Director
Dr. Kittlein Marcelo Javier
Researcher CONICET
Professor
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
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
Bas, C. C., Ituarte, R. B., & Kittlein, M. J. (2022). Decapod egg membranes: powerful barriers or regulatory structures? Journal of Experimental Biology, 225(14), jeb244165. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.244165
Mapelli, F. J., Kittlein, M. J., Almirón, A. E., Fameli, A., & Casciotta, J. (2022). Planning the next fishing trip: where are the gaps in knowledge about freshwater fish assemblages in Argentina? Hydrobiologia, 849, 817–832. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04747-y
Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., Austrich, A., & Gaggiotti, O. E. (2022). Deep learning and satellite imagery predict genetic diversity and differentiation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13(3), 711–721. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13775
Austrich, A., Mapelli, F. J., Mora, M. S., & Kittlein, M. J. (2021). Landscape change and associated increase in habitat fragmentation during the last 30 years in coastal sand dunes of BuenosAaires province, Argentina. Estuaries and Coasts, 44(3), 643–656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00798-x
Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., & Mapelli, F. J. (2021). Potential distribution models from two highly endemic species of subterranean rodents of Argentina: which environmental variables have better performance in highly specialized species? Mammalian Biology, 101, 503–519. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00150-1
Mapelli, F. J., Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., & Mora, M. S. (2021). Phylogeography and Landscape Genetics in the Subterranean Rodents of 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. 83–109). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_5
Mapelli, F. J., Boston, E. S. M., Fameli, A., Gómez Fernández, M. J., Kittlein, M. J., & Mirol, P. M. (2020). Fragmenting fragments: landscape genetics of a subterranean rodent (Mammalia, Ctenomyidae) living in a human-impacted wetland. Landscape Ecology, 35(5), 1089–1106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01001-z
Austrich, A., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., Fameli, A., & Kittlein, M. J. (2020). Influences of landscape characteristics and historical barriers on the population genetic structure in the endangered sand-dune subterranean rodent Ctenomys australis. Genetica, 148, 149–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-020-00096-1
Sabadin, D. E., Lucifora, L. O., Barbini, S. A., Figueroa, D. E., & Kittlein, M. J. (2020). Towards regionalization of the chondrichthyan fauna of the Southwest Atlantic: a spatial framework for conservation planning. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsaa064. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsaa064
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
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
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
Gómez Fernández, M. J., Boston, E. S. M., 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.
Vázquez, M. G., Bas, C. C., Kittlein, M. J., & 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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110115000167
Luppi, T. A., Bas, C. C., Méndez Casariego, M. A., Albano, M. J., Lancia, J. P., Kittlein, M. J., Rosenthal, A., Farías, N. E., Spivak, E. D., & Iribarne, O. 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.
Pereira, J. A., Varela, D., Fracassi, N. G., & Kittlein, M. J. (n.d.). Extreme flooding increases poaching mortality in the southernmost stronghold of the endangered marsh deer.
Co-Director
Dr. Mora Matias Sebastian
Researcher CONICET
Teaching assistant
Carnovale, C. S., Mora, M. S., Merino, M. L., & Fernández, G. P. (2023). Phylogeography and demographic history of the subterranean rodents belonging to the Ctenomys talarum phylogenetic group (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Mammalian Biology, 103(6), 561–577. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-023-00374-3
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
Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., Austrich, A., & Gaggiotti, O. E. (2022). Deep learning and satellite imagery predict genetic diversity and differentiation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13(3), 711–721. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13775
Austrich, A., Mapelli, F. J., Mora, M. S., & Kittlein, M. J. (2021). Landscape change and associated increase in habitat fragmentation during the last 30 years in coastal sand dunes of BuenosAaires province, Argentina. Estuaries and Coasts, 44(3), 643–656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00798-x
Marchesi, M. C., Mora, M. S., Dans, S. L., & González-José, R. (2021). Allometry and Ontogeny in the Vertebral Column of Southern Hemisphere Dolphins: a 3D Morphofunctional Approach. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 28(1), 125–134. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10914-020-09514-9
Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., & Mapelli, F. J. (2021). Potential distribution models from two highly endemic species of subterranean rodents of Argentina: which environmental variables have better performance in highly specialized species? Mammalian Biology, 101, 503–519. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00150-1
Mapelli, F. J., Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., & Mora, M. S. (2021). Phylogeography and Landscape Genetics in the Subterranean Rodents of 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. 83–109). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_5
Mora, M. S., Ojeda, A., Teta, P., & Lessa, E. P. (2021). Conservation Genetics of Rodents in Argentina. In M. Nardelli & J. I. Túnez (Eds.), Molecular Ecology and Conservation Genetics of Neotropical Mammals (pp. 297–324). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65606-5_13
Cruz‐Motta, J. J., Miloslavich, P., Guerra‐Castro, E., Hernández‐Agreda, A., Herrera, C., Barros, F., Navarrete, S. A., Sepúlveda, R. D., Glasby, T. M., Bigatti, G., Cardenas‐Calle, M., Carneiro, P. B. M., Carranza, A., Flores, A. A. V., Gil‐Kodaka, P., Gobin, J., Gutiérrez, J. L. C., Klein, E., Krull, M., … Romero, L. (2020). Latitudinal patterns of species diversity on South American rocky shores: Local processes lead to contrasting trends in regional and local species diversity. Journal of Biogeography, 47(9), 1966–1979. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13869
Austrich, A., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., Fameli, A., & Kittlein, M. J. (2020). Influences of landscape characteristics and historical barriers on the population genetic structure in the endangered sand-dune subterranean rodent Ctenomys australis. Genetica, 148, 149–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-020-00096-1
Marchesi, M. C., Boy, C. C., Dans, S. L., Mora, M. S., & González‐José, R. (2020). Morphology of the vertebral centra in dolphins from the southwestern South Atlantic: A 3D morphometric approach and functional implications. Marine Mammal Science, 36(2), 548–564. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12660
Beltrame, M. O., Pruzzo, C., Sanabria, R., Pérez, A., & Mora, M. S. (2020). First report of pre-Hispanic Fasciola hepatica from South America revealed by ancient DNA. Parasitology, 147(3), 371–375. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182019001719
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
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
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
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., 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
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.
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. http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/55901
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567134813004632
Researchers
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
Graduate Students
Dra. Austrich Ailin
Graduate fellowship
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
Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., Austrich, A., & Gaggiotti, O. E. (2022). Deep learning and satellite imagery predict genetic diversity and differentiation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 13(3), 711–721. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13775
Austrich, A., Mapelli, F. J., Mora, M. S., & Kittlein, M. J. (2021). Landscape change and associated increase in habitat fragmentation during the last 30 years in coastal sand dunes of BuenosAaires province, Argentina. Estuaries and Coasts, 44(3), 643–656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00798-x
Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., & Mapelli, F. J. (2021). Potential distribution models from two highly endemic species of subterranean rodents of Argentina: which environmental variables have better performance in highly specialized species? Mammalian Biology, 101, 503–519. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00150-1
Mapelli, F. J., Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., & Mora, M. S. (2021). Phylogeography and Landscape Genetics in the Subterranean Rodents of 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. 83–109). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61679-3_5
Austrich, A., Mora, M. S., Mapelli, F. J., Fameli, A., & Kittlein, M. J. (2020). Influences of landscape characteristics and historical barriers on the population genetic structure in the endangered sand-dune subterranean rodent Ctenomys australis. Genetica, 148, 149–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-020-00096-1
Lic. Lozano Flórez Andrés Julián
Graduate fellowship