New species of Limnephilidae (Insecta: Trichoptera) from Europe: Alps and Pyrenees as harbours of unknown biodiversity.
The discovery of two new species demonstrates the significance of taxonomic studies in Europe, and the importance of adequate training for young scientists in order to assess an incompletely described biodiversity under threat of extinction.
Pleistocene divergence of Dinaric Drusus endemics (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae) in multiple microrefugia within the Balkan Peninsula
- A. Previšić, C. Walton, M. Kučinić, P. Mitrikeski, M. Kerovec
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology
- 1 February 2009
Findings shed light on the processes generating the high genetic complexity of this refugial region that parallels the ‘refugia within refugia’ pattern widely reported from the Iberian refugium.
Microscale Vicariance and Diversification of Western Balkan Caddisflies Linked to Karstification
- A. Previšić, J. Schnitzler, S. Pauls
- Environmental Science, BiologyFreshwater Science
- 26 December 2013
Species distribution model projections and genetic structure suggest that the endemic species persisted in situ and diversified locally throughout multiple Pleistocene climate cycles.
Integrative taxonomy by molecular species delimitation: multi-locus data corroborate a new species of Balkan Drusinae micro-endemics
This work uses molecular species delimitation tools that either quantify differences in intra- and interspecific variability of loci, or divergence times within and between species, or perform coalescent species tree inference to estimate species-level entities in molecular genetic datasets.
Caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) fauna of Papuk Nature Park, Croatia
The rare Beraea maurus was recorded for the first time in Croatia after the single finding in 1934 and some of these species were also hitherto not recorded within the ecoregion Hungarian lowlands (ER11).
Environmental control of emergence patterns: Case study of changes in hourly and daily emergence of aquatic insects at constant and variable water temperatures
- M. Ivković, M. Miliša, A. Previšić, A. Popijač, Z. Mihaljević
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 May 2013
New insight is given into the complexity of relationships between aquatic insect emergence patterns and environmental drivers, and light and weather conditions trigger emergence of most insects under constant water temperature conditions, while temperature is a dominant trigger at variable water temperature habitat.
A hairy case: The evolution of filtering carnivorous Drusinae (Limnephilidae, Trichoptera).
Tufa Barriers from a Caddisfly's Point of View: Streams or Lake Outlets?
- Petra Šemnički, A. Previšić, M. Ivković, K. Čmrlec, Z. Mihaljević
- Environmental Science
- 1 December 2012
Community composition and structure is only to some degree influenced by microhabitat characteristics, but rather by their general position within the barrage-lake system, i.e., longitudinal distribution and thereby availability of different food resources.
Cryptic diversity in the Western Balkan endemic copepod: Four species in one?
DNA barcoding and first records of two rare Adicella species (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) in Croatia
- Anđela Ćukušić, R. Ćuk, A. Previšić, M. Podnar, A. Delić, M. Kučinić
- Environmental Science, BiologyBiologia
- 26 July 2017
Two species of the genus Adicella, A. cremisa from Croatia and A. balcanica from Croatia, recorded in the summer period of 2014 which represent the first records of these species in Croatia, showed no significant difference in the mtCOI region and they are highly similar to A. ashesisa from Italy.