Biology Department
Kathleen LoGiudice

Kathleen LoGiudice

Job Title
Professor of Biological Sciences
Wold Center 125
Biology, ESPE

Research interests

Disease ecology and wildlife conservation, tick-borne diseases, small mammal community dynamics and Allegheny woodrat conservation.

Teaching interests

Heredity, Evolution and Ecology (BIO 103), Vertebrate Natural History (BIO 250), Ecology (BIO 320) and Senior Seminar (BIO 487)


  • LoGiudice, K., K. Kurchena*, K. Christopher*, and N. Scott*. 2017. Exploration of stable isotope analysis for tick host identification. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.
  • Hersh, M.H., R.S. Ostfeld, D.J. McHenry, M. Tibbetts, J.L. Brunner, M.E. Killilea, K. LoGiudice, K.A. Schmidt, F. Keesing. 2014. Co-Infection of blacklegged ticks with Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi is higher than expected and acquired from small mammal hosts. PLOS ONE. 9:e99348. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099348
  • Keesing, F., M. Hersh, M. Tibbetts, D. McHenry, S. Duerr, J. Brunner, M. Killilea, K. LoGiudice, K. Schmidt, and R.S. Ostfeld. 2012. Reservoir competence of vertebrate hosts for Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 18(12):213-216. DOI: 10.3201/eid1812.120919
  • Morlando, S.*, S. J. Schmidt, K. LoGiudice. 2012. Reduction in Lyme disease risk as an economic benefit of habitat restoration. Restoration Ecology. 20(4):498–504. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00796.x.
  • 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(10):2841–2849
  • Bowne, D. R., A. L. Downing, M. F. Hoopes, K. LoGiudice, C. L. Thomas, L. J. Anderson, T. Gartner, D. J. Hornbach, K. Kuers, J. Machado, B. R. Pohlad, K. L. Shea. 2011. Transforming Ecological Science at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through Collaborative Networks. BioScience. 61:386-392. doi: 1525/bio.2011.61.5.7
  • LoGiudice, K., R.S. Ostfeld, K.A. Schmidt, and F. Keesing. 2003. The ecology of infectious disease: Effects of host diversity and community composition on Lyme disease risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 100:567-571
  • LoGiudice, K. 2006. Toward a synthetic view of extinction: A history lesson from a North American rodent. BioScience. 56:687-693.

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Academic credentials

B.S., Boston College; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University