Ancient Lake Ohrid: biodiversity and evolution

  title={Ancient Lake Ohrid: biodiversity and evolution},
  author={C. Albrecht and T. Wilke},
  • C. Albrecht, T. Wilke
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Worldwide ancient lakes have been a major focal point of geological, biological, and ecological research, and key concepts in, for example, evolutionary biology are partly based on ancient lake studies. [...] Key Result The adjusted rate of endemicity is estimated at 36% for all taxa and 34% for Animalia. In terms of endemic biodiversity, Lake Ohrid is with these 212 known endemic species and a surface area of 358 km2 probably the most diverse lake in the world, taking surface area into account.Expand Abstract
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