CERoPath project (ANR 07 BDIV 012) investigates the structures of murine rodent communities, their pathogens (microparasites) and their macroparasites (helminths and arthropods) in Cambodia, Lao P.D.R. and Thailand. South-East Asia is characterized by a high biodiversity, threatened by rapid environmental changes under the pressure of the economic development and insertion into the global economy. In South-East Asia, rodents are hosts and vectors of several agents causing diseases in humans (including leptospirosis, scrub typhus, toxoplasmosis, viral hemorrhagic fevers) and in livestock (trypanosomiasis).
Title: Ecological management of rodents, weeds, insects and birds in rice agro-ecosystems – biological and social dimensions
Location: Training Center of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baňos, Philippines.
Learning Objective: During the course, participants will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in:
Participants: The course will cater for a maximum of 20 participants. Participants are expected to find their own funds or at least partial funding to attend. The course is aimed to cater for a mix of young scientists, mid career agricultural scientists, and decision makers in developing countries.Places will be available for people from developed countries who can cover their course fees.
Contact: Dr Grant Singleton
More details on the course:
Bordes F., Herbreteau V., Dupuy S., Chaval Y., Tran A., Morand S., 2013. The diversity of microparasites of rodents: a comparative analysis that helps in identifying rodent-borne rich habitats in Southeast Asia. Infect Ecol Epidemiol., 3 (Epub 2013 Apr 8).
Milocco C., Kamyingkird K., Desquesnes M., Jittapalapong S., Herbreteau V., Chaval Y., Douangboupha B., Morand S. 2013. Molecular demonstration of Trypanosoma evansi and Trypanosoma lewisi DNA in wild rodents from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 60(1):17-26.
Pagès M., Bazin E., Galan M., Chaval Y., Claude J., Herbreteau V., Michaux J., Piry S., Morand S., Cosson J.F., 2013. Cytonuclear discordance among Southeast Asian black rats (Rattus rattus complex). Mol Ecol., 22(4):1019-34.
Pakdeenarong N., Siribat P., Chaisiri K., Douangboupha B., Ribas A., Chaval Y., Herbreteau V., Morand S., 2013. Helminth communities in murid rodents from southern and northern localities in Lao PDR: the role of habitat and season. Journal of Helminthology. pp 1-8 [Epub ahead of print].
and more in the References section