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Jean-Pierre Airoldi: LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (Only articles with abstracts)
 

Summary: Jean-Pierre Airoldi: LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
(Only articles with abstracts)
Meylan, A. & Airoldi, J.-P. (1975). Winter reproduction in Arvicola terrestris scherman
Shaw (Mammalia, Rodentia). Revue suisse Zool. 82 : 689-694. (In French, English summary)
7 samples of the fossorial form of the Water vole, Arvicola terrestris scherman Shaw, with a
total of 212 individuals have been trapped in January, February and March 1974 and February
and March 1975. The survey of the material has allowed to reveal the winter reproduction in
that species. The climatic conditions of the winters 1973-74 and 1974-75 certainly are
responsible for that modification of the generally admitted seasonal sexual activity. It is
suggested that such a situation could be the most important cause for the large outbreaks of
population observed in that subterranean vole.
Airoldi, J.-P. (1976). The burrow system of the fossorial form of the water vole, Arvicola
terrestris scherman Shaw (Mammalia, Rodentia). Z. Säugetierk. 41 : 23-42. (In French,
English summary)
36 burrow systems of the fossorial form of the Water Vole, Arvicola terrestris scherman
Shaw, have been studied in three regions of Switzerland: Jura, Plateau and Alps. Their
average length is 4.2 m (4.8 - 199.3) and depends on the season and on the type of occupation;
it averages 34 m in summer and 70 m in winter. A deep network located between 30 and 60
cm is generally present in lowland burrows, but is missing in mountain areas; it is more
developed during winter time and could represent a climatic adaptation. The occupied surface

  

Source: Airoldi, Jean-Pierre - Zoologischen Institut, Universität Bern

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology