Sarah Leo

McGill University
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Andrew Gonzalez
Virginie Millien
Start: 2012-09-01
End: 2016-05-01
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Integrated landscape genetics of the Lyme disease vector (Ixodes scapularis) and its host (Peromyscus leucopus) in southern Québec
The primary objective of my proposed research is to investigate similarity in spatial genetic variation between the white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) in southern Québec. The goal is to identify and quantify interactions between ticks and mice, and to correlate spatial genetic patterns to landscape variables.