Sophie von der Heyden

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ABSTRACT.—In March 2012, the authors met at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina, USA, to discuss approaches and cooperative ventures in Indo-Pacific phylogeography. The group emerged with a series of findings: (1) Marine population structure is complex, but single locus mtDNA studies continue to provide powerful(More)
Groenvlei is a coastal, near-freshwater lake in the Garden Route region of South Africa, which became isolated from the ocean about 4,000 years ago due to sea level regression. It contains only two native fish species—Atherina breviceps and Gilchristella aestuaria—and several non-native species, including the illegally introduced common carp (Cyprinus(More)
Southern Africa is a marine biodiversity hotspot that not only comprises faunal elements from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, but also large numbers of endemic species. Using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data, we explored whether genetic structure in the endemic coastal goby Psammogobius knysnaensis, a species whose range straddles both biomes, is(More)
Anthropogenic activities are having devastating impacts on marine systems with numerous knock-on effects on trophic functioning, species interactions and an accelerated loss of biodiversity. Establishing conservation areas can not only protect biodiversity, but also confer resilience against changes to coral reefs and their inhabitants. Planning for(More)
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