The potential distribution of four tick species in China under climate and land-use change

Published: 19 January 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4tc8x2nwz6.1
Xin Yang, Zheng Gao, Luqi Wang, Lingjun Xiao, Sen Li


Four representative tick species including Dermacentor marginatus (distributed in northwestern and central China), Dermacentor silvarum (distributed in northeastern and central China), Haemaphysalis longicornis (distributed in central and east China) and Ixodes granulatus (distributed in southern China) are selected as they have different regional distribution foci in mainland China. We used the MaxEnt model to identify the key environmental factors of tick occurrence and map the potential distribution of them in the 2050s under four combined climate and socioeconomic scenarios (i.e., SSP1-RCP2.6, SSP2-RCP4.5, SSP3-RCP7.0 and SSP5-RCP8.5).



Huazhong University of Science and Technology


China, Land Use Change, Climate Change, Tick-Borne Disease, Disease Distribution