Establishment and expansion of Lake Malawi rock fish populations after a dramatic Late Pleistocene lake level rise.

@article{Genner2010EstablishmentAE,
  title={Establishment and expansion of Lake Malawi rock fish populations after a dramatic Late Pleistocene lake level rise.},
  author={Martin J Genner and Mairi E. Knight and Marcel Philipp Haesler and George F. Turner},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={170-82}
}
Major environmental events that fragment populations among multiple island habitats have potential to drive large-scale episodes of speciation and adaptive radiation. A recent palaeolimnological study of sediment cores indicated that Lake Malawi underwent major climate-driven desiccation events 75,000-135,000 years ago that lowered the water level to at least 580 m below the present state and severely reduced surface area. After this period, lake levels rose and stabilized, creating multiple… CONTINUE READING
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