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Pleistocene divergence of Dinaric Drusus endemics (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae) in multiple microrefugia within the Balkan Peninsula
- A. Previšić, C. Walton, M. Kučinić, P. T. Mitrikeski, M. Kerovec
- Biology, MedicineMolecular 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.
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.
Microscale Vicariance and Diversification of Western Balkan Caddisflies Linked to Karstification
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.
Environmental control of emergence patterns: Case study of changes in hourly and daily emergence of aquatic insects at constant and variable water temperatures
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.
Mayfly (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) assemblages of a regulated perennial Mediterranean river system in the Western Balkans
Abstract The influences of river regulations on aquatic biota are insufficiently investigated. We assessed the level of ecological disturbance of the mayfly assemblages through the damming and flow…
DNA barcoding and first records of two rare Adicella species (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) in Croatia
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.
Aquatic dance flies fauna (Diptera, Empididae: Clinocerinae and Hemerodromiinae) of Montenegro
This study represents an important contribution to the knowledge of dance flies fauna of Montenegro and it is important reference for the distribution of Empididae on Balkan Peninsula.
Caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) fauna of Papuk Nature Park, Croatia
Adult caddisflies were collected in early summer and autumn in 2012 at various freshwater habitats within Papuk Nature Park. Caddisflies were collected using sweep nets and light traps at eight…
Science and Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams (SMIRES)
More than half of the global river network is composed of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams (IRES), which are expanding in response to climate change and increasing water demands. After years…