Behavioural ecology data were collected on spatial and social organization. Ecophysiologic and flea data were analyzed in the maintenance of plague foci. Species and geographical variability in marmots were studied through morphometric, caryotypic, DNA and electro-acoustical analysis of alarm call. The existence of two subspecies of M. bobac and three subspecies of M. camtschatica was confirmed.
The research has produced, between 1994 and 1996, 174 scientific and technical publications.Results were exposed in two International conference on marmots and three national seminars. Overall, the program reached its goals, despite some difficulties of setting and coordination.
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