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WILDGUT

GUT biota indices: a new tool for WILD animal conservation

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Project "WILDGUT" data sheet

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Coordinator
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH 

Organization address
address: VIA EDMONDO MACH 1
city: SAN MICHELE ALL'ADIGE
postcode: 38010
website: http://cri.fmach.eu; www.fmach.eu

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website https://eventi.fmach.it/WILDGUT
 Total cost 176˙203 €
 EC max contribution 176˙203 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-07-01   to  2019-08-30

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH IT (SAN MICHELE ALL'ADIGE) coordinator 176˙203.00
2    THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS US (CHAMPAIGN) partner 0.00

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 Project objective

Calls to stem biodiversity loss have generally focussed on the plight of charismatic vertebrates (mammals, birds, fish, amphibians) and to some extent, insects (like butterflies). However, although the abundance and diversity of microbial and helminth communities inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract have been demonstrated of critical importance to health in both humans and non-human animals, this microbiodiversity has rarely been considered within a conservation framework. Using recently collected fecal samples from two free-ranging tropical non-human primate species with contrasting ecological parameters, WILDGUT proposes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the four-way interplay between habitat changes, host species, and gut micro- and macro-parasites in natural environments. The results will lead to a better understanding of the impact of human activities on microbiodiversity, and whether such changes could have an effect on wildlife health, and ultimately to a species’ conservation status. Thus, the project will explore whether the comparison of gut microbiota and helminth community diversity, functions and interaction between intact and degraded habitats can be used to develop new indices to estimate host health and informing conservation strategies.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Claudia Barelli, Viviana Gonzalez-Astudillo, Roger Mundry, Francesco Rovero, Heidi C. Hauffe, Thomas R. Gillespie
Altitude and human disturbance are associated with helminth diversity in an endangered primate, Procolobus gordonorum
published pages: e0225142, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225142
PLOS ONE 14/12 2020-01-29
2019 Nathalie Cavada, Simone Tenan, Claudia Barelli, Francesco Rovero
Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on primate density at the landscape scale
published pages: 873-882, ISSN: 0888-8892, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13269
Conservation Biology 33/4 2020-01-29

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