Kathleen LoGiudice

Kathleen LoGiudice

Job Title
Professor of Biological Sciences
Chair of the Biology Department
Wold Center 125
Department/Program: Biology

Research interests

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

Courses:

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

Representative Publications:

  • 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: http://dx.doi.org/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.

Academic Credentials

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