J-F Cosson

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Dispersal is frequently more prevalent in one sex compared to the other. Greenwood proposed that patterns of sex-biased dispersal among birds and mammals are linked to their mating strategies. For species where males defend resources rather than females, he predicted female-biased dispersal, because males should remain at their birth site where they are(More)
Hantaviruses are among the main emerging infectious agents in Europe. Their mode of transmission in natura is still not well known. In particular, social features and behaviours could be crucial for understanding the persistence and the spread of hantaviruses in rodent populations. Here, we investigated the importance of kinclustering and dispersal in(More)
Rodents represent one of the major sources of pathogens ; most of them are vectored by ticks. Tick-borne diseases are very diverse and cause a wide range of diseases in livestock and human populations. Rodents, carrying ticks, are distributed across a vast range of natural habitats and they often live in close contact with humans and their domestic animals,(More)
Ticks can transmit a large spectrum of pathogens including bacteria, viruses and parasites with a significant number of these pathogens being agents of emerging infectious diseases. In Europe, the most prevalent tick-borne disease is Lyme Borreliosis, caused by the bacteria Borrelia burg-dorferi s.l. In most cases, Lyme Borreliosis is well diagnosed.(More)
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