Director
Dr. Antenucci Carlos Daniel
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Cruz, F. B., Moreno Azócar, D. L., Perotti, M. G., Acosta, J. C., Stellatelli, O. A., Vega, L. E., Luna, F., Antenucci, C. D., Abdala, C., & Schulte II, J. A. (2022). The role of climate and maternal manipulation in determining and maintaining reproductive mode in Liolaemus lizards. Journal of Zoology, 317(2), 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12962
Bértola, G. R., Farenga, M., Taverna, B. D., Antenucci, C. D., & Del Río, J. L. (2021). Riesgo geomorfologico de médanos migrantes: minimización mediante la extracción de áridos en Arenas Verdes, municipio de Lobería (Buenos Aires). Revista de Geología Aplicada a la Ingeniería y al Ambiente, 47, 31–42. https://www.editoresasagai.org.ar/ojs/index.php/rgaia/article/view/226
Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
Luna, F., Šumbera, R., Okrouhlík, J., Mladěnková, N., & Antenucci, C. D. (2020). Evaporative water loss in seven species of fossorial rodents: Does effect of degree of fossoriality and sociality exist? Journal of Thermal Biology, 89, 102564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102564
Antenucci, C. D. (2020). Educación superior: sur, la pandemia y después. Mastozoología Neotropical, 27(1), 001–007. https://doi.org/10.31687/saremMN.20.27.1.0.01
Vera, F., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Different regulation of cortisol and corticosterone in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: responses to dexamethasone, angiotensin II, potassium, and diet. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 273(1), 108–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.05.019
Malewski, S., Begall, S., Schleich, C. E., Antenucci, C. D., & Burda, H. (2018). Do subterranean mammals use the Earth’s magnetic field as a heading indicator to dig straight tunnels? PeerJ, 6, e5819. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5819
Vera, F., Zenuto, R. R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2017). Expanding the actions of cortisol and corticosterone in wild vertebrates: a necessary step to overcome the emerging challenges. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 246, 337–353.
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2016). Does acclimation to contrasting atmospheric humidities affect evaporative water loss in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum? Journal of Mammalogy, 97(5), 1312–1320.
Baldo, M. B., Antenucci, C. D., & Luna, F. (2015). Effect of ambient temperature on evaporative water loss in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Thermal Biology, 53, 113–118.
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Thermoregulatory development and behavior of Ctenomys talarum pups during brief repeated postnatal isolation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 173, 35–41.
Meroi, F. R., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Variación estacional de la tasa metabólica de reposo en Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Ctenomyidae): ausencia de efectos ambientales. Mastozoología Neotropical, 21(2), 241–250. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0327-93832014000200005
Vera, F., Zenuto, R. R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2013). Seasonal variations in plasma cortisol, testosterone, progesterone and leukocyte profiles in a wild population of tuco-tucos. Journal of Zoology, 289(2), 111–118. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00967.x/full
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182, 971–983.
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomystalarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182(7), 971–983.
Co-Director
Dra. Zenuto Roxana Rita
Researcher CONICET
Teaching assistant
Iribarne, J., Brachetta, V., Kittlein, M. J., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2023). Effects of acute maternal stress induced by predator cues on spatial learning and memory of offspring in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Animal Cognition, 26(6), 1997–2008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-023-01822-w
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2022). Acute-Phase Immune Response Involves Fever, Sickness Behavior, and an Elevated Metabolic Rate in the Subterranean Rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 95(2), 183–199. https://doi.org/10.1086/718409
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2022). Effects of parasitism on antipredatory responses and defensive behaviors in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 100(2), 98–105. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2021-0098
Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2020). Personality underground: evidence of behavioral types in the solitary subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. PeerJ, 8, e8490. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8490
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2020). Differential antipredatory responses in the tuco-tuco (Ctenomys talarum) in relation to endogenous and exogenous changes in glucocorticoids. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 206, 33–44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-019-01384-8
Vera, F., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Different regulation of cortisol and corticosterone in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum: responses to dexamethasone, angiotensin II, potassium, and diet. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 273(1), 108–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.05.019
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Feeding behavior under predatory risk in Ctenomys talarum: nutritional state and recent experience of a predatory event. Mammal Research, 64(2), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0406-9
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
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
Fanjul, M. S., Varas, M. F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Female preference for males that have exclusively marked or invaded territories depends on male presence and its identity in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 124(8), 579–590. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12761
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2017). Female choice, male dominance and condition-related traits in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Behavioural Processes, 142, 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.05.019
Vera, F., Zenuto, R. R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2017). Expanding the actions of cortisol and corticosterone in wild vertebrates: a necessary step to overcome the emerging challenges. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 246, 337–353.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2016). Source odor, intensity, and exposure pattern affect antipredatory responses in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 122(12), 923–936. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12568/full
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2015). Short-term anxiety response of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum to odors from a predator. Physiology & Behavior, 151, 596–603.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
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. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1644/13-MAMM-A-120
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Effects of acute and chronic exposure to predatory cues on spatial learning capabilities in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Ethology, 120(6), 563–576. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12230/full
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J. L., 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.
Vera, F., Zenuto, R. R., & Antenucci, C. D. (2013). Seasonal variations in plasma cortisol, testosterone, progesterone and leukocyte profiles in a wild population of tuco-tucos. Journal of Zoology, 289(2), 111–118. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00967.x/full
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2013). When allowed, females prefer novel males in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (tuco-tuco). Behavioural Processes, 92, 71–78.
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Female reproductive behaviour, ovarian hormones and vaginal cytology of the induced ovulator, Ctenomys talarum. Acta Theriologica, 57(1), 15–27.
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.
Carrizo, M. C., Zenuto, R. R., Luna, F., & Cutrera, A. P. (n.d.). Varying intensity of simulated infection partially affects the magnitude of the acute-phase immune response in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2675
Researchers
Dra. Brachetta Valentina
Researcher CONICET

Iribarne, J., Brachetta, V., Kittlein, M. J., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2023). Effects of acute maternal stress induced by predator cues on spatial learning and memory of offspring in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Animal Cognition, 26(6), 1997–2008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-023-01822-w
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2022). Effects of parasitism on antipredatory responses and defensive behaviors in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 100(2), 98–105. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2021-0098
Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2020). Differential antipredatory responses in the tuco-tuco (Ctenomys talarum) in relation to endogenous and exogenous changes in glucocorticoids. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 206, 33–44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-019-01384-8
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Feeding behavior under predatory risk in Ctenomys talarum: nutritional state and recent experience of a predatory event. Mammal Research, 64(2), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0406-9
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
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2016). Source odor, intensity, and exposure pattern affect antipredatory responses in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 122(12), 923–936. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12568/full
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2015). Short-term anxiety response of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum to odors from a predator. Physiology & Behavior, 151, 596–603.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2014). Effects of acute and chronic exposure to predatory cues on spatial learning capabilities in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Ethology, 120(6), 563–576. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12230/full
Dra. Cutrera Ana Paula
Researcher CONICET
Teaching assistant
Austrich, A., Tomasco, I. H., Mapelli, F. J., Kittlein, M. J., Cutrera, A. P., & Mora, M. S. (2023). Appearances are deceptive: a cryptic lineage within the assumed distributional boundaries of Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Ctenomyidae). Journal of Mammalogy, gyac116. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyac116
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2022). Acute-Phase Immune Response Involves Fever, Sickness Behavior, and an Elevated Metabolic Rate in the Subterranean Rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 95(2), 183–199. https://doi.org/10.1086/718409
Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
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
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
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
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
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. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1644/13-MAMM-A-120
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J. L., 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.
Carrizo, M. C., Zenuto, R. R., Luna, F., & Cutrera, A. P. (n.d.). Varying intensity of simulated infection partially affects the magnitude of the acute-phase immune response in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2675
Dra. Fanjul Maria Sol
Researcher CONICET

Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2020). Personality underground: evidence of behavioral types in the solitary subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. PeerJ, 8, e8490. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8490
Fanjul, M. S., Varas, M. F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2018). Female preference for males that have exclusively marked or invaded territories depends on male presence and its identity in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 124(8), 579–590. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12761
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2017). Female choice, male dominance and condition-related traits in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Behavioural Processes, 142, 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2017.05.019
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2013). When allowed, females prefer novel males in the polygynous subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum (tuco-tuco). Behavioural Processes, 92, 71–78.
Fanjul, M. S., & Zenuto, R. R. (2012). Female reproductive behaviour, ovarian hormones and vaginal cytology of the induced ovulator, Ctenomys talarum. Acta Theriologica, 57(1), 15–27.
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.
Dr. Luna Facundo
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., & Zenuto, R. R. (2022). Acute-Phase Immune Response Involves Fever, Sickness Behavior, and an Elevated Metabolic Rate in the Subterranean Rodent Ctenomys talarum. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 95(2), 183–199. https://doi.org/10.1086/718409
Cruz, F. B., Moreno Azócar, D. L., Perotti, M. G., Acosta, J. C., Stellatelli, O. A., Vega, L. E., Luna, F., Antenucci, C. D., Abdala, C., & Schulte II, J. A. (2022). The role of climate and maternal manipulation in determining and maintaining reproductive mode in Liolaemus lizards. Journal of Zoology, 317(2), 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12962
Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
Luna, F., Okrouhlík, J., McKechnie, A. E., Bennett, N. C., & Šumbera, R. (2021). Non-shivering thermogenesis in four species of African mole-rats differing in their sociality. Journal of Zoology, 315(1), 58–68. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12892
Luna, F., Šumbera, R., Okrouhlík, J., Mladěnková, N., & Antenucci, C. D. (2020). Evaporative water loss in seven species of fossorial rodents: Does effect of degree of fossoriality and sociality exist? Journal of Thermal Biology, 89, 102564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102564
Luna, F., Naya, H., & Naya, D. E. (2017). Understanding evolutionary variation in basal metabolic rate: An analysis in subterranean rodents. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 206, 87–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.02.002
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2016). Does acclimation to contrasting atmospheric humidities affect evaporative water loss in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum? Journal of Mammalogy, 97(5), 1312–1320.
Baldo, M. B., Antenucci, C. D., & Luna, F. (2015). Effect of ambient temperature on evaporative water loss in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Thermal Biology, 53, 113–118.
Baldo, M. B., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Thermoregulatory development and behavior of Ctenomys talarum pups during brief repeated postnatal isolation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 173, 35–41.
Meroi, F. R., Luna, F., & Antenucci, C. D. (2014). Variación estacional de la tasa metabólica de reposo en Ctenomys talarum (Rodentia, Ctenomyidae): ausencia de efectos ambientales. Mastozoología Neotropical, 21(2), 241–250. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0327-93832014000200005
Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Merlo, J. L., 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.
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182, 971–983.
Luna, F., Roca, P., Oliver, J., & Antenucci, C. D. (2012). Maximal thermogenic capacity and non-shivering thermogenesis in the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomystalarum. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 182(7), 971–983.
Carrizo, M. C., Zenuto, R. R., Luna, F., & Cutrera, A. P. (n.d.). Varying intensity of simulated infection partially affects the magnitude of the acute-phase immune response in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2675
Dr. Schleich Cristian Eric
Researcher CONICET
Teaching assistant
Iribarne, J., Brachetta, V., Kittlein, M. J., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2023). Effects of acute maternal stress induced by predator cues on spatial learning and memory of offspring in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Animal Cognition, 26(6), 1997–2008. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-023-01822-w
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2022). Effects of parasitism on antipredatory responses and defensive behaviors in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 100(2), 98–105. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2021-0098
Fanjul, M. S., Cutrera, A. P., Luna, F., Schleich, C. E., Brachetta, V., Antenucci, C. D., & Zenuto, R. R. (2021). Ecological Physiology and Behavior in the Genus Ctenomys. In T. R. O. de Freitas, G. L. Gonçalves, & R. Maestri (Eds.), Tuco-Tucos: An Evolutionary Approach to the Diversity of a Neotropical Subterranean Rodent (pp. 221–247). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_11
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2020). Differential antipredatory responses in the tuco-tuco (Ctenomys talarum) in relation to endogenous and exogenous changes in glucocorticoids. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 206, 33–44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-019-01384-8
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2019). Feeding behavior under predatory risk in Ctenomys talarum: nutritional state and recent experience of a predatory event. Mammal Research, 64(2), 261–269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0406-9
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Schleich, C. E. (2016). Preferential use of one paw during feeding in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 146(2), 134–139.
Brachetta, V., Schleich, C. E., & Zenuto, R. R. (2016). Source odor, intensity, and exposure pattern affect antipredatory responses in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Ethology, 122(12), 923–936. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12568/full
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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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003193841400540X
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Graduate Students
Carrizo María Celina
Graduate fellowship

Ochoa, A. C., Gatica, A., Carrizo, M. C., Retta, L. M., Puegher, D. M., & Kajin, M. (2021). Nuevos registros de mamíferos pequeños para el Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas, San Luis, República Argentina. Notas sobre Mamíferos Sudamericanos, 3, 1–12.
Rosa, C., Baccaro, F., Cronemberger, C., Hipólito, J., Barros, C. F., Rodrigues, D. D. J., Neckel-Oliveira, S., Overbeck, G. E., Drechsler-Santos, E. R., Anjos, M. R. D., Ferreguetti, Á. C., Akama, A., Martins, M. B., Tomas, W. M., Santos, S. A., Ferreira, V. L., Cunha, C. N. D., Penha, J., Pinho, J. B. D., … Magnusson, W. E. (2021). The Program for Biodiversity Research in Brazil: The role of regional networks for biodiversity knowledge, dissemination, and conservation. Anais Da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 93(2), e20201604. https://doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765202120201604
Fernandez-Turiel, J. L., Perez–Torrado, F. J., Rodriguez-González, A., Saavedra, J., Carracedo, J. C., Rejas, M., Lobo, A., Osterrieth, M. L., Carrizo, J. I., Esteban, G., Gallardo, J., & Ratto, N. (2019). La gran erupción de hace 4.2 ka cal en Cerro Blanco, Zona Volcánica Central, Andes: nuevos datos sobre los depósitos eruptivos holocenos en la Puna sur y regiones adyacentes. Estudios Geológicos, 75(1), e088. https://doi.org/10.3989/egeol.43438.515
Carrizo, S., Schiariti, A., Nagata, R. M., & Morandini, A. C. (2016). Preliminary observations on ephyrae predation by Lychnorhiza lucerna medusa (Scyphozoa; Rhizostomeae). Der Zoologische Garten, 85(1), 74–83.
Garese, A., Carrizo, S., & Acuña, F. H. (2016). Biometry of sea anemone and corallimorpharian cnidae: statistical distribution and suitable tools for analysis. Zoomorphology, 135(4), 395–404.
Carrizo, M. C., Zenuto, R. R., Luna, F., & Cutrera, A. P. (n.d.). Varying intensity of simulated infection partially affects the magnitude of the acute-phase immune response in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/jez.2675