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Overall Conference Program




SUNDAY 23 July 2006    Parma University Campus



(see map at the web site)


15.00 18.30 Welcome & Conference registration point



08.00- 18.00           Conference registration

09:30- 12.00           Poster sessions



09.30 -  09.45         Opening Ceremony

                            Magnifico Rettore of the University of Parma

                            Ill.mo  Prof. Gino Ferretti


09.45 – 10.15          Introductory lecture to Rodens & Spatium Conferences

                            Eric Le Boulengé


10.15 – 10.30          Welcome by the organizing committee


Coffee Break


Morning session


Ecotoxicology & Parasitology


Chairman:               H. Henttonen and A. Rizzoli



10.45 – 11.30          Krasnov B., Khokhlova I., Shenbrot G., Stanko M., Morand S. - The effect of rodent host abundance on ectoparasite abundance and distribution: does theory work everywhere?


11.30.- 11.45          Ma?eika V. - Helminths of muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) in Lithuania


11.45 – 12.00          FERRARI N., ROSSO F., MANFREDI M.T., RIZZOLI A.P.- Parasite community of Apodemus flavicollis in Trentinian Alps: the effect of spatial, environmental and host factors on its structure and composition


12.00 – 12.15          ROSÀ R., FERRARI N., PUGLIESE A., RIZZOLI A. - Effect of host sex on dynamics of Heligmosomoides polygyrus - Apodemus flavicollis interaction: a modelling approach


12.15 – 12.30          Perkins S., Cattadori I., Tagliapietra V., Rizzoli A., Hudson P. - Generating tick-borne disease hotspots; localised deer absence leads to tick amplification via loss of the dilution effect


12.30-12.45             CHATTERJEE S., VAN MARCK E. - Behaviour and breeding of Grammomys surdaster (African tree rat) in captivity, host parasite interaction in this natural host of the rodent malarial species Plasmodium berghei


12.45-13.00             STRADIOTTO A., CAGNACCI F., ARNOLDI D., RIZZOLI A., NIEDER L. - Ranging behaviour of yellow necked-mouse Apodemus flavicollis in an endemic area for TBE in Trentino, Italian Alps



13.00 – 14.30 Lunch


Afternoon session


Ecotoxicology & Parasitology


Chairman:               H. Henttonen and A. Rizzoli


14.30 - 14.45           HENTTONEN H.- Rodent borne zoonotic viruses in Europe


14.45 - 15.00          LAAKKONEN J., KALLIO-KOKKO H., VAPALAHTI O., VAHERI A., HENTTONEN H. - Arenaviruses - an underdiagnosed, multispecies group of rodent-borne viruses also in Europe?


15.00 – 15.15          DETER J., COSSON J., BRYJA J., GALAN M., CHAVAL Y., TOLLENAERE C., HENTTONEN H., LAAKKONEN J., VOUTILAINEN L., CHARBONNEL N. - Pathogens and immunogenetics: analysing virus specificity and risk of rodent borne emerging diseases


15.15 -15.30            RIZZOLI A., ROSÀ R., TAGLIAPIETRA V., NETELER M., PERKINS S.E., HUDSON P.J., GOULD E.A.G., LAAKKONEN J., KALLIO-KOKKO H., HENTTONEN H. - Emerging zoonotic infections: spatial and temporal patterns in reservoir rodent species in the province of Trento


15.30 - 15.45           RADZIJEVSKAJA J., PAULAUSKAS A., ROSEF O. - Investigation of small rodents as reservoirs hosts of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Lithuania and Norway


15.45 – 16.00          Laviola G., Adriani W., Della Seta D., Dessi’-Fulgheri F., Farabollini F. - Altered profiles of spontaneous novelty seeking, impulsive behaviour, and response to d-amphetamine in rats perinatally exposed to bisphenol-A.



Running Coffee Break




16.00 – 18.00          All sections poster Discussion




08.00- 12.00           Conference registration

09:00- 12.00           Poster sessions


Morning session


Morphology and physiology


Chairman               Moshkin M.



09:00 – 10.00         MOSHKIN M. - Secondary sexual traits and immunocompetence in rodents


10.00 – 10.20         Haim a., Davidovitz g. - Metabolic and osmoregulatory responses of Wagner's gerbil Gerbillus dasyurus from a salt marsh habitat to increasing salinity in their water source


10.20 – 10.40         DJEDIAT R., NAROUN A., ABDELOUAHAB M., HADJ BEKKOUCHE F.- Thyrotropin-releasing hormone and thyroid activity in the rat adult male wistar poster?


10.40 – 11.00         Mikulová P., Frynta D. - Ecomorphology of the genus Apodemus (Muridae: Rodentia): morphometry of postcranial skeleton


Running Coffee Break


11.10 – 11.30         Šumbera R., Zelová J., Kunc P., Kní?ková I. - An infrared thermographic study of the surface-temperature in two bathyergids with different social system, solitary silvery mole-rats (Heliophobius argenteocinereus) and eusocial giant mole-rats (Fukomys mechowi)


11.30 – 11.50         WUBE T., HAIM A. - Reproductive response of desert and mesic species of the spiny mouse, Acomys, to photoperiodic acclimation in Israel


11.50 – 12.10         ZATRA Y., KHAMMAR F., AMIRAT Z. - Castration effects on adrenal gland of a Saharan gerbil, Gerbillus tarabuli


12.10 – 12.30         Dammann P., Burda H. - Senescence patterns in African mole-rats (Bathyergidae, Rodentia)


12.30 – 12.50         Zavjalov E., Ovchinnikova L., Gerlinskaya L. - Stress and immunocompetence in wild water vole (Arvicola terrestris)





13.10 – 15.00         Lunch







Afternoon session




Chairman:              Osipova O.


15.00 - 15.20         Osipova O. - Interspecific hybrids of Clethrionomys voles bred in laboratory


15.20 - 15.40         Gromov V. - Territory marking in gerbils: verification of Gosling’s hypothesis


15.40 - 16.00         Kotenkova E.V., Ambarian A.V. - Behavioral mechanisms of precopulatory isolation in two sympatric species Mus musculus and Mus spicilegus


16.00 - 16.20         Verplancke G., Le Boulengé É. - Can bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) identify conspecifics basing only on olfactory cues?


16.20 - 16.40         ŠKLÍBA J., ŠUMBERA R. - Daily activity pattern in an Afrotropical subterranean rodent, the silvery mole-rat, is determined by temperature


16.40 – 17.00         Wube T., Haim A. - Reproductive photoresponsiveness in the golden spiny mouse, Acomys russatus, from the Negev desert, Israel


17.00  - 17.20        Tchabovsky A.V. - Has extended lateral view favoured evolution of sociality in ground squirrels?


Running Coffee Break


17.20 – 18.30 All sections poster Discussion




20:00 - 23:00         Official 10th RODENS ET SPATIUM welcome party – hosted by the Organizing Committee at Corale Verdi, vicolo Asdente 1, Parma (with Verdian Arias) (tel. 0521 237912)





09:00- 12.00           Poster sessions


Phylogeography - Biogeography & Genetics


Morning session


Chairman                Colli L.


09:00 - 09:20          Colli L., CAPODIECI E., MOUTON A., Nieder L. - The genus Apodemus (subgenus Sylvaemus) in the central and northern Italian Alps: molecular validation of traditional assignment techniques


09.20 – 09.40          ABRAMSON N.I., KOSTYGOV A.Y. - GAMBARYAN N.G.-Phylogeography of narrow skulled vole (Microtus gregalis, Cricetidae, Rodentia) inferred from the variation of mitochondrial CYT B and a number of nuclear genes


09.40 – 10.00          Deffontaine V., Osipova O., Henttonen H., Libois R., Michaux J.R. - Phylogeography and interspecific hybridization of bank and red voles (Clethrionomys glareolus and rutilus) in the Eurasian region


10.00 – 10.20          VAN DAELE P., VERHEYEN E, CORKERY I., ADRIAENS D. - Trends in skull morphology in relation to differential molecular evolution in African mole-rats of the chromosomally hyperdiverse genus Fukomys (Bathyergidae, Rodentia) from the Zambezian region.


10.20 – 10.40          Montuire S., Tougard C., RenvoisÉ E., Petitjean A., Nappi A., Brunet-Lecomte P., QuÉrÉ J., Navarro N. - Morphological and genetic variability in arvicolines rodents and Quaternary climatic fluctuations


10.40 – 11.00          PAULAUSKAS A. - Genetic structure and differentiation of rodents in transition zone between boreal and continental biogeographical regions of Lithuania


Running Coffee Break


11.10 – 11.30          Sözen M. - A review of mole rats (Rodentia: Spalacidae) distribution in Turkey


11.30 – 12.50          GRILL A., RANDI E.- Phylogeography and post-glacial history of the European squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris



12.50 – 14.00 Lunch







Phylogeography - Biogeography & Genetics


Afternoon session



14.00 - 14.20           IVANITSKAYA E., SÖZEN M., RASHKOVETSKY L., MATUR F., SEVINDIK M., ÇATAKLÝ K., NEVO E. - Chromosome evolution of Mediterranean mole rats (Spalax, Spalacidae, Rodentia): an update


14.20 – 14.40          VUJOŠEVIĆ M., BLAGOJEVIĆ J. - B chromosomes in the genus Apodemus – Models of maintenance


14.40 – 15.00          GALLARDO M., KAUSEL G., JIMÉNEZ A., BACQUET C., GONZÁLEZ C., FIGUEROA J., KÖHLER N., OJEDA R. - Whole-genome duplications in South American desert rodents (Octodontidae)


15.00  - 15.20          Sözen M., Shehab A., Karatas A., Amr Z. - Karyotype of some small mammals from Jordan



                                               Running Coffee Break


Ecology & Conservation


Chairman:               Luis Nieder  


16.00 - 16.20           LIDICKER W. J. - Some neglected aspects of rodent conservation



16.20 - 16.40           ADAMEC M., AMBROS M., HAPL E., OLEKŠÁK M. - Susliks (Spermophilus citellus) in Slovakia - recent conservation projects



16.40 -17.00           CAPIZZI D., BACCETTI N., CORBI F., GIANNINI F., GIUNTI M., PERFETTI A., SPOSIMO P., ZERUNIAN S. - Eradication versus local control of Rattus rattus on Tyrrhenian islands: ecological aspects, field techniques and economics


17.00 - 17.20           Shenbrot G., Krasnov B. - Modelling species distribution: What we can and what we can not predict


17.20 – 17.40     Sánchez-Cordero V., Fuller T., Munguía M., Mayfield M., Sarkar S. - Incorporating connectivity into conservation planning: A multi-criteria case study from Central Mexico

17.40 – 18.00          Mortelliti A., Boitani L. - Estimating detection probability, proportion of sites occupied and sample size using presence/absence data: a case study of rodents in a fragmented landscape in Central Italy


18.00 - 18.20           Dobly a., Yzoard c. - Movement patterns and foraging of bank voles in a network of Y-junctions in presence of predator odours


18.20 - 18.40           MONTUIRE S., LEGENDRE S., NAVARRO N., HÉRAN M. - Species richness in rodents and climate













Morning session


Population dynamics


Chairman               Le Boulengé E.


09:00 - 09:20         AMORI g., CASTIGLIANI V., CRISTALDI M., LOCASCIULLI O. - A long-term study on population dynamics of Myodes  glareolus and Apodemus  flavicollis in Central Italy


09.20 – 09.40         Benedek a.m. - Dynamics and altitudinal distribution of the rodents' communities from Southern Romanian Carpathians in the 2000-2005 period


09.40 – 10.00         BOROWSKI Z. - Direct and indirect impact of dispersal on age structure and vole population dynamics


10.00 – 10.20         Bujalska G., Grüm L. - Winter survival of  Apodemus flavicollis in Crabapple Island


10.20 – 10.40         TKADLEC E., BRYJA J., LOSÍK J., TREBATICKÁ L., HEROLDOVÁ M. - Measurement error and process variability in common vole population sex ratios


10.40 – 11.00         Grüm l., Bujalska G. - Apodemus flavicollis: estimation of the population numbers


Coffee Break


11.30 – 11.50           Kocianová–Adamcová M., ?iak D., Kocian L. - Ecological and population characteristics of Tatra snow voles (Chionomys nivalis mirhanreini, Schaefer, 1935) in the Tatra mountains, Slovakia


11.50 – 12.10        Le Boulengé E. - CNR new version of a package for the analysis of capture-mark-recapture data


12.10 – 12.30        Rico A., Kindlmann P., Sedlacek F. - Can the barrier effect of highways cause genetic subdivision in small mammals?


12.30 – 12.50        Rose R., Green H. - An examination of seasonal growth and survival of the ‘Hispid Cotton Rat’ (Sigmodon hispidus) in Southeastern Virginia, USA


Closing ceremony



13.10 – 15.00 Lunch






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