Database : Fossorial water vole (Arvicola terrestris) population cycles and their phase-associated microbial communities


General metadata

Identifiers :
local : FR-18008901306731-2017-02-03 external : doi:10.25666/DATAOSU-2017-02-03 , doi:10.5281/zenodo.3784637
Description :
Monitoring of montane water vole populations on the Jura plateau during the phases of a demographic cycle: relative densities, reproduction parameters, weight, relative age (crystalline weight), and microbial community composition.

Those data have been collected in the framework of Petra Villette's doctorate.
Disciplines :
agronomy (applied biology - ecology), biodiversity conservation (applied biology - ecology), ecology (applied biology - ecology), microbiology (fundamental biology)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : from 4 Apr 2003 ongoing
Data provision : 1 May 2020
Metadata record : Creation : 3 Feb 2017 Update : 26 Jun 2020

Update periodicity : as needed
Language : English (eng)
Audience : Research


Petra Villette, Eve Afonso, Patrick Giraudoux (2020): Fossorial water vole (Arvicola terrestris) population cycles and their phase-associated microbial communities. Chrono-environnement. doi:10.25666/DATAOSU-2017-02-03


Spatial coverage :

  • Study area: latitude between 46° 55' 36" N and 46° 46' 12" N, longitude between 5° 59' 52" E and 6° 4' 19" E, between 671m and 870m of altitude

Time coverage :

Taxonomic coverage :

  • Species
    Arvicola scherman COL (Montane water vole), Arvicola terrestris COL (European water vole)
  • Regnum
    Bacteria TAXREF (Bacteria)

Administrative metadata

Data creators : Petra Villette [1] [2], Eve Afonso [1] [2], Patrick Giraudoux [1] [2]
Data collector : Nathalie Charbonnel [3], Yannick Chaval [3], Jean-François Cosson [3], Geoffroy Couval [4], Aurélien Levret [4]
[1] : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[2] : Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers - Terre, Homme, Environnement, Temps, Astronomie (UAR 3245) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[3] : Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement
[4] : FREDON Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Publisher : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement (UMR 6249)
Label : Zone Atelier Arc Jurassien
Science contact : Petra Villette website e-mail
Computing contact : Petra Villette website e-mail
Access : available

Technical metadata

Formats : application/, application/x-accdb, text/csv
Data acquisition methods :
  • Observational data :
    Index transects, live trapping, dissection, high throughput generation sequencing, etc.
Datatype : Database


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  • Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Bacterial Parasite Communities in Outbreaking Fossorial Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris) Populations: Static Uniformity or Dynamic Heterogeneity? (
  • Spatio-temporal trends in richness and persistence of bacterial communities in decline-phase water vole populations (doi:10.1038/s41598-020-66107-5)


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