Rodens et Spatium
11th International Conference on Rodent Biology Rodens et Spatium
Myshkin (Russia) 24–28 July 2008

Preliminary Scientific Program

The provisional schedule of activities

Wednesday 23 : Welcome (PM and Evening).

Thursday 24 : Registration desk (7:00 – 10:00); Official Opening (10:00 – 11:00), Coffee Break, Session I (11:20 – 14:00), Lunch, Session I (15:00 – 17:20), Coffee Break, Session II (17:40 – 19:20). Welcome party (20:00 – )

Friday 25 : Session II (09:00 – 11:00), Coffee Break, Session II (11:20 – 13:00), Lunch & Museums of Myshkin (13:00 – 16:00), Poster Session (16:00 – 17:00), Session II (17:00 – 19:30).

Saturday 26 : Mid-Conference Tour to Yaroslavl.

Sunday 27 : Session III (09:00 – 11:00), Coffee Break, Session III (11:20 – 13:40), Lunch & Museums of Myshkin (13:40 – 15:30), Poster Session (15:30 – 16:30), Picnic (17:00 – ).

Monday 28 : Session IV (09:00 – 11:00), Coffee Break, Session IV (11:20 – 13:00), Lunch, Poster Session (14:00 – 15:00), Session V (15:00 – 17:40), Coffee Break, Closing Ceremony (18:00).

Tuesday 29 : Post-Conference Tours.

Oral presentations

Talks will be grouped into sessions allowed 20 min, including discussion.
Video data projector (PC compatible) and overhead will be available to enable parallel projection.
If for workshop you have a special need (e.g. film projector), please contact the Conference secretariat well in advance.

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Session I. Population Ecology & Community Ecology

1. Kamil Barton, Wlodzimierz Jedrzejewski, Marek Konarzewski. Relationship between vegetation and vole populations – an individual based modelling approach.
2. Ana Maria Benedek, Ioan Sirbu. Time series analysis for Clethrionomys glareolus and Apodemus flavicollis in Southern Carpathians (Romania) and correlations with climatic data.
3. Zbigniew Borowski, Monika Wieczorek & Kamil Krysiuk. The role of avian and small mustelids predators in the root vole population dynamics.
4. Gabriela Bujalska, Leszek Grum. Spring formation of space use in the bank vole population.
5. Bujalska G., Grum L., Lukyanova L. and Vasilyev A. Spatial interrelations between bank voles and yellow-necked mice in Crabapple Island.
6. Michal J. Dabrowski, Joanna Gliwicz, Malgorzata Pilot. Space use strategies of root vole families during the breeding season.
7. E.Ya. Frisman, E.V. Last, A.N. Lazutkin. Mechanisms and regularities of seasonal and long-term voles (Clethrionomys rufocanus and Cl. rutilus) population dynamics: quantitative analysis with the use of mathematical modelling.
8. Joanna Gliwicz. Kinship and ecological interactions in the vole population.
9. Gerald Heckel, Barbara Walser. Inbreeding dynamics in a fluctuating vole population.
10. Henttonen, H. Long-term patterns in arvocoline rodent dynamics at Pallasjarvi and Kilpisjarvi, northern Finnish Lapland.
11. Moskvitina N.S., Zavjalov E.L., Ivanova N.V., Kravchenko L.B., Suchkova N.G., Agulova L.P., Bolshakova N.P., Guber J.E., Moshkin M.P. Distribution of taiga ticks and tick-borne infections in heterogeneous populations of Myodes.
12. Rogovin K.A., Randall J. A., Kolosova I.E., Moshkin M.P. Social demography and stress in the population of great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus Licht.).
13. Georgy Shenbrot. Ecological niche modeling in analysis geographic distribution of rodent species: approaches, perspectives and potential pitfalls.
14. Emil Tkadlec, Lenka Lisicka, Petr Gregor, Jan Losik. Systematic error in time series analyses of rodent abundances based on population indices.
15. Ester Rut Unnsteinsdottir, Pall Hersteinsson. The wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) in treeless Iceland: Surviving north of the natural distribution range.

Session II. Phylogeography, Phylogenetics & Systematics

1. Abramson N.I. Comparative phylogeography and postglacial colonization routes of dominant vole species of Late Pleistocene periglacial fauna in Eurasia.
2. Lenka Barciova, Radim Sumbera, Hynek Burda. Landmark-based analysis of the skull shape in the silvery mole rat, Heliophobius argenteocinereus.
3. Adel A. Basyouny Shahin, William G. Breed. Sperm head morphology in the Dipodidae and its significance to the evolution of spermatozoa within the Myomorpha.
4. Valerie Deffontaine. Phylogeography of the bank vole (Myodes glareolus) in Eurasia and its implications for the study of Puumala virus evolution.
5. Sofia Gabriel, Maria da Luz Mathias, Jeremy Searle. Colonization of the Azores archipelago by the house mouse (Mus musculus): clues from mitochondrial DNA.
6. Gerald Heckel, Andreas Sutter. Sex-specific selection in common vole hybrid zones.
7. Kartavtseva I.V., Korobitsina K.V., Sheremetyeva I.N., Nemkova G.A., Konovalova E.V., Korablev V.P., Kryukov A.P., Voita L.L. Chromosomal polymorphism of Microtus maximowiczii Schrenck, 1858 (Rodentia, Cricetidae).
8. Konecny Adam, Duplantier Jean-Marc, Granjon Laurent, Dalecky Ambroise, Koubek Petr, Cosson Jean-Francois, Fornuskova Alena, Bryja Josef. Population genetic structure of Praomys daltoni – a species endangered by fragmentation of forests in West Africa.
9. Leonid Lavrenchenko, Sergei Potapov, Nina Bulatova, Fedor Golenishchev. Exploration of the contact zone between related 46-chromosome forms of the common vole with use of mitochondrial and nuclear molecular markers.
10. Ronan Ledevin, Valerie Deffontaine, Johan R. Michaux, Heikki Henttonen and Sabrina Renaud. Looking for morphological markers of phylogeographic divergence in the bank vole (Myodes glareolus).
11. Natalia A. Lemskaya, Nadezhda V. Rubtsova, Feodor N. Golenishchev & Alexander S. Graphodatsky. Chromosomal evolution of Arvicolinae (Cricetidae, Rodentia).
12. Milos Macholan, Stuart J.E. Baird, Pavel Munclinger, Petra Dufkova, Barbora Bimova, Jaroslav Pialek. Genetic conflict outweighs heterogametic incompatibility in the mouse hybrid zone?
13. Meschersky I.G., Feoktistova N.Yu. The phylogeography of two species of dwarfhamsters (Phodopus, Rodentia, Cricetinae) based on mtDNA sequences.
14. Olga V. Osipova, Andrew A. Soktin. Ancient hybridization between bank and red voles: How it could have happened?
15. Pavlenko M., Korablev V., Tsvirka M., Pang J. Genetic differentiation of zokors (Rodentia, Myospalacinae) from East Russia: protein electrophoretic markers, karyological and molecular data.
16. S.A. Romanenko, P.L. Perelman, N.A. Serdyukova, A.S. Graphodatsky. Comparative cytogenetics and phylogeny of muroid rodents.
17. Roslik G.V., Kartavtseva I.V. Mosaicism, caused by B chromosomes variability, in the Korean field mouse Apodemus peninsulae (Rodentia).
18. Safronova L.D., Petrosyan V.G., Ivanova T.I., Orlov V.N. Analysis of TRD recognition character and carrier frequency of t-haplotypes in laboratory and natural populations of house mice (Mus musculus).
19. Mustafa Sozen, Sakir Onder Ozkurt, Ahmet Karatas, Ercument Colak, Ferhat Matur. On the karyology, morphology and biology of Chionomys gud (Satunin, 1909) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey.
20. Mustafa Sozen, Ferhat Matur, Faruk Colak, Murat Sevindik. Distribution of chromosomal forms of blind mole rats of the genus Nannospalax (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey.
21. Faruk Colak, Ferhat Matur and Mustafa Sozen. Comparison of baculum morphology of four chromosomal forms (2n=38, 2n=52, 2n=56 and 2n=60) of Nannospalax nehringi (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey.
22. Asli Dogan, Irfan Kandemir, Ferhat Matur, Mustafa Sozen. Geometric morphometry of three chromosomal forms (2n=52, 2n=56 and 2n=60) of Nannospalax nehringi (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey.
23. Ferhat Matur, Faruk Colak and Mustafa Sozen. Cytogenetic comparison of three 2n=50 cytotypes of Nannospalax nehringi (Mammalia: Rodentia) from Turkey.
24. Dagmar Cizkova, Joelle Gouy de Bellocq, Jaroslav Pialek, Josef Bryja. Diversity of two expressed MHC class II genes in wild house mouse populations.
25. Martina Vyskocilova, Gabriela Prazanova, Jiri Forejt, Jaroslav Pialek. Polymorphism in hybrid sterility loci in wild derived Mus m. musculus strains.

Session III. Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology & Communication

1. Barbora Bimova, Milos Macholan, Pavel Munclinger, Christina M. Laukaitis, Robert C. Karn, Priscilla Tucker, Jaroslav Pialek. Behavioural isolation in the house mouse hybrid zone.
2. Ludovit Dureje, Barbora Bimova, Jaroslav Pialek. Aggression - Genes or postnatal maternal environment?
3. Peter Fritzsche, Robert E. Johnston, Karsten Neumann, Nuri Yigit, Samantha Larimer and Rolf Gattermann. Golden hamsters in the wild: bimodal and crepuscular activity.
4. Vladimir S. Gromov. Tactile stimulation and evolution of sociality in rodents.
5. O.G. Ilchenko, G.V. Vakhrusheva. Ontogenesis and behaviour of great jerboas hand reared in Moscow zoo.
6. Janotova Katerina, Stopka Pavel. Quantitative changes in the expression of pheromone carriers (Major Urinary Proteins) in the house mouse: Way to better communication?
7. E.V. Kotenkova. Adaptability and appearance of commensal species of house mice in the course of evolution.
8. L.V. Osadchuk and A.V. Osadchuk. Social hierarchy and reproductive function in the mouse.
9. Edyta Owadowska. Do field voles have a good spatial orientation?
10. Konrad Schottner, Dietmar Weinert. Circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) with an attenuated ability to synchronize.
11. S.A. Shilova, O.N. Shekarova. Spatial and social population organization of ground squirrels of genus Spermophilus in Russia: modern state of the problem and outlook for work.
12. Tali Steinbach and Abraham Haim. The response of social voles Microtus socialis to urine excreted by common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus.
13. Dietmar Weinert, Natalya Feoktistova, Georgij Ryurikov, Konrad Schottner, Alexey Surov, Maria Ushakova. Daily activity and body temperature rhythms of dwarf hamsters (Phodopus spec.) under laboratory and semi-natural conditions.

Session IV. Physiology

1. Bazhan NM, Yuzhik EI, Chepeleva EV, Makarova EN. Genetic model for studying ‘developmental programming’ (maternal effects) in mice.
2. Gabriela Bujalska. Estrus in free-living bank voles.
3. N.Yu. Feoktistova, Kropotkina M.V. The hormonal response to conspecific chemical signals as an indicator of seasonal reproduction dynamics in species of the genus Phodopus.
4. Makarova E.N., Kochubei E.K. Food intake regulation in pregnant and suckling mice.
5. Rita Monarca & Maria da Luz Mathias. Energetics and microspatial distribution in semi-fossorial pine-voles Microtus lusitanicus and Microtus duodecimcostatus.
6. E. I. Naumova, A. A. Varshavskiy, G. K. Zharova. Food specialization of rodents: Mechanisms for cellulose utilization.
7. Eugene Novikov, Dmitry Petrovski. Seasonal phenomena in the biology of mole voles.
8. I.N. Salomacheva, L.V. Osadchuk, A.V. Bragin, A.V. Osadchuk. Spermatogenesis and testosterone measures: effect of strain and social rank in BALB/cLac, PT and CBA/Lac mice.
9. Takuya Shimada. The role of salivary proteins in countermeasuring against dietary tannins in the Japanese wood mouse Apodemus speciosus.
10. Karol Zub, Zbigniew Borowski, Jeroen Mos, Marek Konarzewski. The effect of body mass and metabolic rates variation on mortality of the root vole Microtus oeconomus.
11. Evgenii L. Zavjalov, Ludmila A. Gerlinskaya. Fecal proteins and scent mark efficiency in males of water vole (Arvicola terrestris).

Session V. Parasitology, Applied Ecology & Rodent Management

1. Henttonen H., Zoonotic rodent-borne viruses in the northern Palearctic.
2. Ivashkina V.A., Kirillova N.Y., Kirillov A.A. Cestodes of murine rodents from the Samarskaya Luka Peninsula (Russia).
3. Krasnov, B. R., Khokhlova, I. S., Shenbrot, G. I., Korallo-Vinarskaya, N. P., Vinarski, M.V., Poulin, R. Rodents and their parasites: searching for general patterns.
4. Gert E. Olsson. Hantavirus hosts in Europe: regional patterns from local dynamics.
5. Robert K. Rose. Hispid cotton rats as a source of mortality to pine trees invading an oldfield.
6. Victor Sanchez-Cordero, Patricia Illoldi-Rangel, Trevon Fuller, Miguel Linaje, Christopher Pappas and Sahotra Sarkar. Solving the maximum representation problem to prioritize areas for the conservation of terrestrial mammals at risk in Oaxaca, Mexico.
7. Indre Venskuviene, Vytautas Mazeika. On the structure of helminth community of bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus).
8. Liina Voutilainen, Jukka Niemimaa, Eva Riikka Kallio, Olli Vapalahti, Antti Vaheri, Juha Laakkonen, Heikki Henttonen. Transmission dynamics of Puumala hantavirus in cyclic bank vole populations in northern taiga.

Poster Sessions

Recommended poster size is not more than 95 x 95 cm (preferably 85 x 95 cm or 95 x 90 cm).

Population Ecology & Community Ecology

1. Israel Ben Zaken, Orna Harel, Fuad Fares and Abraham Haim. The mechanism of reproduction scheduling in the Golden spiny mouse Acomys russuatus.
2. Konstantin Berdyugin. Structure of rodent guilds and populations in the mountains of the Eurasian boreal zone and their anthropogenic modifications.
3. Efim Frisman. Population dynamics of Manchurian squirrel Sciurus vulgaris rupestris in Russian middle Priamurye: mathematical modelling and estimation of resource potential.
4. Anamaria Gurzau. Dynamics of rodent communities in lowland areas from Transylvania (Romania).
5. Ivashkina V. A., Kirillova N. Y., Vekhnik V.P. Dynamics of population density of peripheral population of the edible dormouse in Zhiguli Elevation.
6. Elena A. Kuzmina. Late Holocene rodent communities from Ural-Sakmara interfluve (South Urals).
7. M. Lyapina. Home ranges of bank vole (Clethrionomus glareolus) under various population densities.
8. Mukhacheva S.V. Spatiotemporal population structure of the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus Schreber, 1780) from environmental pollution areas.
9. S.V. Mukhacheva, I.A. Kshnyasev. Population cycle in bank vole under industrial pollution.
10. Munteanu A., V. Sitnic, A. Savin. Reproductive – spreading peculiarities of Microtus arvalis Pall. in agrocenosis.
11. Nurimanova E.R., Zhigarev I.A., Alpatov V.V. Dietary habits of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus Schreber, 1780) in recreation and undisturbed forests near Moscow.
12. Rentyuk K. Rodent Wetlands Azov Sea (Ukraine) in the early XXI century.
13. Selyunina Z.V. Dynamics of numbers of hibernating small mammals in Southern Ukraine.
14. Shekarova O.N., Neronov V.V., Savinetskaya L.E., Voytsik V.A., Babitsky A.F. Influence of vegetation changes on the abundance of the speckled ground squirrel Spermophilus suslicus Guld. 1770 (Moscow region).
15. E. Stefani, P. Paolucci, A. Aimi. Field vole (Microtus agrestis L.) microhabitat use during autumn.
16. Anna Stradiotto, Francesca Cagnacci, Luis Nieder, Annapaola Rizzoli. Mating system of a population of Apodemus flavicollis inferred by spatial organization and nest sharing.
17. Josef Suchomel, Marta Heroldova, Lubos Purchart. The role of granivorous forest rodents in beech regeneration in the Beskidy Mts. (Czech Republic).
18. Josef Suchomel, Marta Heroldova, Lubos Purchart. Impact intensity of rodents on the forest regeneration in artificial plantations: a case study in the Beskidy Mts. (Czech Republic).
19. Tikhonova G.N., Tikhonov I.A., Surov A.V., Bogomolov P.L. Influence of human localities on fauna composition and structure of rodent and insectivorous communities.
20. Vasilieva N.A., Tchabovsky A.V. Large body size and short season of activity do not impede fast growth and maturation in long-teeth ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus.
21. Alina Yakimova. Peculiarities of a bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) ecology in Karelia.
22. Zaytseva H. The biocoenotic connections of arboreal rodents in forest ecosystems of Kamianetske Prydnistrovja (Ukraine).
23. Zhigarev I.A., Alpatov V.V. The recreational influence on forest rodent community in the Moscow region (experimental data).

Phylogeography, Phylogenetics & Systematics

1. Abramson N.I., Bodrov S.Yu. Genetic differentiation and phylogeography of Clethrionomys rutilus Pallas 1811 inferred from variation of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.
2. G. Aloise, G. Szpunar, S. Mazzotti, M. Cristaldi and L. Nieder. On a Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758) population characterized by atypical M1.
3. Borisov Yu.M. B-chromosomes in population of rodents.
4. Nina Bulatova, Rena Nadjafova, Svetlana Pavlova, Natalia Bystrakova. Karyotype evolution within related groups.
5. Licia Colli, Elena Zambelli, Luis Nieder. The woodmice species of the genus Apodemus (subgenus Sylvaemus) in the Central and Eastern Italian Alps: recent data from mitochondrial DNA analyses.
6. Dufkova, P., Macholan, M., Pialek, J. The X chromosome in the house mouse hybrid zone – the comparison of two geographically separated transects.
7. L.G. Emeljanova, N.Sh. Bulatova. Chromosomal evidence of existence of Microtus obscurus in northern European Russia.
8. Frisman L., Kartavtseva I., Korobitsyna K., Sheremetyeva I. Grey voles (Microtus Schrank, 1798) of Russian Far East: Geographical or chromosomal speciation model.
9. Aurelie Guerecheau, Ronan Ledevin, Pascale Chevret, Heikki Henttonen, Sabrina Renaud. Morphological and genetic seasonal variations in a fluctuating bank vole population (Myodes glareolus).
10. Ivanitskaya E., Rashkovetsky L., Nevo E. Evolution of a hybrid zone in Israeli Spalax (Spalacidae, Rodentia).
11. Martina Jurcovicova, Daniela Pilchova. Does wood mouse live in Slovakia?
12. Kartavtseva I.V., Kolcheva N.E. Chromosomal definition of the wood mice Sylvaemus from Middle Ural.
13. Korablev V., Pavlenko M., Zlobin A. Distribution of the striped-back hamster Cricetulus barabensis species complex in Transbaikal region (cytogenetic data).
14. Ronan Ledevin, Jean-Pierre Quere, Johan R. Michaux, and Sabrina Renaud. Factors of morphological intra- and inter-specific differentiation of Apodemus species in China: phylogeny, geography, competition?
15. Milos Macholan, Martina Vyskocilova, Vladimir Bejcek, Karel Stastny. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation and evolution of Old World house mice: A new deep lineage from Socotra (Yemen).
16. Modorov M.V. Is the analysis of intra-population structure of Apodemus uralensis essential for the estimation of inter-population genetic distances?
17. Ostromyshensky D.I., Podgornaya O.I., Golenichev F.N., Malikov V.G., Kuznetsova I.S. Satellite DNA in genomes of the subfamily Murinae.
18. Petrova T.V., Abramson N.I. Phylogeography and demographic history of grey-sided vole (Clethrionomys rufocanus) in Eurasia.
19. Rakitin S.B., Cheprakov M.I. Genomic instability in the cyclic bank vole population.
20. Rodchenkova E.N., Fokin M.V., Rakitin S.B., Abramson N.I. Interspecies interactions in the bank (Clethrionomys glareolus) and red-backed (Clethrionomys rutilus) voles: Introgression or ongoing hybridization?
21. Sheremetyeva I., Kartavtseva I., Haring E., Frisman L., Kryukov A. Morphological and genetic characteristics of Microtus maximowiczii gromovi Vorontsov, Boeskorov, Lyapunova et Revin, 1988.
22. Strukova T.V. Genus Eolagurus in Quaternary faunas of the Urals.
23. Tarasov O.V., Bondarev S.A., Zhouravleva G.A., Abramson N.I. Gene encoding translation termination factor eRF3 as a phylogenetic marker and comments on the phylogenetic position of muroid families.
24. Martina Vyskocilova, Barbora Bimova, Petra Dufkova, Ludovit Dureje, Heidi C. Hauffe, Milos Macholan, Pavel Munclinger, Vladimir Holan, Jiri Forejt, Sona Gregorova, Radka Storchova, Jaroslav Pialek. Development of house mouse resources suitable for evolutionary studies of speciation.
25. Zueva K.Yu., Smorkatcheva A.V., Abramson N.I. Low genetic variability of mtDNA control region in the mandarin vole Microtus mandarinus from Buryatia.

Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology & Communication

1. Ambarian A.V., Kotenkova E.V. Sexual behavior of two closely related species of house mice (Mus musculus and Mus spicilegus).
2. Anna V. Anisimova, Vladimir S. Gromov. Uniparental (maternal) care weakens pair bonds and reduces future paternal investment of sons.
3. T.Yu. Chistova, O.M.Golubeva, A.D. Mironov. Time aspects of regulation of spatial relations in rodents.
4. T.Yu. Chistova, O.O. Butkevich. Daily activity of Microtus rossiaemeridionalis under the influence of food quality.
5. Munteanu A., N. Cemirtan, V. Nistreanu, A. Savin, N. Caraman, E. Gutu. Comparative characteristics of open field behaviour of Mus musculus and Mus spicilegus.
6. Rutovskaya M.V. Comparative analysis of acoustic signals in three species of common voles: Microtus arvalis, M. rossiaemeridionalis and M. transcaspicus.
7. Antonina V. Smorkatcheva, Tatjana N. Bychenkova, Eugenii L. Zavjalov. Parental responsiveness inversely correlates with fecal testosterone concentration in male mandarin voles Microtus mandarinus.
8. Antonina V. Smorkatcheva, Eugenia V. Bulatova, Tatjana N. Bychenkova. Reproduction, postnatal development and parental care in captive yellow steppe lemmings (Eolagurus luteus).
9. E. Stefani, P. Paolucci, A. Aimi. A new polyphasic activity pattern in voles has been found in Microtus agrestis study.
10. Igor A. Tikhonov, Galina N. Tikhonova, Olga V. Osipova. Social behaviour and daily activity of Microtus arvalis arvalis and Microtus arvalis obscurus: a comparative study.
11. Vasakova B., Frynta D., Sumbera R. Accepting new member to the family: Who is against and why?
12. Vinogradova K.P., Lukina E.A., Zhukov D.A. Social preferences of the rats with high and low vigilance.
13. T. Zorenko. Distribution of behavioural functions among family members in the captive social vole, Microtus socialis (Rodentia, Arvicolidae).


1. Agulova L.P., Rostov À.P., Andreevskih A.V., Bolshakova N.P., Suchkova N.G., Kravchenko L.B., Moskvitina N.S. Variational pulsometry in small rodents - the tool for the estimation of their functional state.
2. Belhocine M., Gernigon Th., Exbrayat J.M. Immunohistochemical expression of matrix metalloproteinases in Libyan jird seminal vesicles during seasonal reproductive cycle.
3. Boubekri Amina, Smai-Hamdidouche Souaad, Gernigon-Spychalowicz Therese. Impact of seasons on vaginal receptivity of two rodents in Algerian Sahara north-west: Psammomys obesus and Meriones libycus.
4. E.I. Elsukova, E.V. Ekimov. Functional morphology and constitution of brown adipose tissue of narrow-headed vole (Microtus gregalis).
5. Ghoul A., Fernane A., Zerrouk F., Chaouad B., Othmani K., Raaf L., Neggazi S., Griene L., Gernigon-Spychalowicz T., Aouichat-Bouguerra S., Benazzoug Y. Hyperhomocysteinemia and remodelling in the extracellular matrix of Wistar rat testis.
6. N. Kaci-Ouchfoun, F. Hadj-Bekkouche, M.C. Abbadi, A. Boudrissa, T. Gernigon-Spychalowicz. Site synthesis determination and partial sequence analysis of a major androgen-dependent protein from sand rat (Psammomys obesus) seminal vesicles.
7. M.A. Kleshev, L.V. Osadchuk, A.V. Osadchuk. Genetic differences in spermatogenic parameters in laboratory mice.
8. Kravchenko L.B., Andreevskikh A.V., Moskvitina N.S. Differences in age variability of humoral immunity in the field mouse (Apodemus agrarius, Pall.) in connection with conditions of the maintenance.
9. Mallek A., N. Semiane, A. Khalkhal, Y. Dahmani. Streptozotocin and its effects in the histophysiologies of Gerbillus gerbillus kidneys.
10. Nazarova G.G., Evsikov V.I. Growth, reproduction and longevity of male and female water voles offspring (Arvicola terrestris L.) depends on dynamics of the mother’s body condition during pregnancy and lactation.
11. N. Semiane, A. Mallek, A. Khalkhal, F. Sekkal, F. Bouyoucef, Y. Dahmani. Morphohistochemical study of pancreatic islets in a desert rodent (Gerbillus gerbillus) submitted a long term to high carbohydrate diet.

Morphology & Paleontology

1. Davydova Yu. A., Mukhacheva S.V. Micromorphology of the bank vole kidneys from contaminated areas.
2. T.A. Dupal. Species communities in rodents and Late Pleistocene climatic fluctuations.
3. Evgeniy P. Izvarin. Rodent fauna from Early Holocene deposits of rock shelter Svetliy in a valley of Serga River (the Middle Ural).
4. Tina Klenovsek, Franc Janzekovic, Boris Krystufek. Sex-specific growth rate and growth duration in the skull of the European souslik, Spermophilus citellus (Linnaeus, 1766).
5. E.A. Markova. Geographic patterns of dental variation in sibling species Microtus arvalis and M. rossiaemeridionalis (Arvicolinae, Rodentia): qualitative dental characters.
6. Menad R., Messili A., Boubekri A. and Gernigon-Spychalowicz T. Effects of castration and efferent duct ligation on histology and morphometry in distal epididymis of the sand rat Psammomys obesus.
7. Puzachenko A., Pavlenko M., Korablev V. Craniological variability of the zokors (Myospalacinae) with simplified first upper molar.
8. Yuta SHINTAKU and Masaharu MOTOKAWA. Morphological variation in the skull of peripheral island populations of the large Japanese field mouse, Apodemus speciosus.
9. V.V. Stakheev. About molars’ features of wood mice (Rodentia, Sylvaemus) from the Rostov region.
10. Strukova T.V. Genus Eolagurus in Quaternary faunas of the Urals.
11. Alexey S. Tesakov, Alexander V. Borodin. Early Pleistocene red-backed voles (Clethrionomyini, Arvicolinae, Rodentia) in lowlands of Western Siberia and East Europe.
12. L.L. Voyta, F.N. Golenishev. Analysis of variation of the molars in gray voles Microtus Schrank, 1798 (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Arvicolinae) using methods of geometric morphometrics.
13. L.E. Yalkovskaya, M.A. El’kina, A.V. Borodin. Developmental instability of mandibular shape in voles Clethrionomys: modularity approach.
14. Yaskin V.A. Seasonal modulation of sex differences in hippocampus size and spatial behavior in bank vole.
15. S.V. Zykov, A.V. Borodin. Analysis of cranial and dental characters in Apodemus (Sylvaemus) uralensis of the Ural region.

Parasitology, Applied Ecology & Rodent Management

1. Henttonen, H., Haukisalmi, V. & Hardman, L. Comparative phylogeography of cestodes (Anoplocephalidae) of arvicoline rodents in the Holarctic.
2. Philippe Gil de Mendonca. Anaesthesia of small rodents in the field.
3. Philippe Gil de Mendonca. The progressing wave live-trapping method.
4. Ivashkina V. A., Kirillova N. Y., Êirillov A. A. The effect of sex composition of the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus Schreb.) population on its helminthofauna.
5. Ludmila A. Khlyap. Synanthropic and agrophilous rodents as invasive mammals.
6. Kvashnin S.A. Immigration of Rattus norvegicus B. on the object in Moscow.
7. Georgi Markov, Orlin Decov. Zones of high harmfulness of the common vole (Microtus arvalis Pall. sensu lato) in the agroecosystems in Bulgaria: Dynamics of affected areas and management of pest control.
8. Georgi Markov, Ivailo Raikov, Ivanka Atanassova, Orlin Decov. Habitat heterogeneity of agroecosystems in north eastern Bulgaria and its importance for conservation of Romanian hamster Mesocricetus newtoni Nehring (Rodentia, Cricetidae).
9. Y. Papillon, K. Ba, A. Sow and A. Dalecki. Dynamics and persistence in whiskers, jars and underfur by fluorescein dye in Arvicanthis niloticus (Murinae).
10. Victor Sanchez-Cordero, Janine Ramsey, Carlos Ibarra and A. T. Peterson. Rodents as reservoirs of emerging diseases and agricultural pests: a case study in Mexico.
11. Stanko M., Ondrikova J., Fricova J., Cislakova L., Jarekova J., Bakoss P. & Karbowiak G. Epidemiological role of Apodemus agrarius (Rodentia) in Slovakia.

Suggested workshops / round tables

· Symposium "House Mice: Systematic, Hybridization, Ecology and Behaviour".
Convenor Elena V. Kotenkova <>
· Workshop "Wetland Rodents: Ecology, Diversity, Conservation".
Convenor Joanna Gliwicz <>
· Symposium "Hantavirus Ecology in the Palearctic".
Convenor Heikki Henttonen <>
· Symposium "Physiology of Rodent Reproduction".
Convenor Lyudmila V. Osadchuk <>
· Round Table "Ecology and Distribution of Rodents in Eurasia Taiga Forests".
Convenor Lyudmila G. Emelyanova<>