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 drawn…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phylogeny and polyploidy: resolving the classification of cyprinine fishes (Teleostei: Cypriniformes).
Systematics of the subfamily Danioninae (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).
Phylogeography of the bullhead Cottus gobio (Pisces: Teleostei: Cottidae) suggests a pre‐Pleistocene origin of the major central European populations
- C. Englbrecht, J. Freyhof, A. Nolte, K. Rassmann, U. Schliewen, D. Tautz
- Environmental Science, BiologyMolecular Ecology
- 1 June 2000
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.
Reconciling fossils and molecules: Cenozoic divergence of cichlid fishes and the biogeography of Madagascar
- M. Vences, J. Freyhof, R. Sonnenberg, J. Kosuch, M. Veith
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 September 2001
This work used molecular clock data to test the assumption that cichlid fishes show phylogenetic relationships reflecting the temporal successions of the breakup of Gondwana.
An invasive lineage of sculpins, Cottus sp. (Pisces, Teleostei) in the Rhine with new habitat adaptations has originated from hybridization between old phylogeographic groups
- A. Nolte, J. Freyhof, K. Stemshorn, D. Tautz
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 November 2005
It is concluded that hybridization between long separated groups has lead to the fast emergence of a new, adaptationally distinct sculpin lineage that possesses a unique ecological potential that does not occur in either of the source populations from the Rhine or the Scheldt, which allows the colonization of new habitats that have been free of sculpins.