Director
Dr. Kittlein Marcelo Javier
Researcher CONICET
Professor
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
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. (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
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
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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110115000167
Luppi, T., Bas, C., Casariego, A. M., Albano, M., Lancia, J., Kittlein, M., Rosenthal, A., Farías, N., Spivak, E., & 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.
Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., & Mapelli, F. J. (n.d.). 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00150-1
Researchers
Dra. Cutrera Ana Paula
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
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., 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., 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., 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. Mora Matías Sebastián
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
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
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
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
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
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., 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
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
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., 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.
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
Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., & Mapelli, F. J. (n.d.). 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00150-1
Graduate Students
Dra. Austrich Ailin
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET

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
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
Austrich, A., Kittlein, M. J., Mora, M. S., & Mapelli, F. J. (n.d.). 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42991-021-00150-1