RESEARCH


Areas of interest

Vector-borne zoonoses (especially Lyme disease), epidemiology, disease ecology, surveillance, One Health, Ecosystem Health


Peer reviewed publications

Clow KM, Finer R, Lumsden G, Jardine CM. Assessing the repeatability of tick dragging via three outcome measures as a method for surveillance of Ixodes scapularisJournal of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic DiseasesIn press.

Hartnett EA, LéveilléAN, FrenchS, Clow KM, ShiroseL, Jardine CM. Prevalence, distribution, and risk factors associated with Macracanthorhynchus ingensinfections in raccoons from Ontario, Canada. Journal of Parasitology. In press.

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Russell CB, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. A field-based indicator for determining the likelihood of Ixodes scapularis establishment at sites in Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE. 13(2): e0193524, 2018.

Clow KM, Weese JS, Rousseau J, Jardine CM. Microbiota of field-collected Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor variabilis from eastern and southern Ontario, Canada. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases9(2): 235-244, 2018. 

Clow KM, Leighton PA, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Northward range expansion of Ixodes scapularis evident over short timescale in Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE. 12(12): e0189393, 2017.

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. The effect of abiotic and biotic factors on the establishment of Ixodes scapularis in Ontario, Canada. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 8(4):554-563, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.03.003

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Distribution of ticks and the risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens of public health significance in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 16(4):215-222, 2016.  https://doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2015.1890


Presentations

Oral Presentations at International Conferences:

Clow KM, Leighton PA, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Northward range expansion of Ixodes scapularis evident over short timescale in Ontario, Canada. Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Chicago, Illinois. December 4, 2017.   

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. The effect of abiotic and biotic factors on the establishment of Ixodes scapularis in Ontario, Canada. One Health Ecohealth Congress, Melbourne, Australia. December 6, 2016.

Clow KM, Leighton P, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Chasing a shifting baseline: Reflecting on surveillance during disease emergence using Lyme disease as a case study. One Health Ecohealth Congress, Melbourne, Australia. December 6, 2016.

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. The effect of abiotic and biotic factors on the establishment of Ixodes scapularis in Ontario, Canada. International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man, Guelph, Ontario. August 7-9, 2016. (First prize for student oral presentation.)     

Clow KM*, Sinclair D*, Pastor A*, Neilson A*, Parmley J, Campbell D, Jardine CM. Threats to Ontario’s wildlife from invasive pathogens: A qualitative One Health risk assessment. Global Development Symposium, Guelph, Ontario. May 4-7, 2014.  (*Equal contribution to work.)

 

Oral Presentations at Local Conferences:

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Russell CB, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. A field-based indicator for determining the likelihood of Ixodes scapularisestablishment at sites in Ontario, Canada. Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium, Guelph, Ontario. June 8, 2018. 

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. The effect of abiotic and biotic factors on the establishment of Ixodes scapularis in Ontario, Canada. Ontario Veterinary College Graduate Student Research Symposium, Guelph, Ontario. November 16, 2016.

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Distribution of ticks and the risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens of public health significance in Ontario, Canada. Ontario Veterinary College Graduate Student Research Symposium, Guelph, Ontario. November 18, 2015. (*First place for PhD oral presentation.)

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. The distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Borrelia burgdorferi in Ontario, Canada. Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses Symposium, Guelph, Ontario. May 28, 2015.    

 

Poster Presentations:

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Distribution of Ticks and the Risk of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-borne Pathogens of Public Health Significance in Ontario, Canada. International Conference on Entomology, Orlando, Florida. September 25-30, 2016.                                                                                        

Clow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM. Understanding the distribution of the blacklegged tick and the risk of Lyme disease in Ontario, Canada. Ontario Veterinary College Graduate Student Research Symposium, Guelph, Ontario. November 12, 2014. 


invited talks

“T.I.C.K. (Tick Identification Core Knowledge) Certified!”, in partnership with Zoetis Animal Health. Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference and 10 other locations in Ontario, January-May 2018. (2–hour workshops)

“The Ecology and Epidemiology of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Ontario.” London and Area Veterinary Association, London, Ontario. April 10, 2018. (1.5-hour talk). 

“A Journey into the Woods: Exploring the ecology and epidemiology of Lyme disease in Ontario.” Georgian Bay Veterinary Association Meeting, Orillia, Ontario. February 8, 2017. (2-hour talk)

“A Journey into the Woods: Understanding Lyme disease ecology in Ontario.” MacNamara Naturalist Club, Arnprior, Ontario. June 7, 2016. (1-hour talk)                                                                                                         

“Tick Talk!” Friends of the Glen Morris Library, Glen Morris, Ontario. April 8, 2016. (1-hour talk)            

“Distribution of Ixodes scapularis and the risk of Lyme disease in Ontario, Canada.” Queen’s University Lyme Disease Symposium, Kingston, Ontario. April 21-22, 2016. (30-minute talk)

A Journey into the Woods: Understanding Lyme disease Ecology in Ontario, Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Network Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario. November 7, 2015. (1-hour talk)     

“Understanding Lyme disease ecology to predict future distribution and spread in Ontario.” Lyme Disease in Ontario: Sharing Evidence and Experience for Health Unit Action, Toronto, Ontario. March 24, 2015. (20-minute talk)  

The Blacklegged Tick: Finding a Home in Ontario’s Forests.” Nipissing Naturalists Club Speaker Series, North Bay, Ontario. September 9, 2014. (1-hour talk)