43: 8.

Quine, C.P. (2008). Investigating communication on zoonotic diseases (PDF-1416K). In Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2007-2008: 27. Stationery Office. Edinburgh.

Quine, C.P. (2010). Using scenarios in rural land use planning (PDF-1653K). In Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2009 – 2010: 15. Stationery Office. Edinburgh.

Quine, C.P. (2011). Preventing countryside users from acquiring zoonotic diseases. Zoonoses Network Newsletter (Produced on behalf of the UK Public Health Network for Zoonoses). 11: 1.

Quine, C.P. (2011). What’s all the fuss about Interdisciplinarity? Ecotype: The Biodiversity and Conservation Newsletter of Ecology Division, Forest Research. 50.