Mary Killilea

Clinical Associate Professor of Biology, Environmental Studies
Ph.D. 2005 (Environmental Information Science) Cornell University M.S. 1999 (Ecology) SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry B.A. 1994 (Environmental Studies) Binghamton University Postdoctoral Research Associate with Richard S. Ostfeld, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY Postdoctoral Researcher with Jonathan Adams, Department of Biological Science, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ

Phone: (212) 998-8268
Fax: (212) 995-4015
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Areas of Research/Interest:
The use of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and modeling to explore spatial and temporal variability in ecosystems. Current research is focused on the spatial dynamics of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens in two different ecosystems - Dutchess County, NY and Northern California.

Brunner, J., L. Cheney, F. Keesing, M. Killilea, K. LoGiudice, A. Previtali, and R. S. Ostfeld. (2011) Molting success of Ixodes scapularis varies among individual blood meal hosts and species. Journal of Medical Entomology 48: 860-866.

Whitmer, A., L. Ogden, J. Lawton, P. Sturner, P. Groffman, L. Schneider, B. Halpern, W. Schlesinger, S. Raciti, N. Bettez, S. Ortega, L. Rustad, S. Pickett. M. Killilea. 2010. The engaged university: providing a platform for research that transforms society. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 314-321.

Keesing, F., J. Brunner, S. Duerr, M. Killilea, K. LoGiudice, K. Schmidt, H. Vuong and R. S. Ostfeld. 2009. Hosts as ecological traps for the vector of Lyme disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 3911-3919.

Killilea, M., A. Swei, B. Lane, C. Briggs, and R. Ostfeld. 2008. Spatial Dynamics of Lyme Disease: A Review. Ecohealth 5: 167-195.

LoGiudice, K., S. Duerr, M. Newhouse, K. Schmidt, Killilea, M. and R.S. Ostfeld. 2008. Impact of host community composition on Lyme disease risk. Ecology 89:2841–2849.

Environmental System Science
Biogeochemistry of Global Change
At the Bench
Introduction to Epidemiology
Ecological Analysis with GIS
Principles of Biology II
Where the City Meets the Sea: Studies in Coastal Urban Environments (taught with John Burt at NYU-AD)

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