Tuomas Aivelo

Summary

Senescence ecology and parasite dynamics on rufous mouse lemurs

Profile

 

Researcher info

Institution

University of Helsinki

Department/faculty

Institute of Biotechnology

Contact information

tuomas.aivelo@helsinki.fi
0408286466

Keywords
dental wear ectoparasites habitat degradation hormone levels intestinal parasites lemurs parasite dynamics parasitology primatology senescence

Research projects

  • Project date 1.4.2009–1.1.2014
  • Head of research Tuomas Aivelo
  • Language n/a

We have a long-term study on wild mouse lemurs in Ranomafana National Park in southwestern Madagascar in montane rainforest, which has concentrated on senescence ecology, including hormone levels and dental wear rates, and parasite dynamics.

Team

Dr. Jukka Jernvall, Dr. Juha Laakkonen, Dr. Patricia Wright, Dr. Sarah Zohdy, Andry Herman Rafalinirina