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Handbook of European freshwater fishes
This reference work covering 546 native and 33 introduced species is a very important contribution on the biodiversity of freshwater fish species in Europe. Much of the information presented is drawnExpand
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical patterns in Circum-Mediterranean subfamily Leuciscinae (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data
This paper constitutes the first attempt at deciphering the mitochondrial and nuclear relationships of Mediterranean leuciscins but also a test of biogeographical hypotheses that could have determined the current distribution of Circum-Mediterranean leucISCins. Expand
To be, or not to be, a non‐native freshwater fish?
The patterns in the introduction and dispersal of nonnative fishes in Europe and North America are reviewed, and especially the recent expansion of Ponto-Caspian gobies in Europe is reviewed. Expand
Essential Biodiversity Variables
With the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) soon under way, partners are developing—and seeking consensus around—Essential Biod diversity Variables (EBVs) that could form the basis of monitoring programs worldwide. Expand
Phylogeny and polyploidy: resolving the classification of cyprinine fishes (Teleostei: Cypriniformes).
The hexaploid African Labeobarbus & allies and Western Asian Capoeta are likely derived from two independent hybridization events between their respective maternal tetraploid ancestors and Cyprinion. Expand
Phylogeography of the bullhead Cottus gobio (Pisces: Teleostei: Cottidae) suggests a pre‐Pleistocene origin of the major central European populations
The general pattern that emerges from the analysis suggests that the glaciation cycles did not have a major impact on the general population structure of C. gobio in central Europe. Expand
Systematics of the subfamily Danioninae (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).
The phylogenetic relationships of the Danioninae are examined and the resulting topology supports some conclusions drawn by recent studies on the group and certain portions of the traditional classification, but the results also contradict key aspects of theTraditional classification. Expand
Reconciling fossils and molecules: Cenozoic divergence of cichlid fishes and the biogeography of Madagascar
A Cenozoic dispersal from continental landmasses may explain the origin of most extant Malagasy vertebrate groups better than a Jurassic/Cretaceous vicariance. Expand
European Red List of freshwater fishes
This publication summarises results for all of Europe's native species of freshwater fishes and lampreys. At least 37% of these species are threatened. Major threats include the over-abstraction ofExpand