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Research Article

New Insight into the Colonization Processes of Common Voles: Inferences from Molecular and Fossil Evidence

  • Christelle Tougard mail,

    Christelle.Tougard@univ-montp2.fr

    Affiliation: UMR CNRS/uB 5561 Biogéosciences-Dijon, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

    Current address: Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, UMR 5554 CNRS/um2, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France

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  • Elodie Renvoisé,

    Affiliation: UMR CNRS/uB 5561 Biogéosciences-Dijon, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

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  • Amélie Petitjean,

    Affiliation: UMR CNRS/uB 5561 Biogéosciences-Dijon, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

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  • Jean-Pierre Quéré

    Affiliation: UMR 1062, INRA, Centre Biologie et Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, Montferrier/Lez, France

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  • Published: October 29, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003532
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Christelle Tougard, Elodie Renvoisé, Amélie Petitjean
UMR CNRS/uB 5561 Biogéosciences-Dijon, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Jean-Pierre Quéré
UMR 1062, INRA, Centre Biologie et Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, Montferrier/Lez, France

Corresponding Author

Email: Christelle.Tougard@univ-montp2.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CT. Performed the experiments: CT ER AP. Analyzed the data: CT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CT ER. Wrote the paper: CT. Conceived the project: CT. Identified some fossil remains of Microtus arvalis: ER. Conceived the project and collected specimens of common vole: JPQ.