Publications

2018

Watts AG, Saura S, Jardine C, Leighton P, Werden L, Fortin MJ. Host functional connectivity and the spread potential of Lyme disease. Landscape Ecology. 2018:1-4. PDF

Bachand N, Ravel A, Leighton P, Stephen C, Iqbal A, Ndao M, Konecsni K, Fernando C, Jenkins E. Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) as sentinels for parasitic zoonoses, Toxoplasma gondii and Trichinella nativa, in the northeastern Canadian Arctic. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 2018 Oct 17. PDF

Gasmi S, Bouchard C, Ogden NH, Adam-Poupart A, Pelcat Y, Rees EE, Milord F, Leighton PA, Lindsay RL, Koffi JK, Thivierge K. Evidence for increasing densities and geographic ranges of tick species of public health significance other than Ixodes scapularis in Québec, Canada. PloS one. 2018 Aug 22;13(8):e0201924. PDF

Soucy JP, Slatculescu AM, Nyiraneza C, Ogden NH, Leighton PA, Kerr JT, Kulkarni MA. High-Resolution Ecological Niche Modeling of Ixodes scapularis Ticks Based on Passive Surveillance Data at the Northern Frontier of Lyme Disease Emergence in North America. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2018 May 1;18(5):235-42. PDF

Bouchard C, Aenishaenslin C, Rees EE, Koffi JK, Pelcat Y, Ripoche M, Milord F, Lindsay LR, Ogden NH, Leighton PA. Integrated Social-Behavioral and Ecological Risk Maps to Prioritize Local Public Health Responses to Lyme Disease. Environmental Health Perspectives (Online). 2018 Apr 1;126(4). PDF

Boujja-Miljour, H., Leighton, P.A. and Beauchamp, G., 2018. Individual vigilance profiles in flocks of house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, (ja). PDF

Ripoche, M., Lindsay, L.R., Ludwig, A., Ogden, N.H., Thivierge, K. and P.A. Leighton. 2018. Multi-Scale Clustering of Lyme Disease Risk at the Expanding Leading Edge of the Range of Ixodes scapularis in Canada. International journal of environmental research and public health: 15(4), 603. PDF

Ripoche, M., S. Gasmi, A. Adam-Poupart, J. K. Koffi, L. R. Lindsay, A. Ludwig, F. Milord, N. H. Ogden, K. Thivierge and P. A. Leighton. 2018. Passive tick surveillance provides an accurate early signal of emerging Lyme disease risk and human cases in southern Canada. Journal of Medical Entomology XX(X): 1-11. PDF

2017

Clow, K. M., P. A. Leighton, N. H. Ogden, L. R. Lindsay, P. Michel, D. L. Pearl and C. M. Jardine. 2017. Northward range expansion of Ixodes scapularis evident over a short timescale in Ontario, Canada. PLoS one 12(12): e0189393. PDF

Boujja-Miljour, H., P. A. Leighton and G. Beauchamp, G. 2017. Spread of false alarms in foraging flocks of house sparrows. Ethology, 123: 526-531. PDF

Gasmi, S., N. H. Ogden, P. A. Leighton, A. Adam-Poupart, F. Milord, L. R. Lindsay, S. Barkati and K. Thivierge. 2017. Practices of Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment by general practitioners in Quebec, 2008–2015. BMC family practice 18(1): 65. PDF

2016

Gasmi, S., N. H. Ogden, P. A. Leighton, L. R. Lindsay and K. Thivierge. 2016. Analysis of the human population bitten by Ixodes scapularis ticks in Québec, Canada: Increasing risk of Lyme disease. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases, 7(2016), 1075-1081. PDF

Gabriele-Rivet, V., Ogden, N. H., Massé, A., Antonation, K., Corbett, C., Dibernardo, A., Lindsay, L. R., Leighton, P. A., & J. Arsenault .2016. Eco-epizootiologic study of Francisella tularensis, the agent of Tularemia, in Québec wildlife. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 52(2), 217-229.  PDF

2015

Ogden N. H., E. Feil, P. A. Leighton, L. R. Lindsay, G. Margos, S. Mechai, P. Michel, and T. Moriarty. 2015. Evolutionary Aspects of Emerging Lyme Disease in Canada. Applied and environmental microbiology. 81(21): 7350-7359. PDF

2014

Rhynd, K. J. R., P. A. Leighton, D. A. Elcock, P. J. Whitehall, A. Rycroft, and S. K. Macgregor. 2014. Prevalence of Salmonella spp. and Thermophilic Campylobacter spp. in the Small Asian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) in Barbados West Indies. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45:911-914. PDF

Ogden, N. H., M. Radojević, X. Wu, V. R. Duvvuri, P. A. Leighton, and J. Wu. 2014. Estimated effects of projected climate change on the basic reproductive number of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis. Environmental Health Perspectives 122:631-638. PDF

Simon, J. A., R. R. Marrotte, N. Desrosiers, J. Fiset, J. Gaitan, A. Gonzalez, J. K. Koffi, F.-J. Lapointe, P. A. Leighton, L. R. Lindsay, T. Logan, F. Milord, N. H. Ogden, A. Rogic, E. Roy-Dufresne, D. Suter, N. Tessier, and V. Millien. 2014. Climate change and habitat fragmentation drive the occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, at the northeastern limit of its distribution. Evolutionary Applications: 7:750-764. PDF

Werden, L., I. K. Barker, J. Bowman, E. K. Gonzales, P. A. Leighton, L. R. Lindsay, and C. M. Jardine. 2014. Geography, deer, and host biodiversity shape the pattern of Lyme disease emergence in the Thousand Islands archipelago of Ontario, Canada. PLOS ONE 9:1-14. PDF

2013

Ogden, N. H., L. R. Lindsay, and P. A. Leighton. 2013. Predicting the rate of invasion of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:510-518. PDF

Bouchard, C., P. A. Leighton, G. Beauchamp, S. Nguon, L. Trudel, F. Milord, L. R. Lindsay, D. Bélanger, and N. H. Ogden. 2013. Harvested white-tailed deer as sentinel hosts for early establishing Ixodes scapularis populations and risk from vector-borne zoonoses in southeastern Canada. Journal of Medical Entomology 50:384-393. PDF

Bouchard, C., G. Beauchamp, P. A. Leighton, L. R. Lindsay, D. Bélanger, and N. H. Ogden. 2013. Does high biodiversity reduce the risk of Lyme disease invasion? Parasites & Vectors 6:1-10. PDF

2012

Leighton, P. A., J. K. Koffi, Y. Pelcat, L. R. Lindsay, and N. H. Ogden. 2012. Predicting the speed of tick invasion: an empirical model of range expansion for the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis in Canada. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:457–464. PDF

Koffi, J. K., P. A. Leighton, Y. Pelcat, L. Trudel, L. R. Lindsay, F. Milord, and N. H. Ogden. 2012. Passive Surveillance for I. scapularis ticks: enhanced analysis for early detection of  emerging Lyme Disease risk. Journal of Medical Entomology 49:400-409. PDF

2011 and earlier

Krueger, B. H., M. Y. Chaloupka, P. A. Leighton, J. A. Dunn, and J. A. Horrocks. 2011. Somatic growth rates for a hawksbill population in coral reef habitat around Barbados. Marine Ecology Progress Series 432:269-276. PDF

Leighton, P. A., J. A. Horrocks, and D. L. Kramer. 2010. Modelling sea turtle nest survival: nest age and beach vegetation alter the risk of hawksbill nest predation by introduced mongooses. Animal Conservation 14:186-195. PDF

Leighton, P. A., J. A. Horrocks, and D. L. Kramer. 2010. Conservation and the scarecrow effect: can human activity benefit threatened species by displacing predators? Biological Conservation 143:2156–2163. PDF

Leighton, P. A., J. A. Horrocks, and D. L. Kramer. 2009. How depth alters detection and capture of buried prey: exploitation of sea turtle eggs by mongooses. Behavioral Ecology 20:1299-1306. PDF

Leighton, P. A., J. A. Horrocks, B. H. Krueger, J. A. Beggs, and D. L. Kramer. 2008. Predicting species interactions from edge responses: mongoose predation on hawksbill sea turtle nests in fragmented beach habitat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275:2465-2472. PDF

Leighton, P. A. 2005. Natural history and current status of the mongoose in Barbados. Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society 51:263-280.

Leighton, P. A. 2004. Use of different calls by tree swallows during group mobbing of predators. Blue Jay 62:133-136.