rodents

Challenging population dynamics models with new data: How accurate were our inferences?

Given the lack of further data, many studies in population dynamics and in ecology in general fail to demonstrate the forecasting or predictive power of the models they propose. Meanwhile, this is basic to scientific research growth in that it allows …

Multiple refugia and glacial expansions in the Tucumane-Bolivian Yungas: the phylogeography and potential distribution modelling of Calomys fecundus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)

The Yungas, a subtropical mountain rainforest of South America, has been little studied in relation to the evolutionary history of the large-bodied species of the genus Calomys. Particularly, two species have been synonymized: C. boliviae and C. …

Rodents and satellites: Predicting mice abundance and distribution with Sentinel-2 data

Remote sensing data is widely used in numerous ecological applications. The Sentinel-2 satellites (S2 A and B), recently launched by the European Spatial Agency's (ESA), provides at present the best revisit time, spatial and spectral resolution …

Modeling Potential Distribution of Oligoryzomys longicaudatus, the Andes Virus (Genus: Hantavirus) Reservoir, in Argentina

We constructed a model to predict the potential distribution of Oligoryzomys longicaudatus, the reservoir of Andes virus (Genus: Hantavirus), in Argentina. We developed an extensive database of occurrence records from published studies and our own …

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE USE OF SPACE INFORMATION IN SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL SIMULATION OF RODENT POPULATION DYNAMICS

The space technology and the use of space science products offer a vast range of research topics and applications for computer scientists. These research applications are of mandatory interest at the Gulich Institute, a CONAE (Argentine National …

Environmental factors and population fluctuations of Akodon azarae (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) in central Argentina

The aim of this work was to explore the relationship between population density of Akodon azarae (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) and climatic and environmental variables, and determine which of them are associated to within and among-year changes in rodent …

Population dynamics of two rodent species in agro-ecosystems of central Argentina: intra-specific competition, land-use, and climate effects

Understanding the role of feedback structure (endogenous processes) and exogenous (climatic and environmental) factors in shaping the dynamics of natural populations is a central challenge within the field of population ecology. We attempted to …