Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ticks on the increase

Professor Thomas Mather's surveillance of disease-carrying deer ticks found that tick abundance this summer was much higher than in recent years. Results like that made the media take notice.  Coupled with his appearance at a press conference with Senator Jack Reed and others, Mather found himself in the news throughout the region, including the Providence Journal, Westerly Sun, EcoRI, Boston Globe, Narragansett Patch, Tiverton Patch, Fox Providence News, Channel 10, and others.  The URI news release about Mather's research is here.