NEON ticks sampled using drag cloths and tick pathogen status

Sampling event
最新版本 published by National Ecological Observatory Network on 12月 31, 2022 National Ecological Observatory Network

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This data product contains the quality-controlled, native sampling resolution data from NEON’s Tick and Tick-Borne Pathogen sampling crosswalked to Darwin Core. NEON tick sampling targets hard ticks in the family Ixodidae. The dataset includes collection, identification and pathogen testing data from 2014 – 2020. Data are collected across the United States including Alaska and Puerto Rico, but excluding Hawaii. Tick abundance and diversity are sampled at regular intervals using drag or flag sampling techniques. Collected ticks are identified to species and lifestage and/or sex by a professional taxonomist. A subset of identified nymphal ticks are tested for the presence of bacterial and protozoan pathogens. For additional details, see and


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Paull S (2022): NEON ticks sampled using drag cloths and tick pathogen status. v1.2. National Ecological Observatory Network. Dataset/Samplingevent.



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Sara Paull
  • 元數據提供者
  • 出處
  • 連絡人
Research Scientist
National Ecological Observatory Network
Kate Thibault
  • 連絡人
Lead Research Scientist
National Ecological Observatory Network


Data are collected at 46 terrestrial NEON sites across the United States including Alaska and Puerto Rico, but excluding Hawaii.

界定座標範圍 緯度南界 經度西界 [15.623, -168.75], 緯度北界 經度東界 [71.301, -65.391]


This dataset covers hard ticks collected using the drag/flag method including: Ixodes pacificus, Amblyomma americanum, Amblyomma maculatum, Dermacentor andersoni, Dermacentor occidentalis, Dermacentor variabilis, Haemaphysalis leporispalustris, Haemaphysalis longicornis, Ixodes affinis, Ixodes angustus, Ixodes dentatus, Ixodes marxi, Ixodes muris, and Ixodes scapularis. This dataset also covers testing results for several tick-borne pathogens including: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Borrelia lonestari, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia myamotoi, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia ewingii, Ehrlichia muris-like, Francisella tularensis, and Rickettsia rickettsii.

Family Ixodidae (hard ticks)
Genus Ixodes sp., Dermacentor sp., Haemaphysalis sp., Amblyomma sp., Borrelia sp., Ehrlichia sp.
Species Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, Francisella tularensis, Rickettsia rickettsii


起始日期 / 結束日期 2014-04-17 / 2020-10-06


The National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, fully funded by NSF and operated by Battelle. NEON collects and provides open data from 81 field sites across the United States that characterize and quantify how our nation's ecosystems are changing. Each year, NEON collects and archives over 100,000 specimens and samples that complement the field observations and automated measurements collected at field sites. These samples represent a rich resource unique among natural history collections due to NEON’s utility for continental- and decadal-scale ecology. NEON’s archival samples are available upon request to support research studies and analyses. The comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology provided by the NEON project will contribute to a better understanding and more accurate forecasting of how human activities impact ecology and how our society can more effectively address critical ecological questions and issues.

計畫名稱 National Ecological Observatory Network
經費來源 National Science Foundation
研究區域描述 United States including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico



Ticks are collected along the border of a 40m x 40m plot using drag and/or flag sampling techniques. There are 6 plots sampled at each NEON site. Samples are sent to an external laboratory where they are enumerated and identified by a professional taxonomist. A bout of sampling is only performed if the high temperature in the 2 days prior to sampling is >0C. Sampling is only performed when the ground is dry and during periods of low wind (below 10-20 mph). The hottest part of the day is also avoided during the summer months.

研究範圍 This study includes data from 46 terrestrial field sites located across the United States including Alaska and Puerto Rico. Sampling occurs during the growing season every 3 weeks at sites with established tick populations (defined as capturing > 5 ticks in the previous field season), and every 6 weeks at sites without established tick populations. A subset of nymphal ticks are sent for pathogen testing once per year.
品質控管 Many quality control measures are implemented at the point of data entry within a mobile data entry application or web user interface (UI). For example, data formats are constrained and data values controlled through the provision of dropdown options, which reduces the number of processing steps necessary to prepare the raw data for publication. An additional set of constraints are implemented during the process of ingest into the NEON database. Data collected prior to 2017 were processed using a paper‐based workflow that did not implement the full suite of quality control features associated with the interactive digital workflow.


  1. Data from the 2022 data release were downloaded from the National Ecological Observatory Network data portal. Data included information on tick collection, identification and pathogen testing. The identification data were expanded to allow each row to represent a single tick to allow for documentation of associatedOccurrences.


蒐藏名稱 U.S. National Tick Collection
蒐藏名稱 NEON Biorepository - Tick Collection (DNA Extracts [Pathogen Extracts])