Edition 1 Biology, Ecology, and Diseases
By Nicholas Johnson

Publication Date: 11 Jan 2023

Ticks: Biology, Ecology and Diseases provides a detailed overview of the fascinating world of tick biology and ecology. This book discusses disease transmission to humans and livestock, assesses the impact of human behavior and climate change on tick biology, and details how this will affect future disease transmission. Written by an expert on ticks and their transmitted diseases, this book explores the unique biology of ticks and how it influences the transmission of some of the most devastating diseases. In a series of detailed chapters, the book provides up-to-date information on the interrelationship between ticks and the vertebrates they feed on.

In addition, the book covers information on recent scientific discoveries surrounding ticks, along with reviews on control methods and disease transmission. Other sections cover the recent emergence of tick-borne pathogens, making this book an ideal source for interested scientists, clinicians, veterinarians and experts in the field of tick biology.

Key Features

  • Offers an overview of tick anatomy to assist tick identification
  • Provides a thorough and complete update on emerging tick-borne diseases
  • Considers current and future options for controlling tick populations
About the author
By Nicholas Johnson, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Surrey, UK
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to ticks
2. Tick classification and anatomy
3. The tick life cycle
4. Blood feeding as a life choice
5. Tick saliva
6. Tick and tick-borne disease distribution
7. Tick-borne diseases of humans
8. Tick-borne diseases of animals
9. The tick microbiome
10. Ticks and climate change
11. Controlling ticks and tick-borne diseases
12. Conclusions
Book details
ISBN: 9780323911481
Page Count: 244
Retail Price : £115.00
9780128140437; 9780128110751; 9780123969552
Researchers and practitioners in entomology, animal health studies, and anyone engaging in tick biology research, Academics and students in entomology, parasitology, veterinary, or animal science studies