Senescence ecology and parasite dynamics on rufous mouse lemurs

Research summary

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.

Description

Research info

Research title
Senescence ecology and parasite dynamics on rufous mouse lemurs

Research timeline
1.4.2009 - 1.1.2014

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

Region
Africa

Countries
Finland, Madagascar

Institution
University of Helsinki
Institute of Biotechnology
Helsinki, Finland

Head of research
Tuomas Aivelo

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

Partners
Centre Valbio, State University of New York - Stonybrook, University of Antananarivo

Contact information
Tuomas Aivelo
+358 (0)9 191 58870
tuomas.aivelo@helsinki.fi
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Record last updated
9.1.2014