Director
Dr. Marcelo Javier Kittlein
Researcher CONICET

Professor

Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Mapelli, F. J., Mora, M. S., Lancia, J. P., Gómez Férnandez, M. J., Mirol, P. M., & Kittlein, M. J. (2017). Evolution and phylogenetic relationships in subterranean rodents of Ctenomys mendocinus species complex: effects of Late Quaternary landscape changes of Central Argentina. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift Für Säugetierkunde, 87, 130–142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2017.08.002
Merlo, J. L., Cutrera, A. P., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Individual condition and inflammatory response to PHA in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Talas tuco-tuco): A multivariate approach. Mammalian Biology, 90, 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.02.007
Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., López, A., Fernández, M. J. G., Mirol, P. M., & Kittlein, M. J. (2017). Landscape genetics in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys “chasiquensis” associated with highly disturbed habitats from the southeastern Pampas region, Argentina. Genetica, 145(6), 575–591. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-017-9983-9
Gómez Fernández, M. J., Boston, E. S., Gaggiotti, O. E., Kittlein, M. J., & Mirol, P. M. (2016). Influence of environmental heterogeneity on the distribution and persistence of a subterranean rodent in a highly unstable landscape. Genetica, 144(6), 711–722.
Luppi, T., Bas, C., Casariego, A. M., Albano, M., Lancia, J., Kittlein, M., … Iribarne, O. (2012). The influence of habitat, season and tidal regime in the activity of the intertidal crab Neohelice (= Chasmagnathus) granulata. Helgoland Marine Research, 67(1), 1.
Vázquez, M. G., Bas, C. C., Kittlein, M., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Effects of temperature and salinity on larval survival and development in the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Caridea: Palaemonidae) along the reproductive season. Journal of Sea Research, 99, 56–60. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110115000167
Researchers
Dr. Matías Sebastián Mora
Researcher CONICET.
Professor
Marchesi, M. C., Mora, M. S., Crespo, E. A., Boy, C. C., González-José, R., & Goodall, R. N. P. (2018). Functional subdivision of the vertebral column in four South American dolphins. Mastozoología Neotropical, 25(2), 329–343. https://doi.org/10.31687/saremMN.18.25.2.0.12
Mapelli, F. J., Mora, M. S., Lancia, J. P., Gómez Férnandez, M. J., Mirol, P. M., & Kittlein, M. J. (2017). Evolution and phylogenetic relationships in subterranean rodents of Ctenomys mendocinus species complex: effects of Late Quaternary landscape changes of Central Argentina. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift Für Säugetierkunde, 87, 130–142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2017.08.002
Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., López, A., Fernández, M. J. G., Mirol, P. M., & Kittlein, M. J. (2017). Landscape genetics in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys “chasiquensis” associated with highly disturbed habitats from the southeastern Pampas region, Argentina. Genetica, 145(6), 575–591. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-017-9983-9
Marchesi, M. C., Mora, M. S., Pimper, L. E., Crespo, E. A., & Goodall, R. N. P. (2017). Can habitat characteristics shape vertebral morphology in dolphins? An example of two phylogenetically related species from southern South America. Marine Mammal Science, 33(4), 1126–1148. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12432
Cutrera, A. P., & Mora, M. S. (2017). Selection on MHC in a context of historical demographic change in two closely-distributed species of tuco-tucos (Ctenomys australis and C. talarum). Journal of Heredity, 108(6), 628–639. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx054
Marchesi, M. C., Pimper, L. E., Mora, M. S., & Goodall, R. (2016). The Vertebral Column of the Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger, Quoy and Gaimard, 1824), with Notes on Its Functional Properties in Relation to Its Habitat. Aquatic Mammals, 42(3), 306.
Orozco, M. M., Piccinali, R. V., Mora, M. S., Enriquez, G. F., Cardinal, M. V., & Gürtler, R. E. (2014). The role of sigmodontine rodents as sylvatic hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi in the Argentinean Chaco. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 22, 12–22. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567134813004632
Block, C., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, J., Stellatelli, O. A., & Vega, L. E. (2016). Primer registro de Liolaemus martorii Abdala, 2003 (Iguania: Liolaemidae) en la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Cuadernos de Herpetología, 30. Retrieved from http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/55901
Dr. Fernando Javier Mapelli
Researcher CONICET
Mapelli, F. J., Mora, M. S., Lancia, J. P., Gómez Férnandez, M. J., Mirol, P. M., & Kittlein, M. J. (2017). Evolution and phylogenetic relationships in subterranean rodents of Ctenomys mendocinus species complex: effects of Late Quaternary landscape changes of Central Argentina. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift Für Säugetierkunde, 87, 130–142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2017.08.002
Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., López, A., Fernández, M. J. G., Mirol, P. M., & Kittlein, M. J. (2017). Landscape genetics in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys “chasiquensis” associated with highly disturbed habitats from the southeastern Pampas region, Argentina. Genetica, 145(6), 575–591. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-017-9983-9
Block, C., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, J., Stellatelli, O. A., & Vega, L. E. (2016). Primer registro de Liolaemus martorii Abdala, 2003 (Iguania: Liolaemidae) en la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Cuadernos de Herpetología, 30. Retrieved from http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/55901
Dra. Ana Paula Cutrera
Researcher CONICET
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., Cutrera, A. P., Merlo, J. L., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Prenatal predatory stress in a wild species of subterranean rodent: Do ecological stressors always have a negative effect on the offspring? Developmental Psychobiology, 60(5), 567–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21635
Merlo, J. L., Cutrera, A. P., Kittlein, M. J., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Individual condition and inflammatory response to PHA in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Talas tuco-tuco): A multivariate approach. Mammalian Biology, 90, 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.02.007
Cutrera, A. P., & Mora, M. S. (2017). Selection on MHC in a context of historical demographic change in two closely-distributed species of tuco-tucos (Ctenomys australis and C. talarum). Journal of Heredity, 108(6), 628–639. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esx054
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J., Baldo, M. B., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Assessing the energetic costs and trade-offs of a PHA-induced inflammation in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: Immune response in growing tuco-tucos. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 174, 23–28.
Cutrera, A. P., Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Females prefer good genes: MHC-associated mate choice in wild and captive tuco-tucos. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 847–856.
Cutrera, A. P., Zenuto, R. R., & Lacey, E. A. (2014). Interpopulation differences in parasite load and variable selective pressures on MHC genes in Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(4), 679–695. Retrieved from http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1644/13-MAMM-A-120
Schleich, C. E., Zenuto, R. R., & Cutrera, A. P. (2015). Immune challenge but not dietary restriction affects spatial learning in the wild subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 150–156. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
Graduate Students
Lic. Ailin Austrich
Graduate fellowship